Your Guide to the Perfect Cup of Coffee

Your Guide to the Perfect Cup of Coffee

Mat Sanders
Sep 2, 2011

Sick of that old Coffee Mate on the counter top? Are you making your morning brew with (gasp) Dunkin' Donuts coffee grounds? Well take your morning up a notch! From sources for finding the best coffee online, to top quality coffee makers and mugs, check out these helpful recommendations for enjoying a better cup of Joe.

Coffee Beans

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This Portland-based coffee roaster has made quite the name for itself around the country thanks to their stock of organic and direct trade domestic beans. With their inventory, featuring exotic coffees like Decaf Guatemala Bella Vista available online, this small coffee company from the west is now available wherever you are.

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Waiting for coffee in one of their artisanal shops is lengthy with each made-to-order brew, but definitely worth it. With their catalogue also available online, and a guarantee to get your order to your door within 48 hours, Blue Bottle is at the top of my list of best coffee companies

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This Chicago-based coffee boutique has now expanded nationwide and is famous for their focus and committment to healthy environmental, sustainable and social practices. Their coffee, sourced from around the world, is also available online.

Drip Coffee Makers

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This stylish coffee maker is a top-quality option thanks to its sleek and modern design. Featuring a thermal carafe and 10-cup capacity, the BUNN ST Velocity Brew is one machine I wouldn’t mind waking up to in the morning.

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One of our favorite coffee makers for years running, the Grind & Brew Thermal Automatic Coffeemaker makes up to 10 cups of coffee and automatically grinds the beans for the upmost freshest brew. It’s thermal stainless steel carafe is great for keeping the coffee warm for hours.

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The Melitta Brewer is easy to use and looks great on the countertop. Adding function to form, it is designed with three settings for the perfect brew: regular, bold and robust.

Coffee Mugs

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One of Maxwells recent daily finds, the Tank Up Coffee Mug will perk up your morning with the novelty heat sensitive gas gauge that rises as you fill the mug with hot coffee.

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With more than 400 pieces in fashion and home décor, the much anticipated Missoni for Target collection hits stores later this month - and they’ve slapped their iconic zigzags on everything from bicycles to these this fun assortment of mugs and saucers.

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Whether they be simple and classic, or graphic limited edition collections, Fishs Eddy is a wonderful source for finding fun ceramic mugs. Pictured here: Brooklynese Coffee Set.

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