i love cafe du monde because it's cheap and delicious - i know you can often find it in asian groceries but i can't find it in brooklyn. i'd also go for another form of good coffee with chicory that you can buy to make at home.
Good homemade drip coffee is an attainable goal; Arno Holschuh of Blue Bottle Coffee shows you how. All you need is clean, hot water; freshly ground beans; and a proper drip filter (we like the porcelain ones from Sweet Maria’s, but many types are available).
Justin Chapple, Food & Wine Deputy Test Kitchen Editor, is back this week with another killer Mad Genius Tip—an ice cream cake made of store-bought ice cream sandwiches, that requires just minutes of prep time.