In September, I've got 10 days to see everything I can see from Minneapolis to Portland, OR along the route of Amtrak's Empire Builder. Know anything about these places? I'm looking for some Metafilter reconnaissance about my route. [more inside]
I cannot for the life of me find a photo (or any other mention) of this coffee table. [more inside]
Has anyone had any problems with a Keurig (K-cup) B30 coffee maker? My mom's is on the fritz and I'm having difficulty fixing it for her. The water heats up but doesn't make it to the cup. I've googled and no luck.
I have been drinking coffee regularly, and red wine occasionally, for 10 years. But over the past 2 months, my throat seems to have developed an intolerance for both. [more inside]
YANMB (You Are Not My Barista): Do the folks at the coffee shop where I've been working all day mind me taking up space if I'm buying stuff all day and it's not crowded? [more inside]
If you were opening a cafe that primarily served bagels (and their variations), pastries, coffee (and coffee related drinks), and tea, what would you call it? The wittier the better! (Non-witty are also welcome to apply.) [more inside]
I have an aversion to coffee but I don't know why. If I'm in the same room with it, can smell it no matter how small a cup, I'm gagging. I have never even had a cup of it. What could be causing this and could this be an allergy? [more inside]
What’s the best single serve coffee machine for around $100? [more inside]
I drink an espresso a day and two or three cappuccinos a week. I want to get a new coffee machine. [more inside]
French Press vs. Aerobie Aeropress -- I'm torn! [more inside]
How to make my thermos flask not ruin my coffee? [more inside]
Coffee filter (!): Is there any type of coffee available for purchase that's certified Fair Trade and also certified by the Rainforest Alliance?
Help keep my household grumpy-free: recommend a coffee maker that won't give up the ghost after a handful of months. [more inside]
Can someone tell me if MiGo still makes this screwtop travel mug (which doesn't leak and can be put into a backpack) with a rubber gasket top? [more inside]
Where do you donate day old coffee shop pastries? [more inside]
For the past year, caffeine has had a strange effect on me. I drink soda or coffee -- and within minutes, I feel groggy, fuzzy headed, and almost kind of drunk. I get absolutely no stimulating effects. The more I drink, the more fuzzy-drunk I feel. Caffeine used to make me feel wonderful -- awake, cheerful, on-point. I've never drank an excessive amount (2 coffees a day, max). Can anyone explain what might be going on in my brain chemicals?
Taking my IT dev job to the librairies and coffeeshops of NYC for a couple of weeks (accompanying my wife, who's in a program at NYU). What are the best places to work, to lunch, and to explore in the relatively-immediate vicinity? [more inside]
How can I make a strongly coffee-flavored ice-cream pop, not using an ice-cream maker, which has a firm but creamy texture, not an icy popsicle-like texture? Preferably low fat. Although I have a sneaking suspicion that fat content is a large part of the reason for the difference between ice cream and popsicles...
What kind of cheap coffee maker should I buy? [more inside]
How do I provide some not-terrible coffee to about 50 guests in Windham, NY? [more inside]
Seattle eats- cheap, cheerful, and coffee walking distance from the ACE Hotel? [more inside]
Weird coffee question for baristas or home espresso machine owners: I decalcified my machine the other day and then got sick a couple of days later. Coincidence or connection? More inside: [more inside]
Are there good coffeehouses for study/work on weekends in DC? I'm looking for someplace comfortable & quirky (not Starbucks) that isn't totally overrun -- think Tryst or B&P without the weekend mobs. Does such a place exist?
Best price on a Bialetti Brikka 2-cup in Toronto? [more inside]
Looking for a good tea shop around Princeton, NJ. Any suggestions? I'm willing to drive a good distance, though a shorter drive is preferable.
As a non-coffee drinker, help me figure out how to have coffee available when I host guests. [more inside]
Anyone know a place in the Oakland, SF, or surrounding area where I can buy a Rancilio Rocky no-doser coffee grinder tomorrow? Sweet Maria's isn't open Friday or Saturday. [more inside]
Coffeefilter!: Help me find a better grinder! I'm going to buy a burr grinder this time, but I need your help finding the right one. [more inside]
Has drinking coffee changed the way I smell? [more inside]
Help me become a kick ass Barista. [more inside]
How do I get caffeine into my cookies? [more inside]
I'm taking a trip to Seattle & Vancouver for an extended weekend. For these places, I'd really appreciate some info on: (1) where to get good coffee in the morning, (2) recommended pubs / microbrews to hit at lunch, and (3) atmospheric watering holes to finish up the evenings. [more inside]
Tell me how to improve the awful coffee at work [more inside]
Portland Filter: Tips, tricks, and hacks for Portland. What does my brother need to know before moving there? [more inside]
Where in London can I buy a filter coffee and read undisturbed for hours? Should be quiet, needn't be 'nice', Bow or London Bridge locations a bonus but all considered. [more inside]
Mz. Billtron and I are moving from Brooklyn, New York, to Hanover, New Hampshire, this summer. I know nothing about that part of the country and would appreciate any advice or recommendations that will make the transition a great one. [more inside]
BPA-free coffee makers? [more inside]
I just got shocked while making coffee. In the 16 years I've had the machine it's never happened before. What's the deal? [more inside]
Why does my coffee plant say "For decoration only. Not for consumption"? [more inside]
I bought two hand-painted ceramic mugs that appear to have been glazed. When I put my first cup of (very hot) coffee in one of them, I heard a faint crackling sound. The coffee also smelled a bit chemically. What's going on? [more inside]
What's the caffeine content of coffee made in an Aeropress? [more inside]
How much pesticide residue is there in coffee? Is it necessary to buy organic? [more inside]
Will drinking coffee daily help my headaches, or just make them worse? [more inside]
[WhereCanIFindThisFilter] Tully's Coffee sells (at least in Seattle) premium soft-serve ice cream. Served with this ice cream is a delicious little wafer cookie that I must find more of! Can you help me find it? Picture and more information within. [more inside]
My home brewed coffee doesn't cut it anymore, and I want it to taste more like coffee shop coffee. What should I do? Suggestions for new coffee maker/grinder? [more inside]
Semantic question: When initially proposing a "getting to know you" predate, the common invitation is to go get some coffee or to go get a drink. If you don't enjoy coffee or alcohol (yet), what alternate phrase can you use that doesn't sound weird? "Get a soda" sounds like "let's go get a malted!", and proposing "getting a drink" and then not drinking alcohol yourself can be problematic — and engaging in even a one- or two-sentence-long explanation about how you don't drink takes the question's tone away from casual and into "sounds complicated-neurotic" territory.
I'm looking for reusable coffee mug with a lid like the I'm Not a Paper Cup, but made of a different material. This product has the right idea, but it's too thick/heavy. Does anyone know of a another product like this? [more inside]
Is there a cheaper alternative to the manufacturer-recommended descale solutions used to decalcify coffee/espresso machines???? [more inside]
My wife spilled coffee on my keyboard: Is my computer fried? [more inside]
Can a couple of cups of tea make me totally anxious, and totally unable to sleep? Even two days later? [more inside]