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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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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How to choose a good grinder for a gaggia espresso machine? [migrated]

I am using a Gaggia classic espresso machine and am looking for a grinder that will work well in combination with it. What are the characteristics I need to keep in mind when selecting a grinder? ...
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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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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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Where in the US can I purchase Turkish Coffee/Cafe Botz/Mud Coffee

When I visited Israel I became a big fan of something they called "cafe botz" or mud coffee. It tasted real good, and you sort of poured warm water over it, stirred and waited for all the coffee ...
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How do you reduce static in a coffee grinder?

Is there a way to reduce/eliminate the static buildup in a burr grinder? I've tried a few different coffee grinders and inevitably on removing the grinds bin, I get a spray of coffee all over the ...
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Reusing coffee grounds

Besides using it as a fertilizer, how else can I reuse my coffee grounds?
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What can you surmise about coffee beans that have oil on them at the time of purchase?

I find myself favoring the purchase of coffee beans that have visible oil on them. My inference was that this bean had some extra flavor or awesomeness. Am I right, are beans 'better' if they are ...
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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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Substitute instant coffee for brewed black coffee

If I need to substitute 2tbsp of instant coffee for brewed black coffee, how much should I put in/ how much of the other liquids should I take out to compensate?
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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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Is Turkish coffee grinding finer than Espresso grinding?

I am shopping for an electric grinder that can grind to the extremely fine grind of Turkish coffee. But the only commercially available electric grinders I have found so far refer to Espresso coffee (...
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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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How should I make jam out of coffee cherries or coffee cherry husks?

I would like to make a jam (or perhaps more like a preserve/conserve or even marmalade; see this question for distinction) out of either the entire, whole coffee cherry (a.k.a. coffee berry; beans ...
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Instant coffee with only milk?

I like milk. So I thought of doing milk with instant coffee. I mean, I have coffee here but it says I should use water. I always use it with water and put a little bit milk. Can I also use only milk ...
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How might I roast coffee at home without investing in an expensive roasting machine?

Tired of the bland supermarket beans and too poor to sate my thirst at the local roaster, so I've ordered 20lbs of green coffee beans online... But, now what do I need to do to turn them into The ...
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What's the ideal coffee to water ratio for a French press?

What's the ideal amount of coffee to use per cup of water in a French press? I've looked at various online resources, which all gave me a different amount. Some call for 2 tablespoons per 6 oz of ...
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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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Finding the Right Coffee Grind

I just purchased a burr grinder to use with a chorreador coffee maker. A chorreador is functionally similar to a pour over, but the cloth filter will likely have different characteristics. I've read ...
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What makes coffee grinds sink in a french press?

We use a press pot to make coffee at home, and usually after a 3 minute steep, the grounds are floating at the top, but with this one bag of beans we got, they're all sunk to the bottom. The 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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What are the pros and cons of coarse and fine coffee ground?

Coffee can be bought either as whole beans or as coarsely or finely grounded coffee. What are the pros and cons of the coarse and fine coffee ground? Are there different applications for coarsely and ...
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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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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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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 found also found an article by ...
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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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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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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 instant 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, ...
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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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Why is my espresso salty?

We've got a fancy espresso machine in our office kitchen. (It's apparently the kind they used to use at Starbucks stores before they switched over to a more automated "point-and-click" type system.) I ...
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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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How much coffee do I need to grind per 4 cups of coffee?

If I want to make 4 cups of coffee (in the pot), which is actually 2.5 cups if I put it in a regular liquid measuring cup, how much coffee should I start with?
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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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Can a loose leaf tea basket be used for steeping/brewing coffee?

Is it possible to brew a good cup of coffee by steeping freshly ground coffee in a tea basket? Would the time amount be the same as for a french press (4 minutes)? It seems like it would technically ...
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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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Cuisinart 12 cup coffee maker - How many grams of ground coffee to make a full strong drip pot?

I just bought a fancy Cuisinart 12 cup machine and some fairly pricey freshly ground coffee. The machine came with a scoop that is equal to 5 g (1 tsp). The machine advises not to use more than 15 ...
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What does the Cinnamon in my coffee turn into?

I few years ago I put Cinnamon in my coffee. After a few hours (I'm a slow coffee drinker) I started to take my last sip and a big clump of mucus hit my tongue and I almost puked. After recovering, ...
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Keeping a sugar solution in the fridge

Based on a the coffee questions I've seen, it seems that hot beverage questions are in scope, so here goes mine: We like keeping iced coffee in the fridge, particularly in the summer. It's easiest ...
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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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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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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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What is the best way to filter 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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Bottling and Storing Cold-Brewed Coffee?

I'm a bit of an iced-coffee snob – I love a good, rich tasting coffee, and love the smooth flavor of cold-brewed coffee; unfortunately, the only time I have to make it is the weekends, and it lasts ...
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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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How do I rid my new plastic appliance of its plastic smell?

I've just purchased a new coffee maker, and it has a terrible plastic smell to it. It smells like something between new car and hot glue gun. I've run two or three pots of water through it, but the ...
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How do I mimic trader Joe's (dark) Chocolate covered Espresso Beans?

I'm trying to mimic the thick, rich, dark chocolate covered espresso beans made by Trader Joes. These sweet morsels have a thick chocolate coating that easily gives in when bitten. The beans inside ...
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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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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 ...