Liz Clayton Liz Clayton is a seasoned food and culture journalist who has been covering the specialty coffee industry since the mid-2000s through both writing and photography. She has published two books on coffee, and is the associate editor at leading coffee news website Sprudge.com.Expertise: coffee and tea.Experience: Liz Clayton has focused her writing on specialty coffee since 2007, when she arrived in New York to a burgeoning movement in the industry. She authored Where to Drink Coffee and Nice Coffee Time, and served as editor for the Best Coffee app — all of which are part of her agenda to help people find the best coffee in the world. She has attended numerous international coffee conferences and trainings, judged latte art competitions, participated in panels such as Let's Talk Coffee, consulted on equipment testing and development, and appeared on NPR to discuss cold brew coffee. Liz has contributed to Bon Appétit, Eater, the Wirecutter, and more. About Food & Wine Food & Wine, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning online resource for anyone passionate about the culinary world. With rigorously tested recipes and the most trusted restaurant, drinks, culinary travel and home coverage, we inspire and empower people everywhere to discover, create, and devour the best in food and wine. Learn more about us and our editorial process.