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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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Aluminium moka pot put through dishwasher and then polished - would it alter taste?

As you suggest and note in your question, and it deserves repeating: Aluminum of any kind is generally not recommended for the dishwasher: it is likely to corrode / oxidize like your pot did. Keeping ...
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What's the basket/tamper size for Gaggia Classic?

Actually the most common and widely used basket/tamper size is the 58mm. It also seemed, from a quick Google, that the Gaggia Classic does indeed use a 58mm portafilter basket so you'll want to find a ...
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Is there a difference in quality of using a plastic/wood/metal stirrer?

I'm just reasoning... Polished gold or porcelain must be the ideal stirrers as they won't chemically react. I opt for porcelain as it may also help keeping the coffee warm as its thermal conductivity ...
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Are there any ways that coffee consumers can measure the caffeine content of what they are drinking by themselves?

It really depends on your budget. You say you are fine with a bit of an investment - how does 2500$ sound? For that price you can get a Lighttells CA-700 which lets you analyze the caffeine content in ...
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How can I make filtering my cold brew easier?

Well this idea was not entirely mine. Some of my senior colleagues gave me this idea a long time ago. When I make Cold Brew, what I do is: First simply let the coffee grounds steep in the water (no ...
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How Much Should I Spend When Investing In An At-Home Espresso Machine?

It's important to note that you should be thinking of your entire espresso budget (i.e. Machine, Grinder, and Accessories) when trying to find the "right" price. If you were to buy a $1000 machine, ...
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What is the best coffee brewing method to learn at home? What equipment shall i prepare?

I am unsure if you are comjng from the perspective of someone who wants to become a barista or someone who is interested in making quality coffee at home. In my opinion learning how to brew quality ...
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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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Which is better for grinding coffee: Food processor or blender?

I guess both food processors and blenders would act like big blade grinders. Blade grinders give particles of a wide range of sizes, from fine dust to chunks. This gives uneven flavor extraction (if ...
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Is the moka pot predisposed to producing burnt or bitter coffee?

This is nothing I've tried myself, but to add onto your theory of the heat required to brew the Moka-Pot, I believe we'll arrive at an answer. The problem is not likely the water temperature itself, ...
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What is the least expensive technique for an at-home coffee brewing novice?

Assuming they're done properly, one brewing method isn't better than another in the sense it produces better coffee. Different brewing methods produce different flavor profiles, and work best with ...
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What is the cheapest way to use coffee beans?

There are many ways to brew coffee, and several that are on the "inexpensive" end of the spectrum. Your tone sounds like you're not very into coffee, so to that end here are my broad recommendations ...
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What are important factors to consider for a bean-to-cup machine?

Some major factors for consideration: 1) Manufacturer and warranty - with more integrated parts I've had to return or replace my fair share of these (and finally moved to separate machines for better ...
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How Can I Program A Robot to make coffee For me when I wake up?

Sure you can. Get, for example, a PR2 robot and program it accordingly. You can also use simpler robots, but in all cases, you will either end up with a ridiculous amount of cost, or with a very ...
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What is a FlavorLockā„¢ 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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Starting a cafe -- simple and gradual ways?

Ah, I was going to make the same point as Travelling Particle - work in a coffee shop - but then you mention that you are in Japan. First, you will need to find a roaster where you can get fresh ...
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Starting a cafe -- simple and gradual ways?

You may want to consider if you niche will be roasting your own beans, instead of just buying certain varieties. I'm a home roaster, and have a legion of people (who I assume would still be my ...
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What's the volume of Brikka 2 cup water chamber?

MT San' answer is not correct. He gives a link for Moka Express measurement. Brikka is different. 2 cup version should be filled with 60-70 ml of water in the bottom chamber. Check the upper chamber, ...
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Tap water or bottled water?

The water in London is hard enough to nail to the wall in sheets;) High calcium [& magnesium] content is the very definition of 'hard' water. It is so bad here it actually forms a strange almost ...
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Is the moka pot predisposed to producing burnt or bitter coffee?

Don't tamp. Tamping increases pressure requires for steam to escape due to compacting of the grinds, and that means the chamber will have to get hotter and produce a greater chance of the coffee ...
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How can I clean my these spots on my aluminium moka pot?

That looks very much like aluminum oxide, caused by exposure of aluminum to oxygen in the air. Don't worry. However unsightly it looks, it's not dangerous. You should be able to remove it with white ...
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Is a ceramic pitcher suitable for frothing milk?

I think ceramic shouldn't pose any problem in terms of heating. Since the heating element is in the center, sticking in the milk, it shouldn't affect evenness. The material may absorb a significant ...
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How to assemble needles in Sworksdesign's Espresso WDT tool?

With the advice from redditer bigalbundy1827 I did the following: Just push needles in every second hole plus one needle with the advise bent in the middle channel. Make sure to put the wired side of ...
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Are there any ways that coffee consumers can measure the caffeine content of what they are drinking by themselves?

You can get caffeine testing stripsšŸ¦Æ that you can dip into coffeeā˜•, and they'll give you an ideašŸ’” of how much caffeine is in the brew. Here's one brand, D+Caf, but there are some others. They look ...
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How does Nel Drip compare to paper filtered Pour Over?

One thing that the flavor profile doesn't cover is "mouth feel". According to one Nel aficionado, Nel Coffee has a consistency or mouth feel that's different from traditional pour over. Nel Coffee ...
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How can I make filtering my cold brew easier?

I've also taken a hint from the tea world and decided to just bag it! I've had good results using a cotton bag with a draw string top to hold my ground coffee. Dump the coffee in the bag, cinch the ...
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How can I make filtering my cold brew easier?

Container brew and discard the sludge As detailed in this answer, make the cold brew in a container. The grounds will settle to the bottom. When you serve yourself, pour gently and the grounds will ...
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