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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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How to train coffee notes tasting for newbie

So I got few of my friends to join the brotherhood of coffee. And they asked me about the flavor notes that are marked on the beans packages, the ones that provide a few hints about the taste. Can ...
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Ears feel hot and eyes twitch after a cup of coffee

I have noticed that recently, my ears feel hot just immediately after a cup of coffee. And my eyes also starts to twitch some moments later. Does this mean I should just quit taking coffee?
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Delonghi ESAM 3300 Problem

When I turn it on everything appears to work fine, it grinds the beans no problem and looking down the chute (where you can pour ground beans) I can see the beans fall on top of the infusor and then ...
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How to clean Delonghi Caffe Corso's pre-ground coffee funnel?

I inadvertently put whole beans where ground coffee goes. Will this harm machine’s operation? How can I easily remove the beans, please? Thank you.
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Coffee processing methode and filter brewing guide

I just recently stuck into paper filter brewing and was frustated about the brewing process of a different kind of coffee processing method( wine, natural, honey, etc). Can someone please share their ...
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How can I repair a leaking drip coffee brewer?

My drip coffee brewer's container has been cracked and it is leaking. I know super glue is toxic. How can I repair it?
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why does coffee make some people sleepy?

I have tried different types of coffee, all causing sleepiness. Except the opposite affect with iced coffee which helps with wakefulness. What causes for this?
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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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