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What's The Difference Between Paper and Long-Lasting Filters

tl;dr: Permanent filters win on cost over time. Paper filters win on performance, clean-up, and health. Flavour is personal preference. Composting paper filters and spent grounds alleviates most of ...
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What's the theory behind using thin spouted kettles when making drip/pour over coffee

By having a thin spout, you can more finely control the flow rate and where the water lands. When making pour-over coffee, you want to control the water level in the cone to control the brew time ...
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How can I cost-effectively improve the coffee supply in my company break room?

The easiest step would be to swap out the Maxwell House coffee for something of higher quality. If there are local roasters nearby, check to see if they do wholesale or bulk orders, and then order ...
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How does Nel Drip compare to paper filtered Pour Over?

Lets answer this question with some data! My company uses machine learning, data science, and sensory science to build flavor profiling and quality control tools for the craft beverage industry. ...
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How do brown and white paper filters compare?

There are many difference between the two filters. In this website. it states that: Today, most white paper filters are whitened with oxygen. Oxygen whitening is much more friendly to the ...
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What is coffee bloom

The gases themselves are largely composed of CO2 and moisture trapped in the grinds. My understanding is that releasing the gases ahead of time prevent the gasses from interfering with an even ...
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Why is a cup of coffee not 6 oz.?

Do not blame the coffee makers for what has always been an ambiguous measure - or rather, not a unit for measuring at all. Only in some areas of the world a "cup" has evolved into a fixed ...
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How can I cost-effectively improve the coffee supply in my company break room?

Coffee beans - I mean the type of coffee you actually drip. Exchange the coffee for 100% arabica coffee. it does not have to be even single source coffee. Good start for decent cup of coffee is ... ...
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Why do we need to fold the border of filters?

I did a little bit of research at the site of inventor of the coffee filter. It's Melitta from Germany. In the german FAQ I found the following: Warum falte ich Filterpapier vor dem Einlegen um? ...
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Why is a cup of coffee not 6 oz.?

The exact liquid measurement of a "cup" as noted on the side of a coffee maker is subjective since there is no industry wide standard unit of measure. Lee Denny explains this in his article: ...
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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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How fine should I grind coffee for drip/pour over coffee

In general consistency is more important than a specific setting. The key is that you can actually control both the size of the grind and actually achieve a homogenous grind allowing you to increase ...
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Does my coffee pot need to be fixed?

If you could be more specific with your question it would be easier to answer. For example was your previous "pot" a percolator or automatic coffee maker or what? By the same token, what is your ...
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Hario V60 Plastic Dripper vs Ceramic Dripper: Is there any difference in brew quality?

The main difference between the ceramic and plastic V60 is heat retention. The ceramic will retain heat and can be pre-warmed, creating a stable temperature. Depending on who you are this may not make ...
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Is an Americano the same as drip coffee?

Differences Crema: an espresso has crema whereas drip brew coffee doesn't. The reason for this is that an espresso is pulled under pressure. Paper filtered: drip brew tends to be filtered by paper of ...
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Should I rinse paper coffee filters before use?

Do you have maker with a removable filter basket? (Like the photo I attached below.) If so, then you might try what I've done: removing the basket placing the filter then running water through it ...
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How can I cost-effectively improve the coffee supply in my company break room?

My suggestion would be that you stop using the machine and take a pour over cone or french press and your own grinder to work. The reality that I have found is that most people are willing to drink ...
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What is coffee bloom

According to this site it's a by product of the roasting phase and occurs naturally hence the reason coffee bags have a degassing hole. When you grind the coffee the trapped gases are released and ...
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Pouring technique for drip/pour over coffee

From this site: Start with a grind size around that of coarse sugar. (Think Sugar in the Raw.) How much: Most pourover drippers work best when they're between one half to two-thirds ...
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Should I use weight or volume when measuring doses?

In cooking in general weighting dry ingredients would be much more precise and give you greater control over your variables.
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Is it possible to regrind beans?

With a blade grinder, yes. They already just chop the pieces smaller and smaller until you stop, anyway. With a burr grinder, it may be. But I make no promises that it won't clog the feeder. It's ...
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How long can I keep my carafe on the warmer?

It would depend on a number or factors including temperature of the warmer and humidity in the room. However, personally, I can begin to taste a difference after as little as 45 minutes on the warmer....
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Pouring technique for drip/pour over coffee

I highly recommend anyone looking at a pour over to take a look at the Clever Dripper. It's a pour over brewer with a plate at the bottom that restricts flow unless the unit is resting on a cup. You ...
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How can I cost-effectively improve the coffee supply in my company break room?

If you think you can get some money but not a lot, I'd start by switching to whole-bean coffee and purchasing both a grinder and air-tight containers to store the coffee in. Even cheap coffee tastes ...
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Should I rinse paper coffee filters before use?

I learned in a chemistry lab that a paper filter does not "work" i.e. "filter" if it is not wet. If you put a paper filter in the cone and wet it before putting the coffee in the filter works better ...
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What quantity of ground coffee should I use for an automatic drip machine?

I think you have already listed the "industry standard" that is the answer to your question. It is a good starting point for anyone and the amount can be adjusted by taste afterwards (more grounds ...
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How to prevent Bonavita 1900 TS drip-brewer from producing bitter flavored coffee?

I recently purchased the Bonavita as well. After years of using basic automatic drip coffee makers this was an adjustment. I still haven't perfected the art of the cup using the Bonavita. The problem ...
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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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Can regular drip coffee grounds be used for pour over coffee and achieve good results?

Yes, it'll be fine. Drip brewing and pour-over coffee are essentially the same process: Pour hot water over ground coffee to extract flavor compounds, then let the infused hot water solution drip ...
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