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How to brew a Turkish style coffee with milk from a microwave?

In my further learning about Turkish Coffee, I came across:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JVdpS7Xw69g This looks quite intriguing. Now, I do like milk in my coffee. And a bit of coffee, as they ...
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How suitable is a glass pot for making Turkish Coffee with milk?

I'm looking into Turkish Coffee and it looks very appealing from a flavor, caffeine strength. and cleanup perspective. I was considering one of the electric machines to boil, but it kinda seems like ...
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relationship of grind size to immersion time - aeropress

when brewing, does more time with a coarser grind give the same flavour as less time with a finer grind? ie for a given flavour is it a simple proportional relationship of surface area to time, with ...
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French Press Technique, two basic questions

I have been following James Hoffmann french press technique video. But am otherwise new to coffee-making in general and have two basic questions. Is it necessary to stir after the four minutes as he ...
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What temperature should brewing coffee from ground beans be reheated to?

I have not been able to find any answers to this. Does anybody know? When I originally heat the brewing coffee from ground beans, the temperature is the boiling point of water as recommended but if I ...
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What is the most forgiving way to brew hot coffee with an Aeropress when equipped with a low-end grinder?

Right now I'm using a standard Aeropress and a Hario slim grinder. With the cold brew method (where you stir the ground coffee in cold water for a minute) I can get something very refreshing and tea-...
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Controlling Acidity - Comandante C40 MK3 RedClix & Bodum Chambord French Press 3 Cup - 12 floz

Did I not brew long enough? Should I go finer & less time? Or coarser & longer brew? I've been getting acidic brews using french press method. Between sips I have a tart after taste in my ...
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How to regrind coffee in electric grinder

Similar to another post I saw earlier, I was gifted a bag of coarse-ground coffee which sadly comes out too weak for my cone pour-over preparation. I know there are risks with using a burr grinder ...
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Role of "time before crust breaking" in cupping

One of the instructions for cupping is to wait 4 minutes before breaking the crust and removing floating stuff. It is also said (for instance by James Hoffmann) that at that point the brewing process ...
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What is the least expensive technique for an at-home coffee brewing novice?

I don't want to spend big bucks on coffee equipment for the home, and I'm looking for something that will be consistent despite my lack of coffee-making skill and technique. This question led me to ...
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Can coffee be reheated to taste like the first cup?

Every morning, I brew my coffee in a French press or a Chemex pour-over glass coffee maker. In general, my first cup tastes good, but the second cup tastes burned after I reheat it in the microwave or ...
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How to calculate coffee amount for finished serving size?

When you brew coffee, the grounds retain some of the water (roughly 2g of water for every 1g of coffee). If you prepare your coffee by weighing everything with a gram scale, the water:coffee ratio is ...
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Any scientific studies on time versus temperature when brewing coffee?

There are various ways of brewing coffee, ranging from boiling for less than a minute (Turkish) to soaking in the refrigerator for 24 hours (cold brew). I've occasionally tried it at 70°C (160°F) for ...
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Is 270ml of coffee in a 6-cup Bialetti Moka attainable with the correct grind size?

I have just bought a 6-cup Bialetti Moka Express, and the user manual quotes its 300 ml reservoir should result in 270 ml of coffee. However, I have conducted some tests, and unless the grind size is ...
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When do you know coffee beans are over roasted or burnt?

When coffee beans or ground coffee smells bitter is this always a sign that they are over roasted / burnt? When I prepare coffee with these beans in French press it tastes bitter - the residual after ...
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How to fix lack of finish in a v60 with very acidic grounds

I just got a new batch of beans and am having trouble brewing a cup with a decent finish. The flavor on my cups just seems to disappear in a matter of seconds after actually drinking. I searched ...
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Espresso for hundreds of people

I would like to offer espresso (and possibly cappuccino) at an outdoor event with hundreds of people. What is the most cost and capital effective way to do this? I have power connections, but not ...
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Why do I get a better cup when the coffee package isn't opened for a while?

I usually brew V60 at home with recently roasted beans that I grind right before brewing my coffee. I like fruity notes in my coffee, and what I noticed is that the first cup I make after opening the ...
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How can I improve my French press coffee?

My housemate and I are currently using a French press to make coffee. I am not the best at making coffee with a French press, to say at least. I feel like my coffee always turns out watery and either ...
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What difference does a copper coffeepot make?

