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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Which is better for grinding coffee: Food processor or blender? [migrated]

Which is better for grinding coffee for use in a drip coffee maker: Food processor or blender?
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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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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 ...
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How to toast whole nutmeg to put in coffee?

Playing mad scientist a bit, I tried putting some ground nutmeg in coffee, and I really thought it tasted neat, especially with brown sugar. I think it'd taste even better if I used whole nutmeg, ...
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waffle cones for serving lattes

I melted agar agar in almost boiling water and reduced the temperature to 115 F. I then coated the inside of waffle cones with the liquid. My cones are soggy. Is there anything I can do to prevent ...
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Is there a reason to have coffee grounds at the bottom of an espresso?

While having coffee at a fancy café earlier, we noticed that the espresso aswell as the cappuccino had large amounts of coffee grounds still sitting at the floor of the cup. While being annoyed by ...
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How did my Turkish Delights/lokum end up tasting like orange?

I made lokum, or Turkish Delights yesterday. I used the more traditional ingredients - cornstach, cream of tartar, sugar. From what I've researched of the dish, you can have flavors of lokum ...
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Bold Setting on Coffee Maker

I have a 12-cup programmable coffee maker (of the now - defunct Sears variety) and used the "bold" setting to brew a stronger coffee for a specific recipe. But, it now seems stuck on bold. How do I ...
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How long can powdered coffee remain fresh?

So, I hadn't had coffee for a long time. Plus, I was feeling a little sleepy in the morning so I decided to have a glass of coffee. It tasted a little different than the last time I had it, but I ...
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Is weak coffee more likely to be bitter?

https://somedayilllearn.com/how-to-make-black-coffee/ Go big or go home. I typically use 2 tablespoons per cup. Weak coffee is more likely to be bitter. Is there some truth here? Why would weak ...
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Is it possible to make “coffee” with cacao? [closed]

I need to do a project for the uni, and my topic it's about cacao, and i need to create a new product with it, do you think it is possible or not?, please answer i need some help haha.
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What does it mean when powdered ingredients get thin strings?

I have found some strange strings in powdered ingredients in my kitchen. First time I noticed it in my instant coffee jar and I thought it maybe some kind of worm so I discarded the jar. Today I was ...
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Cleaning out coffee pots and thermoses

Is there a commonly available cleaning solution I can use for coffee pots and infuser thermoses for coffee and tea? I have a number of these that are starting to show coffee stains and particle ...
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Baking beetroot in coffee crust

I've just read a blog post from Amass restaurant. I got very curious about roasting beetroot in coffee grounds as they said in the article. Looking a bit further, I've also found an article by Amass' ...
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Sperical lumps in milk

Got to work this morning and made the first round of drinks and everything was fine with them. We then made the second round about an hour later with the same milk, same kettle, same instant coffee ...
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Differences between types of Italian coffee [duplicate]

What is the difference between the following types of Italian coffee? Caffè lungo (long coffee) Caffè corto (short coffee) Caffè macchiato (coffee with milk) Espresso Cappuccino
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Will old coffee in the refrigerator keep for 2 days?

I like the acidic taste of old/stale coffee. I left my coffee at my desk over the weekend, and on Monday morning I took a sip. It tasted good. I did not heat it up, I drank it at room temperature. ...
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Does it matter if I heat water and mik together and pour it in the instant coffee altogether?

Often I have heard that first we need to add little hot water and then mix the coffee properly and then add hot water and then add milk to taste. Since instant coffee can be mixed easily, will it ...
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Can Cuban coffee be approximated?

On a recent visit to Miami I fell in love with Cuban coffee. It's a great mid-afternoon pick-me-up, but not available where I live. How, if at all, can I approximate it at my office? (There is no ...
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Condensed milk doesn't mix well into iced coffee

I enjoy Vietnamese/Thai/Brazilian iced coffee with the signature condensed milk. However, my efforts to reproduce have fallen flat. Using either condensed milk from a can or squeeze bottle, it never ...
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How should Viennese coffee be taken?

Is there a proper way Viennese coffee should be taken? What is the little spoon for? When/how should the sparkling lime water be taken? etc. A video would be helpful. Was just introduced to the a ...
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How to interpret “an ounce of ground coffee”

I am going to attempt to replicate a product. The product is a cold brew packet system. Contained in the package are two sachets, each with 2.15 oz of ground coffee. My question is, should I ...
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Coffee in a rattlesnake recipe? Why?

WARNING - IF YOU HAVE A PET SNAKE LOOK AWAY NOW! The quest continues! The back story to this question is: My friend is competing in a competition, the main ingredient should be lizard, however I ...
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Irish Coffee harder to get right than Baileys Coffee?

On a cold winter's day I was in a Irish-themed pub/restaurant and ordered an Irish Coffee. Some time later (could have been half an hour or longer), the waitress comes with all the stuff other people ...
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How to garnish coffee with cream

I have some liquid cream - it's a dairy product with a high fat percentage but thin enough to flow, you can make it into whipped cream by beating it (explaining due to different cultures and languages)...
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Butter in coffee

Several years ago, a friend from Ethiopia suggested I try butter in my coffee. He said it reduces the bitterness. It did and is now my favorite way to drink it. My question is, is this really ...
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Bunn coffee maker parts cannot be identified

My Bunn Thermofresh coffee maker is five years old, has been thoroughly cleaned and is still overflowing. I have done every procedure to de-lime it, and I replaced the sprayer with the one in the ...
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Missing recipe name and method

I have a list of ingredients but no recipe name or method - does anyone know what it may be? The ingredients are: 200ml strong coffee 1 Tabs Demerara sugar 75g plain chocolate Also listed ...
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Mexican Spiced Mocha Minus Chili Powder

I like Mexican Spiced Mocha and want to make it at home. But every recipe that I go through has chili powder as an ingredient. I am quite apprehensive abt. it. Can I make this particular coffee ...
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Will different kinds of sugar or coffee affect coffee syrup flavor?

This coffee syrup is basically a 2 to 1 ratio of sugar to coffee, and you boil it to a thick syrup. A person who tasted the final dish said it tasted like espresso! What kind of effects would it get ...
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Ceramic Coffee mug measurement

I have been looking for a coffee mug that will hold at least 12 oz of coffee. On ebay, I see things like mug is 3 1/2 inches across and 4 inches deep. This does not tell me a thing about how many ...
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What is coffee garlic?

Gordon Ramsey did an AMA on reddit. He said this: "I would go down the rouse of recently we've been using lots of dry spaghetti, with lots of coffee garlic, chili, preserved lemons. Once we've ...