Questions tagged [coffee-culture]

Use this tag when the question is not related to coffee fruit, beans, roasting, grinding, brewing or respective equipment, but when the question is related to the culture and traditions related to coffee.

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Is there a group identity for coffee drinkers who care, but compromise?

On the surface, it seems that you can divide coffee drinkers into---very broadly---two groups. Artisan coffee drinkers. You make pour-over coffee with a gooseneck kettle, you hot-rod your espresso ...
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How to order Caffe Macchiato and be sure you get one?

I think this question pertains mostly to the USA. I travel often and like to stop at local coffee shops. My beverage of choice is a Caffe Macchiato. In the US, there seems to be the issue that a "...
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Is it safe to consume roasted rice as a substitute for coffee beans?

In the Philippines some people roasted their rice to make a substitute for coffee, this rice is uncooked rice. But I doubt if it is safe?
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Is there a universal label for the sustainability impact of a specific coffee product?

I am interested in the environmental impact of coffee and am therefore wondering whether a system exists for labeling the environmental impact of coffee. So not so much brands, such as Fairtrade, but ...
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Which books do you recommend to read for people who are interested in coffee?

I would like to ask people's advice on books or nice pieces of articles (of quality comparable to a book) to read. I am aware that the literature is so wide and it may be classified into coffee ...
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What is the most expensive coffee in the world?

This may be a weird question, but I would like to know which coffee bean is the most expensive. I have heard Kopi Luwak coffee called the most expensive, but I'm not sure if this is correct.
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Are there any recipes for coffee+whisky?

I suppose that this probably is not very favourite for either of the groups (whisky lovers and coffee lovers). But I am interested in some curious drinks (or even a food) with both coffee and whisky ...
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Coffee will make you lean?

I'm 25 , Coffee lover, I always start my day with my coffee like many of you. I will have at least 3 cups of coffee a day. I am very lean but not weak. Few people of my circle and some internet ...
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Best stories of coffee consumption in historical times? [closed]

I'm currently coming up with a coffee article, and suddenly I'm stuck trying to fish my words out of the water -- how has civilization come to appreciate coffee, anyhow? Why did pre-modern societies ...
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What is Navy coffee?

My interest has led me to discover 'Navy coffee'. I would like to learn more since I do not know if this refers to a specific technique of coffee making or to a blend that is considered exclusive or ...
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How would I approach a coffee excursion/tour in Ethiopia?

I am interested in possibly travelling to Ethiopia next spring/summer and am curious about coffee tours or excursions, what that would look like, and if anyone has done this before. Thanks!
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Is it safe to give decaf coffee to a child?

I heard from a friend that there's a new trend happening. People are bringing their kids to Starbucks and buying them a so-called "baby-cino", i.e. decaf coffee with lots of cream and sugar. Is this ...
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What/when/how do you consider coffee as organic?

Our shop joined this bazaar and we we're selling roasted beans (Brazil Santos) which we get green then roast in our shop. A customer was asking questions about the coffee beans and the only one thing ...
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What is the history of coffee?

I'm a coffee addict and curious about coffee. My question is as follows: The word coffee comes from? When was coffee discovered? Who have discovered the coffee? Who are the figures and from which ...
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Is it common to put honey in coffee?

I heard from people in France and Bulgaria that people sometimes use honey to sweeten coffee (mostly older people). Is it common in some cultures to use honey? Or is it just some individuals doing it?...
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Do we know when the first cappuccino was brewed and how it acquired its name?

Is it possible to know when the first documented case of someone brewing a cappuccino coffee and how this beverage got its name?
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Indians understanding coffee

Disclaimer: this question is not about brewing. I am from India. Every time I go to a coffee shop and order an espresso or Americano, knowing fully well what they are, I get a prompt ‘there’s no ...
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is it true that some coffee types contain elephants dung?

As you can see in this post of the Telegraph In the lush hills of northern Thailand, a herd of 20 elephants is excreting some of the world's most expensive coffee. Trumpeted as earthy in ...
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Why did espresso never catch on as a mainstream drink in the US?

I live in the US. During a recent trip to France, I was struck by the fact that espresso is the default coffee configuration there (i.e., if you order "coffee" in a restaurant without specifying ...
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How can I make coffee without a machine?

I love coffee. As I am a student and living in a hostel I do not have any machine and I can not afford to go out for coffee everyday. I still want to make coffee, so how I can make smooth coffee ...
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Why are Robusta beans considered 'low brow'?

I read that Robusta production is increasing in many 'only aribica' countries. Is it 'low brow' because of lower profit margins or it is so lousy I should never let a sip cross my lips? Latin ...
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Is there any coffee candy that actually has a similar effect to drinking coffee?

