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Why are lattes often served in big, wide cups?
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It may be just me, but I think it has to do with aiming for a ratio of foam to liquid in each sip. Basically a taller cylindrical cup with the same amount of foam on it would cause the first couple ...

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How can I make filtering my cold brew easier?
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I tried making cold brew for the first time recently and I just poured the whole mess through the reusable metal screen filter that came with my cheap drip coffee machine. My drip machine is the ...

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How do I keep slime from collecting in my drip tray?
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If what you're seeing is mold or algae you may want to add a few table spoons of salt to the drip pan. I'm guessing that your slime is probably a fungus of some kind, rather than an algae. It has ...

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What is a shot?
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A "shot" in this context usually means one ounce, or so, of espresso. So a cup of coffee with two extra shots would be a cup of coffee with approximately two ounces of espresso added.

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How is Kahlúa made?
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From Kahlua's website it looks like they process sugar cane into molasses, ferment it, and distil it before adding coffee. The coffee, vanilla, and caramel is added eight weeks before the mixture is ...

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What changes need to be made to espresso machine so it can function properly in space?
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I was able to dig up this press release: http://www.lavazza.com/en/.content/document/pdf/PR_Italian-espresso-in-orbit.pdf The first capsule-based espresso system able to work in the extreme ...

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What constituant in coffee has a laxative effect?
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Disclaimer: I am not a doctor, nor do I play one on TV... I would guess that it is a combination of a few factors. Coffee contains caffeine which is a stimulant and most stimulants have some degree ...

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How can I minimize the amount of grounds at the bottom of my French press coffee?
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It sounds like you may be grinding the coffee a little too fine or your press may be bent out of shape. With a french press the grounds shouldn't pass through or around the screen, if they are make ...

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Coffee in Breaking Bad
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Using science to brew the "perfect coffee" is still fairly subjective... Each scientist may be able to brew, to their own palate, a perfect cup. But palates being what they are, each cup and each ...

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Roast vs Body vs Acidity
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I'm not really an expert, but in basic terms: Roast darkness: Roughly how long was the coffee roasted, much like toast, a longer roast usually brings about a darker flavor. Darker roast coffees ...

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