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Is it possible to grow plants in used coffee ground so that they get coffee flavor?

Adding coffee grounds to a planting medium (e.g. soil) adds fatty acids, essential oils and nutrients that enrich soil which can help the growth of the plant and it may also affect the colour. One ...
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What volume of beans yields a tablespoon of ground coffee?

Here's an opportunity to start refining your brewing process. Coffee brewers, including myself, tend to use weight as our measuring unit as opposed to volume since bean sizes vary significantly ...
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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 can I minimize the amount of grounds at the bottom of my French press coffee?

I am South Indian and this is a coffee producing region, but the typical local coffee in my home state is sold ground extremely fine and will pass through the metal mesh filter of a French press. ...
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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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Does ground coffee lose caffeine like it loses aroma?

Caffeine has a very very low vapor pressure 9.0X10-7 mm Hg at 25 deg C. Source Almost none would evaporate.
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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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Re-using spent coffee grounds?

There are a few elements to this answer, so I'll try to tackle them one by one. is it possible to brew another cup with the used grounds...? Yes. It is physically possible to do this. Just do what ...
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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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Coffee Grinder vs. Spice Grinder - What's the difference?

(Note: With a general perspective, you may classify coffee as a spice.) I imagine you mention the hand grinders. In that case, the main difference is the size of the canals of the grinders. E.g. in a ...
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Is it possible to grow plants in used coffee ground so that they get coffee flavor?

Although the way plants digest food is very different to humans, the overall principle is the same: nutrients go in, and are completely broken down into very basic building blocks (amino acids, simple ...
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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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What gives Turkish coffee that unique "quality"?

Disclaimer: Frankly, since I was registered to this site, I was thinking on answering this very question. So, here you will see the answer in a while. Most of you very probably will not like it. Still,...
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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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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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How quickly does ground coffee get stale?

I can say, by experience, that it's not a superstition. Maybe not seconds, but for sure it's just a few minutes. Maybe someone could find a reference to an experiment or I may encounter and add it ...
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Decaf coffee, how to make our own

In short: Very probably, you will lose the very best part of your coffee. Caffeine is highly soluble, yes. But, also the other lipids and aromatics, too. So, you cannot obtain the benefits of ...
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Will emptying used coffee grounds into the sink drain damage my pipes?

You don‘t need the advice of coffee drinkers, you need advice from a plumber (which I am admittedly not, but I have enough contacts in the industry) and a gardener to chime in. In short: Don’t do it. ...
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Coffee Expired before its mentioned date?

I am afraid that there are two misconceptions One, what you have in the jar are not coffee beans, it’s freeze-dried prepared coffee. Think of it as the coffee equivalent of bullion cubes. Two, the ...
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I made a mistake ordering ground coffee - will Expresso ground coffee work for a French Press?

Ideally from a business setting Order new coffee and give the grounds away to someone who can make espresso from it. You could offer it as a gift to guests or others. If you do end up using it for the ...
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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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How to make perfect coffee espresso?

Your basket has a size that suits a certain amount of coffee. This can range anywhere between 8-10g to 22g. Check if there are any indicators of this. Failing that, overfill the basket and then sweep ...
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Capresso Static Effects on Grounds

Try putting a couple of drops of water in your coffee beans before putting them in the grinder's hopper. Known as the Ross Droplet Technique.
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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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What happens to ground coffee if poured over with very warm instead of hot water?

Well first we should probably establish how cold the water is once it hits the ground. I imagine it is heated to almost boiling temperature in the Nespresso machine, however when it comes out and hits ...
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How much "coffee" is there in my cup?

This is discussed in many different contexts many times, I assume. So, I can say not a very strange question in essence. I advise you to check a previous answer first. It includes a very nice chart ...
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Adding Cinnamon to Coffee?

i think it doesn't make coffee taste better. it's up to you, if you like coffee and like cinnamon - then go for it, why not? generally speaking, adding spices makes the coffee good for you. it is ...
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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's a good small hand / electric grinder available on the market?

I was nearly sure that I have already read the answer somewhere here. I couldn't find it. There might be a duplicate somewhere, or distributed among several answers. Anyway... Hand grinders could be ...
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