Coffee may refer to either the beverage (which has a dark, acidic flavor and is prepared from the roasted seeds of the coffee plant), the bean of the coffee plant, or the flavor when used in other dishes. Use this tag for questions about selecting, identifying, storing, preparing, replacing or ...

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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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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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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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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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'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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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 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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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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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 ...
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How to get the correct expresso extraction amount, grind vs tamper

I'm trying to extract a double shot, e.g 60ml in 30 seconds. I always seem to go over and get 100ml+. When I use a finer grind, the coffee tastes burnt... It seems that tampering harder and using a ...
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Why does a portafilter machine take so long to warm up and a modern machine doesn't?

I was wondering why a portafilter coffee machine takes up to 15 minutes to warm up in order to make an espresso. On the other side, a modern Nespresso Citiz doesn't even take a minute to warm up. ...
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How to hand-select the perfect coffee bean?

I would like to know from you guys, what criteria do you use to select the perfect (green) coffee bean for roasting purposes?
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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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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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Espresso tamping technique

There is a lot of information on how to tamp espresso before pulling a shot, so it's a little hard to make sense of it all. What I currently do certainly works, but perhaps there's something better ...
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Safety of coffee in thermal flask, long periods of time

How long is it safe to hold coffee in a thermal flask? Is coffee (prepared in a cezve, Turkish method, no sugar) carried in a thermal flask for 24 or 48 hours still safe? I'm asking because black ...
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Describing the taste of Illy coffee and similar brands

I'm no coffee expert - I can't describe flavours well, but I know what I like. And I'd like to learn to describe tastes better. Illy is my favourite coffee (for French press use) - it seems a lot ...
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How to select a coffee powder for preparing Turkish Coffee?

This is what I can get here: http://www.devans.in/product.html What kind of roasted (mild/medium/strong/very strong) powder/beans should be selected for Turkish Coffee? Can the coffee powder ...
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Homemade coconut milk in coffee compared to store bought

I've been making my own homemade coconut milk recently because I don't like the list of ingredients (thickeners, emulsifiers, etc.) typically found in store-bought coconut milk. The problem is, I ...
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Espresso Machine coffee amount

I have a DeLonghi EC-155 espresso machine. I can operate the machine, but I don't know how many shots I can make with one load of coffee. How much ml has a shot to be? How many shots I can make? ...
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How can I make coffee syrup with caramel taste?

I have seen several recipes for coffee syrup, but none of them with a simple caramel taste. Is getting the caramel taste as easy as using brown sugar instead of white sugar, or do I need to find some ...
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French Press Coffee amount [duplicate]

Okay so I have a french press, and I have been trying to figure out how much coffee I need. Here is the scenario: It is a 15 oz press, I been reading that the general rule of thumb is 2 tbs of coffee ...
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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 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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What is the best way to filter the Turkish coffee?

I wish to get rid of the remains of the coffee in a Turkish coffee cup. I tried using the tea strainer, it didn't help much. I used cloth. The results were better but still I could feel the particles ...
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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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How to create homemade special coffees [closed]

I got bored with my regular coffe "Nestcafe Classic" or "Nestcafe 3 in 1". Are there tutorials how to create some awesome coffee? I don't mind if it's a latte, cappuccino or espresso, as long as it ...
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What is the proper serving temperature for Turkish coffee?

Turkish coffee is prepared by boiling the grounds (and sugar / spices as desired) in an ibrik three, sometimes four times. On each boil, you bring the coffee just to a boil, and then remove it from ...
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Making espresso correctly - rerunning hot water several times through an espresso puck to fill an Americano

I just bought a Delonghi espresso machine from Target. It came with a "single-shot" filter and a "double-shot" filter. The double-shot filter holds 11 grams of tampered grounds. I read somewhere ...
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Does it make a noticeable difference if I don't prepare the Turkish coffee in a Turkish coffee pot?

Here's a Turkish coffee pot. I don't have any of those so I use stainless steel vessel to prepare the Turkish coffee. Does it make a noticeable difference if I prepare the Turkish coffee in a ...
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What is it that a filter Coffee maker can do that we can't do in a better or equivalent way at home?

So, for knowing what is it all about, today I purchased some filter Coffee. I followed the steps of using a strainer and liked its taste. I want to know what is it that a filter Coffee maker can do ...
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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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hand cranked ceramic conical burr coffee grinder? [closed]

I would very much like a recommendation for a manual ceramic burr grinder for turkish coffee. The grinder must be able to do fine powder consistently. Effort is no problem. Thank you.
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Is it safe to add raw eggs to homemade coffee creamer?

I've been looking for a decent dairy-free coffee creamer alternative. I stumbled upon a blog post for 'paleo coffee creamer' that has just 3 ingredients: a can of coconut milk, 2-3 eggs, and some ...
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How to make a strong mug of filter coffee without any Coffee machine?

The filter coffee that I have purchased contains 53% Coffee and 47% Chicory. Since I don't have a machine yet, what I did is as follows: Spoon measure: 6 ml I put heaped Coffee spoon in a steel ...
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How to make a strong mug of instant Coffee?

I am not an avid coffee drinker. Yesterday, I tried Bru Gold coffee brand. I mixed one teaspoon milk with 1 teaspoon coffee and added the remaining 200ml hot milk premixed with 2 teaspoons of ...
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Why are the storage instructions extremely opposite in cases of tea and coffee?

For coffee it is recommended to store it in the freezer. ,and for tea the freezer or the fridge is an absolute no. Considering that both are derived from plants, why is freezer recommended for coffee ...
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Looking for coffee from the 80's for my father, Lucern? [closed]

my dad mentioned today that he loved this coffee he used to get once in a while in the early 80's called Lucerne (not sure about the spelling). He said it was in a white can with red lettering and he ...
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Pouring technic (coffee) - the difference between clockwise and counterclockwise pour [closed]

What is the difference between a pour that is clockwise and to one that is counterclokwise, how does it effect the brew in the end? I've read that if you pour counterclockwise it will loosen the ...
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Special coffee served in Malaysia (or India)

When I was in Malaysia an Indian friend offer to me a coffee, It tasted really nice and kinda unique. I'm not sure if that coffee was unique from Malaysia or recipe from India. The store where I got ...