Questions tagged [brewing-process]

Questions on the process of turning coffee beans into a beverage.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Does brewing a larger pot of coffee change the taste, even if you keep the ratios the same?

I always use the same ratio of coffee to water when brewing, but it seems that there is a difference in taste between a single cup pour-over, a 12 cup pot, and a 96 oz urn. And the smaller the batch, ...
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Coffee percolator

I have bought an Italian percolator and cannot get the taste right, like you would find in a coffee house. I buy beans from a proper coffee house and tried many different coffee types and origins. ...
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Can you prepare orzo coffee in a moka pot?

I have a Bialetti Moka Express and would like to try orzo/barley coffee. I know they sell an orzo express model, but was wondering if I can just use my moka pot
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Is there a scale with a usb interface for tracking data?

Instead of manually writing down the brew process I try each day (example: 18g beans, 40g water @ 0:00; 180g water @ 0:45; etc), I would love my scale to be connected directly to my computer. Then I ...
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What produces more crema?

What produces more crema when extracting espresso, darker or lighter roast? What produces more crema when extracting espresso, finer or coarser coffee grind ? why am I getting a very thin layer of ...
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Quick Homemade Great Tasting Coffee vs Price?

Good Coffee When Working From Home I work from home and often don't have the time to go to a coffee shop to get a nice freshly brewed coffee. Solutions I've Tried To combat this, I've tried various ...
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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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How do I make my Turkish coffee immune to brewing temperature?

I want to design Turkish coffee, but I keep finding that the taste is widely affected by the person who brewes the coffee and the temperature at which he does it. I want to make my coffee immune to ...
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Why do I need to warm a french press before using it?

It has been recommended in a number of youtube videos and blogs to warm the frenchpress glass before brewing coffee. Why does one need to do this?
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Is it possible to make a frothy coffee without an espresso machine?

I'm a coffee lover and my day starts with coffee but as i moved in my house i lost the coffee machine so i wanted to know how to make a perfect coffee without the machine?
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Brew a less acidic coffee

A recent visit to the dentist opened my eyes to a new aspect of tooth care I hadn't realized: apparently, the acidity of coffee can increase the growth of cavities if the teeth are not brushed ...
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Is it possible to get crema from brewing espresso beans in a french press?

Is it possible to get crema (i.e. the tan colored foam on top of espresso ) by using a french press? I'm wondering if the beans need to be ground finely for crema to be achieved or if the way a ...
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Non-plastic version of an AeroPress?

I'm interested in getting a device like the aeropress that has no plastic in it. Ideally, double-walled tempered glass housing, cork plunger, fine stainless steel filter, stainless steel cap. I'm ...
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How could I improve extraction and yield more coffee when brewing with a filter?

By my estimate 1 pound of course ground coffee leaves about 900 grams of concentrate in the wet grounds after filtering. In a perfect world with 100% extraction we could get about 54 cups of coffee ...
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What Type of Coffee Pot is Shown in Billy Joel's “We Didn't Start the Fire”?

I was recently watching the original music video for Billy Joel's "We Didn't Start the Fire," and at 0:38 there's a shot of a stovetop with an odd looking device with what I assume is a coffee pot on ...
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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 do I know when to end the bloom?

I’m familiar with what the bloom is and why we do it. But all of the instructions and guides about pour-over coffee I’ve ever seen recommend a specific time to let the coffee bloom before continuing ...
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How to brew 1-3 servings of coffee with as little waste as possible?

I'm looking for a quick/easy way to brew coffee in small servings, usually one cup. However I am looking to make no waste (except for the used coffee grinds). Is it possible to use a teapot like this ...
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Is dark roast stronger than light roast?

Dark roast coffee is roasted longer and at higher temperatures than light roast. What is the difference in taste?
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Why does my coffee at work have a paper/wood flavor?

I'm at a loss. I have tried everything to make coffee taste as good at work as it does at home, eliminating as many variables as possible. I do not do anything different in my brewing between home and ...
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Filter coffee machine vs boiling on the stove

I just saw you can buy a coffee machine that uses a rather simple filter method to brew coffee. Exhibit A I wondered what is the difference between that machine and brewing coffee in a pot on the ...
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How much coffee grounds do I use for a large percolator?

