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Start them young

My nearly 10 year old son is very interested in how coffee is made - he compares the difference between our presso and the french press; he loves watching the whole espresso machine at the coffee shop thing. He is also a kid that likes to 'go out for coffee' with me, but with a chocolate drink for him. How early can a kid safely start drinking coffee? [more inside]
posted by Megami on May 9, 2014 - 32 answers

Making coffee/espresso at home for tiramisu recipe

I'd like to make tiramisu, which calls for espresso. But I'm not a coffee drinker, I don't keep coffee at home, and I don't own any coffee makers or espresso machines of any kind. What's the easiest way to get (make or buy) some espresso for my tiramisu recipe? [more inside]
posted by danceswithlight on May 2, 2014 - 30 answers

Help me find a nice espresso/coffee machine.

I would like to replace my mom's Gaggia espresso machine, but I am not sure if there are cheaper options out there that have all the features that she wants. Requirements inside. [more inside]
posted by never.was.and.never.will.be. on Jan 24, 2014 - 17 answers

Decaf Anyone?

Need to switch to decaf coffee. Looking for some information. [more inside]
posted by dbirchum on Jan 21, 2014 - 27 answers

Can you help me make Starbucksy drinks at home?

I just received an espresso machine and am prone to buying $4 iced lattes every day. How can I duplicate the taste I love at home? [more inside]
posted by masquesoporfavor on Dec 16, 2013 - 21 answers

Pod-free espresso machine?

I am looking around for an espresso machine with which I can use my own coffee, not the pre-packaged (and overpriced) pods that come with Nespressos and the like. I could always use a Moku pot, but I want something a bit less labor intensive.
posted by zardoz on Nov 6, 2013 - 25 answers

Serving Espresso to a Crowd--multiple variables

Help me figure out how to make about 100 long espresso shots at a public event. [more inside]
posted by Mngo on Sep 9, 2013 - 29 answers

Great latte without the expensive machine?

I'm a latte/cappuccino drinker. I don't like black coffee very much; too intense and bitter for me. But this also means that while other people obsess over espresso brewing quality, I obsess over milk-frothing quality; the coffee quality itself is mostly wasted on me, but I am irate if I get a poorly frothed layer of milk. So I am looking for a good solution — either a machine or a combination of machines — that provides (1) espresso coffee, (2) superb steamed milk, and (3) is convenient to use. More below. [more inside]
posted by gentle on Aug 9, 2013 - 31 answers

How should I prepare this amazing coffee?

Hi there, On a recent trip to Oslo I bought a bag of these espresso coffee beans from a fantastic coffee shop. This is probably a stupid question, but is it possible to make non-espresso strength coffee with these? If so, how should I do it? Obviously I need to grind the beans first, and, if it helps, I have a cafetiere and aeropress. Thanks!
posted by FuckingAwesome on Mar 21, 2013 - 10 answers

Share your Aeropress strategy or favorite Aeropress trick!

Share your Aeropress strategy or favorite Aeropress trick! Hello! I've been using my Aeropress more and more and I am totally in love with it. It really does brew an amazing cup. I'm learning that everyone has a different preference for how they use their aeropress, though, from the temperature of the water to the amount/brand/etc of the bean, to the type of grinder (burr, etc)... to other factors that I don't even know about. [more inside]
posted by dep on Jan 3, 2013 - 18 answers

A long shot for a long shot?

Can I use my espresso maker without a metal filter? [more inside]
posted by hasna on Dec 25, 2012 - 5 answers

Super-automatic coffee terrific happy hour

I'm looking for a super-automatic coffee/espresso machine (no pods) that is around $1,000 (or cheaper), and meets a few specific needs. I'm eyeing a Jura or DeLonghi, but are there others I should be considering? [more inside]
posted by mrhaydel on Feb 21, 2012 - 21 answers

Table top coffee milk steamer for cappuccino

Hey Guys, I have a mypressi, which is a portable C02 powered espresso machine. It seems to work pretty good, but the included milk frother does not produce a true milk froth which you would expect to get when you order a cappuccino. I found the linked video on youtube and became intriqued with the steamer/water heater setup he was using. Does anyone know who manufactures that steamer? I have found a stove top model online while searching, but not the electric one used in the video. Any help would be awesome. Thanks guys and gals! Youtube Video Link ~Craig
posted by Craiggy83 on Nov 14, 2011 - 3 answers

How to use a stove top espresso maker?

