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Which brewing method extracts more flavors from the coffee bean?

Which method extracts more flavors from the bean: espresso, french press/cafetiere, or another method? And, if I want to try different beans from different countries etc, is a french press/cafetiere ...
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What is the optimal steep time for cold-brewed coffee?

When cold-brewing coffee (such as a Toddy) at room temperature, what is the best steep time. Would a 1 or 2-hour steep time yield a decent cup of coffee? Does anyone have any research on caffeine ...
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How does a coffee bean get its smokey flavor?

I've tasted on a number of occasions coffee that has smokey flavor. Is this a natural flavor of the beans or was it acquired in other means (e.g. during the roasting process)?
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coffee from seeds of dates

I once heard that it is possible to make coffee from seeds of dates. I heard that you have to bake them in a low temperature. So, I took seeds of dates, baked them in the oven in 100 degrees celsius ...
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How to emulate pike of Starbucks

Recently, I have developed a taste for pike roast flavor of Starbucks. I was wondering if I can make coffee with the same taste in my home? What would be the coffee bean and an appropriate coffee ...
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How to prevent curdling in a local vegan coffee creamer- aka- Post Apocalypse hippy coffee creamer?

Sorry, I got a few questions here. 1) I was at a vegan, locavore restaurant and their soymilk curdled in the coffee. Why did it curdle? 2) I thought, gee, they should use something like coconut milk,...
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Why is my Bunn overflowing?

We recently upgraded at the office from an old and cold Mr. Coffee 12-cup at work to an old but hot Bunn coffee maker. It is a 10-cup BX-B, and appears to have no damaged parts. However, when I brew ...
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What could I substitute for coffee in an Opéra cake

I would like to bake an Opéra cake for someone who doesn't really appreciate the taste of coffee. Since coffee and chocolate are the two main elements, I am wondering: what flavour could I substitute ...
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Is it necessary to store purchased sealed Coffee powder in freezer? Why?

I purchased few packets of 100 gms freshly ground and roasted Coffee powder. These packets do NOT have air filled in them like the chips packets. Is it necessary to store purchased sealed roasted ...
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Coffee roasting, worth upgrade from popcorn popper

I've been roasting for about 3 years and have gone thru about 3 or 4 poppers for roasting coffee. The machines wouldn't stop working I'd just notice they slowly started taking longer and longer to ...
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How do I infuse cappuccino with real vanilla bean during brew?

There's a question that touched on infusing espresso beans with vanilla flavor during roasting, I'm doing something a little different. Recently, I managed to get some real vanilla beans (a rather ...
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What kind of fuel do I use for a Hario TCA/50A coffee syphon?

I just received a Hario Coffee Syphon TCA/50A as a birthday gift which makes use of an alcohol-fuel powered wick/lamp to heat the water. However, I'm a bit confused which fuel I should be using ...
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How to make whole bean blonde Starbucks without machine

So I just got Starbucks' Blonde Willow Blend (Whole Bean) and I am very excited to make it, but the problem is I have never done it before and I cannot find any online tutorial for beginners. I also ...
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When *brewing* Irish coffee in a drip coffeemaker or French press, do I need to use more Irish whiskey?

Back in the early 1980's I received a very nice coffeemaker as a gift. (Okay - it was very nice for the 1980's.) There was a small recipe booklet that came with it that had a great recipe for Irish ...
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What does acidity mean in terms of coffee? How does it affect taste?

From here: http://www.devans.in/mediumcoffee.html Medium roast of Plantation "AA" brings out the full compliment of aromas and results in a coffee that has moderate acidity, tangy flavor and good ...
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What is the difference between instant and filter coffee?

http://www.brucoffee.in/OurCoffees.aspx They have labeled their coffee's as instant and filter. What would be the difference between them? Why should I choose one over the other?
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Brewing coffee concentrate using both hot and cold methods - Freezing concentrate

I drink iced coffee by the gallon. Currently my go-to method is just to brew a strong pot of store-brand medium grind coffee at night using an old Mr Coffee drip coffemaker, putting the brewed coffee ...
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How do you use the gizmo for Café Sua Da?

Vietnamese Iced Coffee or Café Sua Da is usually served with the little brew pot dripping coffee into a glass with sweetened condensed milk at the bottom. You then stir and add ice and enjoy. But ...
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Sugar forming tiny bubbles in microwaved coffee?

When I heat up coffee in the microwave and then pour in sugar, a layer of tiny dense bubbles forms at the top of the glass and stays there for the duration of the drinking, diminishing slightly over ...
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Can bean-to-cup machine make quality espresso/cappuccino?

I want to buy myself a coffee machine so I can get nice and tasty coffee throughout the day. Basically my goals are Don't really want to invest half the day in front of my machine, experimenting ...
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Hot espresso poured into a cold cup - is that dangerous?

When making a flavored iced drink - for example a mocha - what is the correct steps to take in order to make the best drink. Is it ok to pour the hot espresso over the measured amount of chocolate at ...
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Proper grind and measurement for a pour over coffee maker

I've seen different sets of instructions from different sources, and experimentation has had mixed results. Right now I have about a level scoop of coffee for every 4 ounces of coffee and this ...
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Frothing Milk: Variations by Milk Type?

I froth my milk using the steam wand on my espresso machine. With a national-brand organic whole milk, I am able to get a perfect micro foam nearly 100% of the time. However, when I instead use a ...
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Can I use chestnut roaster clay pot to roast coffee at home?

