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OCT-NOV 2017

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SHHH… HERE'S A SECRET Learn the tricks and techniques to using stencils, free pouring, etching, and 3-D foam sculpture with the delightful new book Barista Secrets: Creative Coffee at Home, by latte-art geniuses Ryan Soeder and Kohei Matsuno. In addition to teaching how to give homemade brew that barista touch, this book curates the work of some of the greatest latte artists on the planet, from the froth sculptures of Kohei Matsuno to the works of celebrity barista Michael Breach, Instagram star Alan Chan, and more. Includes five ready-to-use stencils and a galler y of latte art. PRESS WITH PRECISION KitchenAid has engineered a truly innovative take on the classic French press with the Precision Press Coffee Maker. The brewer includes a built-in scale and timer, making it super convenient to brew a great cup of bold French press–style coffee ever y time. The stylish dual- walled stainless-steel construction, beyond simply looking sleek, also keeps your brew at the optimal temperature. Now that's nice and precise. LIMITED-EDITION KENYAN Whether it's one of their balanced blends or a sparkling single origin, AKA Coffee wants to offer something delicious for ever y occasion. Their fresh-crop Gakuyuini Espresso from the central Kirinyaga district of Kenya is the per fect match for those special moments. This bean makes for a sweet and vibrant filter coffee, but when it's used for single-origin espresso, it's a veritable fruit bomb. The Gakuyuini won't be around forever, though, so get some before it's gone. HOMECOMING KING Fall is a great time to return to the classics, and Dillons Blend is a timeless, consistently beautiful coffee from Dillanos Coffee Roasters. With a smooth, chocolaty flavor profile, it pairs beautifully with any meal, or stands tall alone. Appealing to a wide variety of coffee drinkers, the blend marries coffees from Brazil, Central America, and the Pacific Islands into an approachable cup that is sure to please. 53

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