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Is there a way to prevent acid reflux and gastritis while benefiting from cafeine?

I've read that Caffeine has some properties that relax the stomach sphincter and may lead to acid reflux which causes heartburn and other stomach problems. Is there a way to enjoy coffee and other ...
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Why does a coffee pad machine make such a smooth delicious coffee?

In an amateur capacity I have been interested in (as everyone here surely is also) trying to make the perfect cup of coffee/espresso. I have tried all kinds of coffee making process, Moka pot coffee, ...
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What is this scum in my coffee

Hello, Lately my coffee seems to have a film on the top. The picture makes it look a lot worse then it is. It is more translucent in the cup. This happens once the coffee gets cold. When its hot it ...
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Help me determine the strength of my coffee

I drink coffee from a Nespresso Machine (Nespresso Pixie). I use one capsule of Ristretto Italiano (black), but run it twice under the 'Lungo' option. Thus my question is: What is the strength of ...
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Coffee description decipher

This might seem an odd question, but it is indeed a genuine one where I presume I could get useful information. I recently have gotten into enjoying "specialty coffee" performing pour over at home (...
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Choosing grind size should be considered for older coffee beans?

I have heard that if you have some 2-week to 1 month old coffee beans (since roast date), you should grind the beans finer as time passes. This is for the pour over method. Is this necessarily true ...
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What is the best drip coffee maker to buy?

I am looking at the Technivorm models. I currently have a Bunn but having trouble getting the right grind to make it give me taste I want. Mind you, I bought it 1992!
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Espresso machine stops working after making 2 cups

I've had the DeLonghi EC680 for about a year now. It is still working, but there is something wrong with it. It is able to make two cups of coffee in a row, but when I am trying to make the third one, ...
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Minimum amount of water in coffee

I have a sunbeam coffee maker. The lowest line for heating water is at 4 cups. However, I rarely drink 4 cups at home. Can I heat, say 2 cups for instance?
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Accidentially put aluminum moka pot on stove without water … is it still usable?

I was a bit tired this morning and accidentally put my moka pot (Bialetti Brikka, aluminum) on the stove with the water still in the top (for measuring the amount), instead of pouring it into the ...
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Is it possible to grind then roast?

Is it possible to grind green coffee beans, then roast the grinds, and make a good cup of coffee with the result? Are there reasons why doing so would be impossible or impractical or would necessarily ...
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Water tank and Spout

I am trying to use a coffee machine water tank for a different project. The problem is, I am unable to find a water spout for the tank because of which I cannot pump the water out of it. How does ...
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smart coffee maker multiple bean reservoirs

Is there a smart coffee maker (perhaps google assistant compatible?) that has multiple bean reservoirs. Large water reservoir would be a nice to have. automatic coffee maker would be nice if it were ...
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How to make perfect coffee espresso?

what is the exact measurement of coffee ground for espresso, I bought a new machine, I don't use coffee pods just coffee grounds.
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How does hard water affect the brew and how to compensate for hard water?

I figured the brewing technique that works for me at home. I am using light roasts, brew them with AeroPress using good amount of 95C water at about 1-to-8 ratio. Yet, when I come to my friends place, ...
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Coffee choices for Zombie Apocalypse

(This is probably an opinion question.) With the coronavirus I've been stocking up on foods that last, and that I like to eat. Example, I love figs and dried fruit and eat them daily so I've bought ...
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what is a good semi-automatic espresso machine for home?

I used to own a coffee shop, and was a good barista for my shop and I really miss a nice cup of latte or mocha, would love to have a nice espresso machine at home that is semi-automatic with a steamer ...
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What measurement should I take to buy an atmospheric filter for my espresso machine?

I want to buy an atmospheric filter for my espresso machine, but I don't know what part of the filter I should measure. Should I be measuring the radius from the internal part of the border of the ...
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Piece that goes screwed in my steam wand

I bought a espresso machine for home. The machine I bought is a Ikohs Kaffeta. It has a screwable piece that goes in the tip of the steam wand that it is used to create foam (as the manual says). I ...
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How do I make a cup of coffee using coffee pods meant for a pod coffee machine, without one?

I was recently gifted a couple different brands of coffee pods, and I don't really know what to do with them, since the coffee machines for them seem to be a bit pricey for a whimsical purchase. Is ...
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Is coffee a drug that you could give to your dog?

Sometimes questions are very short and answers very long. We all like coffee, but, would you give coffee to your dog?
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What are good ratios for cold brewing coffee?

I'm using a mason jar + inserted filter method to brew cold brew concentrate. My normal method is 2L water per 110 grams of coffee, left in the fridge for 24 to 48 hours. Is this good for a ...
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What's the difference between Turkish and Italian coffee?

Is there any difference between Turkish coffee and Italian coffee?
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Does coffee oxidize in a travel mug if there air left in the mug? [duplicate]

I've been brewing an Ethiopian bean recently on the Fellow Stagg Pour Over, and experienced something interesting. When brewing fresh at home, the coffee has delicious fruit notes. However, I brewed ...
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How many grams of coffee to use with the George Howell Kalita Wave recipe?

Ever since reading this article from Prima Coffee comparing Kalita Wave recipes, I've been using the George Howell method. This recipe calls for 25-28g of coffee for 390g of water. I find this to be ...
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What is the process for roasting and preparing chicory for coffee?

It seems to me that Community Coffee is essentially the standard for chicory coffee, both blended and just straight brewed chicory. What are the recipes, steps and ratios for roasting, preparing and ...
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What’s the best all purpose zero retention grinder for single dosing?

What is the best grinder that: is considered all-purpose (grinds coarse enough for cold brew, French press, through to pour overs & Chemex, and fine and consistent enough for espresso using non-...
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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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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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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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