Ever Meister


For the past 20 years, Ever Meister has been a journalist and a specialty-coffee professional, focusing on making great coffee more accessible to everyone. She is currently the director of education for the green-coffee importing company Cafe Imports, the author of New York City Coffee: A Caffeinated History, and the host of the podcast In Good Taste. She lives and brews in Saint Paul, Minnesota.
The Best Containers for Storing Your Coffee Beans, According to Coffee Professionals
Including a $13 pick from IKEA!
Feb 7, 2024
I Tested More than a Dozen Home Espresso Machines — These Are the Absolute Best
The Kitchn Best List
The top pick may surprise you!
Dec 13, 2023
The Absolute Best Pour-Over Coffee Maker You Can Buy Right Now
Plus, a super easy-to-use option for just $15!
Jul 16, 2022
5 Things You Should Never Do When Cleaning Your French Press
Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn
Plus, a smart tip for removing lingering coffee oils.
Jul 8, 2022
5 of The Biggest Tips I Gave Out While I Worked as an At-Home Coffee Tutor
Those $20 espresso pots are amazing!
Apr 25, 2022
I’m a Coffee Pro with 21 Years of Experience — These Are the 3 Travel Mugs I Recommend
Including one that's 100 percent leakproof!
Feb 4, 2022
The Tiny, Italian Coffee Maker I’ll Never Give Up
This coffee pro got hers from IKEA for just $20!
Jan 4, 2022
The Best Coffee Grinders You Can Buy Right Now
Best List
Whether you want to make drip coffee, French press, espresso, or something else, we can help you find the very best grinder.
Dec 17, 2021
You Told Us That a Magic Eraser Can Clean Coffee-Stained Mugs — So We Tested It for Ourselves
Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn
Check out these before and after photos.
Dec 16, 2021
The Brilliant British Solution to Cleaner Coffee Mugs
Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn
It makes cleaning stains so ridiculously easy!
Dec 11, 2021
5 Things You Should Never Do When Cleaning Your Coffee Machine
Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn
Keep your machine performing at its best!
Dec 5, 2021
I Tried the Most Popular French Press Coffee Makers. Here's the Best One.
Best List
I'm a coffee professional, and this French press is truly a game-changer.
Oct 8, 2021
The 10 Coffee Tools I Bought After Working as a Barista for 21 Years
Including a ridiculously smart travel mug!
Oct 6, 2021
We Tried 5 Methods for Cleaning Stained Coffee Mugs — And the Winner Was Ridiculously Effective
Cleaning Showdown
It was also the easiest! And, you probably already have what you need!
Sep 26, 2021
The Absolute Best Cold Brew Coffee Makers to Buy Right Now
Best List
Our top pick overall is just $30.
Sep 10, 2021
I Tested Dozens of Cold Brew Coffee Makers — Here Are the 5 Most Important Things I Learned
No matter what kind of cold brew maker you use at home, these tips will help you a ton.
Sep 10, 2021
The Best Coffee Beans You Can Find at the Grocery Store, According to Baristas
We got nominations for beans from Dunkin', Costco, and even Target!
Aug 25, 2021
20 Under-the-Radar Coffee Gadgets That Every Coffee Nerd Should Know About
The brands all deserve more buzz.
Aug 14, 2021
What Is Coffee Descaler and How Often Do You Need to Use It?
Scale can actually do some serious damage to your coffee maker.
Jun 14, 2021
We Asked 22 Coffee Pros About the Gear They Use at Home — And They Had Lots of Surprises
Turns out, you need a water dropper if you grind your own coffee beans!
May 21, 2021
I’m a Coffee Expert and I Tried 39 Different Nespresso Pods — These Are the Ones I’ll Be Buying Again
Here's what happens when you visit a local Nespresso boutique and order “one of everything.”
May 18, 2021
The Best Coffee Maker Based on Your Zodiac Sign
With so many coffee tools out there, we figure you may want a star-guided way to narrow down what to buy.
May 18, 2021
I’m a Coffee Expert with 20 Years of Experience — These Are the Grinders I Use at Home
If you don't have a great grinder, you can't make great coffee.
Feb 25, 2021