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ROK Coffee Grinder • $199 The ROK grinder’s stainless steel conical burrs has settings for any particle size from French press (coarse) to Turkish (fine). A sticky bottom keeps the unit firmly in place while you churn, but has an easy release for cleanup or if you want to tuck it away when it’s not in use, but this die-cast aluminum sculpture is so gor- geous I leave it out. Bonus: unlike electric grinders, you won’t wake up others if you want to enjoy your first cup of fresh ground in peace. Dark Matter Coffee Benante’s Blend • $25 A classic pairing begets a classic pairing. Dark Matter Coffee teamed up with Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante to create a brilliant riff on a time- less duo—Fernet Branca and espresso. DMC’s trademark cask condition- ing method melds the robust flavors of Columbian beans and the iconic Italian bitter before roasting, to yield a sweet, chocolatey blend with subtle herbaceous and citrus notes. Bogie and Bacall, Lemon and Matthau, Hope and Crosby, Cheech and Chong, and now Dark Matter Coffee and Charlie Benante. Did I ever tell you about that time I hung out with Anthrax? An- other time, perhaps, over a cup of Benante’s Blend … © Hundred-to-One LLC 2017. All rights reserved.