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Any specialized equipment or tools used while preparing coffee beverages.

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What difference does a copper coffeepot make?

As the tongue twister and song goes, All I want is a proper cup of coffee Made in a proper copper coffeepot Even going so far to rather having tea than using a coffeepot made out of tin or iron. ...
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Tea coffee dispensers for seminar rooms for ground coffee and tea powder

We like to sell ground coffee and tea powder for places such as hotels, where seminars take place. Normally attendees make their own choices and get tea or coffee brews by selecting the right button. ...
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Counter top refrigeration of dairy creamer carton? [duplicate]

I've set up a coffee/drink bar complete with coffee, espresso machine, various sweeteners, stirring sticks, teas, liquors, etc. However the one thing missing at the bar is the creamer: we use half-and-...
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Is it safe to use aluminum foil inside a moka pot?

My moka pot is sputtering coffee instead of pouring flowing coffee so I'm trying to find a solution on how to fix this. I stumbled upon this video, with a similar issue in which the filter is a bit ...
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Is it safe to use a moka pot after coffee was burnt in it without water? [duplicate]

I accidentally put my aluminum moka pot on the stove without any water in it, and noticed it after the coffee inside started burning. The bottom of the is a bit burnt on the surface, but the gasket ...
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How can I clean my these spots on my aluminium moka pot?

I left my aluminium moka pot unused for a year and it turn out to be so rusty. I think it was too damp at my outer kitchen. Is there a way to revive it? Advance thank you for the answer 🙏🙏
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Are there any tools to help filling the moka pot with coffee and prevent wasting coffee?

While preparing coffee in my 2-cup moka pot, I usually try to carefully sprinkle ground coffee from my grinder into the funnel of my pot. When I reach approximately the amount of coffee needed to fill ...
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How can I make filtering my cold brew easier?

I use the "plunging" method of cold brew, and filtering the grounds out of the brew --I use a coffee filter in a funnel-- is very time-consuming (although thankfully it doesn't take me the "hours" ...
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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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My Keurig is making a grinding noise, but isn’t pouring water

I don’t know what’s wrong, it is making this noise like grinding, no water is coming out, the water is however heating up, and the needle is working at punching a hole through the K-Cup. The only ...
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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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Do the size and shape of a cezve matter?

When brewing Turkish coffee in a cezve, it's generally recommended to fill with water up to the neck of the pot. Is it alright to use a bigger cezve (say, a double one) for making less coffee (e.g., a ...
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What to look for in a good french press?

I am looking to buy a french press as my moka is now a little damaged. The handle melted because of misuse and now I have to handle the moka with oven gloves. It is a hassle to do, I spilled coffee ...
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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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Is the Baratza Virtuozo+ worth it compared to the Encore?

So I am kinda looking around for an upgraded coffee grinder. I am currently using a Braun KG7070. Super cheap, so not exceptionally good and doesn't really provide consistent grinds. So I was looking ...
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Tap water or bottled water?

What is generally considered better for the perfect cup of filtered coffee. Tap water or bottled water? The water in London, UK is fairly soft but has loads of calcium in it. Bottled water I have ...
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Brikka either too bubbly crema or doesn't work

so I'm still new to brewing with Brikka and I found my results are quite inconsistent. So, I try to follow each steps and the how to make coffee part on the product manual. Cold water, fill the funnel ...
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Is the moka pot predisposed to producing burnt or bitter coffee?

Some time ago, I bought a moka pot in the hope of producing coffee that more closely resembled espresso. And using good coffee, and experimenting with technique, I have produced some very rich, nicely-...
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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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Water tank and Spout

I am trying to use a coffee machine water tank for a different project. The problem is, I am unable to find a water spout for the tank because of which I cannot pump the water out of it. How does ...
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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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Please Help find Moka Pot Gasket Replacement

I have a vintage Carlo Giannini Moka Pot. A family member mistakenly threw away the original rubber gasket. I'm not sure how to determine the number of cups in the moka pot. Can someone please help ...
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Which is better for grinding coffee: Food processor or blender?

Which is better for grinding coffee for use in a drip coffee maker: Food processor or blender? Update: I noticed that my food processor makes evenly-sized course grounds, and my blender grinds ...
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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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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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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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Frother got burn in base and won’t heat properly

The Frother as pictured got a milk (I think) burn at bottom. It doesn’t work(warm) well. The light start blinking and we have to run it again to get acceptable/preferred temperature. We tried washing ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What's the difference between a percolator and a moka pot?

What's the difference between a percolator and a moka pot? For example, differences in the device itself, the method of use, and the resulting brew? They seem somewhat similar, since both are ...