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Caffeine withdrawal: Personal stories?

Two days ago, I decided to cut down on my caffeine intake drastically. I now feel super duper out of it and fatigued, plus I have headaches (I never get headaches!). I would like to hear personal anecdotes from others regarding their experiences with caffeine withdrawal, so I know for sure that what I am feeling is not just in my head. [more inside]
posted by Kamelot123 on Mar 6, 2013 - 60 answers

How do I replicate Spanish cafe con leche at a US cafe?

How do I order a Spanish-style cafe con leche at a US espresso bar? I can't seem to get the proportions right. What I'm looking for is a high ratio of espresso to milk, but not too high. The milk should be hot, not frothy at all. Cappucicinos, cafe au laits, and lattes all have too much milk. Today I tried to describe what I wanted and they gave me a "short cappuccino," which was not enough milk, and the milk was foamed instead of flat. A specific name for this drink would be great, if it exists, but what I really want is the exact ordering instructions -- because I find that in most cafes, ordering anything slightly unusual (like an Americano) usually gets very inconsistent results.
posted by yarly on Feb 23, 2013 - 33 answers

Great Coffee Blogs

Help me find some great coffee blogs. They could be practical how to type blogs, coffee shop reviews or straight up coffee porn. Bonus points for anything with a UK focus.
posted by u17tw on Feb 21, 2013 - 8 answers

Looking for the perfect press

Hi, all. This should be fairly short, so here goes: While suffering through the Influenza of 2013, I ended up watching a ton of episodes of Danger Man on DVD, only to become entranced with this particular object, which I've made a screenshot of. [more inside]
posted by Minus215Cee on Feb 20, 2013 - 15 answers

Help me Froth my Almond Milk!

In an effort to healthify, I've replaced milk in my coffee with almond milk (unsweetened vanilla). It is awesome and yummy. I've taken to using my aerolatte to whip it into a tasty froth before adding my coffee. Add a little cinnamon on top and magic happens. So this worked great until my last purchase of almond milk (pure almond from Silk). It Will Not Froth! MY QUESTIONS: 1. Why won't it froth? 2. Could the absence of Carrageenan be the cause? 3. Should I worry about the presence of Carrageenan in my nut milk?
posted by leotrotsky on Jan 29, 2013 - 13 answers

Flat thermal mug?

Is it possible to buy an insulated mug/single serving thermos that is flat, eg, like a liquor flask? (Or at least flatter than the norm.) [more inside]
posted by biffa on Jan 20, 2013 - 4 answers

To brew or not to brew?

My dog ate nearly a pound of coffee beans. The vet gave him some drugs to get him to vomit them up. (He'll be fine.) The beans came up largely whole/intact, and they... bagged them up for us. If we were to rinse the beans, grind, and brew them, what's the worst that happens? [more inside]
posted by disillusioned on Jan 18, 2013 - 48 answers

Best Method to Make 1 Decent Cup of Coffee

I love coffee, and I have it every morning. But I live with only one other person, my girlfriend, and she doesn't drink coffee in the morning. And most mornings I drink 1 cup, at most 2. So it makes little sense for me to brew a pot. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by ratherbethedevil on Jan 17, 2013 - 69 answers

Coffee 101: sociology and technology

I don't drink coffee and most of my friends don't either, but I'd like to be able to offer a nice cup to occasional visitors who do drink coffee. What type of small-scale coffee maker would be a good choice: some kind of drip and filter method? French press? Should I buy a small amount of decent quality ground coffee and hope that it keeps well between coffee drinkers? (And what would be a safe, crowd-pleasing choice?) Or should I just forget offering potentially mediocre coffee and offer everyone tea and tisanes?
posted by The True Wheel on Jan 13, 2013 - 41 answers

Boston coffee snobbery

Where can a coffee snob find fulfillment in Boston? [more inside]
posted by bamassippi on Jan 6, 2013 - 23 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

Black gold

CoffeeFilter: Why does drinking coffee prevent me from getting headaches? Is there another substance that has the same headache-relieving properties, but without the stimulating effects of caffeine. [more inside]
posted by deadwax on Dec 19, 2012 - 18 answers

No really, I need a microwaveable travel mug

Yes, I know, another travel mug question. But I have different special requirements! And it HAS TO be microwaveable! [more inside]
posted by exceptinsects on Dec 19, 2012 - 18 answers

How to get French Press coffee without the cholesterol

My parents have decided to replace their french press due to concerns about cholesterol. Previously . I want to get them a paper filter based coffee maker that makes 4 or more cups of coffee at a time. The other constraint is that the machine has to be shorter than 14 inches so it fits under their cupboards. [more inside]
posted by vegetableagony on Dec 16, 2012 - 8 answers

Where to work tonight?

