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Is it safe to give decaf coffee to a child?

You may find similar discussion mostly on the health tag. The most relevant question was previously closed on Coffee SE site as it was opinion-based. What's the minimum recommended age for ...
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How to order Caffe Macchiato and be sure you get one?

The problem with ordering a "Macchiato" is that it's only half of the name of a traditional coffee drink. "Macchiato" means "stained" or "flecked" and not more. In Italy, you have either Latte ...
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What is Navy coffee?

What is Navy coffee? No one really knows for sure. Some naval vessels used to put salt in the coffee either to kill the bitterness (or to help stay hydrated), but it was neither a universal or ...
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Is it safe to consume roasted rice as a substitute for coffee beans?

While I never heard of rice as coffee-substitute, people have used roasted malted barley, spelt, chicory or dandelion roots or even acorns (and other foods) to make a dark, aromatic brew that was used ...
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How can I make coffee without a machine?

Cold brew, SUPER simple version. A.K.A. my college days version. One tbsp of any coffee per cup of water. Let it sit in the fridge for about 12 hrs. Pour and drink. In my college days I got a half ...
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Are there any recipes for coffee+whisky?

Irish Coffe is a very famous one. 1 cup freshly brewed hot coffee 1 tablespoon brown sugar 1 jigger Irish whiskey (1 1/2 ounces or 3 tablespoons) Heavy cream, slightly whipped Read more at: Original ...
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What is the most expensive coffee in the world?

It is true, that Kopi Luwak is one of the most expensive coffee bean. The process to achieve specialised coffee is long and they are risks of failing is very high. Thus, it makes it more expensive. ...
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Indians understanding coffee

I am South Indian and a coffee fanatic; and each time I order an espresso, the coffee shop staff member will be sure to say, there is no milk in it. They don't say 'no sugar' in my town because ...
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How can I make coffee without a machine?

A "pour over coffee cone and paper filter" will make excellent coffee. You'll only need to get good ground coffee and hot water to enjoy coffee aroma and taste. Hope this is helpful
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Best stories of coffee consumption in historical times?

A story often shared as the origin of coffee consumption is that of Kaldi and The Dancing Goats, which comes out of Ethiopia, the birthplace of coffee. Kaldi was a herder who discovered his goats ...
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Coffee will make you lean?

I think caffeine can´t make you lean if you eat well & health food, and of course doing some exercises, gym, jogging etc. Caffeine is most consumed psychoactive drug, legal of course(more at wiki)....
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What/when/how do you consider coffee as organic?

You were most likely right in saying 'no' straight out. Coffee is considered organic if no chemical substances were used for its production. This includes herbicides, pesticides, and I believe some ...
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Is there a group identity for coffee drinkers who care, but compromise?

Based on the wording of your question; I believe there is no current classification for this denomination in the coffee market. When you compare this with the electronics market; there are devices ...
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Why are Robusta beans considered 'low brow'?

Because they are low brow, that is lower quality and much less desirable. Robusta beans are generally regarded as inferior to Arabica and command about half the price. Many coffee producers will ...
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It is good for my health to drink coffee 10 times a day?

Caffeine content of coffee varies widely depending on many factors. How much caffeine does your 10 cups contain? And how much is too much? The Mayo Clinic website has addressed exactly what you are ...
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Best stories of coffee consumption in historical times?

Another interesting one is the story of the first coffee house in Vienna. It starts with the siege of Vienna by the Ottomans in the end of the 16th century. Jerzy Franciszek Kulczycki is a Polish/...
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Best stories of coffee consumption in historical times?

One interesting story is Ottoman Sultan Murat IV banned coffee consumption in Istanbul in between 1632 to 1640. The reason is simple, the people were sitting in "kahvehane"s (the coffeehouses) of ...
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Are there any recipes for coffee+whisky?

Sure, Cafe Carajillo is a well-known recipe to consume whisky and coffee together. It is black coffee, some whisky and herbs mixed together. I'm sure professional bartenders probably know or invent ...
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Are there any recipes for coffee+whisky?

There's an interesting article from Whisky Advocate about aging of coffee and whiskey with some history and current offerings. Specifically, it talks about using a whiskey barrel, after the whiskey ...
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How much time should I wait between drinking coffee?

I don't know that this is a standard time period.. Honestly, the more coffee you drink, the less you are going to get the 'buzz' going. A lot of this depends on your body type, activity level, and ...
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is it true that some coffee types contain elephants dung?

This is actually called black ivory coffee. Cambodia is not actually where you get this coffee originally. The company that creates this coffee is actually based in Thailand and uses coffee beans and ...
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What are good brewing practices?

The problem doesn't seem to be in your brewing practices but in the way you store your coffee. Roasted coffee starts to stale soon after the resting/degassing period ends. Ideally you ought to store ...
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What is Pablo coffee?

Pablo coffee was an Australian brand of instant coffee that was a household staple in the 60s and 70s and still advertised in the 80s. After that, it seems to have disappeared from the market.
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What is the history of coffee?

Disclaimer: The great article of Reginald Smith's "A History of Coffee" is a must read for everybody who has interest. One of the stories of coffee's discovery, which is more common than others is as ...
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Tap water or bottled water?

Just think that your drink, coffee, is around 97-98% water so you need quality water to make a quality cup of coffee due the following: Tap water, beside the calcium, will have additional components ...
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How can I make coffee without a machine?

If you have access to an electric outlet, small coffee machines are cheap. If you have access to hot water or a way to create hot water (a gas burner in a communal kitchen, perhaps) there are tons of ...
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How can I make coffee without a machine?

Well, when there is no grinder, plunger, filter machine, or espresso machine, and even no cone filter papers, you still can make a great cup of coffee. I used to do this method when my coffee machine ...
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Can coffee be reheated to taste like the first cup?

My first read of your title was literal, and I thought, "Sure, you can probably reheat coffee and make it taste like dirty porcelain." :-) A number of things can change the taste. Just ...
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Coffee will make you lean?

Correct. It (caffeine) can make you lean. But just a bit. It increases the overall speed of the metabolism, thus the body burns more fats. However, I don't think its effect is overwhelming. Also, ...
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Do we know when the first cappuccino was brewed and how it acquired its name?

It was in Vienna, by a Capuchin Monk who is a friend of the owner of the first coffee shop of the city. Please see this previous answer.
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