If you’re anything like us, the first thing you do in the morning is make a cup of coffee. We’re talking before-you’re-fully-conscious brewing. Serious coffee drinkers will tell you that having good coffee is a celebration, a ritual, a lifestyle. Any old cup of coffee won’t do—there comes a time in a coffee enthusiast’s life when she realizes that freshly ground coffee makes a big difference. She starts buying whole beans and grinding them at home. We have some serious bean recommendations, but if you’re happy with a cup of Dunkin’ from the side of the road, no hard feelings. To each cup his own. Here are three of our favorite coffee beans that will go down smooth and put some pep in your step.