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Questions tagged [crema]

A layer of emulsified coffee oils that float atop brewed espresso.

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Which produce more crema Arabica or Robusta?

Which beans produce more crema Arabica or Robusta ? Is it the same for Espresso and Turkish ? Thanks
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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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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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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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What Factors Influence Crema Production In Espresso?

I need more crema on top of my espresso. What are the main factors behind producing crema when making espresso?
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How big of a difference is there between a pressurised and non-pressurised portafilter?

I have been trouble shooting some of my own espresso and realised that my lower-end machine might just be unable to make a better shot due to having a pressurised portafilter. So with that I wanted to ...
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Stainless steel moka pot with a crema valve for espresso-like crema

Are there any moka pots (made of stainless steel) that produce crema? I know there is the Bialetti Brikka, but its made of aluminum and that's not what I'm looking for. I know the Brikka does not ...
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How to properly use the Bialetti Brikka

The Brikka, like many stovetop espresso makers, has a lot of parameters that affect how the espresso turns out. What are the best parameters for using the Brikka correctly? Which of these are more ...
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Steam-Powered Espresso Machine: Crema?

Hi there fellow coffee lovers! So, I recently decided to purchase my first ever espresso machine (well, kind of)! Its a steam espresso machine made my Mr. Coffee®. I know its a beginner machine, so I ...
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Does using an Aeropress keep more of the coffee oil (crema)?

I've noticed that coffee made with my Aeropress has a much richer flavor even though I use the same water temperature, number of scoops, roast, etc. Is this because the Aeropress method produces ...
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What causes the crema in my latte to appear so charred?

My latest attempt at creating latte art (admittedly theres still room for improvement). My question is, what is causing the crema around the milk to have such a charred look to it? It isn't ...
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How to preserve crema when pouring a shot into a drink?

To make a long black, you pour espresso on top of hot water. There are a variety of reasons for this, but a primary one is to avoid dissipating crema by pouring hot water over it (which is an ...
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Downsides of brewing espresso with high pressure?

The Italian National Espresso Institute requires the following properties for a certified Espresso: Water pressure: 9 bar ± 1 Percolation time: 25 seconds ± 5 seconds I'm using a Quickmill Pegaso ...
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Generating Crema with a manual machine

I have a La Pavoni Pro, and noticed that I am a bit inconsistent with the crema. I have read this other post on crema and understand the freshness of the beans are the most important part, but I have ...
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Does pre-heating a puck on the group head produce more crema?

In my never-ending quest to get just a little more crema out of every shot, I've been experimenting with some advice I received from a barista - allow the puck to warm a bit in the porta filter on the ...
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Generating crema with a moka pot?

I have a stove top percolator for making espresso. It does not generate any crema. it possible to do so with a stove top percolator?
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What's the most effective way of generating crema from an Aeropress?

I know a number of people have become fairly capable at getting a nice amount of crema at the end of the process of making a cup with their Aeropress. I, however, am getting just a very thin, partial ...
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What factors affect espresso crema?

For a given coffee and roasting method, what factors of the espresso making process affect the crema and in what way(s) do they affect it? By my own empirical evidence, I would guess that time since ...