Help me find non-Starbucks coffee shops open late on Sundays in Chicago! [more inside]
posted by andrewesque on Dec 16, 2012 - 12 answers

Coffee Recommendations?

Can anyone recommend a great brand of coffee that will aid me in drinking my coffee black rather than with cream and sugar? [more inside]
posted by incandissonance on Dec 15, 2012 - 41 answers

I like it dark and smooth...

[Philly/Internet coffee beans filter] Help me get some good coffee beans! I had the best coffee of my life at Kopplin's when I was in Minneapolis this summer. Problem? I live in Philly. I bought a bag of beans from Kopplin's, and they recently ran out. I've been sampling coffee from the local roasters in Philly, and (to me) they taste like crap. I'm also of the Starbucks > Dunkin Donuts mentality. Where can I get some beans to my liking, either locally or on the Internet? [more inside]
posted by DoubleLune on Dec 13, 2012 - 21 answers

Beans Don't Burr in the Grinder

Is it possible to roast an already roasted coffee a little bit darker in the oven on a baking sheet? [more inside]
posted by roboton666 on Dec 4, 2012 - 8 answers

85C help! mmmm sea salt coffee...

Friendly with the staff at 85C? Or great with coffee recipes? My husband LOOOOOOVES the iced sea salt coffee at 85C Bakery. Since there are only 2 locations in SoCal (Irvine & Hacienda Heights), and we live in NorCal, I'd love to get the recipe to surprise him with a homemade version of the iced sea salt coffee to wake up to on his birthday. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 3, 2012 - 6 answers

Need advice on the Do's and Don'ts of coffee dates, and how to keep conversation flowing.

Need advice on the Do's and Don'ts of coffee dates, and how to keep conversation flowing. [more inside]
posted by Snorlax on Nov 24, 2012 - 16 answers

Help me be the best secret santa ever

Where can I (or can I?) order *one* heat changing coffee mug that displays one custom message when cold and another, slightly different custom message when filled with hot liquid? Google returns only "blank revealing custom image" mugs. Is this even possible? Maybe you can't put regular ink under changing ink? Screenprinting scientists: give me the scoop before I wear my googling fingers to the bone.
posted by lilnublet on Nov 12, 2012 - 11 answers

Am I wasting Coffee?

Am I wasting coffee? I have a tiny single serving french press. It can fit 16 ounces of water when filled to the brim completely. I've been using 3 tablespoons of coffee. Is that way too much or am I just throwing money down the drain?
posted by mamamia88 on Nov 9, 2012 - 19 answers

Where to buy shade-grown organic coffee?

Coffee drinkers! Can you help me source shade-grown organic coffee (I'm not interested in certification, but rather in those principles) from a US roaster that will roast and ship to me within 24 hours? Your personal recommendations only, please. [more inside]
posted by OrangeDisk on Oct 31, 2012 - 16 answers

Writer seeks not-office Toronto cafe place

Help me find a great writing spot in Toronto, with some very specific requirements. [more inside]
posted by lizifer on Oct 25, 2012 - 16 answers

I hear the espresso's really cheap in this joint

Paying for first dates: who should do it? [more inside]
posted by Miss T.Horn on Sep 13, 2012 - 86 answers

How can I make ridiculously good coffee at my desk?

How can I make a fantastic cup of coffee at my desk at work? What equipment do I need? [more inside]
posted by kendrak on Aug 20, 2012 - 27 answers

Oh iced coffee, why you make me feel this way?

I drink iced coffee from Starbucks once or twice a week. My standard order is a grande with two Splendas and 2% milk. I've noticed that by the time I get to the end of my drink I have that shaky and empty feeling that usually means my blood sugar is low. I don't notice any particular sugar/caffeine high while I'm drinking it. I usually sip on it while I'm working at the computer, so it takes about 45 minutes to finish the drink. What could be causing the sugar-crash feeling? Is it all in my head? [more inside]
posted by TallulahBankhead on Aug 17, 2012 - 30 answers

K-Cup Drink Recommendations

K-Cup Keurig Coffee Maker Drinks: what are the best quality, most caffeine, lowest price K-Cup drinks. I got this sampler and it's good. But I want more for my office - best caffeine for the buck is what my folks want. Any other K-Cup usage hints, tricks, tips welcome as well.
posted by artlung on Aug 3, 2012 - 18 answers

Does “snorting” coffee enhance its effects?

Does running brewed coffee through your sinuses and nasal passage enhance its effect? [more inside]
posted by Shepherd on Jul 25, 2012 - 10 answers

My Klean Kanteen tastes like I'm carrying spare change in my mouth. Fixes?