Should all the water "empty" out of the bottom of a stove top espresso maker? If so, what could I be doing wrong, because half of the water remains in my espresso maker? I put the pot on medium, I don't over stuff the maker with espresso, and I don't fill the water over the valve. Thanks in advance! [more inside]
posted by lrnarabic on Nov 9, 2011 - 24 answers

i wanna be a barista, lalala.

I love coffee. I may apply for a part-time job at a cafe. Have you ever been a barista? Did you enjoy it? [more inside]
posted by ddaavviidd on Sep 30, 2011 - 27 answers

Drink the best, mess with the rest

No mess, one touch espresso : Nespresso or super automatic? Which one should I choose?
posted by racingjs on Sep 23, 2011 - 15 answers

Frothy caffeinated goodness

I want an espresso maker. I like plain espresso shots, and I like frothy milk drinks. I am entirely undecided if I want to go for expensive does-everything-for-you-but-drink-it or inexpensive. I don't have a wide space for it (deep, not wide). I would like something that will last, and I don't want pods and I do not want a Moka pot. I will buy a burr grinder if the machine doesn't do the grinding for me. [more inside]
posted by jeather on Sep 13, 2011 - 22 answers

Heating up milk at the office

How can I heat up milk for my coffee at work and without a microwave or stovetop? Is there some kind of stand-alone gadget that will heat (not just froth) milk, while being office-appropriate? [more inside]
posted by pourtant on May 19, 2011 - 31 answers

What kind of coffee beans should I try?

What kind of coffee beans should I try? And where? [more inside]
posted by joeyjoejoejr on Jan 19, 2011 - 33 answers

Gone off coffee, want back in

I love coffee, but it's getting hard for me to find coffee I like which doesn't break the bank or make me ill. Dark roasts smell like burnt sweat socks to me, and lighter roasts are too acidic/sour. I used to be okay with medium-to-light roasts that were "breakfast blends" or which were nutty/chocolatey/spicy rather than fruity/winey (according to the vendor's descriptions) but lately that system has let me down and all coffee seems too acidic/sour. Why have I "gone off" coffee, and what other coffee (bean/roast/brewing method) should I try? [more inside]
posted by sarahkeebs on Nov 10, 2010 - 30 answers

Thoroughly cleaning a pump espresso machine

I am borrowing a La Pavoni Europiccola (an Italian pump espresso machine) from someone who is not using it. In fact, it had been sitting in storage for about 5 years with water in the boiler. How can I really thoroughly clean it? [more inside]
posted by advil on Aug 28, 2010 - 13 answers

Meow! Espresso?!

What's the difference between an espresso blend and regular whole bean coffee? [more inside]
posted by Sara C. on Aug 26, 2010 - 16 answers

Can I order a long espresso at an American Starbucks?

Why can Starbucks in Canada pull a long shot, while Starbucks in America cannot? [more inside]
posted by monkeymike on Aug 4, 2010 - 20 answers

Mad Coffee Skills?

How can I learn to be a barista? Preferably for free? Or better yet, get paid to do so? [more inside]
posted by Sara C. on Jul 10, 2010 - 29 answers

Be a better barista

Barista classes in Seattle? [more inside]
posted by bamassippi on Apr 25, 2010 - 3 answers

Houston's best espresso and vintage clothing?

Houston! Caffeinate and clothe me, please. Can you recommend your best espresso and thrift/consignment shopping? (I'm going to be staying not far from the Menil.) [more inside]
posted by minervous on Mar 11, 2010 - 13 answers

What's a great travel mug for espresso?

I make a double espresso most mornings and take it in the car to go. I have some good travel mugs, but they are huge. The smallest I've seen lately are 14-16 ounces, and many are even much bigger. I'd really like a smaller one, maybe 6-8 ounces, or whatever size would be good for a double espresso. Are there any good small ones you've tried?
posted by scottso17 on Mar 9, 2010 - 7 answers

...like I like my women: unobtainable.

Does anyone know how to make good espresso with an Alex Duetto II espresso machine? I'm lost. [more inside]
posted by pokeydonut on Feb 9, 2010 - 7 answers

Macchine per caffè?

What type of espresso machine is this? [more inside]
posted by Kiwi on Feb 1, 2010 - 4 answers

half a coffee pot

How to make half a pot of coffee from a cafetera? [more inside]
posted by dhruva on Dec 7, 2009 - 11 answers

A dark, rich cup of coffee creme, please!

