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How come some beans seem to want longer ratios?

I'm not sure if it's my grinder or my machine or what, but I find I can't a get a ratio of less than about 3:1 - any shorter and the shot comes out sour. In theory I can grind finer, but the pour is ...
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Is this moka pot safe?

I didn't use it for more than half an year. When I took it out, I saw the inside of the pot is oxidation or rust, is it safe to use it? How can I clean it?
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French press temperatures

For a few years I have been using a French press. I have a kettle that I can set the temperature. I set it 201 F. I grind my beans fresh. I bloom for 30 seconds and brew for four minutes. I’ve been ...
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Shelf-Stable Half and Half - How stable?

At my place of employment, they supply coffee. Along with cups, lids, and sweeteners they provide the little plastic containers of half and half. The box these come in states, "No Refrigeration ...
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Moka vs. pour-over

What are the differences in the coffee made from a moka pot vs. a pour-over? Does one extract more of the beans' oil than another?
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So I got some roasted beans wet, how to dry them?

I know it's a bad idea and it won't be good. But let's say I really want to dry some roasted beans that are soaked, how can I do it? I've tried to let them dry in the sun for some time but it didn't ...
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For selecting best coffee beans

Can you tell me please, what kinds of roasted coffee beans are best for single or double espresso, Americano. Which kinds of roasted coffee beans are best for cappuccino, mocha, flat white.
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How much leverage pressure is it needed to compress coffee for an espresso?

Some espresso machines come with a lever to compact the ground coffee before the espresso starts the brewing, other machines do the compacting part by themselves. How much leverage or pressure is it ...
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How much coffee is healthy for children?

I know coffee is not harmful for children but probably not unlimited amount. What do you think what is the maximum healthy coffee (not decaff) for a children? Let’s say under 10. He likes it and asks ...
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Manual grinder that fits inside the Aeropress

What is a good manual grinder that will fit inside of the Aeropress for travel purposes? I'm looking for something as good as my Commandante grinder. I'm happy with the Commandante, but if I'm ever ...
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Approximately how many cups (by volume) are in a pound of ground coffee beans?

Note: I am not asking about the yield of brewed coffee. Edit: I'm asking how many cups (dry measure) of grounds are in a 1lb bag of ground coffee? Or does it vary by the type of coffee?
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Is the recall of Solimo coffee capsules a serious issue?

We have a Nescafe Dolce Gusto coffee machine and we usually buy Solimo branded capsules to it. This week I got an email from the shop, saying: Solimo Dolce Gusto* compatible Cafè Au Lait pods- UTZ ...
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What is Starbucks's roast date?

What is the roast date of Starbucks beans? I've heard rumors that it's 7 months or 8 months before the expiration or "best by" date, but is there an authoritative source for this information?
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Caffeine content of different brewing methods

For a given type of bean, do different brewing processes and temperatures (drip, French press, Mocha, espresso, cold brew, etc.) produce coffee with different caffeine content? It would seem ...
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How to make a “normal” cup of coffee with instant coffee

I drink freeze dried instant coffee usually and when I have it I find that it is much stronger than regular brewed coffee. I figure that im putting too much powder in. This got me thinking, if one ...
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Which is better for grinding coffee: Food processor or blender? [duplicate]

Which is better for grinding coffee for use in a drip coffee maker: Food processor or blender?
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Which is better for grinding coffee: Food processor or blender?

Which is better for grinding coffee for use in a drip coffee maker: Food processor or blender? Update: I noticed that my food processor makes evenly-sized course grounds, and my blender grinds ...
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Does coffee really need to be stored in an air-tight container?

I am getting conflicting information online about whether or not coffee needs to be stored in an air-tight container. There seem to be two camps: Container must be air-tight Container must have CO2 ...
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Chemex Setting for Bay Area Costco Grinder Machines

I recently bought Peet’s ground coffee at Costco for the first time. It's too fine for Chemex (although usable) so next time I plan to buy whole beans and grind them at the store (sorry, coffee ...
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Dialling in with a Barista express

I recently got hold of a Sage (=Breville) Barista express, which has a built in grinder. I haven’t been getting great results with it so far. Also, there seems to be a kind of mismatch between the ...
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How many scoops of non-espresso coffee beans should I grind for 1 AeroPress cup?

I buy strength "3" coffee beans and measure out 1 scoop into my hand grinder. I then fill the chamber to the top (inverted) and let it brew for up to about a minute. However, I've always wondered if I'...
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Aeropress: coffee starts flowing as soon as I flip it?

I do the inverted method with my aeropress. Put the ground coffee, 40g of water, stir, put 60g more of water. Wait for it to brew. Put the lid, and flip. As soon as I flip it on the mug, I can hear ...
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Is it hard to clean an Automated Expresso Machine?

I wonder about the expensive machines where you pour whole beans and water in the top and out of the bottom you get espresso, filtered coffee, or even a latte just by pushing a button. You would need ...
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Which way can I achieve the hottest cup?

Regarding drip coffee maker: Is my coffee the HOTTEST immediately after the brewing cycle is done or sitting on the burner/plate for awhile? I’m wondering by me letting the completed cycle sit for ...
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What are these mystery numbers on the Nescafe disposable coffee sachets?

I noticed the numbers 1-9 (did not see any with double digits) on these nescafe sachets. Anyone know what they are for?
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What to use in place of gooseneck kettle?

