Brew Better Coffee With This $13 French Press

This very cheap french press will make better coffee than your cheap drip or lazy Keurig. Or maybe you already have a great pourover style automatic dripper or pourover setup or Aeropress and just want to add a French Press to your arsenal. Either way, this is in impulse buy range. You can use it to make tea too. [… » 6/24/15 6:15pm Wednesday 6:15pm

Buying Guide: Gear for Better Coffee

Good coffee tastes amazing, can be a great comfort, and is fun and easy to make well with the right tools. Coffee is also good for you, having been shown to make you smarter, help you lose weight, keep you alive longer and kickstart your exercise routine. Today we’re going to knock down coffee’s barrier to entry by… » 4/16/15 3:15pm 4/16/15 3:15pm

Grab Two Of Your Favorite Travel Mugs For a Deep Discount Today

The Contigo Autoseal dominated your voting for best travel mug, and Amazon's selling a 2-pack of them today for just $33. These mugs typically sell for around $20-$25 each, so if you want to share one with someone else, or just want to establish a dishwasher rotation so you're never short a mug, this is a fantastic… » 3/17/15 9:45am 3/17/15 9:45am

There Should Be Two Lines at Bars: a Manifesto

As people waste our time debating how much to tip baristas (the correct amount: the small pile of coins they give back to you after your transaction is complete) and bartenders ($1 per drink), a second, much more significant beverage problem has once again been overlooked: the frustrating delays caused by people who… » 2/09/15 9:45am 2/09/15 9:45am

Bulletproof Coffee: Debunking the Hot Buttered Hype

People are putting butter in their coffee. And hey, if you're just craving a new flavor experience, more power to you. The problem is that Bulletproof Coffee, the company behind the trend, is claiming that drinking a mug of fatty joe every morning instead of eating breakfast is a secret shortcut to weight loss and… » 1/23/15 10:20am 1/23/15 10:20am

Stephen Colbert Goes In On The Damn Swiss And Their Nazi Creamer

So, some Swiss coffee creamer company put Adolf Hitler on its packaging; last night on The Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert had some fun at those bastards' expense. "It is so nice to see the Swiss finally have an opinion on Hitler" is my favorite line, but "I like my coffee like I like my women: without Hitler" is… » 11/04/14 12:36pm 11/04/14 12:36pm

Whose Good Life Are These Coffee Shops "Positive Markers" Of?

A series of MIT Media Lab maps are percolating through the internet, showing the locations and "walksheds" of independent coffee shops in San Francisco, Brooklyn, and Cambridge. These shops play an important role in urban life, as the researchers explain in their project description: » 4/11/14 3:31pm 4/11/14 3:31pm

Washington's Weird Bikini Barista Culture

This past December I was sitting in a Manhattan restaurant with the rest of the Jezebel ladies for our annual staff dinner. I made an offhand comment about an acquaintance who'd once worked as a bikini barista. I might as well have said she'd once worked as a frog. "What's a 'bikini barista'?" said everyone, staring… » 2/05/14 3:21pm 2/05/14 3:21pm

Tennis Ref Accused Of Killing Husband With A Coffee Mug Did Not Kill…

This summer we told you the odd tale of Lois Goodman, a 70-year old tennis official that had been on her way to officiate a day of matches at the U.S. Open when police re-routed her to jail, arrested on suspicion of bludgeoning her husband to death with a coffee mug. Today, Goodman is a free woman, and has been… » 12/23/12 10:25am 12/23/12 10:25am