For the 10th year in a row, I have charged myself with the duty of brewing coffee for parish's Fall Festival. Usually, I am provided with a giant tub of Folgers and told I might want to rinse out. ...
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Coffee passing through filter during bloom

I have been making pour over coffee now for about 1 year. I enjoy it. I hand grind the beans with a burr grinder and select a medium-fine grind. What I find though is that during the bloom time (about ...
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What are good brewing practices? [closed]

I wanted to know how to improve my brewing practices. I make my daily cup out of a drip brew machine, but I find inconsistency in my flavours every time. I get my beans ground from a local shop and ...
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Milk in place of water

What would happen if one were to substitute milk in place of water for the following brewing methods: Percolating/Moka pot; Pour over; Aeropress; French Press Would it extract anything from the ...
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Coffee too less for Frenchpress

I am new to frenchpress coffee and love the rich flavour of coffee it makes. However I am not sure if I am doing it right. The coffee beans I had grinder packet says 7g of coffee in 180ml of water. ...
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Adding Cinnamon to Coffee?

I have seen a lot of articles saying adding cinnamon to one's coffee makes it taste a little better? I don't see how could adding something make something original taste even better? has someone tried ...
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Using just a filter without a pour-over to brew coffee

A friend of mine sent me an image of how he brews coffee some times when he doesn't have a pour over to brew filtered coffee: If this is possible, is there a particular advantage in brewing when ...
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French-press v.s. manual pour over brewing quality

Does anyone happen to know the differences in brewing quality of using a french press v.s. using a manual pour over? I can imagine using filter paper might give a better quality brew with a manual ...
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Do you need to use ice water in a Bruer slow drip coffee maker?

In the instructions for the Bruer, it says to use ice water (http://www.bruer.co/pages/instuctions). I'm wondering how important is that for the brewing process? I'd like to leave it in the office ...
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Coffee ground too finely - how to deal with it?

We bought a pack of coffee and had it ground on site, like many times before. The new sales girl must have misunderstood something and used a too-fine setting, finest (for espresso) instead of second ...
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Aeropress: How to accent the caramel flavor and decrease the acidity of my beans (Burundi)?

I recently bought some Full-City roasted Burundi Gaharo The flavor profile is: Strong caramel, tropic fruit juicy flavor, moderate body, great balance of sweetness and acidity and bitterness. ...
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What is “mırra”, the over-brewed Turkish coffee?

There are many methods mentioned in Coffee SE on Turkish coffee brewing. Are there any other alternatives/variations from the standard way of preparing Turkish coffee? One of such variety I have heard ...
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Custom hot drinks maker availability

I am interested in finding out if the following product exists, a custom hot drinks maker e.g. User adds own ingredients, such as blended coffee beans, instant coffee granules, milk, teabags, sugar, ...
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Is this kettle (Moka pot) intended for re-brewing coffee?

I have this kettle that looks something like this It has quite a lot of space for coffee and not so much for water (I am filling them up both to max). Is it intended for coffee to be re-brewed (...
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What is this brewing equipment and how it is used?

I have encountered an old and interesting looking coffee brewing equipment on the Internet. It looks like a syphon, but as far as I see, it has an electric inlet on the right side. Could anybody ...
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Problems with Rancilio Silvia: How could I prevent getting too much or too sour espresso?

I bought an older Rancilio Silvia machine and try to adjust the grind of my CM90 grinder. On grinding level 24 I get with 15g powder after 25 seconds 73g espresso in two cups which is way too much (...
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Warm Brew Coffee?

I usually hot brew coffee as it's the most convenient method. I occasionally cold brew coffee for a less bitter coffee, which I prefer, but is a bit of a pain in the a***. I'm assuming the bitterness ...
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Empirical data on reuse of grounds, by flow and filter

We wanted to know are there quality empirically generated chemical composition tables examining the relationship between filter porosity, flow by volume per time, and grounds of different varieties?
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What gives coffee its acidic (sour) taste?

I read somewhere that too cold water is what gives coffee its acidity, how does that take place? Furthermore, does that apply only to the water during the brewing process or as my cup of coffee cools ...
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how to make French Press coffee the right way?

I'll start by saying I'm pretty much a newbie to making coffee, and in the French press brewing which is why I joined this forum to learn. After reading a number of posts/info and watching videos on ...
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How long should I stir French press before “pressing”?

What are the pros/cons and effects of stirring, either "too much" or "too short", in a French press? My rule of thumb for steeping is to let the coffee cool down to a drinkable temperature, then ...
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Should I press the coffee into my espresso machine?

The other day, I was watching an interview with an award-winning barista about how he prepared the award-winning cup of coffee. When he was putting the coffee into the coffee basket, he was also ...