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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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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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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Sumatra or Espresso More Acidic?

I am looking for a less acidic caffeinated drink. Currently Sumatra is the least acidic coffee I’ve found but was wondering if espresso is better since it’s less liquid and has the same amount/more ...
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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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Scratches on the upper chamber of newly mochapot!

I have just got my mocha pot for the first time by enthusiasm but look what i have found! Deep scratches, not one or two, a lot! It almost looks like someone did this intentionally while producing. ...
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Is there any special way to cook this specific kind of coffee from Indonesia?

I have this coffee which is from Indonesia with the following features: Its taste and smell is totally different from the coffees that I have so far drunk in my life. For example, it is totally ...
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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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Minimum amount of water in coffee

I have a sunbeam coffee maker. The lowest line for heating water is at 4 cups. However, I rarely drink 4 cups at home. Can I heat, say 2 cups for instance?
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Approximately how many cups (by volume) are in a pound of ground coffee beans?

Note: I am not asking about the yield of brewed coffee. Edit: I'm asking how many cups (dry measure) of grounds are in a 1lb bag of ground coffee? Or does it vary by the type of coffee?
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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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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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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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Would method of ingesting coffee affect its effectiveness in terms of caffeine extraction to the body?

I have some instant coffee powder packs that include coffee, milk, and sugar in a single packet. Lately, due to circumstances related to limited time and availability of electricity, I've been ...
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What is a good alternative to and coffee?

What product can increase dopamine levels in the brain quickly instead of caffeine ? Of course, I don't mean methamphetamine.
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Stove top coffee?

I've been meaning to get some proper coffee making equipment these days (my french press broke recently) in the meantime I've been experimenting with making coffee on the stove with a pot and for the ...
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What is this scum in my coffee

Hello, Lately my coffee seems to have a film on the top. The picture makes it look a lot worse then it is. It is more translucent in the cup. This happens once the coffee gets cold. When its hot it ...
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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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How to make perfect coffee espresso?

what is the exact measurement of coffee ground for espresso, I bought a new machine, I don't use coffee pods just coffee grounds.
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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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coffee with cardamom

I recently tried coffee with some cardamom spice which tasted really great. I'm still wondering if it has any negative impact on health if you drink a lot of cups of coffee with cardamom during the ...
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Does coffee stain enamel?

I would like to know if ground-coffee stains the enamel of our teeth. If so, how long and how frequent would its exposure to coffee be in order to acquire a taint or colouring? It is possible too that ...
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Coffee Expired before its mentioned date?

I buy this coffee jar 3 months ago and now coffee is turned into solid round balls is this expired? I can use or not is this good for use?
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How can I make coffee without a machine?

I love coffee. As I am a student and living in a hostel I do not have any machine and I can not afford to go out for coffee everyday. I still want to make coffee, so how I can make smooth coffee ...
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To what temperature do coffee grounds need to be freezed at, after getting wet?

As per this question Can I store wet coffee beans in fridge? "From a food safety perspective, three to four days should be fine. For longer periods, simply freeze them" Although the link references ...
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Merits & demerits of coffee consumption [closed]

Every now and then, there are research reports on the benefits as well as the harm of coffee consumption in the journals and the newspapers. Once, they say it is bad; then a few days later, they say ...
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If I only occasionally brew at home, should I keep instant or grounds (or something else)?

Related: Is it a good idea to keep a coffeemaker if I only occasionally drink coffee? At home, I produce less than 2 cups of coffee per week. Lately, I've been using instant to keep the hassle-payout ...
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I made a mistake ordering ground coffee - will Expresso ground coffee work for a French Press?

Can someone tell me the difference between Expresso ground coffee and French Press ground coffee? I placed an order for this ground coffee, but only realised after arrival that I should have chosen ...
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What temperature to dry wet coffee grounds and for how long?

As per can-i-store-wet-coffee-beans-in-fridge Drying them again would be better. Either place them in a single layer in a well-ventilated area or in a warm oven with the door slightly ajar. I would ...
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How is green coffee different from usual black coffee?

I recently saw green coffee on the shelves. I do not know how to prepare it - should I treat it like regular coffee? Or is another technology used?
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How many times can I reuse coffe-grounds to make myself a coffee until it is tasteless/useless?

How many times can I reuse coffe-grounds to make myself a coffee until it is tasteless/useless or has no properties at all?
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How long can I store ground coffee in the fridge?

I ground some coffee beans this morning, but I'm not a major coffee drinker, how fast can I expect its flavour to degrade, and at what point would it become completely undrinkable?
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Can I store wet coffee beans in the fridge?

My coffee beans accidentally got wet. Can I store them in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 days? Or not?
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Why do sugary foods taste so good with black filter coffee (no sugar)?

Just wondered why my black moccomaster filter coffee from bean tastes so good with sugary foods like donuts and ice cream.
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How to make a delicious cold coffee from ground coffee?

I am new to coffee drinking and I just checked what I am drinking till now is instant coffee. So, I was wondering is it possible to make cold coffee? Not cold brew, just a normal cold coffee with ...
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How can I minimize the amount of grounds at the bottom of my French press coffee?

Whenever I brew coffee with a French press, I tend to get a significant amount of grind left near the bottom of the cup, making the last bit of coffee far less enjoyable - mostly regardless, it seems, ...
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Will emptying used coffee grounds into the sink drain damage my pipes?

I've been using a French press and emptying the grounds into the sink afterwards The main reason for doing this is that I read somewhere that coffee grounds are a good way to deter pests like ...
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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 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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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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Does the coarseness of the ground coffee affect taste

I've just taken the plunge, and purchased an Espresso machine. (Sage Express) I'm now officially an amateur barrista in the making. :) From what I can gather, there are two important parameters in ...
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How can I identify whether coffee is expired or not?

My coffee jar is half used. I can't find an expiration date on it. Maybe it is misprinted or the label has been removed because it's a year old. How will I know if it's safe to drink?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Use for old grounds?

I'm aware that coffee grounds can be great for composting, but living in a large city makes that more difficult than I'd prefer. With every cup of coffee comes a bunch of soggy grounds that I ...