Questions tagged [coffee]

Coffee may refer to either the beverage, coffee beans, or just the flavor. See also http://coffee.stackexchange.com/, a dedicated site for coffee. Questions *purely* about coffee can be asked there, but cooking questions involving coffee are definitely best asked here.

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What do Americans mean by Coffee and Cream?

When Americans say "Would you like cream in your coffee?", do they mean powdered creamer (milk or milk-substitute)? Basically what South Africans know as Cremora or do they put heavy or ...
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Coffee in mug making buzzing noise

My mug of coffee this morning was buzzing with a sound like electric interference, sounded like something straight out of Twin Peaks. Went on for 15 minutes. Normal black coffee, 190F in a ceramic ...
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My barista friend insists that coffee cups must be heated for better tasting coffee. Is there any science/data supporting this?

I'd accept survey data (blind taste tests) but real science would be better. If coffee tastes better when served in heated cups, why? Is it chemistry? Or is this all opinion based on nothing?
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How can I filter the solids out of my homemade pumpkin spice syrup?

I'm a big fan of pumpkin spice lattes, and I've been experimenting with a few recipes for making my own pumpkin spice sauce at home. It's pretty simple; simmer equal parts sugar and water with ...
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How to convert fluid double strength espresso to instant coffee crystals?

I am using a recipe that calls for double strength espresso, but I would like to use instant coffee crystals instead in order to reduce the overall amount of liquid in the dough. The recipe, Union ...
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Do electric tea kettles make chlorinated water taste worse than microwaving it?

At work I frequently brew my own coffee. I use a "coffee cone," which works very easily when you pour boiling water over the grounds - coffee simply drips through the filter. I am not ...
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Is this coffee maker safe to use?

I pulled down my bialetti Moka to make some coffee and found it like this: Is the coffee maker safe to use? Does it need cleaning? How should I clean it?
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Cresomo 101oz Stainless Steel Vacuum Airpot plunger stuck after cleaning?

The plunger or stem in my Cresomo 101oz Stainless Steel Vacuum Airpot is stuck after I cleaned it once after receiving and taking out of the package to wash it. I've heard it suggested that I could ...
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Home canning coffee?

I've decided i'd prefer to make my own coffee and can it to have on hand when i'm in a pinch then get a bottle of cold brew at the grocery to store in the car. I wonder if anyone else has experience ...
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Is putting cold milk foam on hot coffee unsafe?

I've been told that its not safe because of the temperature difference, but I also know that people put whipped cream on stuff like hot chocolate, so why wouldn't it be safe to put cold foam on hot ...
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Why not stir the french press using a metal spoon?

I have a small French Press (roughly 220ml) that has the following written on it: Always stir before pressing down, using a plastic or wooden spoon, not metal. A metal spoon does not really damage ...
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Cooling coffee rapidly without dilution

I like iced coffee when the weather is hot, and I like to drink it black (or nearly black) and undiluted. What is a good setup for cooling freshly brewed coffee quickly, without a lot of hassle? I'm ...
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How to make coffee-infused butter?

What are some ways to make "coffee-infused butter"? By that I mean cow butter but injected with espresso, somehow. Essentially, produce a block of butter with strong coffee flavours in it (...
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Do I need to grind Ceylon Cinnamon sticks for coffee/tea, or can I add them whole?

I got some Ceylon Cinnamon sticks, but I haven't purchased the coffee grinder yet. I was wondering if I could add the sticks whole when I brew coffee or tea. If so, how much per cup? Do I need to ...
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Does water "go bad" in this sense?

I have an electric water boiler in the kitchen. I put fresh tap water into it, boil it up, and use it for my coffee. Then, an hour later, I go back and press the button again and have it re-boil the ...
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What's the biggest reuseable filter with smallest pore size?

I love clam and mussel broth, but they're always replete with grit and sand! I've been pouring it over a Stainless Steel Coffee Filter, but this takes way too slow if I'm cooking for many people and ...
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Is there any botulism risk in homemade cold brew coffee?

Cold brew coffee is known to be less acidic and it stays airtight in fridge overnight. It's not heated before consumption. There are news on the internet about a well known coffee producer recalling ...
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Does the foam from instant coffee always taste bitter?

I'm trying instant coffee for the first time and thought that it tasted like drinking a flat tire. After experimenting with different condiments I came to realize that the offensive taste was from the ...
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Does it have a significance that some coffee beans are shiny and others are dull? [duplicate]

Some espresso beans have a deep "luxurious" luster while beans from other packages seem dull. Although I have only anecdotal evidence it seems that my usual brand, Altomayo espresso roast, ...
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Does authentic Italian tiramisu contain large amounts of espresso?

I see a lot of tiramisu recipes that soak savoiardi in pure undiluted espresso coffee. Usually the recipe asks for a cup or more of espresso. As a person who regularly makes and drinks espresso, this ...
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Grinding coffee beans in the Olde Time Nut Grinder, now sold by Hampton Farms?

Has anyone tried to grind coffee beans in the Hampton Farms peanut butter machine? It seems to me that it would work well. Thanks. Larry
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Pour over coffee : what is needed for a good pitcher replacement?

My pourover coffee pitcher just broke. Its the second time it does this this year, so i guess the maker of this pourover kit is making flimsy glass for their pitchers. So is there a good replacement ...
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how to make "Creme Caramel" coffee flavored?

I tried it Vietnam 3 years ago. I prefer the Vietnamese version, there they made it with coffee flavored liquid on top Thanks!
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Why does the instant coffee that I store in little plastic tubs go bad?

