My stovetop espresso maker has a small leak. I don't think returning it will help me. Are there any recipes for food-safe 'stop leak' compounds? [more inside]
posted by anthill
on Feb 8, 2011 -
What are your favorite Fairway coffee beans? We shop at Fairway regularly, like their coffee but haven't settled into a handful of favorite choices. Opinions?
posted by moedym
on Feb 6, 2011 -
There's been a few great threads on travel mugs, but what I need is the perfect large desk mug. [more inside]
posted by TayBridge
on Feb 2, 2011 -
How are these so called 'baristas' ruining my coffee, and how do I make them stop? Sometimes I get a flavourful coffee, full of body, other times the same drink will be tasteless and worse than a cheap instant yet I can see they have put the same amount of shots in. I'm talking about the same shop in some cases, it must be a training issue but what do they need to learn? For info I drink mainly Americanos but have experienced similar with lattes. More inside. [more inside]
posted by razzman
on Jan 21, 2011 -
How does this coffeemaker work? It came from a grandparent, and now my mom's offloaded it onto me because she couldn't figure it out. [more inside]
posted by boghead
on Jan 17, 2011 -
Need precise recipes for various Viennese coffee variations. Too many websites either list competing information, or seem to have carelessly copied other sites' lists without any sort of editorial fact-checking. [more inside]
posted by umlaut
on Jan 9, 2011 -
What tips, tricks, brewing methods and recipes do you have for making cold-brewed coffee (aka Toddy)? [more inside]
posted by jameslavelle3
on Jan 6, 2011 -
I've had the mini Keurig for about a year and I've tried various k-cup coffee brands and flavors. I haven't found a brand or flavor that is strong enough for me. It seems like after I add a bit of cream to my coffee, I can't taste the coffee or the flavor. I love the keurig machine, its quick and I'm the only one in family that drinks coffee. Any k-cup brands suggestions?
posted by sandra194
on Dec 20, 2010 -
My mother loves McDonald's large coffee cups and I would like to get ten or so for her for Christmas. What's my chances of going into a McDonald's and talking to a manager to see if they'll sell me the cups without the coffee inside (ideally for less then the full price)? [more inside]
posted by royalsong
on Dec 14, 2010 -
Does coffee contain any other psychoactive constituents than caffeine? [more inside]
posted by rwhe
on Dec 9, 2010 -
I have a leak in my coffee pot's water tank, and upon examination, I cant see where the leak is coming from (meaning that the whole bottom generally gets too wet to detect the crack). I was thinking I would run a thin bead of some kind of material around the bottom of the tank to attempt to seal it back up. My question is: what kind of material would you recommend that would not pose any toxin problem in case the tank water comes into contact with it? It would also have to be generally heat tolerant as the coffee pot heats up under there.
posted by howa2396
on Dec 1, 2010 -
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 -
Where can one buy a French press for making coffee in Kathmandu, Nepal?
posted by liketitanic
on Nov 7, 2010 -
Looking for a news article I read about Isreal and Egypt meeting at the State Department, and not saying anything until they agreed on how bad American coffee is. But now I can't find it! [more inside]
posted by BusyBusyBusy
on Oct 31, 2010 -
I'm trying to purchase a coffee mug and/or travel mug from Sweden's Wayne's Coffee as a present, but living in Canada I'm running into some major roadblocks. Any advice on how to get one to my neck of the woods? [more inside]
posted by evadery
on Oct 26, 2010 -
Please help me replicate my daily Starbucks beverage at home: venti cup filled with ice with 10 shots. [more inside]
posted by davidmsc
on Oct 20, 2010 -
I hate fast instant coffee. I will be traveling by car from Toronto to Montreal. There are lots of stops where one can get Tim Hortons or McDonald's instant coffee. Unfortunately/fortunately I don't like their coffee. I can make good coffee at home.
What type of thermos can keep it fresh and warm for a good portion of my trip?
posted by alshain
on Oct 18, 2010 -
I want a new coffee/tea container. It should be microwave-safe, dishwasher-safe with a sealable cap and a close loop handle. Is that too much too ask for? [more inside]
posted by TheOtherSide
on Oct 5, 2010 -
Delicious Non-oily Trader Joe's Coffee? We use a superautomatic machine and "dry" or at least non-oily beans work best. We use and love Stumptown Hair Bender but think maybe we should at least try something else from time to time. Trader Joe's seems to have a wide variety of whole bean options at reasonable prices, but I can't see into the cans to determine which ones might be appropriate for our use. Can anyone recommend one of the TJ options for being both tasty and relatively "dry" of bean?
posted by cairnish
on Sep 29, 2010 -
What's the difference between Fair Trade Certified coffee and Starbucks Shared Planet coffee? [more inside]
posted by epj
on Sep 24, 2010 -
Is there a way to make coffee's effects wear off faster? It's just that I need to see someone and this coffee that I drank seems to be pretty strong on me today and is affecting my mood.
posted by antgly
on Sep 20, 2010 -
Caffeine helps me to be optimistic, positive, and productive at work. Unfortunately, it's also fantastically addictive, and disrupts basically every important bodily process that I have. Should I talk to a psychiatrist about trying some kind of prescription stimulant? [more inside]
posted by Sloop John B
on Sep 14, 2010 -
I'm going to be in London on business for a week, and I may wind up with a couple of afternoons to myself. I don't have a burning need to do lots of sight-seeing while I'm there -- I'll probably be quite jetlagged during that free time, since it will occur at the beginning of my trip -- but I'd love any suggestions of absolute must-sees, quiet spots where it would be nice to sit and read, or lovely bookstores or coffee (tea?) shops. [more inside]
posted by cider
on Sep 2, 2010 -
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 -
I make my morning coffee in a French press, but then I keep it hot by pouring it into the carafe of my drip machine while it's switched on. Is this somehow going to damage my coffee maker if I don't have any water in the reservoir? I just want the hot plate to keep it warm. Relevant info: I have the Michael Graves coffee maker
posted by extramundane
on Aug 15, 2010 -
I'm looking for good but not expensive restaurants in Louisville; also coffeehouses that offer wifi. [more inside]
posted by Herkimer
on Aug 14, 2010 -
Where can I find Chemex filters to purchase in Minneapolis-St Paul area? I rummaged up an old Chemex coffee maker and I know I'm able to order filters online, but is there anywhere locally that I can purchase the fliters. Thanks in advance!
posted by fancydave
on Aug 10, 2010 -
I'm trying to find coffee mugs that have individual elements on their sides for a birthday gift, but have not been able to find them. Can you help? [more inside]
posted by Dr.James.Orin.Incandenza
on Aug 5, 2010 -
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 -