To make pour over coffee can I use a cup to pour the water on the grounds? How can I best approximate the proper water temperature? I do have a kettle to boil the water but a cup gives me more control ...
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NS Oscar II should I drain the boiler before storage?

I' have a Nuova Simonelli Oscar II machine for events. There is considerable time between those events and I was wondering if I should drain the boiler before storage. The usual storage time is about ...
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Is an Americano the same as drip coffee?

I'm curious about the difference between an Americano (espresso + water) and drip coffee (grounds + water). Does an Americano taste the same as black drip coffee? Whats the difference in caffeine ...
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Issue pressing down French Press

I haven't had this issue happen often, but its been a few times. When I make French Press coffee my steps are to: Boil water Put coffee grinds in French Press Pour hot water in Stir coffee grinds in ...
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Best Grinder for DeLonghi Dedica EC685

What is the best grinder to use with a DeLonghi Dedica EC685? I’m aware that the portafilter uses pressurized baskets, so tamping and grind size is not as critical as on more professional espresso ...
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What is the easiest way to make coffee from beans at home without a device/machine?

What would be the easiest way to make coffee at home (from coffee beans, no powders or ready-made products from the shop), without having to buy an espresso machine. I do not know all the methods, but ...
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Capsule coffee machine for home for one person: is it worth it to go for an expensive one?

I'm choosing capsule coffee machine for home. There is a lot of options with different prices. I would like to know if it's worth it to go for a more expensive one ? Will coffee taste better ? What ...
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What was the minimum amount of grind that gave you a decent enough quality of coffee in an Aeropress?

I am new to coffee and have recently purchased an aeropress. I know my question is subjective, but I would love to know what was the minimum amount of coffee grind that gave you a decent enough ...
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Does Chicory make coffee taste bitter?

I am new to coffee and recently ordered a dark roast pre ground coffee mix containing 20% chicory and 80% 'coffee'. No mention of date of roasting or anything. When I brew the coffee the only 'notes' ...
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Is there an Americano with sugar?

From what I understand that Americano is a black coffee without sugar or any other sweetener. So, what if I ask Barista to make me Americano with sugar? Is it still an Americano?
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What am I supposed to do when coffee shop leave some coffee beans in my latte

New comer here, the coffee house serve my latte with 3 or 4 coffee beans floating on the foam, what am I supposed to do with them? eat them? pick them out? or drink it and spit the beans out? Sorry ...
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How much does caffeine concentration in a cup of coffee decrease as a function of time (roughly)?

For example, if I let a cup of coffee sit for 1-2 hours, would the amount of caffeine I get mostly be the same? Or does it decrease?
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Water shooting out of spout in Moka pot

I've been watching videos of people preparing coffee in Moka pots on Youtube and one thing I noticed is that most people seem to initially leave the lid open. However, when I tried this the initial ...
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Roughly how strong is one shot of espresso compared to a cup of drip coffee?

Every morning, I have one 12 oz. cup of drip coffee, to the point where I have become dependent on it. When I’m traveling, it’s often hard to find someone who will make me a straight cup of coffee. I ...
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Found around 10kg of 18 year old vacuum sealed coffee beans. Safe to consume?

Was cleaning in my office and found around 10kg vacuum sealed roasted coffee beans in the store room. Probably packed around 18 years ago. Dad had a cafe business with some friends around that time ...
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What's the science behind precision baskets?

There are a number of aftermarket filter baskets available that are praised on different forums, including this site (from Shiri's answer): VST baskets are replacement baskets for your portafilter ...
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Why did my instant coffee turn dark and hard?

So I bought a jar of instant coffee not a year ago and it's not reached its expiry date. It's stored in the kitchen cabinet. Recently I opened it just to see its color had turned from coffee brown to ...
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Please Help find Moka Pot Gasket Replacement

I have a vintage Carlo Giannini Moka Pot. A family member mistakenly threw away the original rubber gasket. I'm not sure how to determine the number of cups in the moka pot. Can someone please help ...
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It is good for my health to drink coffee 10 times a day?

I am working on a computer 15 hours a day, and I feel tired and sleepy a lot between the work. So I prefer to drink coffee to get rid of tiredness. Coffee gives me an energy boost and makes me able to ...
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Is it possible to further roast instant coffee granules?

Can I take standard roasted instant coffee granules and further roast them in the oven? Is this doable, or even advisable?
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Bialeti Brikka with Silver vs Black Bottom

I ordered the Bialetti Brikka off of Amazon, the new one I think with the silver bottom: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008G48DW4/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 But I ...
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Does coffee stain enamel?

I would like to know if ground-coffee stains the enamel of our teeth. If so, how long and how frequent would its exposure to coffee be in order to acquire a taint or colouring? It is possible too that ...
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What temperature to froth/steam OAT milk to? {Rancilio Silvia}

I have a v3 Rancilio Silvia with PID and just cant find anything solid online. Thanks. Currently set to 280 (Fahrenheit) but thats way tooooo high. Looking to make lattes.
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Does café Cubano have a distinct taste of cane sugar alongside the flavor of coffee?

According to Wikipedia, Café Cubano (also known as Cuban espresso, Cuban coffee, cafecito, Cuban pull, and Cuban shot) is a type of espresso that originated in Cuba. Specifically, it refers to an ...
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White/greyish mold in a cup

I had a cup of hot chocolate maybe a few months ago and completely forgot about it and its grown a thick layer of white/greyish mold can i clean and reuse it or should i just throw it out?

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