Home Café: Four Ways To Perk Up Your Monday Morning

French press coffee maker Le Creuset Grosche

Brew better coffee with a method that suits your taste (and space).

Starting the week with a well-crafted cup of coffee means more spring in your step for the days ahead. A barista-made drink is a treat, but there is pleasure to be found in finding your own recipe for the perfect balance of taste, strength and texture. Here are some ideas for how to make coffee prep a highlight of your morning.

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The French Press
Simple to use and attractive on the table, these variations on the classic glass design (shown above) are made to be admired.

Le Creuset Stoneware French Press
Grosche Melbourne French Press Coffee Maker

Bialetti stovetop coffe maker
The Italian Stovetop
The Moka Express, first designed in 1933, is still one of the most stylish ways to brew coffee, and Bialetti now offers the curvier Kitty in stainless steel to suit different kitchen aesthetics.

Bialetti 6-Cup Moka Express Stovetop Coffeemaker
Bialetti 6-Cup Kitty Espresso Maker

Cuisinart drip coffee maker
The Compact Drip Machine
Enjoy the convenience of the classic percolator reinvented for smaller households in an easy-to-store model.

Cuisinart 4 Cup Coffeemaker

Grosche pour-over coffee maker
The Pour-Over
For the coffee perfectionist, the pour-over method allows you to have complete control over every element of your cup with a beautiful glass maker.

Grosche Pour-Over Coffee Maker
Grosche Seattle 600ml Pour-Over Coffee Maker

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Photography by David Pike.