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My pot no longer percolates water to the top

My pot has worked fine for six months but has stopped working altogether. No water percolates up into the chamber.
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How long is brewed coffee fresh for and what does that blinking light mean at Starbucks?

I asked a Starbucks barista what the blinking light is for on the brewed coffee and he said is starts blinking 15 minutes after the coffee is brewed. This makes no sense to me as they would have to ...
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How to choose a good grinder for a gaggia espresso machine?

I am using a Gaggia classic espresso machine and am looking for a grinder that will work well in combination with it. What are the characteristics I need to keep in mind when selecting a grinder? ...
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I made a mistake ordering ground coffee - will Expresso ground coffee work for a French Press?

Can someone tell me the difference between Expresso ground coffee and French Press ground coffee? I placed an order for this ground coffee, but only realised after arrival that I should have chosen ...
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Does an inconsistent roast affect espresso extraction? If so, how?

I'm not really asking about flavour, I understand that an inconsistent roast causes inconsistent flavour. My question is how it affects the extraction itself. Does an uneven roast lead to an uneven ...
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How do you descale a Breville grind brew machine?

I am getting a message on my coffee maker that it should be descaled. However, I can not figure out how to do it without the manual, which is missing.
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Coffee machine for a small business

We have gone through a couple different coffee machines, here at work, none of which are sufficient. We started with a normal brew machine (doesn't make enough) and worked our way up to a percolator (...
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Can the Breville / Sage Oracle grind and brew simultaneously?

The Breville / Sage Oracle has a grinder, steam wand and espresso maker (not sure if there is a more technical term for the part where you click the portafilter into) in one machine. Online ...
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What variables influence yield for a stovetop/moka pot?

I got a moka pot a couple of months ago and have more or less settled on a formula I like, but one thing still really puzzles me. The quantity that ends up in the top chamber has started varying ...
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How is green coffee different from usual black coffee?

I recently saw green coffee on the shelves. I do not know how to prepare it - should I treat it like regular coffee? Or is another technology used?
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Coffee Expired before its mentioned date?

I buy this coffee jar 3 months ago and now coffee is turned into solid round balls is this expired? I can use or not is this good for use?
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What kind of coffee machine can process powdered coffee?

I have a drink I like to make using powdered coffee, a coffee grind finer than espresso. but when I try to make it in an espresso machine, the powder expands, and only the first few drips come out. (...
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Nitrogen wash beans VS Fresh

I live in a really small area. The closet roaster to me is roughly an hour drive away. I know how big of a role that using fresh beans play in making quality espresso. Because I may not be able to ...
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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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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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