Some "Rules" for Your Coffee Consumption

April 21, 2021

I'm not much of a rules-follower, so when the folks over at Thrillist posted "The New Rules for Coffee You Need to Know," I was, well, skeptical.

But hey, they have some good thoughts, and so we're sharing the ones we like, and ignoring the ones we don't. That's how we rule.

These come to us via the authors of the book, "The New Rules of Coffee," who also run the coffee aficionado site Sprudge.

  1. Get Good Gear - A good coffee machine if you don't want or can't pour-over. Fresh whole beans + a coffee grinder + filtered water + a good brewer = delicious coffee. 
  2. Get Good Coffee - (*Hint: Humblemaker.Coffee). Roast profiles are critical - sample dark, medium, and light roasts, and try different profiles at different times of the day to see what you like best.
  3. Bags Rule - Coffee beans are like produce, they are perishable over time. So the best coffees come in re-sealable bags to keep your beans fresh for as long as possible.
  4. Cooler is Cool - let your coffee cool a bit after it brews so you can savor the full flavor, rather than roasting your taste buds.

That's the best of it, from our point of view. You can click through to read the whole post and see if you agree.