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Questions tagged [beans]

The seeds of the fruit of the coffee plant, used to make coffee.

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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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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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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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Whats the main difference between the coffees named “Kopi O Kosong”, “Kopi” and “Kopi Peng”?

How we will differentiate between the coffee that either is it Kopi O Kosong, Kopi or Kopi Peng as all are a form of black coffee?
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Why can’t I find natural beans easily?

I usually buy my coffee from dark arts, ozone, climpson & sons and workshop. I usually buy natural as I feel it has more flavour than washed and is better with Moccamaster. Why am I struggling ...
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What ensures a better cup of coffee, a spotless grinder or freshly ground coffee?

I want to understand how I can make a better cup of coffee, so I recently purchased a Wilfa Grinder. However after reading the instruction manual it says that the 'blades' and bean cup cannot be ...
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Is leaving coffee bins open in the store normal?

I'm checking out a local coffee shop online that was recommended to me, before deciding to go in. I noticed that the beans they sell in bins are all uncovered in photos (the photos are from Google so ...
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Are light coloured spots on beans mold?

What are the light colored spots on the bean? Is this normal or is it mold?
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Which grind should be used for brewing coffee without machine?

I use this method https://cookingcrest.com/prepare-filter-coffee-without-coffee-filter/ Following are the options of selecting grinds: Which one should be chosen?
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How to prepare beans for grinding

A friend brought me home some coffee beans from his back garden in Sri Lanka (I live in Ireland :) ), and I am unsure on what to do next. He said that they dried them, but I will need to toast them on ...
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Are there places in Belgium or netherlands where you can buy coffee green beans for agricultural reasons?

I want to grow my own coffee tree from the seed in my home in Belgium but I can't find living coffee beans. I went to a local coffee enterprise(Miko Turnhout) to ask for unburned seeds (green beans). ...
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I like a really mild tasting coffee, not to bitter, a little bit sweet but not overly sweet, what beans have this kind of flavour

My dad has a coffee bean roaster, so he buys green beans and roasts them himself , he really likes his coffee beans to have a strong flavour. I would like to find a green beans that are more mild in ...
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Why do some coffee beans produce more dust than others when ground?

I've noticed that at the same grind setting (medium grind), some coffee beans produce a ton of dust when ground, while others barely have any dust. I'm thinking it has to do with the roast level, but ...
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How to tell if coffee beans are burnt?

I bought a bag of whole bean "Medium Dark" coffee from a café which recently started roasting its own beans. To my taste it is awful, however am unsure if the coffee is burnt or just not to my taste. ...
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Is there any process after roasting coffee?

We use coffee beans after roasting. Can we use it directly after roasting? Is there any further processes after roasting the coffee beans before being used for consumption?
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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 with colors?

I've heard some types of coffee have blue color (after brewing), does anyone know the name of it? Also is there any coffee that have color other than brown?
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Coffee Sites with Flavor Profile

I'm on the hunt for new kinds of coffee, and I want to know how they taste before I buy them. I've found one way of doing this on this site. If you hover your mouse over the coffees, a flavor profile ...
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Aluminium v's Ceramic storage

I've been reading a wikipedia article about the best material for a coffee jar for storing beans, which recommends ceramic or dark glass. I then came here and there is a recent question about ...
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Kopi Luwak coffee beans

Kopi Luwak are the most expensive coffee beans, but I was wondering if there is a special taste to these coffee beans. I was also wondering if there is a recommended method of brewing which would ...
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Using Arabica coffee beans for making instant coffee

I saw in this article that instant coffee is usually entirely consisting of Robusta beans. Would making a instant coffee of Arabica beans make a better quality instant coffee? Would the process making ...
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How much ground up coffee will be yielded from whole bean coffee? [duplicate]

What I mean is: If I put 1/4 cup whole bean coffee in the grinder,how much ground up coffee am I going to end up with? 1/4 cup of ground coffee? A few tablespoons? I am talking about volume (cup/ ...
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How long does it take coffee beans to degas?

A google search brings up a great article by Hannah from Fellow Products called "Understanding Degassing: Is Fresh Best?," in which she claims: Degassing varies depending on the type of coffee and ...
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What are some strategies for handling the transition between different-aged beans in a coffee shop Espresso grinder?

Suppose my grinder's hopper contains beans roasted 14 days ago, and the hopper is almost empty; suppose further that I have a full bag of 5-day-old beans, ready to go. If the new beans are added to ...
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Shelf life of beans?

My friend is able to get thousands of pounds of beans shipped to him from the Honduras from a family farm. He's had nearly 100 pounds of these beans for over 4 months, he's insisted on selling them. ...
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What volume of beans yields a tablespoon of ground coffee?

I have recently switched from using pre-ground coffee to grinding my own beans. With the pre-ground, I used 1.5 tbsp per cup, however when i used the equivalent in beans (before grinding) the coffee ...
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Is there any way to preserve roasted coffee beans?

