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Is it possible to get hot chocolate using an espresso machine?

I was wondering if it's possible to brew hot chocolate using ground cocoa beans on the espresso machine as if it was coffee. Has anyone tried something like this? I've seen some people on the internet ...
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How many times can I reuse coffe-grounds to make myself a coffee until it is tasteless/useless?

How many times can I reuse coffe-grounds to make myself a coffee until it is tasteless/useless or has no properties at all?
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What temperature to dry wet coffee grounds and for how long?

As per can-i-store-wet-coffee-beans-in-fridge Drying them again would be better. Either place them in a single layer in a well-ventilated area or in a warm oven with the door slightly ajar. I would ...
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To what temperature do coffee grounds need to be freezed at, after getting wet?

As per this question Can I store wet coffee beans in fridge? "From a food safety perspective, three to four days should be fine. For longer periods, simply freeze them" Although the link references ...
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How to get an even drip without Mr. Coffee filtration disks

I’ve been trying to figure out why our coffee has been very weak despite double the amount of grounds used compared to the old coffee maker we had. We received a new coffee maker at Christmas. Both ...
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Can I store wet coffee beans in the fridge?

My coffee beans accidentally got wet. Can I store them in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 days? Or not?
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La Vazza Amodo Mio - steams

When I try to make a cup of coffee my La Vazza machine steams and splutters all over the place/through the water vent (not the milk frother) . I have tried cleaning it. What else can I do?
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How to avoid channels when pouring espresso

I've been having issues with my espresso pouring too fast, and I think I'm getting channels (uneven pour, sometimes one side gets blonde then watery pretty quickly). I'm paying a lot of attention to ...
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If I only occasionally brew at home, should I keep instant or grounds (or something else)?

Related: Is it a good idea to keep a coffeemaker if I only occasionally drink coffee? At home, I produce less than 2 cups of coffee per week. Lately, I've been using instant to keep the hassle-payout ...
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Will Twist Press really taste like espresso, made by hand?

The Twist Press kickstarter promises a hand-held espresso maker. Q. Will the coffee it makes really taste like espresso, compared say to AeroPress coffee? AIUI, the key factor in brewing espresso is ...
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How much volume of the shot should pre-infusion take up?

The espresso machine I use at work has a pre-infusion step. I've been wondering if the volume of the pre-infusion affects the shot, especially the pressure of the main extraction.
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Can I just put the coffee on top of the water in a French Press?

Related: Does the bloom matter in French Press? The "proper" method, as I understand it: (assuming proper grounds and tools) Add coffee to empty press basin Add 1-2 inches of boiling/hot water to ...
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Coffee Roasting Yields

I am trying to understand yield control in coffee roasting. In other areas of the food industry I work in, controlling yield is crucial to commercial success eg input less moisture loss + finished ...
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Does hydration level change the effect of caffeine?

Apologies if this question does not belong here, it may be suit for the chemistry site, but it pertains to the consumption of coffee directly -> so here it is. Does your prior level of hydration ...
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How to make lungo with Lavazza AModo mio?

We bought a new Lavazza A Modo Mio recently, and can’t seem to program it to make a larger cup. It says to hold the button down for 3 seconds and keep holding until cup is full. All it does give small ...
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Leak in base of Moka pot

I have a modern Bialetti stovetop moka pot. It's been used in an induction hob. It has developed a leak on the side of the base How does that happen? Can it be repaired?
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Why do sugary foods taste so good with black filter coffee (no sugar)?

Just wondered why my black moccomaster filter coffee from bean tastes so good with sugary foods like donuts and ice cream.
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How can I make coffee without a machine?

I love coffee. As I am a student and living in a hostel I do not have any machine and I can not afford to go out for coffee everyday. I still want to make coffee, so how I can make smooth coffee ...
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Tap water or bottled water?

What is generally considered better for the perfect cup of filtered coffee. Tap water or bottled water? The water in London, UK is fairly soft but has loads of calcium in it. Bottled water I have ...
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What does moka pot cups mean?

I bought a moka pot days ago and have been using it almost everyday, each time i fill it with ground coffee and enough water and i drink it all by myself. Today i noticed that on its box its written ...
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What type of coffee maker creates the most coffee scent?

I stopped drinking coffee for a while but recently picked it back up, mainly because I enjoy the scent. Previously I had a Keurig machine; convenient, but produces almost no smell during brewing. ...
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Can you buy the Nespresso capsules from a different country?

I was wondering if I can get the Nespresso capsules from a different country, I am living in the UAE, I heard the Nespresso capsules are much cheaper in Europe.
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Ignoring Krups instructions re descaling

I was given a very special Krups coffee machine that grinds and makes the coffee, for a big birthday. Can I use citric acid rather than extremely expensive Krups descaling powder?
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Espresso consistency

Amateur just getting started with a Breville - not happy with the results but I know I have lots to learn so I'll start with an aspect I am curious of - consistency. The Breville guide says the ...
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Best practices for reheating coffee

By the time I come home from work in the morning, a pot of coffee that was brewed by others in my house (and is still quite full) is slightly too cold by the time I am able to drink it. I don’t want ...
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Will emptying used coffee grounds into the sink drain damage my pipes?

I've been using a French press and emptying the grounds into the sink afterwards The main reason for doing this is that I read somewhere that coffee grounds are a good way to deter pests like ...
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Can I lenghten the funnel of a stainless steel moka pot?

