Shiri
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How can I improve this latte?
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I own this machine and have since moved on from it for the exact reasons you stated. It is possible to create microfoam that is good enough for making clearly defined latte art on the Delonghi Dedica ...

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What volume of beans yields a tablespoon of ground coffee?
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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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What makes a successful coffee shop?
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You're going to have to understand the market of the local area of where you intend to have your coffee shop. When starting out, I highly doubt people from miles away would travel just to receive a ...

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What skills/techniques are necessary for making espresso?
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If the concern is solely production of great espresso, I would argue that the 'skillset' required actually consists of a single point. Palate. Being able to discern flavours and work out what is good ...

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What's the basket/tamper size for Gaggia Classic?
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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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What is going wrong with this Espresso shot?
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I don't think anyone can really give a definitive answer to this but I'd like to chime in to try to help. It's almost impossible to find your answer because of how many different variables are at play ...

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Why am I not addicted to coffee?
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I also drink coffee fairly regularly and I too do not feel addiction towards it. People's tolerances and reactions to certain chemicals, including caffeine, are always different. One person may be ...

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What effect does portafilter diameter have on espresso?
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MT San talks about portafilters and the resulting differences between these portafilters that are different in size. I will discuss the differences in espresso extraction as a result of portafilter ...

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Coffee passing through filter during bloom
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The drip-through of water during the bloom process isn't itself a cause for worry of a 'bad' brew as this process is meant to aid degassing of the beans prior to the main brew pour. The amount of drip-...

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Why does instant coffee need more milk/sugar to get desired taste?
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This question is fairly ambiguous as you've simply described the result as a 'desired taste' so I cannot tackle the question from a specific angle. However, the differences you describe may be a ...

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What is the right coffee ground size for an espresso coffee machine?
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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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What is the reason that Aeropress coffee is more digestible?
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The digestive problems you've experienced may be due to the acidity of the coffee. Now lighter roasted coffee will definitely be more acidic so the roast level of the bean can be at play. Not only ...

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Shelf life of beans?
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I think it is generally regarded that beans are still 'fresh' within one month of roasting where the flavour profile of the bean will change over that one month. Dissecting it further, people tend to ...

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Coffee ground sieves: Can they make a noticeable change in the flavor?
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In all coffee-brewing methods, consistency is key. Different particle sizes of coffee will extract at different rates and controlling extraction rates and replicating them is part of making better and ...

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Can you use sparkling water to brew coffee?
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Good coffee is extracted via highly measured methods, methods that attempt to always replicate uniform extraction. Blooming is a step taken in drip/pourover and sometimes full immersion methods to ...

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Where can I find a stand-alone coffee wand for home use?
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Similar to what Ecnerwal wrote, a stovetop steamer is probably best for you. Check out the Bellman 50ss stovetop steamer which is available for $89. It is simple to use, with low maintenance and can ...

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Coffee ground too finely - how to deal with it?
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Try using a more controlled heat source. I find that brewing with a Moka pot on aggressive heat source that deliver high heat very quickly tend to produce high pressures in the chamber which, in your ...

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Calculate diluted concentration of cold-brew
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The math is fairly simple. You know for how much concentrated cold brew you will be using that it is at a ratio of 1:4. Since the resulting concentration of the cold brew is constant (since it has ...

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History of short and tall sizes
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The Short, Tall, and other sizing names are adopted by Starbucks to denote their own serving sizes. Any use in terms of coffee-serving sizes were coined initially by Starbucks which subsequently led ...

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Recommended time to finish a cup of coffee for the best caffeine surge?
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Physiologically, as soon as substances enter the body, they are being processed, entering your system and subsequently removed from it. By that logic, you will experience the greatest net effect of ...

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Delonghi Dedica rubber wand is propelled into milk pitcher
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Open the steam valve after it's heated up to release the built-up pressure. Then use it for steaming to avoid the rubber tip from shooting off due to high sudden pressures.

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How can I get a clean taste while drip brewing?
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The Kalita and Chemex equipment are designed for pour-over brewing. If you are using them as vessel-recipients of water from an automated dripper, it will not produce the kind of cup you desire due to ...

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Foam knife one on Breville dual boiler?
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Unfortunately, from some quick research, it looks like the Breville Dual Boiler has a steam arm that possesses a female thread where the steam tip is inserted into the steam arm. However the Foam ...

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How to create green coffee?
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This is most likely coffee mixed in with matcha (green tea) powder rather than it being 'green coffee'.

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Does instant coffee give a lesser buzz/high than conventional filter/french press coffee?
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I may be wrong but I think it's because instant has already been processed. If you're using ground coffee it's much more likely that any substances that coffee would normally come with would be ...

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