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What are low-maintenance and plastic-free options for making coffee?
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What nobody has mentioned so far is a simple pour-over setup. Basically like the drip machine, just without the automatic and plastic parts. Assuming that you have an electric or stovetop kettle (or ...

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Stirring Nescafe before filling the mug
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Based on this question and the experiment it prompted, I’d say no difference whatsoever. There’s one small caveat, though: if you happen to have a brand of instant coffee that doesn’t dissolve well, ...

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Why is a cup of coffee not 6 oz.?
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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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Can “coffee” be made from other ingredients beyond coffee beans?
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Your thoughts are neither new nor unheard of. Coffee as a product has always been a luxury item in most parts of the world, so consumers have been creative in finding substitutes for the real deal ...

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Is it safe to deburr a Moka pot with a file
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It’s safe as far as material is concerned: Aluminum is typically not coated, it forms its own protective layer of aluminum oxide pretty much as soon as the bare metal is exposed to oxygen and water (...

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Storing cream in my office
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Full disclosure: The same question was asked at Seasoned Advice and I am re-posting my answer from there with minor adjustments. I would invest in a small thermos bottle, about the size of what you ...

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Is there actually any taste (especially flavor) difference between Dalgona method and normal method of making instant cofffee?
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My first instinct was to answer “no way, that’s instant coffee, where there’s no complex flavor to start with, we can stir the heck out of it and get no change”. On the other side, preparation can ...

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Why is tamping necessary for espresso machines but not mokas?
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A Moka (usually) has a safety valve that will prevent the pot from exceeding a target pressure. It’s balanced in a way that the pressure that builds when using a Moka pot is just right when the ...

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Why do espresso grains have to be finely ground and French press grains coursely ground?
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Coffee brewing is simple physics and chemistry. In short, soluble compounds and oils migrate from the beans to the water. The extraction will depend on temperature, pressure and contact area between ...

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Is coffee grinder adjustability worth the higher price?
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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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Why does my coffee machine trip the electrical circuit during or shortly after brewing?
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If you have observed the problem on different outlets and even in different houses, the only common factor is the machine itself. The exact cause can’t be assessed via the Internet and unless you are ...

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Why are Costa or Starbucks lattes so good?
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The only thing you haven’t tried according to your list is genuine espresso with steamed milk. The standard coffee chain menu is based on espresso shots and steamed milk, in various ratios, and ...

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How to reduce acidity (and increase strength) of moka pot coffee?
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Mokas are designed for a fixed water / coffee ratio, given by the volumes of the respective chambers. As a baseline, you should always fill up both, for the water until just below the valve or to the ...

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How to make a very DENSE mocha?
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The mouthfeel of a mocha is based on the milk. More precisely, the creaminess that comes from the tiny bubbles in the steamed and frothed milk. You get the “fullest” or “densest” effect when you ...

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What type of coffee maker is this?
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This is a typical moka pot. The confusion may stem from the fact that the principle of a moka pot is somewhat similar to a percolator, just without a back flow (sort of a “one way percolator”), and in ...

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Troubleshooting Moka coffee grind size vs sediments
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A Moka grind is a tad coarser than espresso grind and ideally finer than standard pour over. If it’s too fine, you’ll see the excessive sediments or - worst case - even clogging up. The size of the ...

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What bean-to-cup machines are available with dual hopper system to allow regular and decaf at the same machine?
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Many single-hopper machines have a little flap, drawer or similar opening where you can add ground coffee for one serving. If you add one type of beans in the machine’s hopper you can use the second ...

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Left on the stovetop without water -- do I need a new moka pot?
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We have an almost identical Q/A, just without a burnt gasket. In short, aluminum is very heat tolerant and unless you see some unexpected warping or other deformation (unlikely, I would assume), ...

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Why do we wait four minutes before pressing down the French press?
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The process of brewing coffee is chemically speaking an extraction - flavor compounds, caffeine etc. migrate into the hot water (compare to steeping tea). The speed of that process is determined by ...

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Reroasting coffee beans after a couple of years - is it worth it?
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Honestly, I would discard them. The flavor is developed by roasting, but once it’s gone, it’s gone. We are talking about volatile aromatic compounds, that likely have degraded or evaporated (yes, it ...

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Is it possible to airlock a V60 brew?
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Looking at the question from another angle, there’s nothing that would prevent an airlock, except your little pieces, of course. The chance that the filter holder and the cup rim fit so perfectly for ...

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Is dalgona coffee without sugar still "fluffy"?
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I have just made one batch with Xylitol: Other websites also recommend Erythritol - which isn’t surprising, considering that both are sugar alcohols. (Note that both can have a laxative effect, ...

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Simulated Vietnamese coffee in Bobba bars
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A bubble tea (or in this case, coffee) drink consists of roughly these parts: a liquid (in this case, coffee or espresso) sugar and / or a flavoring ingredient tapioca pearls ice to dilute and ...

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Spots on Moka Pot, I suspect they are mold
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Your problem falls into two categories. The bottom part with the suspicious spots. I think this is just another example of oxidation as mentioned here and here. Follow the instructions in the linked ...

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Espresso machine stops working after making 2 cups
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A machine turning itself off and working fine after a resting period sounds like a protective mechanism jumping in. If pulling multiple cups was fine in the past and now isn’t, it seems like some ...

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Accidentially put aluminum moka pot on stove without water ... is it still usable?
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You should be totally fine - and you aren’t the first person who did something like this. Aluminum melts at a whopping 660C (933K) and while pure aluminum is chemically very reactive, the pot with ...

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How many grams of coffee to use with the George Howell Kalita Wave recipe?
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The given ratio is maybe a bit unusual - many sources for pour-over irrespective of the exact brand (Chemex, Hario,...) give 1:17 or 60g per liter of water, which is 16.666. This seems to be the ...

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Is it hard to clean an Automated Expresso Machine?
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The clear answer: It depends. First, not all fully automatic models are constructed in the same way. Which also means the required effort varies between brands and models. Some are pretty self-...

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How does Caffeine-free coffee affect your body?
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Disclaimer: I am neither a doctor nor a chemist. The following statements rely heavily on the German Wikipedia article on chlorogenic acid and some other sources that are typically considered ...

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Getting large volume lattes
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Assuming you are not planning to buy a lot more machinery, you can simply use the Nespresso to make espresso - depending on your preferred strength, two to three shots should be what you need for your ...

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