Questions tagged [coffee-machines]

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

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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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. ...

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