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Questions tagged [ground-coffee]

The result of grinding coffee beans, used to prepare the many beverages based on coffee that have been developed since long ago.

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What is the ideal grind for Senseo machines?

I have a Senseo with a refillable/reusable pod. I also have an old Gaggia grinder with 20 grinding levels. I read that for espresso I should tune the grinding to achieve 1 second per millilitre (25 ...
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Fine-grind French Press - Sacrilege? Better method?

I'm a longtime French press user but I've been grinding my beans finely for a few years. Espresso-fine I guess. Ground to a powder really. I much prefer the richer, more buttery, oily cup to the ...
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What does wetting the coffee for 30 seconds do?

What does wetting the coffee for 30 seconds do? What will happen if I pour in all the hot water and wait for 5 minutes rather than wetting it and waiting for 30 seconds? Wet the coffee and wait for ...
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Decaf coffee, how to make our own

I saw this on a coffee site: As we all know, it is really hard to get a good decaf specialty coffee. The decaf process removes oils and flavors as well as the caffeine, leaving a blah cup ...
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Brew a less acidic coffee

A recent visit to the dentist opened my eyes to a new aspect of tooth care I hadn't realized: apparently, the acidity of coffee can increase the growth of cavities if the teeth are not brushed ...
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How to brew coffee without “film” on top

Often when brewing coffee I end up with an oily film that rises to the top of the cup. How do I reduce or brew coffee without it? My current set up is using a french press and Lavazza Rossa coffee (I ...
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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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Kirkland coffee beans are charged?

Recently I noticed something interesting about Kirkland's coffee bean. After I ground the bean and dump on the paper filter, some fragments actually stuck to the wall of the filter - as if they were ...
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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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How to prepare beans for grinding

A friend brought me home some coffee beans from his back garden in Sri Lanka (I live in Ireland :) ), and I am unsure on what to do next. He said that they dried them, but I will need to toast them on ...
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Where can I buy ground coffee in Beijing?

I recently moved to Beijing and now realized coffee is not so popular here as it is in America. There is a Walmart supermarket near to where I live but guess it, there is no ground coffee there. ...
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Does drinking coffee immediately after lunch or dinner impact health?

Does drinking coffee immediately after breakfast or lunch or dinner impact health?
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The Barisieur Coffee Alarm and Coffee ground freshness

The Barisieur Coffee and Tea Alarm Clock (pictured below) is quite a novel spin on the conventional alarm clock where before one goes to sleep they set up the alarm by putting water in the beaker and ...
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What's a good small hand / electric grinder available on the market?

Just transitioned from a coffee shop to an office job, and got a bag of wonderful Counter Culture coffee beans. New workplace only buys pre-ground coffee and runs it through a Mr. Coffee drip machine....
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Do ground beans or brewed coffee lose flavour faster?

I usually roast my coffee in the evening, grind it and brew it in the morning, to drink multiple hours later. I do notice that I do not have the same experience drinking coffee multiple hours after it ...
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How quickly does ground coffee get stale?

On this website I found this claim: Great baristas in fact will only grind beans for an espresso right before using them. 30 seconds after they have been ground, the beans are already too stale ...
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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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How much “coffee” is there in my cup?

Kind of a strange question... Suppose you brew your coffee to your liking, a v60 filter or an espresso. The ingredients are water and coffee grounds. But how much 'coffee' is there actually in the ...
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Does longer brewing time with hot water negatively effect flavor?

I've been reading the answers to related questions, but I'm still confused about the variable of the length of brewing time. I've heard that when using a Moka pot, one should turn off the flame ...
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Is it Okay to Reuse One-time Coffee Filter Cups for Coffee Pods?

I have a bag of 10 Rombouts filter coffee cups and I wonder if these can be reused: I wanted to reuse them but have concern from health perspective as well as practicality of this. Since coffee in a ...
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Coffee is going to be extinct by 2050, some claims by 2080

This is very general question but I have read many articles stating the "extinction of coffee" but all are with very different perspectives. This is discussion question, as this question doesn't ...
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How much ground up coffee will be yielded from whole bean coffee? [duplicate]

What I mean is: If I put 1/4 cup whole bean coffee in the grinder,how much ground up coffee am I going to end up with? 1/4 cup of ground coffee? A few tablespoons? I am talking about volume (cup/ ...
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Coffee ground too finely - how to deal with it?

We bought a pack of coffee and had it ground on site, like many times before. The new sales girl must have misunderstood something and used a too-fine setting, finest (for espresso) instead of second ...
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What happens to ground coffee if poured over with very warm instead of hot water?

I drink my coffee by putting ground coffee into a cup and pour it over with water that comes out of a heated Nespresso machine (I don't like to use capsules). However, I noticed that the water that ...
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Does ground coffee lose caffeine like it loses aroma?

