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Questions tagged [milk]

Coffee beverages prepared with milk from any source (cow, soy, or other animal or plant) used in the preparation of coffee. Sometimes steamed, frothed, foamed, or other preparation.

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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 brewing coffee with milk instead of water a bad idea? And if so, how bad is it? [duplicate]

I remember a Friday night kitchen experiment when I mixed very hot low-fat milk with coffee powder and partially ran it through a paper filter. Many of the complex, high-molecular milk components didn'...
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Inconsistent milk consistency from frother

I have an automatic milk frother similar to this one. The issue I'm having is that the milk froth that is produces is completely inconsistent. I'm looking for microfoam consistency that you normally ...
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Failing to foam/cream milk in a freddo cappuccino

I'm desperately trying, and failing, to make a freddo cappuccino for my wife. Specifically, I cannot for the life of me get the milk to the right texture. Please watch the below video (whole video ...
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Least Expensive Way to Make Decent Espresso-based Milk Drinks?

I want to know the cheapest machines to make decent espresso for my situation. Needs: I need steam for milk drinks I need the proper brewing pressure I need to use fresh ground coffee, no pods ...
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Is coffee with milk a health risk?

Recently a friend of mine told me that caffeine together with milk can create some carcinogenic compound. I haven't heard about it so far, neither found an article about it on google. Is there any ...
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Is milk coffee good or bad?

I always had loved drinking coffee like this: a full hot cup of milk and a teaspoon of coffee (instant coffee) and teaspoon of brown sugar. Some one told me it’s not healthy. I love latte but not ...
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Milk appears to separate from steaming, how do I fix this?

So I'm using fresh, semi-skinned, filtered milk in a cold pitcher. My espresso machine is a Sage / Breville Barista Express. I blast my steam wand before I heat the milk as sometimes the first few ...
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Shelf-Stable Half and Half - How stable?

At my place of employment, they supply coffee. Along with cups, lids, and sweeteners they provide the little plastic containers of half and half. The box these come in states, "No Refrigeration ...
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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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How do I vary between how much froth for each coffee drink?

I was always taught that for flat white and lattes they need 1cm of foam and for cappuccinos 2cm of foam and I can vary between these by counting from 6 - 10 (more time = more froth) I was also ...
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Whenever I froth my milk and pour it into the espresso, it dries and makes water under it. How do I fix that?

So I'm learning how to make coffee and I absolutely love it but the hardest part about it is steaming the milk. Whenever I make a latte or a capp the foam sort of rises and makes this layer of froth ...
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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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Why should milk used for coffee not to be served too hot?

Ideally the milk for coffee is steamed to 65-70 degrees Celsius. What happens if it exceeds 70 degrees? Does it affect the flavour of coffee?
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Problems with latte art: too thick to draw

I'm using a low-end machine with pressurized portafilter and started two weeks ago to try the latte art. I'm aware of the basic steps and I have seen a lot of videos but no success at all drawing ...
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Pannarello wand on Delonghi Dedica EC685 for latte art

I've read online that removing the sleeve of the pannarello wand and just using the inner rubber as a wand can create better micro foam, I was excited to try as I couldn't get my EC685 wand to produce ...
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Difference between steam wand and aeroccino frother

I often use an Aeroccino automatic milk frother that comes with some Nespresso machines. It froths milk by whisking it rapidly in a heated cup and produces a rather pleasant foam, though the resulting ...
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Milk in place of water

What would happen if one were to substitute milk in place of water for the following brewing methods: Percolating/Moka pot; Pour over; Aeropress; French Press Would it extract anything from the ...
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Instant coffee to powdered milk ratio?

I'm going backpacking in a few weekends, and in order to save on pack weight I've been dehydrating a lot of my meals. As I think about breakfast, I'm settling on carrying only powdered milk and ...
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Why does instant coffee need more milk/sugar to get desired taste?

