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]
Need advice on the Do's and Don'ts of coffee dates, and how to keep conversation flowing. [more inside]
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.
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?
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]
Help me find a great writing spot in Toronto, with some very specific requirements. [more inside]
Paying for first dates: who should do it? [more inside]
How can I make a fantastic cup of coffee at my desk at work? What equipment do I need? [more inside]
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]
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.
Does running brewed coffee through your sinuses and nasal passage enhance its effect? [more inside]
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]
How can I make my homemade frappes less watery? And more like Starbuck's frappes? What's their secret?! [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
How can I speed up making fresh brewed iced coffee? [more inside]
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]
DripCoffeeFilter: Help me find a great drip coffeemaker. [more inside]
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]