Suppose I wanted to drink a faithful recreation of the coffee served in a mid-17th century London coffee house. [more inside]
Where can I pick up coffee/breakfast for a dozen people before 6AM tomorrow in Japantown/Lower Pacific Heights in San Francisco? [more inside]
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.
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]
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?
My Bodum french press is broken and I need a replacement part...but it isn't the carafe. [more inside]
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]
Is there a non-sweet milky drink that can replace my latte addiction? [more inside]
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]
Is there any store in the U.S. where I can buy (or mail order) "Romcaffe caffe filtro" coffee? [more inside]
Can you recommend a good coffee shop/hiding spot in the NH/VT Upper River Valley (but not in Hanover/Lebanon/WRJ)? [more inside]
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?
Help me perfect my aeropress coffee! [more inside]
Can you help me choose a Keurig coffee machine? [more inside]
Were there stimulant drinks or foods in Europe before the arrival of coffee and tea from Asia and Africa? If so, what were they, and who had access to them? [more inside]
Why does caffeine seem to have the opposite effect on me? [more inside]
Looking for the friendliest coffee houses in Seattle. [more inside]
I have a Keurig B31. I love it, but it's already not working right after just a week of use. The problem comes when I put water into the resevoir, open up the head to put in a cup, close the head (which should then allow me to brew) but instead leads back to a cycle where it keeps asking me to add water, then open the head. When it's finally ready to brew it makes about half of what it should, and it also seems like there's water building up in the reservoir (which, according to the guide, shouldn't happen as each brew should empty whatever is in the reservoir). Is there anything I can do to reset the machine or otherwise make it work correctly? [more inside]
Coffee tastes weird: confirmation bias, or something else? [more inside]
I'll be in Washington D.C. from December 26th to the 31st. I'm staying at the Omni Shoreham in Woodley Park. Please tell me about cheap vegetarian eats, good coffee shops and bars, and free wifi in my neighborhood and elsewhere. [more inside]
Is the wide end of a disposable coffee-stirrer meant for holding or stirring? [more inside]
Where can I find a mug like this? [more inside]
Spilled a little coffee on my MacBook Air. I've done what I could to dry it out, but should I try and get inside the computer to do further damage control? [more inside]
Besides coffee and caffeine, what is the best over-the-counter, widely-available stimulant? [more inside]
Meeting a friend for coffee next week - how and when do I tell her my feelings for her? [more inside]
Was the notion in the 1980s that "mountain grown" coffee was a way to sell deforestation-causing coffee B.S.? [more inside]
What was your experience transitioning from being a regular caffeine drinker to an occasional caffeine drinker? Did it work for you? Do you have any tips on success, any surprises I should watch out for? [more inside]
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
What can I do to reduce static cling on my glass coffee grinder hopper so less coffee sticks to the sides and makes a big mess? [more inside]
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]
I've recently been forced to switch to decaf because of medical issues (supraventricular tachycardia). I have no interest in giving up coffee completely, and I really enjoy my one cup of decaf per day. I think I'd enjoy it more, though, if I knew I were having the best decaf I could get my hands on. What are the best decaf beans available in Canada? [more inside]
Why am I almost always trembling, shaking, or shivering? [more inside]
What is the minimum water temperature that will give me enough caffeine / taste from french-pressed coffee grounds? [more inside]
Our office of around 10 people is in desperate need of a better coffee-making setup. [more inside]
Coffee grounds or coffee grinds? [more inside]
I like my coffee--enough that I just drink one good cup a day. (I make it with an Aeropress.) Since it's just one cup, I don't feel shy about adding half & half. Ultra-pasteurized h&h has a sell-by date that can be a month out or more. I thought I'd be smart and make it easier to store and pour by putting it in a glass container. It's this GlassLock container. After four or five days, the h&h starts to separate. What should last for weeks more goes bad almost right away. This has happened with several brands of h&h, and I've certainly washed the container well. Does anyone have a guess on why this is happening? Any suggestions on a container (you've tried yourself) that does work well for storing half & half?
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]
Does coffee stunt your growth. [more inside]
No mess, one touch espresso : Nespresso or super automatic? Which one should I choose?
Since discontinuing my beloved Starbucks Breakfast Blend for my Tassimo coffee maker I have been lacking in one of my favorite rituals... the cup before work. None of the other coffee brands seem to stack up, not even close. It maybe a silly question to waste on an askme, but has any other MeFi fan of the former Starbucks selection found a respectable alternative coffee for their Tassimo machine? My machine is now way underused. Note to Starbucks and Tassimo: thanks for letting down your customer base. Booo...Hiss.
Visiting the big island in Hawaii, and I'm a coffee lover. Any recommendations on which specific coffee plantations I should visit in the Kailuna-Kona region? [more inside]
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]
Help name my coffee bean company. I'm very excited about this new venture that I just embarked on. I have all the logistics in place, but I'm still missing a Big piece of the puzzle, the name of the company. My choice for the name was " Una Voce "(one voice), because part of this venture will be to give back to the communities that produce the finest Coffee Beans in the world. These communities still lack some fundamental basics, like clean drinkable water, medical facilities, schooling for both children and adults. I will be funneling back some of the profits to improve the lives of our fellow humans. Two other names that I was thinking about were "One World" or "Human Beans". None of the names I have liked have received positive feedback, so I turn to you. I will keep everyone here posted on my decision and Thanks in Advance.
Will I be as perky without coffee? [more inside]
I have noticed over the last week that my sensitivity to caffeine seems to have dramatically increased. Normally, drinking coffee would have no major effects except making me slightly more awake / alert you would expect. But over the last fortnight, it seems that even drinking even a single cup of coffee has become quite unpleasant. 45 minutes later i will feel dramatically over-energised and find concentration difficult and drinking a cup of coffee after dinner at 7.30 will leave me unable to get to sleep until 1:30 or 2am. Is this a health issue? Is it likely that my body will adapt back over time (I do like the taste of coffee and would like to keep drinking it if possible) or should I switch to decaf coffee or a lower caffeinated drink like tea? [more inside]
Why is the coffee at Whole Foods so delicious? [more inside]
Is there any way to mitigate or delay the laxative effects of drinking coffee? Asking for a friend whose workplace only has portable toilets. [more inside]
If I drink normal coffee in the day and decaf at night, I sometimes still end up feeling like I have drank too much normal coffee. Why is this? [more inside]
Breakfast recipes with a really - really! - strong taste? [more inside]
I am about to spend the weekend in Brisbane, Australia. What can I do for fun? Where is the good coffee? What are the good restaurants? Quirky shops...? We won't have a car and are staying in the city. Open to all your suggestions. Thank you.