As the tongue twister and song goes, All I want is a proper cup of coffee Made in a proper copper coffeepot Even going so far to rather having tea than using a coffeepot made out of tin or iron. ...
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In search of a Hot Bean to Coffee Cup Machine

I have just returned the De'Longhi Eletta Cappuccino ECAM44.660.B Bean to Cup Coffee Machine. Not because it didn't make nice coffee, but because the coffee was luke warm within seconds of drinking. ...
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Ideal brewing time for 3-cup Chemex?

I'm not very good with judging grind sizes, so one method I read about was, instead of focusing so much on grind size pay attention to the brew time. If the brew takes too long, the coffee grounds are ...
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Why are Costa or Starbucks lattes so good?

I’m a coffee addict and I have been always having Starbucks as well Costa. I just love their lattes , but it become too expensive over time, so I am on a road to discover how to make coffee like them. ...
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Is it more economical to use cold or hot water?

I have an electric kettle to boil water for tea/coffee that switches off automatically when water boils. I can either pour cold or warn water from a sink. Warm water is not hot enough, so it will need ...
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Percolation vs Osmotic brewing method: is it the same thing?

I have just learned a pour-over brewing method called "Osmotic Flow" as in the link below: https://cafec-jp.com/brewing-guide/ The article said it used osmotic pressure to extract coffee ...
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How to make a thick coffee with an AeroPress? I end up with a watery drink and an over-brewed aftertaste

I got an AeroPress about a week ago and I have been experimenting with it. I'm in a temporary country until the rest of the year and I am getting ground coffee online (can only have decaf), so I do ...
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Bialetti Moka Express Pot

Hi all! I am a new owner of a Bialetti Moka Express Pot! I have only had this little guy for maybe a month, and I am noticing that the water chamber is starting to look like this. Does anyone have any ...
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Is diluting filter concentrate after the brew the same as brewing with the additional water?

Recently moved from a Clever Drip coffee maker to an Aeropress. I brew using a 60g to 1 ltr ratio often brewing 24g yielding 400ml on the clever drip and 12g to 200ml on the Aeropress. If I am brewing ...
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Is it possible to airlock a V60 brew?

I'm brewing coffee on a V60 mounted directly on the mug that will be used for drinking the coffee (no dripstations). Starting from the third pour, the water was taking too long to go through the ...
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Stove top coffee?

I've been meaning to get some proper coffee making equipment these days (my french press broke recently) in the meantime I've been experimenting with making coffee on the stove with a pot and for the ...
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Brikka either too bubbly crema or doesn't work

so I'm still new to brewing with Brikka and I found my results are quite inconsistent. So, I try to follow each steps and the how to make coffee part on the product manual. Cold water, fill the funnel ...
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Is the moka pot predisposed to producing burnt or bitter coffee?

Some time ago, I bought a moka pot in the hope of producing coffee that more closely resembled espresso. And using good coffee, and experimenting with technique, I have produced some very rich, nicely-...
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Drip Coffee Maker. Slow and then extremely fast

Let me preface by saying I clean my machine every day. I only use filtered water. Machine: Morphy Richards Fresco (Standard drip-coffee) I use coffee grounds (medium roast). I don't know the grind. I ...
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What is the process for roasting and preparing chicory for coffee?

It seems to me that Community Coffee is essentially the standard for chicory coffee, both blended and just straight brewed chicory. What are the recipes, steps and ratios for roasting, preparing and ...
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How much leverage pressure is it needed to compress coffee for an espresso?

Some espresso machines come with a lever to compact the ground coffee before the espresso starts the brewing, other machines do the compacting part by themselves. How much leverage or pressure is it ...
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Approximately how many cups (by volume) are in a pound of ground coffee beans?

Note: I am not asking about the yield of brewed coffee. Edit: I'm asking how many cups (dry measure) of grounds are in a 1lb bag of ground coffee? Or does it vary by the type of coffee?
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Caffeine content of different brewing methods

For a given type of bean, do different brewing processes and temperatures (drip, French press, Mocha, espresso, cold brew, etc.) produce coffee with different caffeine content? It would seem ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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Dual Hopper Grinder, Single Brewer, Mixing Flavors! Please help!

I own a small coffee shop, and the regulars love their flavored coffee. To help improve the workflow, I bought a dual hopper grinder. One side is flavored, the other is regular/house. We brew both ...
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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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