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Drip brewing, filtered coffee, or pour-over is a method which involves pouring water over roasted, ground coffee beans contained in a filter, creating the beverage called coffee.

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How does one calculate extraction percent?

I am reading “Everything But Espresso” by Scott Rao and am in the chapter “The Coffee Brewing Control Chart”. In the section “How to Calculate Extraction without a Chart”, he says you need three ...
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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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Can regular drip coffee grounds be used for pour over coffee and achieve good results?

Can you use regular drip coffee for pour over, and if you do will the coffee taste OK?
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Bonavita BV1900TS brewer with a Baratza Preciso grinder

I read a post of yours regarding the grind setting of the Baratza Preciso for the bonavita 1900. I just recently purchased the bonavita drip coffee maker and was wondering which grind setting you have ...
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Should I press the coffee tight?

This is about dripping coffee maker. I used to just dump grounded coffee on top of the filter, but recently I started pressing the grounded coffee tight. My thought was that, this way, it would be ...
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Why is freshly roasted coffee better than pre-packaged coffee?

Freshly roasted coffee, or coffee from freshly ground beans tastes so much better than drip coffee made from vacuum packaged coffee. Why is it so different?
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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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Adding Cinnamon to Coffee?

I have seen a lot of articles saying adding cinnamon to one's coffee makes it taste a little better? I don't see how could adding something make something original taste even better? has someone tried ...
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Using just a filter without a pour-over to brew coffee

A friend of mine sent me an image of how he brews coffee some times when he doesn't have a pour over to brew filtered coffee: If this is possible, is there a particular advantage in brewing when ...
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Wet grind with cold water to maximize yield?

I usually make drip coffee with a coffee maker, and the grinds go in pretty dry. I use 4 cups of water, but I usually only get around 2.5 cups of actual coffee out of it. I think that those 1.5 cups ...
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What am I doing wrong when I do my pour-over?

I recently started to brew my own coffee using the pour-over method because buying from the coffee shop was getting too expensive for a daily coffee drinker. I bought a bag of coffee grounds and a ...
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Does room temperature matter when dripping?

When hand dripping coffee in Winter, some water vanishes into mist. We obviously need to go quick before the water temperature drops too much. Also, a cold room tends to cause more mist, making hard ...
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Do you need to use ice water in a Bruer slow drip coffee maker?

In the instructions for the Bruer, it says to use ice water (http://www.bruer.co/pages/instuctions). I'm wondering how important is that for the brewing process? I'd like to leave it in the office ...
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How can I get a clean taste while drip brewing?

I have been brewing drip Coffee on different devices. Kalita and Chemex mostly. Although the results have often been great. The biggest turn-off for me is getting an earthy, not-clean and bright ...
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Why does instant coffee need more milk/sugar to get desired taste?

This morning I brewed some coffee at work using a pour-over and noticed that the amount of milk and sugar required to get the desired taste and whiteness was significantly less. I do not mean ...
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Why is my drip-coffee machine making watery coffee lately?

Lately, coffee from my very basic Mr. Coffee 5-cup drip brewer has been watery tasting, and I am hoping for some troubleshooting help. I recently purchased of a Cuisinart DBM-8 (a basic automatic ...
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Oxiclean for cleaning drip machines?

I have a technivorm mochamaster. The carafe browned on the inside as it is prone to do with time. Instead of cleaning the whole machine I dumped in some Oxiclean in the carafe, filed it with water ...
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How to prevent Bonavita 1900 TS drip-brewer from producing bitter flavored coffee?

My family bought me a Bonavita 1900 TS for Father's day. Unfortunately after burning through 3/4 of a bag of coffee, I still haven't produced a good tasting carafe of coffee. Every time, it comes out (...
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Is there a way to drip-brew coffee with lower acidity?

How do I brew a good cup of coffee with lower acidity? I want to continue drinking coffee, but the acidity is getting to me. Is their any way to brew coffee so that it isn't so acidic?
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Will cold water result in cooler coffee with drip coffeemaker?

In electric drip coffeemakers, water is pushed up by boiling a portion of it at a time, right? My friend told me that unless he uses warm of hot water in the coffeemaker tank, the resulting coffee ...
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Breville Smart Grinder Pro setting for cold drip

I've been trying to find the best grind size to use in my Bruer cold drip setup. I bought a Breville Smart Grinder Pro (highly recommended). Has anyone used this grinder before, and if so what grind ...
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Should the filter capacity be matched to the brew amount?

I understand the of course the filter must be able to contain at least the amount of grounds for the cups you intend to brew. However, I am using an 8-12 cup machine even though I live alone and ...
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Why is a cup of coffee not 6 oz.?

