Food Trends

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Tastemaking: Building Buzz

Patrick Barter’s homegrown operation is turning out the most in-demand coffee in Boston, one meticulously roasted batch at a time.

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Bring the Coffee Bar Home

Ready to up your caffeine ritual? Whether you prefer pressing a button or grinding your small-batch beans by hand, with the right equipment, you can make a pro cuppa right on your counter­top. Here, the city’s premier beansmiths share their home-brewing wisdom—and divulge the gadgets they swear by to get the job done.

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Spilling the Beans

Why a truly great mocha is a little bit rotten.

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Fried and True

The only thing better than a plate of chicken nuggets? Yes, two plates of chicken nuggets—but also these three inspired upgrades on the fried-food icon.