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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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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Why would anyone want to hand grind their coffee?

I often buy pre-roasted beans so that they last longer in storage. This means I have to grind the beans. I have a cheap spice grinder that does a great job at preparing the beans into ground coffee. ...
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What gives Turkish coffee that unique “quality”?

I'm wondering what makes Turkish coffee made out of original Turkish packed grounded coffee taste so differently (better) from what I can do from beans that I ground myself or in the shop, following ...
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How should I store ground coffee?

I came across this question, which seeks the optimal method for storing whole beans. In that same vein, I'd like to know the best way to store ground coffee to preserve freshness. Should ambient ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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 actually happens with the ground coffee that lost its flavour?

Ground coffee looses quickly its flavour. It's especially painful for singles living in rented apartment (no coffee machine) and having only big packages in nearby groceries... But what actually ...
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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 ...
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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 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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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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Is there a “caffeine metabolism curve”, understood by general public?

I've long been interested in how long caffeine stays in my body and what are the effects at different concentrations and times. For example, a popular site erowid has metabolism curves for most ...
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How long should I leave my coffee for in a cafetiere (French press)? [duplicate]

I'm struggling to find a good way of timing how long to let my cafetiere stand before drinking. Is there a rule of thumb for how long I should leave it per mug? Or is there more to it than that?
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How hot should water be to brew ground coffee directly in a cup?

I don't have a coffee press so I just brew ground coffee as you would tea: in the cup. How hot should be the water to brew with this method? Should it be boiling, or a lower temperature?
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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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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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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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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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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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Are reused glass jars ever fit for storing ground coffee?

I'm looking for some small container to store small amounts of ground coffee. I have a lot of jars after some other things, like olives. Can they ever be fit for storing ground coffee? Is it ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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Why does the gas from degassing ground coffee smell bad?

I have a jar with ground coffee stored in a cupboard. Every time I open that cupboard a specific smell gets out, one that can surely be associated with coffee but that is not the same one that you can ...
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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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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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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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Quality of ground coffee

Recently I've had some amazingly bad coffee in local cafes, and this week I had the same experience with some ground coffee I bought. I used a french press for that. Watery, dark colour, bitter and ...
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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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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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Is this coffee Kombucha?

About three weeks ago, I brewed iced coffee in a clean jar; I didn't drink all of it and left it in the refrigerator. About 1/2 the jar was filled, I then traveled and when I came back, I found in ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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 ...