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Questions tagged [equipment]

Any specialized equipment or tools used while preparing coffee beverages.

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What coffees can I make with a briki?

I have a briki at home and was wondering what types of coffee can I make with it apart from Greek coffee, yack. Anything like cappuccino/latte/americano?
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What are the good industrial roasters and grinders ?

I would like to know the recommended brands/models for industrial roasters and grinders (targeting 6 Ton per month) I already know Toper roaster 10 K (it has an economic price about 15k $) and Toper ...
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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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Why do coffee carafes never pour well?

I have been a coffee drinker forever and no matter what coffee maker I buy, all of the carafes are terrible. Is there one that pours well? Or is there a trick I do not know about? I notice that when ...
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Best technique to make latte art with an Aeroccino 3?

I want to know which are the best practices to make latte art with the Aeroccino 3. Which level of milk is optimal? Should I use the maximum for hot mark, maximum for cold mark or somewhere below or ...
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What's the volume of Brikka 2 cup water chamber?

I received a used 2 cup Brikka without the measuring cup. Anyone knows what is the volume of this measuring cup?
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What is the best coffee brewing method to learn at home? What equipment shall i prepare?

I have been watching youtube videos and all sort of guides and books. I have been watching pour-over method and wonder, does the equipment i have to buy to practice at home should be expensive? Im ...
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Non-plastic version of an AeroPress?

I'm interested in getting a device like the aeropress that has no plastic in it. Ideally, double-walled tempered glass housing, cork plunger, fine stainless steel filter, stainless steel cap. I'm ...
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I've burned my stainless steel macchinetta. Is it still safe for use?

I accidentally put my macchinetta on the stove with no water in it. A few minutes have passed until I realized what I have done, and in the mean time the pot has overheated, started to smell quite ...
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French press vs simple filter, is French press equipment really necessary?

French press coffee is basically when you pour almost boiling water onto ground beans and then filter them (by pressing the filter handle). So I wonder why use that contraption at all? Simply pour ...
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Is there a difference in quality of using a plastic/wood/metal stirrer?

I happen to see in more commercial coffee shops that stirring of coffee for Lattes etc. is done with a metal spoon, however when I order a plain coffee and go add milk/sugar there are plastic stirrers....
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Aluminium moka pot put through dishwasher and then polished - would it alter taste?

Common perceptions on Aluminium moka pots: They need to be kept dry as to prevent aluminium oxidation. Some people reckon you should just rinse the pot and not clean it completely, in order to ...
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Where can I find a stand-alone coffee wand for home use?

I'm looking for a stand alone steam wand like the Dualit Cino . Do such machines exist nowadays? Ps. The Dulit Cino doesn't seem to be available in the US and is a bit expensive for me.
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Has anyone encountered roughness in moka pot with mold? [duplicate]

I used moka pot (bialetti) for the first time then I rinsed it with tap water and let it on the bench. One week later when I took it to make coffee I saw the botom-most part of the moka pot which was ...
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Starting a cafe — simple and gradual ways?

There is some ground-floor space in our building, currently used only at night by a sister-in-law: for her bar. I'd like to learn more about coffee in a hands-on manner, while defraying expenses ...
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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 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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How Can I Program A Robot to make coffee For me when I wake up?

Would a Raspberry Pi work for this? Or maybe one of those android robots? I don't wake up at a certain time everyday its totally random, so I cant use a Timer I need a sensor that will sense if i'm ...
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What's the basket/tamper size for Gaggia Classic?

I just got my first machine, and I'm looking to replace the flimsy plastic tamper that came with the Gaggia Classic. It seems like the two common tamper sizes are 50mm and 55mm, but the 55mm I tried ...
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What is the cheapest way to use coffee beans?

I have been given two large bags of a popular brand of coffee beans, I would like to buy a machine to use them but do not want to spend a lot of money, is a standard coffee filter machine suitable ...
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Reliable and safe stove top milk steamers

I'm not yet ready to "invest" in an espresso machine with in built steam wand and am looking for a gateway to convince me it is worthwhile. Are there safe, dedicated, decent stove top milk frothers ...
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Large scale cold brewing - Mesh bag technique - What size mesh is best?

I'm looking to upscale our production of cold brew to batches with a 1000L yield, using a ratio of 1:12.5 to make a ready-to-drink coffee for bottling. Currently we run batches of ~40L through a large ...
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Delongi Eletta Usage

I've just purchased a Eletta Cappuccino ECAM 44.660.B and have a few questions if anyone owns one here? Whats the best way to get a large mug/Americano out of it? I'm used to Chemex coffee and being ...
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How Much Should I Spend When Investing In An At-Home Espresso Machine?

