Coffee beer, when done right, can be amazingly rich and complex adding a dimension to the beer that you can’t find with any other ingredient. The added caffeine can make it a wonderful addition for a weekend afternoon. The treatment and preparation of coffee however is at odds with beer: the best coffee is best brewed quickly and consumed immediately before the flavors fade. The best beer however takes a long time to brew and often gets better with age. So how do you put coffee into beer and have it taste like a fresh cup instead of a burnt pot sitting for 2 days in a gas station? Read on to find out.