A friend gave me a little coffee-flavored candy yesterday. I don't really know where this comes from, but it's just like a jolly-rancher or butter drop, just coffee flavored. But are there any ...
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Coffee consuming amount

What's the amount of coffee per day do we need to drink? I study whole day so I feel coffee addicted while studying so can any one answer me?
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What is Pablo coffee?

It's mentioned in a book called Jasper Jones by the Australian author Craig Silvey. There's a child, a teenager I think, that's given it by their parent. I've never heard of it before. Does anyone ...
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What is the history and significance of the “Anthora” coffee cup?

Five years ago, my cousin brought back a souvenir porcelain "Anthora" coffee cup which is apparently a cultural icon of New York City. What is its history and significance; and is it still widely used ...
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Odd coffee notation on menus

On a trip to Texas I've noticed that espresso drinks are listed on menu boards as "3 oz.," "6 oz.," and "8 oz.," instead of "cortado," "cappuccino," and "latte," respectively. I have not seen this ...
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How to make 50 litres of cold coffee from ground coffee?

I want to make cold coffee from ground coffee at large quantity for my catering business. I know how to make it from instant coffee but I am thinking of upgrading my quality and giving ground coffee ...
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How does coconut milk change the taste of coffee?

My father bought coconut milk several days ago. So, I've been wondering: how does coconut milk change the taste of coffee? Is there a coffee variant which would taste awesome with it?
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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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What are the different varieties of coffee- understanding the nearest coffee shop menu?

I am unaware of the different varieties of coffee. I have heard names like latte, expresso, etc. but do not know the differences between those and what are some other varieties. Since this is a ...
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What is the most effective way of consuming coffee (and caffeine in general)?

I generally drink 1–2 cups of coffee per day, between 09:00–12:00. I switch to teas after lunch so I'm not still full of caffeine by the time I go to bed. I wouldn't say that's heavy usage by any ...
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Book recommendation: a guide about coffee to a beginner?

I really want to learn more about coffee, but I think the web is too large and therefore confusing. So I have decided to start with a good book. Which books (preferably below 20 USD) can you recommend?...
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What's the history and content of Coffee Cantata from Johann Sebastian Bach?

A few days ago, I have seen the title Coffee Cantata from Johann Sebastian Bach will be staged soon in the opera house. I wonder, what is this cantata about?
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How to make instant coffee concentrate drinkable [closed]

Me and my friends sometimes make "instant-coffee shots". they're made in the following way: 1.put a tablespoon instant coffee and half a table spoon sugar in a 8 oz cup. 2.add approximately 30-35 ...
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What's Kratom, the coffee-like herb? [closed]

So what is this kratom? Saw it on Facebook, something about trump banning it. I looked it up and it is a coffee like herb, possibly with psychedelic effects. Anyhow... Can someone give me some ...
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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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How much time should I wait between drinking coffee?

Whenever I drink the first coffee in the morning, initially I get energized from it. However if I go for a second one right after, or even wait a while, I don't get the same rush. How long should I ...
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Coffee and health [closed]

Does coffee induce these problems in an individual? 1. Coffee is also one of the cause for premature graying of hairs. 2. Coffee can induce insomnia. 3. Coffee can turn your teeth yellow. Please ...
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Does drinking coffee immediately after lunch or dinner impact health?

Does drinking coffee immediately after breakfast or lunch or dinner impact health?
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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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what makes for the difference in the price for coffee maker?

Like for a good one like Keurig, it cost like 300 dollars, while I also got one for less than 10 dollars. What makes for the difference for the price difference in the coffee makers?
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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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Of all the countrys on the planet, which one has the highest number per capita and/or the largest population of coffee lovers ??

There are many coffee lovers all over the world and coffee is becoming in fashion and an addiction. So, which country has the highest number per capita and/or the largest population of any on earth?
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What are some proven effective ways to set up a subscription program for one's coffee business?

My wife and I own a coffee roasting company and we would like to up our coffee sales game by promoting a subscription program, whereby our customers would sign up to receive coffee from us on a ...
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Coffee mixes eggs

IF you have heard the expression Many Roads to Rome, the same expression applies to enjoying coffee. Yes, there are many ways to enjoy a cup of fragrant and delicious coffee. Especially for the ...
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Where can I buy ground coffee in Beijing?

I recently moved to Beijing and now realized coffee is not so popular here as it is in America. There is a Walmart supermarket near to where I live but guess it, there is no ground coffee there. ...
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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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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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Is there really a NATO standard cup of coffee?

Standards bodies do tend to occupy themselves with making standards for things, but is it just a joke? What next, ISO standard cup of tea?
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What coffees can I make with a briki?

I have a briki at home and was wondering what types of coffee can I make with it apart from Greek coffee, yack. Anything like cappuccino/latte/americano?