This morning I brewed some coffee at work using a pour-over and noticed that the amount of milk and sugar required to get the desired taste and whiteness was significantly less. I do not mean ...
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What's the simplest/cheapest coffee maker that can make a good latte automatically?

I would like to buy a machine that can make me a cup of good latte/cappuccino in the morning. There are dozens of options on the market: from capsule-based machines to huge expensive pro coffee makers,...
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Vessels for frothing and pouring the milk

I recently bought an espresso machine with steamer for the milk. However I noticed that the quality of the foam changes according to the vessel I use to steam and froth it. Are there a specific type ...
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Coffee and milk for the lactose intolerant

I am lactose intolerant. How can I prepare a good cup of coffee with milk? I don't like the taste of black coffee. I usually use soy-milk, but it is nowhere near original milk in taste.
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Reliable and safe stove top milk steamers

I'm not yet ready to "invest" in an espresso machine with in built steam wand and am looking for a gateway to convince me it is worthwhile. Are there safe, dedicated, decent stove top milk frothers ...
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What reasonable diet substitutes for coffee cream are there?

I need cream in my coffee. I can only stomach black, when it's excellent, properly brewed and so on. But at work I have no conditions for making excellent coffee - I make do with decent brand instant (...
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Latte: Milk before or after coffee?

When making a latte, I've seen baristas make it: With espresso shot first and then milk and art on top (served in a normal cup) Milk first and espresso shot poured on top (served in a long glass with ...
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What coffee bean and roast are appropriate with soy milk?

Soy milk tastes quite different from cow milk. Yet coffee chains seem to make their milk-based drinks from the same coffee pot. The pot is most often made of dark-roast blends "from the house", and it ...
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Does adding milk to coffee reduce its antioxidant properties

I heard this a while back, the milk binds with the antioxidant molecules of the coffee and renders them useless. A quick Google seems to suggest that this isn't true but the study which concluded this ...
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Where can I get Koiwai coffee milk delivered to Europe?

Since I went to Japan on holidays I've been craving the coffee milk that I've had over there, but I haven't been able to get it at home. No local asian stores stock it and I haven't been able to find ...
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Why must the milk be frothed?

Nearly every coffee machine has the milk go through this device which not only heats it up but causes it to froth up. Why is this important for a coffee? What's wrong with just heated milk?
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Storing cream in my office

I have a coffee maker in my office, but no fridge for my cream! Unfortunately, even a mini/bar fridge would be too big for my office. What other options do I have for keeping cream good for 8-10 ...
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What is the next best milk substitute for a latte?

I used to drink lattes every day and realized the milk (lactose) was making me feel bad. I'm looking for a good substitute that will steam well, taste good, and be nice for making latte art. What will ...
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Does heating milk influence taste?

When I make coffee in a Cezve, I like to preheat milk. I have an impression that it affects taste beyond just not making the resulting drink colder. It seems that the resulting flavour is fuller-...
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How to avoid soya milk curdling in coffee?

I like to make a coffee with soya milk. Sometimes when I add the milk to the coffee it curdles, i.e. it separates into lumps floating in translucent liquid. This tastes and looks a bit strange (but is ...
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How should I vary my steaming technique to create the correct ratios of steamed to foamed milk for the drink I wish to create?

When steaming (semi-skimmed) milk with the steam wand on my Espresso Machine I tend to end up with quite an even texture throughout. I always steam the milk until it reaches the 'steam zone' on my ...
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Is it easier to froth full-fat milk?

Is it better to use whole (full-fat) or semi/skimmed milk for a cappuccino, or does it make no difference (other than the taste)? Will one type of milk be easier to froth?
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Amount of milk in a macchiato beverage

What is the correct amount of milk to put into a macchiato? Does it depend on the amount of espresso?
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Milk quantity and consistency in cortado, cappuccino and latte

I am often asked whether these three drinks have the same milk quantity and/or consistency and where the difference really lies between these preparations. I would assume that quantity is increased ...