According to Google, a cup is 8 oz. According to Wikipedia, a cup of coffee as measured on the coffee maker is only 5.07 oz. Every brand of coffee I buy shows directions for 1 tbsp. per 6 oz.. So, ...
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How does using coffee filter make the coffee different?

Somewhere I read that coffee contains carcinogens unless it's filtered, and I think I've noticed that such filtered coffee seems to be weaker. I let it stay for about 5-10min, and it still tastes ...
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Coffee brewed without filter taste less bitter and sour?

So my roommate and I have been a bit intrigued by brewed coffee after watching tokyo ghoul (lol) We got some BonCafe grounds(southeast asia brand) at a supermarket and brewed it with a filter. Have ...
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What quantity of ground coffee should I use for an automatic drip machine?

It seems like a fairly basic question, but there's probably some more science to this. For an automatic-drip coffee machine, how much ground coffee should be used per unit water? Various sources say ...
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How long can I keep my carafe on the warmer?

I've heard that the heater plate of my coffee maker will give my coffee a "burnt" aftertaste. But about how long do I have after brewing? Is the effect more or less immediate, or will the effect not ...
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Hario V60 Plastic Dripper vs Ceramic Dripper: Is there any difference in brew quality?

I am planning on purchasing a V60 and was wondering if there was any difference between the brew produced by the plastic and the ceramic Hario V60?
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Does using two paper filters in a drip machine strengthen flavour?

From time to time, I find myself somewhere, where I have to make coffee using a drip machine. Often it is one that takes flat-bottom, paper filters. When I am in this situation, I am usually working ...
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Is it possible to regrind beans?

Is it possible to regrind beans? I have about half a bag of very nice coffee in a semi-coarse grind, and I want to use a brew method (Melitta cone) that's more appropriate for a medium-coarse grind.
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Difference between Brew and Keep Warm?

I'm wondering about the difference between brew mode and keep warm mode in drip coffee makers. After my Black and Decker 2020B finishes brewing, it keeps the heating element warm for 2 hours. Is that ...
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Should I use weight or volume when measuring doses?

My pour over/drip coffee pot recommends that I measure 10-12g of coffee per person whilst my grinder has markings to indicate whether the ground amount is for 1 or 2 cups. I notice that darker roasts ...
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Does my coffee pot need to be fixed?

So, I have this GREAT cocoa coffee. It is literally the best coffee I have ever tasted. I know, big statement. Anyways, I recently moved out and had to buy a new coffee pot. :( Well, my coffee ...
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What's The Difference Between Paper and Long-Lasting Filters

Lots of people use lots of filters for drip- or filter-brewed coffee. Some use paper and others use these durable filters. The performance to me is the same but many people argue that. They do have ...
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Should I rinse paper coffee filters before use?

I have never bothered to rinse my paper coffee filters before use, but some strongly recommend this. I did some experiments, outlined below, to test this. I don't find rinsing makes any difference, ...
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How do brown and white paper filters compare?

Besides the obvious colour difference: Is there any significant difference between using a brown ("natural") paper filter, and a white (bleached or otherwise whitened) paper filter? That is: when all ...
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Do I need to clean my drip brew coffee maker's filter every time?

I remember days in the office that I was too busy to be bothered with rinsing the filter and just tapped it hard over a trash bin, do my best to get all the used ground out of there and brewed a new ...
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How does Nel Drip compare to paper filtered Pour Over?

I have read about the seemingly involved "Nel Drip" preparation method, and I'm wondering how Nel Pot preparation differs from regular pour-over or drip methods. I've looked at stuff like this ...
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Pouring technique for drip/pour over coffee

I would like to know how to make decent coffee using a drip (pour over) coffee. The kit I bought was from Japan and I observe in espresso shops they tend to use a thin spout (or gooseneck) water ...
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What is coffee bloom

I make drip coffee (pour over for North Americans) at home and I would like to know: what exactly is coffee bloom? When I pour the initial amount of water the grounds swell up, and sometimes there is ...
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How can I cost-effectively improve the coffee supply in my company break room?

I work at a company of about sixty people. Like most offices, there's a communal coffee machine in our break room. It's what I understand to be a typical drip machine, pretty confident it's a Bunn VPS ...
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Why do we need to fold the border of filters?

Standard and V60 paper filters require we fold the border before spreading them for dripping. I believe this is just because of their manufacturing process. But would there be any other reason? ...
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What's the theory behind using thin spouted kettles when making drip/pour over coffee

I own a drip coffee pot: and one of the other things you can buy is a thin spouted kettle which is used for pouring water one to the grounds. What is the theory behind this? Does the rate of water ...
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How fine should I grind coffee for drip/pour over coffee

I manually grind coffee beans for drip coffee but I thought that depending on whether the coffee is intended to be used for a cafetiere or espresso machine then the fineness needs to be varied. So ...