8 tips for a better cup of coffee

From which cup to use, to the benefits of whole beans, how to make the tastiest cuppa joe.

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While drip-coffee consumption has steadily declined in favor of specialty coffee and espresso drinks, 54 percent of Americans still rely on a trusty automatic coffee machine for their cup of joe, according to 2015 survey conducted by the National Coffee Association.

Not everyone requires their coffee to be a transcendent experience. But if you’re a home-brewed java junkie looking for ways to make a better cup of coffee, pay attention to the following brewing, storage, and serving tips courtesy of Jason Sarley, coffee expert and Co-Editor and Sensory Analyst at Coffee Review.