The Best Morning Brew Coffee: How City Kids craft Theirs

The Best Morning Brew Coffee: How City Kids craft Theirs


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Curated by Rachel Cheung

As coffee shops exclusively offer grab-and-go service during these difficult times, people are reviving their at-home Best Morning Brew Coffee practices.

Zoe Salvucci

In classic New England fashion, Zoe’s family exclusively drinks iced coffee, even during winter months: “Every night my family makes regular brewed coffee in a drip coffee maker, then puts it in a plastic jug to refrigerate overnight to have iced coffee in the morning.”

Shal Malhotra

Shal's morning brew coffee usually came from his downtown New York coffee spots, which he habituated a no-fuss brewing method: “My family has one of those instant coffee pots, so we always have some instant coffee in the house. We just scoop a cup of it into the machine and it’ll make a pot of coffee for everyone. That’s all I need; I usually drink it black so I never need anything else like milk or sugar.”

Maya Mabern

Maya is a college student and avid espresso consumer. This is how she gets her fix without leaving home: “I got in the habit of getting an espresso drink multiple times a week, but since I can’t do that anymore, I took matters into my own hands and bought a tiny espresso machine online. Now I can satisfy my caffeine needs, while learning a new skill! It even comes with a steam wand for latte art.”

Cullen Taylor

Luckily quarantined in vast, rural farmland, Cullen has resorted to quality espresso over a daily overpriced New York City coffee run: “The Italian in me requires a healthy dose of caffeine throughout the day, so I’ve been making a double espresso every couple of hours while working on the farm. We use the built-in grinder then a tamp to even out the grounds, place it in the machine grouphead, and it dispenses right into the cup. I add a little brown sugar and goat’s milk if I’m feeling it.”

Ashley Davidson

Eclectic in her methods of getting caffeine, Ashley chooses a variety of coffee-making tactics at home: “My dad recently discovered our old espresso machine in the basement that we received as a gift, so we’ve been playing with that when we’re feeling fancy. Most days we’ll brew a pot of drip coffee and drink that!”

Marissa Phipps

Being separated from her hole-in-the-wall coffee spots hasn’t stopped Marissa from efficiently making her coffee at home: “I don’t have a coffee maker because my dog broke it somehow about a year ago. I’m too lazy to make coffee in any complicated way, so I bought a large La Colombe Cold Brew. I pour that over ice with some oat milk and I’m good to go!”

Anton Pritchard

Anton seeks ultimate flavor in his coffee, which he achieves with the classic French press: “I drink dark/medium dark roast coffee and brew using a French press to get as much flavor out of the coffee grounds as possible. I take it with two teaspoons of sugar and just enough half and half to give it a dark caramel color and have to drink it before it cools too much.”

Hannah Amini

Now distanced from her typical urban cafes, Hannah has mastered her ideal beverage at home: “An iced oat latte was my go-to pick-me-up during the workday. To keep a little bit of normalcy out of office, I make my own with a tablespoon of instant coffee, a tablespoon of hot water, and whatever oat milk happens to be in stock at my local grocery store.”

Adele Sakey

Adele has been opting for caffeinated tea lately, but offers insight into what her Curated by Rachel Cheung

As coffee shops exclusively offer grab-and-go service during these difficult times, people are reviving their at-home coffee brewing practices.

Zoe Salvucci

In classic New England fashion, Zoe’s family exclusively drinks iced coffee, even during winter months: “Every night my family makes regular brewed coffee in a drip coffee maker, then puts it in a plastic jug to refrigerate overnight to have iced coffee in the morning.”

Shal Malhotra

Distanced from his downtown New York coffee spots, Shal has habituated a no-fuss brewing method: “My family has one of those instant coffee pots, so we always have some instant coffee in the house. We just scoop a cup of it into the machine and it’ll make a pot of coffee for everyone. That’s all I need; I usually drink it black so I never need anything else like milk or sugar.”

Maya Mabern

Maya is a college student and avid espresso consumer. This is how she gets her fix without leaving home: “I got in the habit of getting an espresso drink multiple times a week, but since I can’t do that anymore, I took matters into my own hands and bought a tiny espresso machine online. Now I can satisfy my caffeine needs, while learning a new skill! It even comes with a steam wand for latte art.”

Cullen Taylor

Luckily quarantined in vast, rural farmland, Cullen has resorted to quality espresso over a daily overpriced New York City coffee run: “The Italian in me requires a healthy dose of caffeine throughout the day, so I’ve been making a double espresso every couple of hours while working on the farm. We use the built-in grinder then a tamp to even out the grounds, place it in the machine grouphead, and it dispenses right into the cup. I add a little brown sugar and goat’s milk if I’m feeling it.”

Ashley Davidson

Eclectic in her methods of getting caffeine, Ashley chooses a variety of coffee-making tactics at home: “My dad recently discovered our old espresso machine in the basement that we received as a gift, so we’ve been playing with that when we’re feeling fancy. Most days we’ll brew a pot of drip coffee and drink that!”

Marissa Phipps

Being separated from her hole-in-the-wall coffee spots hasn’t stopped Marissa from efficiently making her coffee at home: “I don’t have a coffee maker because my dog broke it somehow about a year ago. I’m too lazy to make coffee in any complicated way, so I bought a large La Colombe Cold Brew. I pour that over ice with some oat milk and I’m good to go!”

Anton Pritchard

Anton seeks ultimate flavor in his coffee, which he achieves with the classic French press: “I drink dark/medium dark roast coffee and brew using a French press to get as much flavor out of the coffee grounds as possible. I take it with two teaspoons of sugar and just enough half and half to give it a dark caramel color and have to drink it before it cools too much.”

Hannah Amini

Now distanced from her typical urban cafes, Hannah has mastered her ideal beverage at home: “An iced oat latte was my go-to pick-me-up during the workday. To keep a little bit of normalcy out of office, I make my own with a tablespoon of instant coffee, a tablespoon of hot water, and whatever oat milk happens to be in stock at my local grocery store.”

Adele Sakey

Adele has been opting for caffeinated tea lately, but offers insight into what her coffee practices entail when she’s up for it: “I’ve been drinking tea more than coffee nowadays, because it’s more calming for me during times of anxiety. I have occasionally been using my parent’s coffee maker, which is quite the luxury since I’m accustomed to drinking coffee from Keurigs or overpriced coffee from cafes.”

Jake Philip

Although Jake works at a coffee shop, he has been spending more time at home in good quarantine practice: “I’ve still had access to what I would typically drink because of my job, but I have been making my own iced coffee which is actually super simple. Essentially I just brew a pot of whatever kind of coffee I want, pour it into a larger pitcher, and then fill the pitcher the rest of the way with ice which gives me something to drink on my days off.”

Jake Philip

Although Jake works at a coffee shop, he has been spending more time at home in good quarantine practice: “I’ve still had access to what I would typically drink because of my job, but I have been making my own iced coffee which is actually super simple. Essentially I just brew a pot of whatever kind of coffee I want, pour it into a larger pitcher, and then fill the pitcher the rest of the way with ice which gives me something to drink on my days off.”

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