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What makes coffee from a coffee shop/cafe better than the coffee I make at home?

Depending on the coffee shop I go to I often find I like the coffee more than the coffee I make at home or that I have at other peoples homes. Of course cafes and shops have bigger and more fancy ...
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Why some coffee pods are under pressure?

I am quite sure that air prejudices the quality of the coffee. So why some coffee pods are under pressure? Shouldn't they be in vacuum?
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How Much Should I Spend When Investing In An At-Home Espresso Machine?

I remember discussing the merits of different espresso machines a while back at my local coffee shop with a seasoned barista. His advice was that anything priced below $1000 would produce sub-par ...
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Get the best from a Gaggia Unica coffee machine

I have a Gaggia Unica bean-to-cup machine and I want to use this machine to get the best quality coffee possible. How should I use and maintain/clean the machine to ensure the highest standard of ...
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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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Store Costco beans in individual vacuum sealed canisters?

Is it a good idea to split bulk (2-3 pound bags) Costco coffee beans into separate (1 pound) vacuum sealed canisters? This would be done quickly for reduced oxygen exposure. I would use up a canister ...
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What are the differences in perceived quality of Robusta vs Arabica bean blends?

There are many different varieties of coffe, but cafea arabica and cafea robusta are two different species grown in my region of Colombia, robusta specifically grown for its increased resistance to ...
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What affects coffee quality? [closed]

When I go to a coffee shop, I see many different coffees. There are these cheap powdered coffees that don't taste too good, ground coffee, and whole coffee beans. On the internet or in specialty shops,...