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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?
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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 C02 ...
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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 bean and grind it 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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Is decaffeinated coffee low in acid or is it non acidic

Is decaffeinated coffee non-acidic I have many questions I heard about cold brew coffee and methods of soaking coffee beans in water to try to get the acid out of it, however who recommended ...
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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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After how many days we should pluck coffee beans from its tree?

After how many days we should pluck coffee beans from its tree for coffee production?
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Where are high-quality coffee beans harvested?

Which country produces high-quality coffee beans? Are the tropical countries producers of high-quality coffee beans?
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Conversion of Krups Nespresso Machine to Ground Coffee?

I have inherited a Krups Nespresso machine model F893. The machine has a detachable filter basket, where you sit the Nespresso capsule. Manual here (for reference): manual I am wondering if I can ...
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Is a Keurig K-Cafe “shot” really an espresso shot?

I've been trying a Keurig K-Cafe, which includes a "Shot" feature that slowly produces what looks like a shot of espresso from a regular ("coffee") K-cup. What is the machine doing to produce that, ...
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nespresso capsule - type with least tannin

I am sensitive to tannin but a big fan of coffee so I'm trying to find a variety that will produce the least tannin in my regular dose. I reckon I should go with espresso as it has the lowest ...
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Using Nescafe Gold on Espresso Maker

I'm very new to the land of brewing your own coffee, I just thought of making my own coffee, until now, I have only drank tea and tried the ready made coffee sachets that were available in the market. ...
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Does breaching a stovetop milk steamer's double wall destroy it?

I have a stovetop milk steamer & espresso maker whose handle fell off. The spot weld failed after a few years of use. Using a TIG welder, I welded the handle's thread back to the lid. ...
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What is the industrial method for extracting caffeine to make decaf? [duplicate]

Is this a solvent extraction method? If so what solvent is used and if it is organic, do the manufacturers verify elimination of a certain percentage of residual solvent?
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Coffee tasting notes: myth or reality?

This is what it says on my current beans: lots of raisin and candied fruit peel is backed up by a creamy sweetness that makes me think of a Creme Brulee - right down to the little hints of caramel. ...
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What does over-extracted taste like?

The recipe says to stir less if the coffee tastes over-extracted and to stir more if it tastes under-Extracted. Is this different from stonger and weaker? What does extraction taste like?
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coffee with cardamom

I recently tried coffee with some cardamom spice which tasted really great. I'm still wondering if it has any negative impact on health if you drink a lot of cups of coffee with cardamom during the ...
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Petroncini roaster issue

I have a petroncini raoster, semi-automatic It's really good, but I whenever I fase an issue, I find really hard to understand -and fix- it. I have been searching for a while now, for an operation ...
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Should any coffee be extracted during pre-infusion?

I have a Breville Express, 870XL I think, (single broiler, built in grinder). Lately during pre-infusion, a lot of coffee has been coming through before the pressure ramps up, while it's still low and ...

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