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Triple heating of the Turkish coffee

Disclaimer: This will be a long answer. I expect that it wont be as good as I want at first. I may make corrections/additions afterwards. I am a native Turkish, drinking kgs of coffee each week and ...
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Milk in place of water

Attempt 1 For the first attempt, I brewed it exactly like I brew my normal (water-based) coffee. I used a French Press with a light/medium roast, heating the milk in Pyrex in a microwave. The milk ...
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Should I press the coffee into my espresso machine?

The process of compressing the coffee powder in a portafilter of an espresso machine before pulling the shot is called tamping. There is a lot of information available on the web explaining how it is ...
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how to make French Press coffee the right way?

Is it possible that you read a few posts on the Internet the wrong way? The grounds will not disappear, if anything they will appear "more", volume-wise because they swell in the hot water. There are ...
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how to make French Press coffee the right way?

How's the mastering coming? Thought I would weigh in to provide a little extra help. I'm a barista and head of customer education at Handground. We are working on a French Press brew guide right now ...
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Is dark roast stronger than light roast?

Strength is an interesting wording, but some people use it. Mostly, caramelized or burnt flavors get visible during the roasting process. Understanding Coffee Bean names as they relate to roast As ...
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Non-plastic version of an AeroPress?

This may be off topic because it is opinion-based and hypothetical in nature. There may be some merit however because it is presented with a "fair and impartial tone" and invites experiences over ...
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Why do some grounds float and others sink when brewing by pour over

Bean density varies dramatically with roast level. The more roasted a bean is, the less dense it becomes. My guess would be that less dense beans would have more of a tendency to float and more ...
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Warm Brew Coffee?

Well I'm a chemist, but I can't say I'm an expert at scientific coffee extraction; take what I've got to say with a grain of salt. Whenever you are extracting something into water, the temperature ...
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Coffee ground too finely - how to deal with it?

In this case, my usual pre-coffee tiredness solved the problem: I had planned to mix the espresso grind with my usual grind to minimize the total amount of grounds in the cup. The idea was 1/2 too-...
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How to create green coffee?

What I have seen online suggests that it is what one would think of as severely under roasted (by coffee standards) coffee. The flavor profile is very different than traditionally roasted coffee and ...
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How best to reduce tannins in black coffee?

Salt can reduce the perception of bitterness. Sugar-alternatives can help too (stevia, et al.). But assuming you don't want to add anything to your straight black coffee, I would change what you have ...
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Milk in place of water

Milk doesn't work well for brewing, primarily because of the calcium and sugar (lactose). Calcium is one of the minerals in "hard water" that will build up and clog pipes. You're going to be left ...
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Why do I need to warm a french press before using it?

To keep the brewing temperature as stable as possible. When using glassware during brewing as in French-press, V60 or Chemex, it is important to warm up the gadgets prior to brewing. Normally, the ...
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Most moka pots don't work on my induction stove. How can I still use them?

Shop for stainless pots with a magnet! If it sticks, they will work provided the base is big enough. I found a larger unbranded one (at Goodwill!) with a flared base that works perfectly with my ...
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Does the hardness of water matter when making coffee?

Just to provide more information to reaffirm @joshua's answer, there is an entire book that talks about this topic: Water For Coffee - Maxwell Colonna-Dashwood & Christopher H. Hendon with ...
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What is the difference between the terms percolation and brewing in English?

Brewing is a part of every coffee preparation method: it's the time when the water (or steam) is in contact with the grounds. It is a generic term. Percolation however, would only be used when making ...
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Adding Cinnamon to Coffee?

I've tried it and liked it, but that's just because I like the taste of cinnamon in general. It doesn't enhance the taste of the coffee itself, per se, but adds its own additional flavor, which does ...
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Milk in place of water

I think it would be harder to extract everything that you would like from the coffee with milk for a few reasons. heat effects the extraction process. For most methods you are aiming for a ...
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Is dark roast stronger than light roast?

Dark roast is stronger taste than light roast, given the same beans. Bitterness tends to dominate the flavors: Original flavors you can feel on light roast usually disappear with darker roasts. Dark ...
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How do I know when to end the bloom?

The bloom should be 30s for V60 and 40-45s for Chemex and Kalita and 30s for full immersion methods (like AeroPress or French Press). Blooming is not just about degassing but also to saturate the ...
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What Type of Coffee Pot is Shown in Billy Joel's "We Didn't Start the Fire"?

This is a vacuum coffee maker or siphon. The invention is nearly 200 years old and uses the physical principles of vapor pressure and vacuum. When placed on a heat source, boiling water creates steam ...
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Why can’t I find natural beans easily?

Consumers (and marketers) are expanding their vocabulary for describing coffee. And at the same time coffee producers are improving and refining their methods. Both of these I think contribute to what ...
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Using Nescafe Gold on Espresso Maker

Absolutely not! The Nescafé is not coffee in the sense of coffee beans, ground, ready for brewing. It’s instant coffee, which means coffee was brewed and then freeze-dried. The resulting granules can ...
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Approximately how many cups (by volume) are in a pound of ground coffee beans?

In case the question is relevant to the coffee beverage: The well-known recipe for the ground coffee to coffee beverage ratio is around 1:20. One pound is equivalent of 453.6 grams. Therefore; you ...
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Why are Costa or Starbucks lattes so good?

I'm not familiar with Costa, but I am with Starbucks. Let me offer my ideas in what's different. Starbucks stores use fully automatic espresso machines with semi automatic frothing wands. The espresso ...
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Brewing with the same coffee grounds twice?

I used to do this for a co-worker and me. We'd use three AeroPress spoonfuls of coffee (which is a lot) to make two cups. I think the theory was that the saturation of that much coffee grounds in the ...
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Brewing with the same coffee grounds twice?

I think this question has been satisfactorily answered for hot brewing, like in an Aeropress. I think it's worth adding that double-brewing is worth trying if you cold brew. I have recently tried ...
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Why isn't coffee commonly sold in sachets, like tea bags?

Holy smokes people! Been around for years and years. AMWAY sold it and it was a big hit. Superior Brand Today, Folgers and other brands have sealed in foil coffee in bags. Folgers Classic Medium ...
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How do I use this Indian coffee maker?

You need really finely ground coffee powder, finer than espresso. Most South Indian families (where this filter is primarily used) use a mix of chicory and coffee, but thats really up to you. Put the ...
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