What makes European coffee different from American coffee? [more inside]
posted by backseatpilot on Oct 30, 2009 - 32 answers

What's the best coffee machine setup for the occasional espresso drinker?

I drink an espresso a day and two or three cappuccinos a week. I want to get a new coffee machine. [more inside]
posted by insouciant on Jul 8, 2009 - 15 answers

Espresso Con Panna will bow to my will

Help me become a kick ass Barista. [more inside]
posted by toni_jean on Apr 22, 2009 - 23 answers

CoffeeFilter: Cheap descale/decalc solution for my coffee machine?

Is there a cheaper alternative to the manufacturer-recommended descale solutions used to decalcify coffee/espresso machines???? [more inside]
posted by monkeybutt on Jan 4, 2009 - 12 answers

Delonghi Ec5 Espresso machine

How much water do I put in my Delonghi Ec5 Espresso machine? [more inside]
posted by arcticwoman on Dec 13, 2008 - 3 answers

Coffee help!

Good/great espresso on the cheap... possible? [more inside]
posted by wongcorgi on Sep 16, 2008 - 15 answers

Barista elbow?!

Help! I am a barista and my elbow hurts! What should I do? [more inside]
posted by waltzing astronomers on Jun 11, 2008 - 24 answers

Cheap Beans, Rich Flavor.

What's a good whole bean coffee I can buy in bulk online on a college student budget? [more inside]
posted by mccarty.tim on Jun 1, 2008 - 18 answers

Going cold turkey on the bean brew.

I'm anxious to give up the Java, or switch to decaf. For health reasons. Give me hints on how to do this effectively. [more inside]
posted by Gordion Knott on May 9, 2008 - 14 answers

Espresso Training?

What are the best barista training programs/schools around? [more inside]
posted by Texasjake987 on Apr 9, 2008 - 2 answers

Latex-flavored coffee tastes horrible

How do I avoid burning coffee with a stovetop espresso maker? [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Feb 5, 2008 - 14 answers

Coffee Drinks beyond the Basics

What are good espresso-based drinks beyond the typical lattes, cappuccinos, and mochas? [more inside]
posted by mccarty.tim on Jan 20, 2008 - 28 answers

How should a college kid store his coffee?

Coffee beans behave like busses apparently. I went with preground for a year, and then I got a 5lb bag and a 1lb bag of roasted coffee beans and a grinder today for Christmas. How should I store them, accounting for my specific situation? [more inside]
posted by mccarty.tim on Dec 25, 2007 - 13 answers

$4 a day for a steaming pile of crap

Due to budgetary constraints, I've cut back on my daily quad-shot 16 oz. latte and am brewing coffee to take to work in the morning. I've noticed a difference in my moods and energy levels, but, more importantly, brewed coffee does not bring out the poop like the espresso drink does. [more inside]
posted by strangeleftydoublethink on Oct 17, 2007 - 17 answers

Looking for high quality espresso beans in Silicon Valley

GiftFilter: Where can I buy high quality beans for an espresso lover in Silicon Valley? [more inside]
posted by spiderskull on Aug 29, 2007 - 11 answers

My espresso should be a ninja because the taste is kickin

Why is my espresso nasty all of a sudden? [more inside]
posted by 235w103 on Jul 7, 2007 - 10 answers

What happened to my espresso maker?

What did my dishwasher do to my stovetop espresso maker?? [more inside]
posted by jefficator on May 19, 2007 - 14 answers

Miss Silvia in the UK!

I'm looking into buying a Rancilio Silvia & Rocky combo... [more inside]
posted by dance on Feb 5, 2007 - 6 answers

Working on that barista cred

I've been fortunate to come into possession of an older La Pavoni Europiccola, but there's no manual. So I have three questions for anyone who's got experience using this kind of machine. [more inside]
posted by zadcat on Jan 19, 2007 - 13 answers

Home Espresso Machines: How Good is the Nespresso System?

I just bought a Nespresso C100 expresso machine. I don't know much about espresso machines but find that the coffee tastes great and the machine, which uses pods, doesn't make a mess in my kitchen. I would like to know what people who know a lot about making espresso and love espresso think generally of the Nespresso system. In the few days I've had the machine it has produced reliable espresso with a beautiful crema and excellent taste.
posted by dclawyer on Nov 29, 2006 - 9 answers

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