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Questions tagged [temperature]

More than just the amount of heat energy contained in coffee: from extraction to serving, temperature has myriad effects on the quality and flavour of the resulting beverage.

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How to keep a cup of Coffee hot enough not to burn me?

When I warm a cup of water up in a microwave I get the feeling that is gets too hot for me to drink it without burning my lips. But, then it chills too fast, which renders me to drink it all before it'...
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How can I keep several pots of coffee warm?

I am the coffee guy for my parish's Fall Festival and every year I hit the same snag when it comes time to serve the coffee. This is the scenario: I am given: 20 silver pots with vacuum sealed ...
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Water temperature for Aeropress: inverted vs tradional

I was wondering why the aeropress directions call for water that is between 165~175 °F (73~79 °C)? I always though that water should be between 195~205 °F (90~96 °C). Also, I've read a few things ...
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Cold brewing at varying temperatures - How does steeping temperature affect extraction?

I've always cold brewed at ambient temperatures (typically in the 68-74F range). I've recently been speaking with people who say that they only cold brew at refrigerated temperatures, stating that it ...
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Does room temperature matter when dripping?

When hand dripping coffee in Winter, some water vanishes into mist. We obviously need to go quick before the water temperature drops too much. Also, a cold room tends to cause more mist, making hard ...
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What happens to ground coffee if poured over with very warm instead of hot water?

I drink my coffee by putting ground coffee into a cup and pour it over with water that comes out of a heated Nespresso machine (I don't like to use capsules). However, I noticed that the water that ...
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How should I get the most flavors from my coffee in different temperatures while drinking?

I seem to notice that once my coffee has cooled down significantly, then I am able to taste a wider range of flavors. Am I the only one experiencing this, and is there a way to get different/more ...
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Can a handheld milk frother produce micro-foam?

When steaming milk with a steam wand, many sources I've found say that the texturing stage of milk frothing can only be done before the milk reaches body temperature, hence why cooling milk and milk ...
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What temperature to froth hemp milk to?

When frothing cow's milk, if you exceed 150 degrees, you can scald the milk which makes it taste like eggs. Is there a similar upper temperature for hemp milk?
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What water temperature and pour speed are best for pour-over method?

I had a recent discussion with a friend of mine, which is the right method to brew the coffee for pour-over. I read that it's best to pour in hot (but not boiling) water into the filter and moisten ...
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Ideal Way to control shot extraction with Gaggia Classic

Wanted to know if anyone has a really good, possibly verified method of controlling shot preparation and extraction with an unmodified Gaggia Classic espresso machine. I don't have, nor do I want to ...
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Does it make a difference whether the moka lid is open or not?

When brewing coffee with a moka pot, I often leave the lid open so I can better tell when the coffee is ready. Is having the lid off affecting the brewing process in any significant way? I imagine ...
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What variables in brewing have the biggest effect on taste?

I've been brewing my coffee with an AeroPress for a couple of years now and I've become aware of the huge number of variables available to me in making my morning Java. Assuming the same bean and ...
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Did people actually drink coffee off the saucer?

This website has a claim that seems somewhat ludicrous nowadays. "[People] used to pour coffee into the saucer to cool it off, and slurped it off the saucer. This seems laughably silly by modern ...
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How do various factors interact in preparation? [closed]

Obviously, differencies in a bunch of parameters yield variance in flavour and acidity? This is not only temperature, but also time (from the rapid espresso to Cezve to all-nighter cold brews), amount ...
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Do flavoured coffee beans need to be brewed at a different temperature?

I have in the past seen flavoured whole coffee beans on sale. Here is an example (though it was a roadside market stall where I saw them). Do you need to brew the coffee at a lower temperature, or ...
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What is/are the ideal brewing temperature(s) when preparing coffee? [closed]

I know that coffee in a coffee machine is usually prepared using a temperature between 91–94 °C. Some people say 85°C is ideal. The pressure is usually between 8 and 18 bars. My questions are ...
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How does the temperature of the water affect the taste of the coffee

Many methods of brewing coffee differ in the temperature of the water among other factors. Some people swear by cold-brewing, others do slow pour overs with piping hot water. How exactly is coffee ...