What I know is that, for the best taste, one should grind the coffee right before brewing it. Storing ground coffee makes it lose part of its taste, even if there are ways to counteract that effect. ...
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Does coffee taste different when it is ground at home?

Is there a difference in the taste of the coffee that I grind myself versus the ground coffee that I buy from the store? Does the size of the ground change the taste of the coffee that I brew?
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Why does French press not give enough 'Caffeine Effect'?

I've been drinking drip coffee for several years. It's been perfect for me. It tastes good and most importantly it makes me awake. Recently I started drinking french press coffee and there is ...
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What volume of beans yields a tablespoon of ground coffee?

I have recently switched from using pre-ground coffee to grinding my own beans. With the pre-ground, I used 1.5 tbsp per cup, however when i used the equivalent in beans (before grinding) the coffee ...
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What is the reasonable size for a coffee ground particle?

I am looking at the following coffee grinders: Macap MXK conical burr grinder, Mazzer Robur conical burr grinder, and Mazzer Super Jolly flat burr grinder that supposedly produce a low particle size ...
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Coffee ground sieves: Can they make a noticeable change in the flavor?

I have seen a kickstarter project lately, named Rafino. It claims to include a set of fine sieves to separate ground coffee into finer levels. I thought it may be beneficial, mostly for Turkish ...
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how to make French Press coffee the right way?

I'll start by saying I'm pretty much a newbie to making coffee, and in the French press brewing which is why I joined this forum to learn. After reading a number of posts/info and watching videos on ...
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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 it possible to grow plants in used coffee ground so that they get coffee flavor?

Is it possible to grow any kind of fruit or vegetable in coffee ground (instead of normal soil) so that they get coffee flavor? If yes, which fruit or vegetable works best and what do I have to ...
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Is it normal for coffee beans branded “Seattle Mountain” to shine?

I bought a bag of Seattle Mountain coffee beans from Costco. Not sure whether it was freshly baked in the store, but I suspect that was the case, since there was a station right beside the coffee ...
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Why do some grounds float and others sink when brewing by pour over

When brewing by the pour over method (in my case with a Chemex) I've noticed that some ground beans will float when I fill the filter with hot water, and other beans will not float. It's consistent ...
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Is stale coffee less healthy for you than fresh coffee?

I recently read an article on chemistry of grinding coffee beans and it suggests stale coffee might be less healthy than freshly-roasted coffee, in terms of micronutrient and antioxidant loss over ...
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What do producers usually mix ground coffee with to make it cheaper?

I will not go into details, or reasons (political, economic, logistic or otherwise), but in my country, coffee has been scarce and expensive in the last couple of years. I've been suspecting that ...
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Where to get Phượng coffee?

Where in Europe can one buy the excellent Vietnamese coffee of the Phượng brand which is shown in the photo?
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If I'm in a rush, can I simply use raw ground coffee like instant coffee?

I've been thinking about this for a while, and was wondering if it was safe. Nowadays, we're sometimes ina big rush and there's not enough time. Can I simply drop a spoonful of my favorite cheap ...
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What is the standardized naming of this type of coffee?

What is the "standard" name for this type of coffee in the various countries (I mean made from these type of machines with the paper filter)? I have noticed when travelling that in some coffee spots ...
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Easiest way to brew an espresso in the office?

In our office we only have an automated espresso machine that makes capuccinos, lattes etc. and of course they all taste awful. It's fully automated, so there's no way to use your own coffee with it. ...
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Which major coffee shop has the freshest coffee? [closed]

Is there a particular coffee shop where one may attain the freshest java ?
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How fresh is the coffee provided in hotel rooms? [closed]

I travel frequently, and sometimes in the morning I want a quick cup of coffee. The first thing I see is these mini coffee machines in the room. They sometimes come in generic pouches, but at ...
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Avoid clumps in finely ground coffee

I am currently using a Baratza Encore grinder with my Saeco Aroma espresso machine. I know that neither of these are very high quality products, but I really don't have the budget to upgrade. The ...
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What Type of Coffee Is Used In a Coffee-Maker?

I come from a land of tea-drinkers and have only recently taken a fancy to coffee. I just ordered this coffee-maker for myself, which is the first that I'll ever own. I am a bit perplexed as to what ...
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Ground coffee or beans

I have just recently started drinking coffee, and have got myself a small counter top espresso machine. Some people in work have suggested that instead of buying ground coffee (I have been using ...
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Can I use filters other than the original Hario filters on my Hario V60?

Is it possible to use other brands of coffee filters?
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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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Optimizing the office pot

I usually get to work about an hour before most of the other people in the office do and I've got the 2-3 carafe's all to myself. We're brewing a 1.9 liter pot each time, so I'm not sure how much ...