The Office Coffee Snob Can Now Brew the Perfect Cup of Joe Technically perfect coffee in the break room? It's possible.
Coffee snobs are rarely happy in offices.
"That's because the vast majority of automatic machines don't deliver the most essential elements to brewing good coffee," says Emma Sage, coffee science manager at the Specialty Coffee Association of America, the country's coffee police. "They heat the water too much or not enough, don't give the water enough contact time with grinds and often cannot hold the proper dose of coffee without overflowing."