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French Press: why do grounds sit at the bottom of the pressor before I press it?

I'm not sure how to explain this, but my question is that before I press it the grounds are already at the bottom of the pressor and the coffee seems "light". The taste is also quite sour (...
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Why do espresso grains have to be finely ground and French press grains coursely ground?

Why do espresso grains have to be finely ground? (I've seen some moka pot instructions say medium is good, too.) I thought espresso machines extracted the most out of the grains, so it would seem they ...
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Blond flakes in espresso grounds

My wife bought espresso beans for baking chocolate muffins (Unicorn Blood, chosen because of the cute label), so we ended up with most of a bag to be used for drip. When I grind the beans, there are ...
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How much caffeine delivered by eating coffee grounds

I eat coffee grounds. I have size 000 capsules (just think of the size of the largest supplement capsules you may have seen), a capsule maker, and some Death Wish (which they tout as premium Ruousto, ...
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Re-using spent coffee grounds?

I have an Osaka stainless steel pour-over . After I brew a single cup of coffee (around 12 oz), is it possible to brew another cup with the used grounds by putting the cone dripper back over my mug ...
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How much coffee grounds do I use for a large percolator?

For the 10th year in a row, I have charged myself with the duty of brewing coffee for parish's Fall Festival. Usually, I am provided with a giant tub of Folgers and told I might want to rinse out. ...
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How to avoid coffee grounds in my cup with a Bialetti?

When I make coffee with my Bialetti, there is a bit of coffee grounds in my cup. Is the coffee too thin ? On the package is written that it is fine for the Bialetti machine.
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How to make coffee candy to eat later?

When I drink coffee with my stomach not very full, I usually don't feel very well later on. Because of this, I tried to start eating the coffee instead! I've been trying to make some kind of coffee ...
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Empirical data on reuse of grounds, by flow and filter

We wanted to know are there quality empirically generated chemical composition tables examining the relationship between filter porosity, flow by volume per time, and grounds of different varieties?
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Capresso Static Effects on Grounds

Is there any way to reduce the effects of static electricity on the grounds in a Capresso conical burr stainless steel grinder? The grounds appear to be charged and tend to stick to the plastic when ...
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What am I doing wrong if the used grounds in the filter basket are like wet sand?

I have a relatively cheap (<£100) espresso machine. Sometimes I find that after making a drink, I remove the handle and find the filter basket has lots of water in, so rather than tapping out a dry,...
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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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Should I use the airtight container, or the opaque container?

I know that ideally, I should keep my ground coffee in an airtight, opaque container. Currently, I'm limited to one that is airtight, but glass, and one that is opaque, but not that airtight (it's ...
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Can caffeine be extracted by the body when digesting coffee grounds?

I'm told my great-grandmother used to drink the coffee, then eat the grounds with some sugar. Assuming there was caffeine left in them, is the body able to extract caffeine from coffee grounds by ...
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Reusing paper filter by placing metallic net filter in it

First, what I do; then, the question. I tend to brew coffee one cup at a time. To avoid waste, I only brew as much as I need, so I usually drink it all. In order to further reduce waste, I have ...
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Brewing with the same coffee grounds twice?

My new job has me buying my own coffee for the first time in my professional career. I'm amazed at the amount of coffee I consume. I brew at my desk using an aeropress. Has anyone tried to use the ...
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Is it okay to compost used grounds?

Given that coffee evolved caffeine as a way of poisoning predators, are (caffeinated) used grounds suitable for composting? Apparently caffeine deters some bacteria and funghi which could affect the ...
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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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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, ...