I know different people try different things to preserve roasted coffee beans, including freezing them or vacuum sealing them. But do any of these actually work? I have a very rare and expensive ...
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What Are The Merits of Different Green Coffee Processing Methods?

I've noticed that there's a distinct lack of Q&A's on green coffee processing methods. As this is one of the earliest steps on the journey from seed to cup, I was curious: What are the merits of ...
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What is the recommended coffee bean to water ratio for drip brewing? [duplicate]

I recently bought a coffee grinder and I want to know the how much coffee bean to grind to produce a perfect cup of coffee.
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What factors contribute to differences between coffee beans?

I heard that there are different kinds of coffee beans, which have different specialties like aroma, taste, flavor. But I don't know what causes these differences. What are the different types of ...
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What are the heath risks associated with grinding coffee beans a year after their sell by date?

I have had some coffee beans for over a year now and the date on them is July 2015. I have been drinking them for the past year because I have a big supply. The coffee still tastes great and I can ...
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Where can I go to find importers?

I am from Ethiopia. I have a Coffee Export License from Ethiopia for the World market. How can I go about getting buyers? Where is the best place to find potential importers of my coffee?
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What is coffee silver skin?

A coffee chain states that its paper napkins are made of "coffee silver skin": The explanation on the right says it is "coffee bean skin"---the husk. Searching the internet about it, I can just find ...
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What coffee bean and roast are appropriate with soy milk?

Soy milk tastes quite different from cow milk. Yet coffee chains seem to make their milk-based drinks from the same coffee pot. The pot is most often made of dark-roast blends "from the house", and it ...
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Decaffeinated Coffee Beans

I recently bought a bean-to-cup coffee machine and I drink alot more coffee than I should. As decaffeinated coffee would do me good I was hoping that there was a decaf coffee bean. I would like to use ...
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What is the name of the coffee, of which beans are collected from cat poop?

What is the name of the coffee, and what are the benefits of the beans digested by cats?
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Does the flavour of coffee beans improve after opening the bag?

After I open a bag of beans, the flavour of the coffee seems better after the bag has been opened a day or more. Does the flavour of coffee beans improve for a period of time after the bag has been ...
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Does eating a cookie created using coffee beans has the same effect as drinking coffee?

There are some cookie recipes using coffee beans. I've never tried any of them. But I am curious, if eating a cookie has the same effect as drinking coffee? Or is all of the caffeine lost during the ...
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How to create green coffee?

On the weekend, I've visited the vienna coffee festival. I've tasted "green coffee" there. Its taste and look was similar to green tea. Is it a tea, created from the leaves of the coffee? I tried to ...
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Does sweet coffee exist?

I am looking for a coffee type that is naturally sweet, like sugar snap peas. So there is no need to add sugar, when I drink it.
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Are there health risks to eating coffee?

I like to eat coffee beans without grinding or brewing them. I just chew it raw, as it is. Is this activity unhealthy? Edit: I'm talking about the brown, roasted coffee beans.
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What coffee and roast are best for Turkish?

Following a stream of very good discussions about aspects of Turkish coffee preparation, here's a question about coffee selection. Different brewing methods are thought to highlight different aspects ...
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The relationship between hair growth and caffeine ..? [duplicate]

Does caffeine really enhance hair growth and keep the hair healthy? was it proven?
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What coffee and roast are best for tiramisu?

Tiramisu is a famous Italian desert made of, among others, mascarpone and coffee. As an Italian desert, I believe that an Italian roast of some blend is best to match the rich mascarpone and alcohol ...
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Best way to store unroasted/raw coffee?

I'm using green coffee and would like to know how to keep the beans to protect from getting bad (mold). I try to keep them safe and to be all time ready for roasting.
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What factors determine coffee bean size?

I bought a bag of Guatemala/Colombia/Ethiopia blend after having single origin Peru beans (all Arabica), and was struck by the difference in bean size: Peruvian beans were almost twice larger than the ...
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How many milligrams of caffeine are in a fresh coffee bean?

how much caffeine in a raw coffee bean? As in, raw, freshly picked, just remove hard outer shell and eat the rest.
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How can I get a more even grind with a rotary grinder?

In general, I prefer burr grinders for grinding coffee beans, but sometimes I have to use a rotary grinder. I'd like to understand how to best use the rotary grinder for grinding coffee beans. I find ...
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Back to before the beans, My Caffeine Farm

I am new when it comes to designer coffee, but I am very good with plants and can grow almost anything. I would like to know if there is something I can do to the soil or plant to boost the caffeine ...
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How should I start a coffee export business?

I am from Yemen, one of the world's best location for coffee. I want to start the coffee business and start a coffee export business but I have no experience in exporting and no customers to export ...