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Questions about the care, selection and use of the cups used to drink coffee.

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What is the best USB coffee warmer

What is the best USB coffee warmer? I find that I take way too long to drink my coffee and it gets cold. I usually take more than an hour per cup. What do you recommend for best usb coffee warmer.
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How many different sizes should a shop serve for a flat white?

Sometimes when I visit a shop they simply list flat white. Other times there are many many options for size. What is the correct way to serve a flat white?
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White/greyish mold in a cup

I had a cup of hot chocolate maybe a few months ago and completely forgot about it and its grown a thick layer of white/greyish mold can i clean and reuse it or should i just throw it out?
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Are there general recommendations for mugs?

Is there a general consensus on what some of the best mugs out there are in terms of keeping (drip/pour-over) coffee warm, style, and flavor? Ceramic? Double-walled glass?
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How to avoid coffee grounds in my cup with a Bialetti?

When I make coffee with my Bialetti, there is a bit of coffee grounds in my cup. Is the coffee too thin ? On the package is written that it is fine for the Bialetti machine.
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Taste of coffee that has not rested long enough

There is a lot of speculation about how long to allow coffee to rest after roasting prior to cupping, see this post and this post, and it has been discussed at length at home barista and other places ...
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What do these large bubbles in my French press indicate?

I've seen these bubbles when pressing coffee that I've home roasted in two different presses with two different water sources. I've seen it with coffee from multiple roasts now. The beans are the same ...
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What paper cups does can be used for both cold drinks and coffee?

I see a coffee shop named Blue Bottle use their paper cups for hot and cold drinks. I wonder what paper-cup tech this is? In my shop experience, using hot cups for cold drinks make them soggy. I'd ...
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How much does the shape of the drinking vessel change the flavor?

Within wine there is a huge array of glasses for different wines with the believe that different wines taste better out of different glasses. This can also be seen (though to a lesser extent) with ...
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Coffee stain in coffee cups

I've noticed that my coffee cups are getting stained. Neither myself nor the dishwasher can get the stains out. Any suggestions? (Other than buying new cups ;)
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Why does coffee taste better out of ceramic cups compared to a paper cup?

I usually drink double espressos and they always seem to taste much better out of a ceramic cup compared to take-away paper cups. I ordered 2 back to back from the same shop within half an hour ...
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Coffee cup patina; is there any logic in not washing the cup

I first encountered the practice of never washing a coffee cup, when I was sternly warned, and nearly physically threatened by a former employer to never wash his coffee cup. Apparently it is an old ...
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Why are lattes often served in big, wide cups?

Lattes are often served in a cup that looks like this: Apart from size, is there a particular reason for the shape of the cup? I know that, with cocktails, the many different cocktail glasses you can ...
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