1. Start simple and pour over
One of my favourite ways to make coffee is the pourover – complex, strong, dark, like every mysterious stranger you’ve ever fancied. It’s easy to do at home too: all you need is filters and a pourover cone (experts say you should pour from the kettle in a slow anticlockwise direction). The Hario ceramic V60 is the absolute gold standard. This is probably the most labour-intensive way to make filter coffee, but produces a damn fine cup. Oh, and grind your own beans.