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Why is coffee mostly hot brewed?

Let's take a look at what turns coffee grounds and water into coffee: It's an extraction process where aromatic compounds and oils and caffeine are extracted from the coffee bean into the water. It's ...
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I'm perplexed on coffee types. What is filter ground coffee?

Filter ground coffee stands for roasted, then cracked to smaller pieces to be brewed easily coffee beans. The question is, how small and consistent you should crack them to pieces. This is important ...
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What is the standardized naming of this type of coffee?

The drip-type coffee is available in many countries in Europe. A list of names: Filterkaffee in Germany / Austria / Switzerland filterkaffe in Denmark and Sweden filterkoffie in the Netherlands kawa ...
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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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Is it a good idea to keep a coffeemaker if I only occasionally drink coffee?

Cleaning is a hassle, sure. But something else to consider is the recurring cost of the coffee itself. Where I live, a bag of coffee costs almost as much as a coffee maker. Cheap coffee makers can be ...
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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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Why does French press not give enough 'Caffeine Effect'?

One of the reasons I like my French Press is because of the caffeine boost. One simple answer to your question is to add more coffee grounds. But aside from the type and amount of coffee used there ...
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What grind to use for a Phin (Vietnamese Coffee Maker)?

For a phin, most websites recommend using a grind that you would use for a standard drip machine or a grind that is slightly coarser. Because every phin is different, it is necessary to experiment ...
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What Type of Coffee Is Used In a Coffee-Maker?

Ground coffee is just the roasted coffee beans ground up to a fine powder. In order to make the beverage coffee, you need to combine this with hot water to extract the flavour (there are many ...
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What makes coffee from a coffee shop/cafe better than the coffee I make at home?

Three things contribute to a good cup of coffee. The coffee itself. The tools used to prepare the coffee. The skills of the person making the coffee. Unless you're talking about espresso or espresso ...
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Why does commercially brewed coffee taste so much better?

I think there could be a few extra factors, besides grind type effecting your final cup. Are you trying to match the taste you get from an auto drip brewer by making your coffee with a v-60? ...
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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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What are low-maintenance and plastic-free options for making coffee?

A French Press lasts forever. Or until you drop it, whichever comes first. I have a stainless steel thermos French Press which is bullet proof and keeps coffee warm for hours. Or you could be a ...
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Certain Types of Coffee Machines Use Certain Filters?

Due to the fact that this is a lengthy question, I will try to be concise and to the point. In short, yes, all of these main types coffee makers use a different type or size of filter. Sometimes each ...
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Why is coffee mostly hot brewed?

It's the same answer to the question, Why does hot water clean better? When water is hot, the molecules spread farther apart and move around faster. This allows the molecules to work its way in to ...
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Is this kettle (Moka pot) intended for re-brewing coffee?

The photo you have posted is a standard moka pot (See Wikipedia entry here) by a well-known brand, actually the inventor of the moka pot. You should fill it up to the safety line. You should see it ...
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Espresso, pour starts dripping halfway?

It's the pre-infusion feature of your machine in conjunction with the grind you were using. From their site: Pre-Infusion: To extract the full flavor and aroma when you brew your espresso, the R58 ...
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Espresso, pour starts dripping halfway?

There may be some advice on this. My first will be to check the pressure as you can do this with your pretty machine. Please check if you are around 9 bars when pulling the shot. One reason of delay ...
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Why does commercially brewed coffee taste so much better?

Probably your grind, or your grounds to water ratio is off. I typically use around 8-9g grounds per 120g water. At this ratio, you should be getting very strong coffee from a pour over system, and ...
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Capsule holder drawer stuck in Minù Caffè Latte machine

Descaling was the answer! I mixed some vinegar with water in the tank (~1:1 ratio). I turned the dial to the dispensing positing, allowed some descaling solution to go through the machine. I turned ...
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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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Coffee machine for a small business

Recommendation Since you want a bean-to-cup brew machine, you're limiting yourself quite a bit in terms of choice. That can be a good thing as it narrows down your options. When to bean-to-cup brew ...
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Is coffee grinder adjustability worth the higher price?

You absolutely want to be able to choose grind size - even if you have a preferred brewing method and beans, you still want to be able to make some adjustments up or down if necessary. Even more so if ...
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What is a FlavorLock™ bag?

This question is actually answered on the website of the coffee producer. To summarize, the roasting process of coffee produces carbon dioxide inside the beans, which takes a while to find its way ...
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What is the right coffee ground size for an espresso coffee machine?

Practically speaking, an arbitrary number can only get you so far. What you need to focus on is what we would call 'dialling in'. This is a term to describe the process by which we find the most ...
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Good quality espresso / cappuccino maker that doesn't leak or break within 18 months of use

I think I put a new gasket in the Vesuviana once, but I find it more of a pain to clean than I like. Still, gotta be pushing 50 years old, pretty reliable. Also a stovetop device, but purported ...
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Why does French press not give enough 'Caffeine Effect'?

Funnily enough, I often find espresso based coffees don't provide the same jolt in the morning, whereas coffee from a cafetiere does. However, keeping on topic, there is a lot of personal preference ...
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Why does French press not give enough 'Caffeine Effect'?

Per that pinnacle of modern "research", caffeine is extracted early/easily, so long brew times are probably going to have minimal effect. I have actually been going through a French-press phase ...
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Why does French press not give enough 'Caffeine Effect'?

You may stir(, preferably quite a lot). As discussed in this question stirring eases coffee extraction.
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