I keep a little plastic container of instant coffee at work and after a week it has either gone into blocks or darkened. I open it a few times. Its location is above a hot/ cold water dispenser (but ...
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Is it possible to effectively dissolve chocolate into coffee?

The combination of milk chocolate with coffee is very good. The classic strategy is to take a bite of chocolate, chew it for five seconds, and then sip some coffee. This strategy can be inconvenient ...
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Why is my freshly ground coffee watery?

In order to get a more gourmet coffee drinking experience I have recently been getting whole beans and freshly grinding them before brewing coffee using an automatic drip coffee maker. Coffee ...
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What is this scum in my coffee

For full disclosure I have posted the questions originally here: https://coffee.stackexchange.com/questions/5150/what-is-this-scum-in-my-coffee but since I got no answers after two weeks, I would ...
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Dalgona / whipped coffee without sugar?

Dalgona coffee / whipped coffee is a hit recently, which is made from instant coffee powder, hot water and sugar. I was wondering if there are any possibilities that we could have similar results if ...
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How to declog coffee maker clogged by milk

I have a coffee maker which I used milk in it rather than water. Now milk has clogged its tubes as shown here: Can anybody help me with a simple and easy trick to clean and declog the coffee maker ...
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Which lasts longer: ground or unground coffee?

Which lasts longer: ground or unground coffee? And why? It would seem unground lasts longer because less of it is exposed to air. Is this true?
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Instant coffee melts like chocolate

After my instant coffee (with chicory mix) powder got hard due to moisture I decided to heat the hardened coffee in a pan, and it got soft stuck to the pan like chocolate, and even had strings when I ...
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Caramel Sauce vs Caramel Syrup

Specifically, what is the difference between caramel sauce and caramel syrup? Whenever I see someone make a caramel mocha latte or any caramel coffee, they either flavor it with the sauce or with the ...
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Can you make coffee by boiling it?

Google results have confused me so much. I learned to make a Nescafe Classic coffee a year ago. All I would do is: Add some coffee and sugar in a mug/cup, add a few drops of water or milk and start ...
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Sealed cold press coffee bottle for 2 months and let it brew. Is it safe to consume it?

I put coffee beans(coarse grind) in a glass bottle and filled it with water(1 part beans to 5 parts water). I sealed this bottle and stored it in a dark cold place for 70 days. I opened the bottle ...
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Creamer returns

I use Nestle Coffee-mate creamer. I have noticed when I fix my thermos to go, the creamer has no problem dissolving when I first fix them, but let's say after 5 hours when the coffee has gotten cold, ...
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Is Tassimo's caramel creamer suppose to be chunky?

I got some Tassimos caramel creamer, the t-disc style, and I was wondering if anyone knows if it is suppose to be chunky?
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Do I need two filters to strain cold brew coffee?

I have a Filtron cold brew system that uses both a paper filter and a wool filter to strain the coffee after it has brewed. However, in the last batch, I forgot to insert the wool filter! Is it okay ...
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What is the setting for the strongest brew on my coffee maker?

My coffee maker has settings for strong, gourmet, and bold. Which would brew the strongest coffee?
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Normal coffee vs decaf

I have a De Longhi Espresso machine that takes ground coffee. When I use normal coffee (for example with Illy Classico), the coffee is foamy and generally very good.  When I do exactly the same thing ...
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Bailey's curdled in coffee?

I put an irish bar's baileys into my morning's black coffee I kept warm in a Stanley thermos. But after an indeterminate amount of time (between 10 mins to an hour), some of the milk curdled. Is that ...
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What causes static in a coffee grinder's receptacle?

What causes static in a coffee grinder's receptacle? The question of how to reduce static has been asked multiple times on cooking SE (see https://cooking.stackexchange.com/search?page=1&tab=...
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How to make coffee that closely resembles early 16-17th century coffees?

Making my coffee this morning, I found myself wondering what early coffee tasted like. I'm guessing quite different to modern coffee, both in how the beans were, and in how it was prepared or ...
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Alternatives to coffee

I'm very fond of coffee, in fact, I have a grinder, grind my own beans and use a coffee stove to make it. However, I've recently been advised to stop drinking anything containing caffeine (at least ...
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Why does coconut milk separate in coffee?

When I put coconut milk in coffee, curds and lumps form, which does not look good in coffee. When I heat coconut milk, curds are still form. What can I do to avoid this?
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Can I make a cake with finely ground coffee instead of cocoa powder?

I used all my cocoa powder. Will it taste good if I use coffee instead? If anyone has done this before, please share your experiences and hints.
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Ideal Coffee Grind for dough-like recipes

Is there an ideal coffee grind for culinary (i.e. actual food, not beverages) use, particularly in dough? More particularly, when the coffee is the main ingredient (in matters of flavor)? What ...
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How do I prepare (any) coffee with desired caffeine concentration?

I’m an student from Tampere, Finland, and I’m doing an essay on the effects of coffee (caffeine). However, how to determine the caffeine content in each serving of coffee is unclear. How do I prepare ...
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Help with finding pod-based Coffee and Espresso maker

I'll preface my question by explaining that I'm not a coffee drinker myself so that whole world is a bit of a mystery. But I've been asked to buy a gift with the following specifications: Must be a ...
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Coconut milk in iced coffee

I like using coconut milk in my coffee. However, during summer, I like putting ice in my coffee. Some part of the coconut milk clumps up around the ice. This is organic unsweetened, so only coconut ...
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Will artificial sweeteners work in a coffee syrup recipe?

Here’s the recipe for coffee syrup Ingredients for 1 cup of coffee syrup 2 cups sugar 1 cup strong coffee Directions Mix sugar with the coffee Boil mixture down to the consistency of thick syrup To ...
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