Coffee culture is said to be evolving in waves. The first breaker washed its coppery crest over the United States and made coffee drinking commonplace: a can of Folgers in every pantry. The second wave, for which Starbucks likes to take credit, though it was actually predated by Peet's, saw the darker hue of espresso-based drinks that seemed to proliferate as fast as the coffeehouses themselves. Today's third wave positions coffee like wine—an artisanal foodstuff, with beans sourced from individual farms and brewed to highlight their specific... More >>>