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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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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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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How to butter-roast coffee in frying pan?

I've starting roasting green coffee beans in a frying-pan at home and in a tin foil tray, when having an outside bbq. What would be a good way to make a Vietnamese style butter-roast? Should I just ...
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Why does cold coffee taste sweeter with the same amount of sugar?

I have observed that the same amount of sugar tastes differently in hot and in cold coffee. If I drink hot coffee, I feel I can add more and more sugar, without it tasting too sweet. However, cold ...
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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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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 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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Differences between coffee made with french press or espresso machine?

I've liked coffee for years and I'm thinking on buying a espresso machine. Before that, I want to know why the coffee seems more tasty when it is done that way than with a french press or a drip ...
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What is the shelf life of unground coffee beans?

I love coffee, in many of its forms, and have recently started playing around with grinding my own, brewing it and so on. When I grind beans, I usually use a specific amount by weight, and go from ...
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“Screaming” noise while steaming milk?

When steaming milk (for a latte or other coffee drink), it sometimes produces a loud, high-pitched "screaming" sound. I think you can usually prevent it by keeping the tip of the steaming wand on the ...
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What special knowledge or skills about coffee do baristas have?

What special knowledge, training or qualifications do baristas receive that make them more expert on coffee than any other front line food service worker or interested home coffee consumer? I don't ...
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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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How long is the life of a shot of espresso?

When pulling a shot of espresso, how long is its life before it is too bitter? I know this might change by the bean, but what is a rough estimate? I was doing some coffee tasting and some of the ...
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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 make Latte art on a Cappuccino?

It's Sunday morning and I just missed my latte art, as usual. I have no difficulty to make an espresso with enough crema and to get a big layer of foam from my steamed milk, but I cannot achieve to ...
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What is the benefit to using a paper filter in a moka pot?

I saw a picture of this method being used in a magazine from Hong Kong. A cafe gave a short description of brewing with a moka pot. They placed a small, circular, paper filter on top of the ground ...
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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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What is the definition of a cup of coffee

My wife and I had a discussion in regards of my consumption of coffee during office hours. Health gurus always talk about a maximum amount of coffee during a day - measured in cups! But what is the ...
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What difference does the bar pressure makes in espresso coffee machines?

I read somewhere that 15 bar is enough and any pressure higher than that doesn't make any difference. The standard pressure is 15 bar for home machines and 9 bar for professional machines! If so, why ...
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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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What is the ideal grind for making espresso?

I know that there is no "ideal" grind for making espresso (or rather, like most things, it depends on the machine and the tastes of the drinker), but I am looking for guidelines as to how different ...
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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 cappuccino coffee at home without a machine

I do not have any form of a coffee machine. The closest is a kettle… I have tried to use strong/good quality instant coffee, filling half a cup then hot boiled milk in the other half. It just tasted ...
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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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Unroasted coffee beans in the pantry, several years old: roast, toss, or other use?

I just discovered a bag with about 100g of unroasted coffee beans in my pantry. I know they are at least four years old, and maybe 10 years. They've been in room temperature, dry storage the whole ...
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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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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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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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Steeping coffee in milk

I'd like to add coffee to my hot cocoa recipe, but I'm not interested in using instant coffee. What do you all think is the best method- maybe I should heat my grounds & milk together and let it ...
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Substituting almond milk for regular milk in coffee without bitterness

I've tasted my local coffee shop's specialty coffee in which they substitute homemade almond milk for regular milk, and it tastes creamy and smooth. No bitterness. When I try to recreate this with ...
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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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Why should one always use the same kind of coffee for an Espresso machine?

I recently got a new espresso machine, a Gaggia Classic, and I sometimes hear statements like the following: "Always use the same kind of coffee for this machine!" "If you've found one that tastes ...
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Any way to reduce the tangy taste of homemade coconut milk?

I make different kinds of non dairy milks (nut, rice, etc). I rather like coconut milk, but would like to reduce the natural tangy coconutty flavor. I was looking at the following question: Homemade ...
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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 ...
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Is there a significant difference between Turkish coffee and Moka pot coffee?

Since the Turkish coffee and the Moka pot both work by boiling/steaming the coffee, so assuming they are from the same bean, is there a significant difference between the two? How would it be best ...
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How long is it safe to drink coffee after brewed?

How many hours/days would you recommend to drink coffee (after brewed) and consider it safe? (For example if you don't want to waste it). What is the difference if it is refrigerated or not? The ...
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How does the addition of Chicory affect coffee?

Chicory is a common additive in Indian Coffee. A quick search in wikipedia reveals that it is usually 20-30% in coffee powder. Can coffee be made solely out of chicory? Does the chicory root contain ...
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Turkish coffee foam

Hello Turkish coffee lovers, Could anyone tell me how I can have a lot of good coffee foam? When I boil it 3 times, all the foam is gone. I want to make a coffee similar to this:
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Turkish Coffee necessities

I was in Turkey this summer and I drank Turkish Coffee every day, I like it very much. I had some conversations with the coffee house owners and I tried to learn how to do it best, how to grind coffee,...
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Lifetime of French press filter

I'm thinking about buying a French press for making coffee. I'm just not sure what is the lifetime of the filter? Can I use it for years or do I have to get a new filter from time to time?
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Why don't we make coffee in the same way we make tea?

In tea, also there is tea powder, which we use. In coffee also, there is coffee powder. Why don't we make coffee in exactly the same way we make tea?
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How accurate are kitchen scales?

I read about weighing coffee to the 0.5 gram, but what's the margin of error for a typical 5kg/11lb kitchen scale?
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Is a stainless steel french press good to make coffee?

My less than 1 year old glass French Press broke down today. There's a small circular piece of the glass which came off at the bottom. After doing some research, it looks like glass French Press ...
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When should I add cocoa powder to instant coffee?

I prepare Turkish coffee using pre-roasted coffee powder. What is a good time to add cocoa powder to it - before heating, after heating or during heating? Does it matter?
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Coffee foam vs. Tea foam

One sign of really good fresh well-roasted coffee beans is foam. When you pour hot water into the French press, it foams, often forming a head up to 2" high. And when you use an espresso machine, ...
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Fresh milk curdles when added to hot coffee and tea

Came in to work this morning and made a round of coffees, the same as yesterday. To freshly washed and fully rinsed mugs, I added instant coffee, and the milk then filled with boiling water and the ...
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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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When making french press coffee, what is the purpose of blooming the grounds?

When making french press coffee, you are often instructed to "bloom" the grounds by adding a small quantity of boiling water, stirring the grounds into a slurry, and then adding the rest of the water. ...
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Good ways to store coffee?

What are some key points to store coffee to preserve freshness? Different methods for whole beans vs ground?

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