I remember discussing the merits of different espresso machines a while back at my local coffee shop with a seasoned barista. His advice was that anything priced below $1000 would produce sub-par ...
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Typical set up/menu for farmer's market coffee stand?

What equipment is pretty typical for a coffee stand at a farmer's market? I would like to server pretty standard drinks including drips, pour overs, lattes, espressos, etc. What are suggested menu ...
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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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What is the purpose of a coffee press?

At one of my local cafes, you can order your drink in a coffee press. It looks like a large mug with a pump on top: What is this used for? Does it affect the taste or strength of the coffee?
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Coffee Grinder vs. Spice Grinder - What's the difference?

What is the difference between a typical spice grinder and a specialized coffee grinder? Is there something that specifically affects the quality of the coffee? To clarify further, I am talking ...
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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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Actual Cezve: advice for buying

I'd like to buy 200-300ml Cezve. I'm not sure what features are important, such as what material it's made of, handle design, pot shape, etc. What are the important features to look for when ...
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What large batch cold brewing methods are available?

It seems that there are very few large batch options. There are obviously the consumer products, then there are a couple "commercial" 5 gallon type systems. I'm looking to fill multiple 5 gallons ...
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Coffee still left in filter part

I am using Philips HD 7450/20 6 Cups Coffee Maker . Recently After every cycle I find that some coffee(brewed) is still left in the filter part. I tried cleaning the equipment using vinegar. Can ...
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Brewing 900 Cups of Coffee (In 24 Hours)?

I'm helping organize a big 24-hour event and as a big coffee drinker, I got put in charge of the coffee. We are expecting 300 people to each drink 3 cups of coffee over the whole event so up to 900 ...
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How do I heat this very old vacuum pot?

We recently found this old vacuum pot at my grandparents`. It seems to have all the parts needed for brewing, but no separate heater. We didn't dare to put it on a ceramic stove without further ...
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What is the purpose of the crimp on a moka funnel?

Spurred by this recent moka question... The funnel on my moka pot has a "crimp" -- a little ring-shaped indentation -- around the middle, similar to this one from Bialetti: What is the purpose of ...
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Moka pot induction heater

I was wondering whether there was such a thing as a small induction heater/hob for moka pots? I have a small moka pot which I loath using on my electric hob. I think it is a waste of energy given that ...
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Is there a way to get Caffe d'orzo in North America?

I know it's not really coffee, but I fell in love with "Caffe d'orzo" on a trip to Italy. I seems to be ground, roasted barley run through an espresso machine. The shots don't taste quite like ...
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How to (re-)calibrate an espresso machine and grinder setup?

When you're starting your shift at your coffee shop and take over the bar from another barista, the machine and grinder can be in varying states of cleanliness and calibration. How do you quickly and ...
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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 do I make that frothy milk that coffee shops use to make lattes?

What are my options for milk frothing? From what I can tell, baristas just use part of the "big coffee machine" (please excuse my rookie terminology; my national drink is tea :D) and don't have a ...
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Does Wacaco really produce hot espresso (and how)?

Does anyone use this amazing apparatus? I'm wondering if you can pour cold water in it and get a hot espresso (which, well, should be hot by definition)? If so, how does the heat come about?
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Make my coffee stronger without equipment

I just had an espresso at a café, and it really put into perspective how weak my everyday coffee is. All the equipment I own is a blade grinder, and my method is a turkish brew (grind the beans, put ...
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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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Why are commercial coffee machines significantly more expensive than consumer machines?

I am trying to understand what causes a commercial coffee machine to be more expensive than a consumer system. In essence, a coffee machine consists of: Boiler, for the hot water (around 65 °C). ...
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How should I clean a stainless coffee carafe?

At the office, we have a coffee maker with a stainless steel vacuum carafe similar to this one. It has accumulated coffee residue in it from 5+ years of hard service, whilst receiving in return what I ...
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What is the impact of espresso tamper base shape?

As I shop for a new espresso tamper, I see that there are a dizzying array of options for the shape of the base (i.e., the shape of the part that contacts the grounds). Some shapes include convex ("...
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Home roaster cleaning and/or seasoning

I have a Gene Cafe that I have been using at home for some time. On inital reading of the directions, it recommends washing the roasting chamber: Oils and residual debris remaining from the ...
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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, ...