Last week I bought a 16oz Klean Kanteen Insulated (double-walled, hot/cold) container to replace a favorite Thermos (also stainless) that is no longer made. [more inside]
posted by quarterframer on Jul 18, 2012 - 12 answers

Oh man, I frapped it up : (

How can I make my homemade frappes less watery? And more like Starbuck's frappes? What's their secret?! [more inside]
posted by luciddream928 on Jul 5, 2012 - 21 answers

Wheelchair-friendly/accessible pubs/restaurants in Toronto?

Are there any good, accessible venues in Toronto (near the UofT Campus/St. George) for student events? (i.e. pubs, restaurants, and coffee houses?). [more inside]
posted by 1000monkeys on Jul 2, 2012 - 3 answers

Fresh coffee at home for one moderate coffee drinker?

I like coffee a lot, but I don't like a lot of coffee. How to I have fresh coffee when I'm just making a cup or two for myself occassionally? [more inside]
posted by BrashTech on Jun 22, 2012 - 37 answers

Does coffee that's been sitting around in the pot all day have less caffeine than freshly brewed coffee?

Does coffee that's been sitting around in the pot all day have less caffeine than freshly brewed coffee? [more inside]
posted by Caviar on Jun 3, 2012 - 12 answers

I want iced coffee and I want it now.

How can I speed up making fresh brewed iced coffee? [more inside]
posted by gwint on May 30, 2012 - 25 answers

Climate change in your favor?

Does climate change ever work in farmers favor? If one region becomes inhospitable for growing a crop due to climate change (like coffee in Peru), does it mean another part of the world may become perfect for growing that crop that was previously not? [more inside]
posted by secretbenjamin on May 27, 2012 - 14 answers

Caffeine thy name is C8H10N4O2, now get in my belly!

DripCoffeeFilter: Help me find a great drip coffeemaker. [more inside]
posted by ThaBombShelterSmith on May 17, 2012 - 17 answers

Mid-17th century London coffee house coffee degustation

Suppose I wanted to drink a faithful recreation of the coffee served in a mid-17th century London coffee house. [more inside]
posted by dhoe on May 7, 2012 - 10 answers

Help me feed my coworkers to prevent them from mutinying.

Where can I pick up coffee/breakfast for a dozen people before 6AM tomorrow in Japantown/Lower Pacific Heights in San Francisco? [more inside]
posted by rebekah on Apr 25, 2012 - 10 answers

Best quiet coffee shops in New York?

What are the best quiet (i.e. non-music-playing) coffee shops in New York? By best I mean with both great coffee and comfortable space to work.
posted by shivohum on Apr 9, 2012 - 3 answers

It just might be easier to build one from scratch...

I'm on a long-term search for some specific food-production machinery... Where should I be looking, that I'm not already. [more inside]
posted by furnace.heart on Apr 5, 2012 - 2 answers

Should I drink coffee again?

poll: should I drink coffee? After 10 years of being a caffeine addict (started when I was 16!), I quitted in January, cold turkey. No coffee, no diet cokes, no energy drinks. It sucked, a lot, for about two weeks. All I get now is an occasional cup of white or green tea, that's it. This week has been unusually exhausting, and the next three days are probably going to be the most testing of my life. I am really tempted to drink coffee, but will it actually help? Will it just fxxx me up? Will I become addicted again?
posted by atetrachordofthree on Mar 31, 2012 - 32 answers

This feels like planned obsolescence

My Bodum french press is broken and I need a replacement part...but it isn't the carafe. [more inside]
posted by oflinkey on Mar 30, 2012 - 14 answers

preferred beans for cold brewed coffee

Are there coffee beans specifically made for cold brewing/extraction? are certain roasts/geographies better for cold brewing? Or, is it really just trial and error and finding what you personally like? [more inside]
posted by nadawi on Mar 27, 2012 - 12 answers

Latte addiction begone!

Is there a non-sweet milky drink that can replace my latte addiction? [more inside]
posted by giggleknickers on Mar 15, 2012 - 30 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

Romcaffe coffee

Is there any store in the U.S. where I can buy (or mail order) "Romcaffe caffe filtro" coffee? [more inside]
posted by zerzura on Feb 14, 2012 - 5 answers

Out-of-the-way Coffee Shops in the Upper River Valley (VT/NH)?

Can you recommend a good coffee shop/hiding spot in the NH/VT Upper River Valley (but not in Hanover/Lebanon/WRJ)? [more inside]
posted by .kobayashi. on Feb 12, 2012 - 4 answers

What's your secret ingredient for a unique cup of coffee?

Coffee: Add a little cream, a little sugar... And? Or? Surely there are other options. What else do you add to mix it up a bit? What's your secret ingredient for a unique cup of coffee?
posted by 2oh1 on Jan 29, 2012 - 70 answers

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