In the classic aluminum version of the cooker, the downward spout reaches the bottom almost entirely, whereas the stainless steel cooker (for induction) the funnel spout is much shorter, leaving a gap ...
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Dual Hopper Grinder, Single Brewer, Mixing Flavors! Please help!

I own a small coffee shop, and the regulars love their flavored coffee. To help improve the workflow, I bought a dual hopper grinder. One side is flavored, the other is regular/house. We brew both ...
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How do I vary between how much froth for each coffee drink?

I was always taught that for flat white and lattes they need 1cm of foam and for cappuccinos 2cm of foam and I can vary between these by counting from 6 - 10 (more time = more froth) I was also ...
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Whenever I froth my milk and pour it into the espresso, it dries and makes water under it. How do I fix that?

So I'm learning how to make coffee and I absolutely love it but the hardest part about it is steaming the milk. Whenever I make a latte or a capp the foam sort of rises and makes this layer of froth ...
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Keeping milk frother in shape

We recently got new Milk Frother and I do not intend to it have residue which burns up as described in this question. What are ways to keep it clean after a day of use. I heard everytime you use it, ...
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Is it better to flush during bag filling, or while the bag is being sealed?

Is it better to flush during bag filling, or while the bag is being sealed? If being sealed is better, is it only marginally better? I heard that because of density of N, it should stay in the bag ...
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Merits & demerits of coffee consumption

Every now and then, there are research reports on the benefits as well as the harm of coffee consumption in the journals and the newspapers. Once, they say it is bad; then a few days later, they say ...
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Maintaining tannin structure when brewing espresso

Coffee world, I was recently enjoying a day off in bed watching Conan. Conan and one of his producers, Jordan Schalnsky, arrive at Intelligentsia Coffee in Los Angelas. Jordan, being the know-it-all ...
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Filling cold brew coffee kegs from Brite Tanks

We are in the process of purchasing a brite tank to keg and can our cold brew coffee from. Looking for insight on how to best charge the kegs with nitrogen, whether in the tank or afterwards ...
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Pouring espresso into hot water versus hot water into espresso

struggling to find an answer to this (if there is one), perhaps because nature of the question doesn't work so well with search engines. Essentially, I've noticed (and so have others I've spoken to ...
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Upscaling cold drip type setup

Just wondering if anyone here has upscaled a cold drip type setup to yield 30 odd liters Aiming for a ratio of 1:7.5 coffee to water Plan was the make a type of recirculating system which would be ...
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Moka pot sputters and gurgles despite my best efforts

Videos like this one show a smooth, viscous flow of coffee from the bottom of a moka pot into the top. Moreover, I've read that you should cut off the heat as soon as you start to hear a gurgling ...
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Waiting a few minutes or adding a little cold water immediately, do they make different tastes for instant coffee?

I make instant coffee with hot water, and wait till it gets little colder. Or I can also add a bit cold water after the hot water. The question is, Does it make different in the taste?
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Sourcing Liberica or Excelsa coffee in the UK

I'm looking to try some Liberica or Exelsa coffee in the UK. I usually buy wholebean coffee from Bean to Door online (roasted and then posted within a few days), or from small independent shops where ...
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Weight loss between harvest and pre roasting

My questionn being as to how much weight loss is there between coffee beans been harvested and when it is dry enough to roast.If no answer, someone might how much volume loss there is. Thanks, Martin
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Requirements for Nel Drip Coffee

I have a question about Nel Drip coffee requirements. Recently I've been checking few blogs and articles about this type of brewing, it mostly leads to these "settings": - Old coffee beans - Coarse ...
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Does brewing a larger pot of coffee change the taste, even if you keep the ratios the same?

I always use the same ratio of coffee to water when brewing, but it seems that there is a difference in taste between a single cup pour-over, a 12 cup pot, and a 96 oz urn. And the smaller the batch, ...
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Frother got burn in base and won’t heat properly

The Frother as pictured got a milk (I think) burn at bottom. It doesn’t work(warm) well. The light start blinking and we have to run it again to get acceptable/preferred temperature. We tried washing ...
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Coffee percolator

I have bought an Italian percolator and cannot get the taste right, like you would find in a coffee house. I buy beans from a proper coffee house and tried many different coffee types and origins. ...
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Improving my Brikka moka pot use

I have a Brikka and I'm trying to improve the coffee I make. I have seen this post, but am using an electric stove instead of a gas range. Q1: Does anyone use one with an electric element as ...
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When dialing in a pour over, what factors indicate a change in water temperature might be necessary?

I’ve been experimenting with my v60, EK43, refractometer and variable temperature kettle. I understand somewhat how grind size, water-to-Coffee ratio, agitation etc. affect extraction, but I am ...
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Odd coffee notation on menus

On a trip to Texas I've noticed that espresso drinks are listed on menu boards as "3 oz.," "6 oz.," and "8 oz.," instead of "cortado," "cappuccino," and "latte," respectively. I have not seen this ...
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How to loosen lower plate on Iberital MC2

I've made the mistake of trying to clean my Iberital MC2 grinder with rice. It clogged up and stopped. Removing the top plate and cleaning it wouldn't resolve the issue; when unplugging it from the ...
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How to verify grinder switch works

I just read today in my Jura A7 manual: CAUTION If you adjust the consistency of grind when the grinder is not operating, the grinder adjustment switch could be damaged. Only adjust the ...

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