I got the attached clay pot chestnut roaster. Can I use it to roast coffee at home?
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Pyrex Percolator on stove?

Does anybody use a vintage Pyrex percolator on their stove? Electric? Gas? Is it 100% safe? I just saw it in an old movie, which is what gave me the idea to look for one.
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Coffee Biscuit doesn't come out in Knock Box

We have a Breville Dual Boiler Coffee Machine, my husband even made a barista course to learn all about it. But when we try to knock the coffee biscuit into a knock box, it doesn't work. It never ...
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Can Guava seeds be used to make a coffee-like drink?

According to this website containing info on strawberry guavas: The seeds can be eaten carefully or roasted as a coffee substitute. Apart from that site, I can find no other references anywhere ...
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How best to store roast coffee beans? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Good ways to store coffee? I opened a new bag of roasted coffee beans yesterday and put them in a plastic box - a box with a good seal, with clip-down sides. And I put the ...
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How do I make a frappuccino less watery?

I'm trying to recreate a Starbucks caramel coffee frappuccino, but it's coming out awfully watery. I've watched them make it and here is what they do, as far as I can tell: half fill the blender ...
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My espresso shot is extracting too quick, what am I doing wrong?

If my espresso shot appears to be extracting too quickly, what factors could be causing this? What should I change to try to get a better result?
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Closest thing to a donut I can drink coffee out of

One joking characterization of a topologist is someone who can't tell their donut from their coffee mug. As a novelty, I would very much like a food I can drink coffee out of. Does this exist? If not, ...
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Is there a drink that's analogous to coffee but made with cocoa beans?

Is there a drink out there that is made identically to coffee except with cocoa beans? I would be interested in finding either a drink with the exact roasting process or a drink brewed with ground ...
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Is mixing coffee with milk directly unhealthy? [closed]

Scientifically speaking, is there a reason not to mix coffee with milk directly? I remember reading once, that milk is like the anti-dode to coffee and there is a bio-chemical reason why this makes ...
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How should I prepare the coffee to be used in my tiramisu?

I'm making tiramisu. Coffee is a large component of the recipe, so I imagine that the choice and preparation of the coffee used will have a big impact on the final taste. Or will it? I'm not a coffee ...
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Avoid ice crystals in frappuccino

Starbucks' frappuccino has a fairly smooth consistency and mouth-feel. When I attempt to make something similar with my stick blender, I tend to end up with a layer of ice crystals floating on the ...
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What do I need to know about coffee machines and grinders to get started making good coffee at home?

How to make a strong mug of coffee? "Crema" is a light-colored foam layer which builds on top of espresso, and many people like it. Espresso is also stronger than normal coffee. For both, you need ...
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Was my coffee actually supposed to be gritty?

I was at a Middle Eastern restaurant and ordered a cup of their "Middle Eastern coffee" (perhaps something akin to Turkish coffee?), which seemed to have some sort of spice and sugar added to it. (The ...
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Unroasted beans for Arab coffee?

I have seen coffee prepared as in Qatar: It was mixed with cardamon, and had a light brown colour. The taste was excellent. I was told that the coffee beans were roasted only very little. Which kind ...
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Why is the milk used in latte steamed and not boiled?

Does it make a big difference in the flavor of my latte if I boil the milk, versus steaming it?
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How to make a vegetarian coffee jelly?

I have tried to make coffee jelly with agar, but that was disappointing. Even high-quality beans did not get me any good result, compared with gelatin-based recipes: The texture is different, but it ...
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Does it pay to store instant coffee in the freezer?

I understand that it pays to store freshly ground coffee in the freezer. What about instant coffee or cheep prepacked Turkish coffee?
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'Espresso' Maker - Base turned dark, is it bad?

A few days ago I got an 'Espresso' maker made out of Aluminium (one of these). At the moment I am experimenting a bit with it, but I noticed something strange. The base (the part where you put the ...
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Is the SS Stovetop Espresso Maker from CafeCoffeeDay a Moka pot?

Is the SS Stovetop Espresso Maker what's called a Moka pot? They haven't named it explicitly a Moka pot, hence the question. If not, can a Moka pot style coffee be prepared in that instrument?
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How long can I keep espresso in the fridge? [duplicate]

I often make espresso with a bialetti moka. I made some espresso martinis for my family at a party earlier this year and I have been asked for some more over Christmas. How long can I keep espresso ...
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Metal vs paper filter for Chemex?

What is the significant difference between using a paper filter over a reusable metal mesh filter for Chemex?
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Coffee brewing methods - scientific analysis?

Can anyone point out websites or academic articles analyzing coffee brewing methods? I can easily identify taste differences between the various methods, but I'd like to know which ones are ...
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Do the improvements touted by the ZPM Nocturn (PID-controlled espresso machine) sound sensible?

I have previously struggled with coffee equipment. I don't know anything about the technical side of making coffee. The ZPM Nocturn claims to have solved a number of technical issues, making better ...
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How to make a “French Vanilla cappuccino” with a espresso machine

My wife like the French Vanilla Cappuccino they sell in restaurants like Tim Horton's. I have an espresso machine and I wonder how I could make one with it. If I just add some Vanilla Extract to a ...
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How can I use an espresso maker on an induction cooktop?

The espresso maker is a stove top, and I am unable to find a way to use it on the induction cooktop. I want to make decaf with milk and that is filtered coffee, not instant coffee.
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Practical home stone grinding [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I grind coffee without a coffee grinder? I like my coffee super-fine. I've had some luck with using regular coffee grinders and running it for a long time, but I'd ...