3 Easy Ways to Make Better Coffee

Even if you're lazy

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Yes, coffee is your lifeline. (And if you don’t get some, like, right now, you will seriously go all road rage on that jerk-face who cut you off on the 405.)

But, as with all things in life, you can still aspire to do better.

Here, three easy ways to make your cup of joe just a little bit more delicious.

Use cold water. It’s basic plumbing, people. The hot water sits in your tank until you’re ready to use it, meaning it’s less fresh and more likely to collect mineral deposits. Cold water, on the other hand, is fresher and therefore better able to extract the coffee’s flavor profile.

Use more coffee than you think you need. Unless you like a weak brew (in which case, how are we friends?), use two heaping tablespoons for every six ounces of water. Some coffee brands will tell you one tablespoon is enough, but, in our experience, it’s better to err on the side of too much.

Put your milk and sugar in first. Stirring is for chumps. Put your desired milk and sugar in your mug, then fill it with coffee. You won’t even have to break out a spoon.