The New Coffee Essentials
This Swiss Army knife of a mug—complete with a hand-mill grinder, kettle, and filter—produces professional-grade coffee anywhere, even on the go.
Hotbox Roasters Coffee
This offshoot of Colorado’s Oskar Blues Brewery packs beans in aluminum cans to keep them fresher, even months after their roasting date.
$15–$20, hotboxroasters.com (soon to be in all Whole Foods locations).
Like a painter’s brush, the gooseneck spout facilitates exacting pours—a necessity for the perfect morning cup.
$58, Boston General Store.
Hario Iced Coffeemaker
Make iced java in a single step with Hario’s double-walled carafe: The classic pour-over setup allows coffee to drip slowly and evenly into an ice-filled vessel.
$40, Boston General Store.
A riff on the maple-bacon doughnut, this brioche pastry comes topped with local-coffee glaze and house-smoked bacon.
$3 each, Blackbird Doughnuts.
— Plus —
If the thought of coffee liqueurs summons the Dude’s White Russians, consider these craft-distilled bottlings, brewed with beans sourced from small-batch roasters. Here, three favorites to bolster a cocktail, by which anyone can abide.
Seymour’s Local Roast Coffee Liqueur
Boston Harbor Distillery
This thoroughly New England spirit blends Barrington coffee, Vermont maple syrup, and unaged Putnam rye for a surprisingly bold finish.
$40 for a 750 ml. bottle, Cambridge Spirits.
Perc Fresh Brewed Coffee Liqueur
Saxton River Distillery
The cold-brew base, derived from locally roasted beans, offers a semisweet foil to any bourbon-based drink.
$35 for a 750 ml. bottle, Huntington Wine & Spirits.
NOLA Coffee Liqueur
St. George Spirits
A love letter to New Orleans’ coffee, St. George’s notes of vanilla and chicory add a sweet and spicy kick ideal for milk punch.
$35 for a 750 ml. bottle, Ball Square Fine Wines.
Berkshire Mountain Distillers
Perk up a Manhattan with these small-batch bitters, brewed at the Berkshires’ first distillery.
$13 for a 200 ml. bottle, Barrington Coffee Roasting Company.