Questions tagged [terminology]

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What do the terms extraction and strength mean?

A number of questions use the terms extraction and strength in a broad sense like "how much stuff comes out of the coffee beans." But "technically" speaking: What do the terms extraction and strength ...
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What is a shot?

I have visited Starbucks lots of times for their delicious coffee. As I stand in line, I hear people order coffee with like extra shots. I tried searching up what it means but to no avail. Here's an ...
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What is the difference between the terms percolation and brewing in English?

Percolation and brewing seem used quite interchangeably in English, in many contexts, but not all. For example, I can often see "percolation time" in technical documents or Wikipedia entries, but ...
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