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An automated machine used to brew coffee such as drip coffee-makers, espresso machines, or pod-based machines.

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Fine-grind French Press - Sacrilege? Better method?

I'm a longtime French press user but I've been grinding my beans finely for a few years. Espresso-fine I guess. Ground to a powder really. I much prefer the richer, more buttery, oily cup to the ...
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How can I enable the “specialties” mode of a Flavia 500 coffee maker

We got two of these for our office. One has "Specialties" menu item, the other does not. The specialties menu item is mentioned in the user guide, but not how to enable or disable it. In the picture ...
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Capsule holder drawer stuck in Minù Caffè Latte machine

The pod drawer in my Lavazza coffee machine (model: LM600) is jammed. I tried to pull it really hard, I tried to pry it open. I even gave a few strikes in hopes whatever is keeping it shut will shift ...
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I'm perplexed on coffee types. What is filter ground coffee?

I bought a new coffee maker and it has a permanent filter and says to only use filter ground coffee.What exactly is filter ground coffee?
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My home machine is broke. The single basket works but the double basket doesnt. Can baskets be broken/worn out?

So my sunbeam em5600 coffee machine isnt working. Its worked unreliably but now it seems to be consistently not working. Plenty of water comes from the showerhead when theres no group handle in. I am ...
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Which knock box do you use and why?

I've been using a repurposed plastic box next to my espresso machine as my go-to knock box, but recently wrote a guide on knock boxes. I'm curious if you can recommend any particular knock box? They ...
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Manual vs Automatic espresso machine

I’m thinking of transferring to manual machine from a semi automatic machine. What are the differences between manual and semi-automatic machines? I'm interested in how difficult they are to use and ...
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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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My Jura coffee machine doesn't pour espresso

The machine operates okay with milk, but when espresso program is activated, machine acts like it is making it (grinds coffee, than heats water) but nothing comes out of the tube. The milk steaming ...
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Why does commercially brewed coffee taste so much better?

I've been trying to figure out why coffee brewed with commercial machines taste so damn good compared to what I do at home. Whenever I'm out and about I always take note of the machines that are used ...
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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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Does a plumbed, self grinding coffee machine at 300-500 USD exist?

my office is looking for a new coffee machine to replace/upgrade from a keurig. I've been given three constraints. It can be plumbed so we don't need to keep filling the water reservoir. It grinds ...
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What makes coffee from a coffee shop/cafe better than the coffee I make at home?

Depending on the coffee shop I go to I often find I like the coffee more than the coffee I make at home or that I have at other peoples homes. Of course cafes and shops have bigger and more fancy ...
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What's the simplest/cheapest coffee maker that can make a good latte automatically?

I would like to buy a machine that can make me a cup of good latte/cappuccino in the morning. There are dozens of options on the market: from capsule-based machines to huge expensive pro coffee makers,...
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What is the right coffee ground size for an espresso coffee machine?

I have an espresso coffee machine. When I use very fine pure coffee powder, it seems the water fails to pass through and when I use a coarsely ground powder, the extract is too light. Should I be ...
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Raspberry Pi Coffee Maker [duplicate]

Has anyone here made their own Coffee Maker? I have a rapsberry pi and I am looking into making a coffee maker out of it. Potentially it would be a drip of some sort, but I am unsure what to do. I ...
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How can I test or repair my Keurig k45 heating component?

My k-cup coffee maker has stopped making coffee. It's a Keurig K45. It will take water, activate the pump, then it will just stay on the step with the red heating light on. I've let it sit for 15 ...
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Why can't I have enough crema with my espresso machine? Doesn't it provide enough pressure?

It seems my machine doesn't create enough pressure because I can't create a decent crema. The machine heats up water which increases the pressure and eventually the water makes it through the coffee. ...
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Espresso, pour starts dripping halfway?

I have a Espresso machine (Rocket R58). I'm curious why my pour starts to drip halfway the pull. Is there any explanation why halfway and not from the get-go? I do understand i need to go more ...
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What is a FlavorLock™ bag?

What is a FlavorLock™ bag? Why it is important for wrapping coffee product or even pet food? Does it have any effect to the product inside if we use an ordinary bag?
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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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Why does French press not give enough 'Caffeine Effect'?

I've been drinking drip coffee for several years. It's been perfect for me. It tastes good and most importantly it makes me awake. Recently I started drinking french press coffee and there is ...
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Good quality espresso / cappuccino maker that doesn't leak or break within 18 months of use

I have been buying de Longhi coffee machines for a while now and they seem to be getting worse. I started on a Delonghi EC152 which was low cost and pretty reliable. Then when my 2nd one died, I ...
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What grind to use for a Phin (Vietnamese Coffee Maker)?

I got a phin at a local vietnamese market, and I will be grinding my own beans. Should the grind be fine or coarse or somewhere in the middle?
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What are important factors to consider for a bean-to-cup machine?

I'm advocating for my office to purchase a bean-to-cup coffee machine to replace an auto-drip machine. What factors should I consider before suggesting a particular bean-to-cup machine? I'd be happy ...
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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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Why is coffee mostly hot brewed?

Why is coffee always made with hot water ? I know there is iced coffee, but even in this case, coffee must be made with boiled water before. My simple coffee machine heats water into vapor, then ...
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What is the best drip coffee maker I should buy? [closed]

I am going to buy a drip coffee machine. I was this website to read some reviews before buying. They list top 3 drip coffee machines are: Mr. Coffee DRX5 4-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker Bonavita ...
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Is there a stainless steel thermal carafe that will fit a Bunn BTX-BT brewer other than the one that comes with it?

The carafe that comes with this brewer is not designed well. Coffee splatters in all directions while pouring, especially towards the end of the pot. I like the brewer so I am looking for a different ...
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What is the standardized naming of this type of coffee?

What is the "standard" name for this type of coffee in the various countries (I mean made from these type of machines with the paper filter)? I have noticed when travelling that in some coffee spots ...
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Can I substitute Gaggia Descaler for Sage 'the Descaler'?

Having recently replaced a Gaggia Platinum Swing Up with a Sage the Oracle, I have some Gaggia Descaler left over. Is it possible to substitute this for the the Descaler that the Sage machine uses? ...
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What steam wand to replace my Gaggia Carezza old machine?

I have an old model of Gaggie Carezza that can be found here. The steam wand needs to be replaced. Does anyone know which one is suitable? I have been looking at this Rancilio Silvia steam wand but ...
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What Type of Coffee Is Used In a Coffee-Maker?

I come from a land of tea-drinkers and have only recently taken a fancy to coffee. I just ordered this coffee-maker for myself, which is the first that I'll ever own. I am a bit perplexed as to what ...
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Certain Types of Coffee Machines Use Certain Filters?

I was on this website which states that there are four main types of coffee makers: Drip Coffee Espresso French Press Single Cup I'm wondering that they might have to use different types of filters. ...