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What water temperature and pour speed are best for pour-over method?

I had a recent discussion with a friend of mine, which is the right method to brew the coffee for pour-over. I read that it's best to pour in hot (but not boiling) water into the filter and moisten ...
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Chemically, what's happening to coffee after it's brewed?

So I've prepared my coffee in the morning, and transferred it to a thermos flask, where it will only cool down negligibly over the course of the day. Is anything happening to the coffee in the flask? ...
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Should I grind my coffee beans at home, or en masse in the coffee shop?

I bought a pack of New Orleans' PJ's whole bean coffee. It is a bit old, about a year. I am flexible type though, I'll drink it. The problem is my indecision about whether to grind it piecemeal or ...
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Ground coffee or beans

I have just recently started drinking coffee, and have got myself a small counter top espresso machine. Some people in work have suggested that instead of buying ground coffee (I have been using ...
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How to prepare good coffee during an outdoor trip?

I am planning some hiking/climbing trips this year so I started looking into portable espresso machines. I found these products and also this ESPRESSO ON THE GO (this one actually got me super excited ...
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How does Nel Drip compare to paper filtered Pour Over?

I have read about the seemingly involved "Nel Drip" preparation method, and I'm wondering how Nel Pot preparation differs from regular pour-over or drip methods. I've looked at stuff like this ...
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Do I need to clean my drip brew coffee maker's filter every time?

I remember days in the office that I was too busy to be bothered with rinsing the filter and just tapped it hard over a trash bin, do my best to get all the used ground out of there and brewed a new ...
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Which major coffee shop has the freshest coffee? [closed]

Is there a particular coffee shop where one may attain the freshest java ?
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Why does the gas from degassing ground coffee smell bad?

I have a jar with ground coffee stored in a cupboard. Every time I open that cupboard a specific smell gets out, one that can surely be associated with coffee but that is not the same one that you can ...
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How quickly does ground coffee get stale?

On this website I found this claim: Great baristas in fact will only grind beans for an espresso right before using them. 30 seconds after they have been ground, the beans are already too stale ...
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Coffee philosophy: Ice then coffee or coffee then ice

Ice + 2 Espresso Shots OR 2 Espresso Shots + Ice Settle the score please.
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For how long coffee may stay in thermoses; meeting ECBC/SCAE/SCAA requirements, what does it mean?

We got in the office some kind of coffee-machine, I think it's Moccamaster CD Thermo, and it has 2 thermoses, to keep a coffee warm/fresh for certain period of time. Thermoses are good and easy to ...
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Does it make sense to buy smaller-sized bags of whole bean coffee to keep it fresher?

How much impact has having a coffee bag being opened vs. sealed on preserving the aroma of beans over 1 month? I am deliberating between 250 gram and 500 gram packages, with the former being 4% more ...
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Is there a composition available about how the main parameters influence coffee taste?

There's lots of information available about the influence of various parameters on coffee taste, but it's scattered across the internet. On top of that, most answers and articles are packed with ...
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How long does sealed ground coffee retain its flavors?

Assuming I purchase freshly ground coffee from a shop which sell it sealed. How long can I store it before it begins to lose its flavor? Sealed here means the sealed packets which we get from ...