From East Timor: Maubisse
Give your evening a cinnamon boost with this dark roast. $8.49 for 12 ounces
Buy: Higher Ground Roasters, www.highergroundroasters.com

From Peru: Cafe Femenino
A medium-bodied dark roast carefully tended by female growers trying to brighten their futures. $10.95 per pound
Buy: Grounds for Change, www.groundsforchange.com

From Guatemala: Guatemala Full City
This coffee's distinctive smoky flavor is unforgettable. $9.95 per pound
Buy: Café Campesino, www.cafecampesino.com






















TOOLS OF THE TRADE


1 > Put pump power to work on your espresso — just like the pros do. The Krups XP5080 turns your kitchen counter into an espresso bar, so you can pull shots that rival your favorite barista’s. It takes grounds and, for those who love convenience, pods. $450. www.krups.com

2 > Bodum Double-Wall Thermo Glasses are the sexiest beverage holders we’ve seen in years. Your guests will get to see all the hard work you put into their after-dinner drinks but won’t burn their fingers as they sip. Pair the Assam 13-ounce glass with the Coffee Nudge recipe below, and you’ll have the perfect cup of joe. $20 for a set of two. (800) 232-6386, www.bodumusa.com

3 > Stop playing guessing games with your grinder. Capresso’s Infinity Conical Burr Grinder features 16 different settings so that when the whirring stops, the grounds will be perfect. Available in a polished- or brushed-chrome finish for $140, or in black for $90. www.capresso.com