Best study spots, particularly late-night, in and around Chicago? [more inside]
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]
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?
There's been a few great threads on travel mugs, but what I need is the perfect large desk mug. [more inside]
Tell me about café culture in Montreal... [more inside]
Where to find Bustelo Instant in the SF Bay Area? [more inside]
What's the best way to get an exact (or close enough) replica of the sign in this screenshot? [more inside]
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]
What kind of coffee beans should I try? And where? [more inside]
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]
Where can I buy a factory cart coffee table in Australia? [more inside]
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]
What tips, tricks, brewing methods and recipes do you have for making cold-brewed coffee (aka Toddy)? [more inside]
Exactly how are the first drips of coffee different than the last? Chemistry welcomed. [more inside]
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?
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]
Does coffee contain any other psychoactive constituents than caffeine? [more inside]
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.
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]
Where can one buy a French press for making coffee in Kathmandu, Nepal?
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]
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]
Please help me replicate my daily Starbucks beverage at home: venti cup filled with ice with 10 shots. [more inside]
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?
Why is the lid to my coffee carafe designed this way? Moving down the production chain, why is the interface between the brew basket housing and the lid is two two convex hemispheres? [more inside]
Has anyone ever heard of a blind taste test for coffee preperation methods? [more inside]
My beloved Keurig has become infested by roaches. HELP ME! [more inside]
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]
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?
What's the difference between Fair Trade Certified coffee and Starbucks Shared Planet coffee? [more inside]
Just spilled a few tablespoons of coffee containing unsweetened almond milk onto a MacBook keyboard. What now? [more inside]
Should I refrigerate ground coffee? [more inside]
Any good internet radio station for Coffeehouses? [more inside]
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.
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]
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]
Remember those luggage commercials back in the last century that had a big gorilla tossing around the suitcase to show how much abuse it could stand? I'm looking for the commuter coffee-tumbler version of that. [more inside]
Creative ways to give away coffee? [more inside]
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]
What's the difference between an espresso blend and regular whole bean coffee? [more inside]
Can someone help me identify the manufacturer of this coffee table? [more inside]
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 from Target.
I'm looking for good but not expensive restaurants in Louisville; also coffeehouses that offer wifi. [more inside]
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!
I just spilled coffee on an upholstered office chair. How do I get it out? [more inside]
How much coffee/caffeine can you drink and not develop a tolerance? [more inside]
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]
How can I learn to be a barista? Preferably for free? Or better yet, get paid to do so? [more inside]
Why does drinking coffee make me hungry? [more inside]