YOU’VE gone to a ton of effort to make the best coffee possible. Now it’s time to serve. The reality is that presentation and serving can add or detract from taste. There are ideal temperatures at which to serve and enjoy coffee and plenty of ways to maximize taste. It means paying attention to details and learning different coffee recipes, but it’s worth it.

So much coffee consumption happens before, during, and after food. But which foods go best with which coffees? What’s the best use for cream and sugar?

By the end of this chapter, you’ll know how to do the following:

• Pair foods with coffees

• Use cream and sugar to enhance rather than mask coffee’s flavor

• Create a litany of coffee cocktails and after-dinner ...

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