Editor's note: Welcome to our new occasional series, where we ask baristas for coffee-making advice and more.
Baristas spend six to eight hours a day propped in front of behemoth commercial coffee machines, cranking out top-notch drinks for the masses. The best among them put as much care and craft into each shot, pour-over, and cappuccino as a master bartender does in her hand-crafted cocktails.
So how do they take their morning cup when they have to make it for themselves?
Me, I was a long time French presser, until I cracked the darn thing. Lately (when I'm not cheating on coffee with tea—shhh, don't tell), I've been experimenting with different Kalita tools including the disposable One-Touch Dripper.
We asked eight ace coffee-slingers how they brew the things they brew, off the clock. Check out their answers in the slideshow above.
About the author: Erin Meister trains baristas and inspires coffee-driven people for Counter Culture Coffee. She's a confident barista, an audacious eater, and a smiling runner, but she remains a Nervous Cook.