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French press coffee = more cholesterol = imminent death?!

Is it true that coffee made in a french press has more cholesterol than that made in a drip (filtered) machine? [more inside]
posted by delladlux on Feb 13, 2008 - 15 answers

I'd like it with cream, sugar and an extra key, please.

Will a laptop keyboard with a different layout (and a subtly different number of keys) be a good replacement for the currently caffeinated one? [more inside]
posted by _dario on Feb 8, 2008 - 3 answers

Latex-flavored coffee tastes horrible

How do I avoid burning coffee with a stovetop espresso maker? [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Feb 5, 2008 - 14 answers

How strong of a coffee can I make?

CoffeeFilter: Will recycling coffee through my coffee maker create a Super Coffee? [more inside]
posted by ian1977 on Jan 23, 2008 - 43 answers

Coffee Drinks beyond the Basics

What are good espresso-based drinks beyond the typical lattes, cappuccinos, and mochas? [more inside]
posted by mccarty.tim on Jan 20, 2008 - 28 answers

Coffee + Laptop? Never again.

Another laptop + spill question. Am I in the clear or have I simply screwed things over now? [more inside]
posted by Phire on Jan 14, 2008 - 6 answers

Burr vs. Blade cuisinart Grind and Brew Coffee Maker?

Are the new burr grinder versions of Cuisinart Grind & Brew coffee makers better than the initial blade-grinder models? [more inside]
posted by morallybass on Dec 29, 2007 - 5 answers

How should a college kid store his coffee?

Coffee beans behave like busses apparently. I went with preground for a year, and then I got a 5lb bag and a 1lb bag of roasted coffee beans and a grinder today for Christmas. How should I store them, accounting for my specific situation? [more inside]
posted by mccarty.tim on Dec 25, 2007 - 13 answers

Can you suggest a steam-powered milk frothing machine?

My friend wants to buy a steam milk frother as a gift for his mother. The tricky part? She drinks only instant coffee, so doesn't require an espresso machine, JUST the milk frother. Does such an appliance exist, and if so, can it be purchased for under £80? [more inside]
posted by hot soup girl on Dec 11, 2007 - 13 answers

Warm to my art!

I want to make a promotional mug that has a picture of a brain on it, where some 'brain activations' appear when the mug is heated. I've seen color-changing mugs like this around, but I can't seem to find out where to get them made. [more inside]
posted by dmd on Dec 5, 2007 - 8 answers

Will my coffee maker burn my house down?

Will my coffee maker burn my house down? [more inside]
posted by ecks on Dec 1, 2007 - 10 answers

What to do with stale coffee beans?

I have a couple of half-full bags of stale coffee beans that no longer make good coffee. Aside from throwing them in the trash, what can I do with old beans? [more inside]
posted by lindsey.nicole on Dec 1, 2007 - 28 answers

Where to find "Wrigley's Doublemint Kona Creme" gum?

I want to buy a pack or two of "Wrigley's Doublemint Kona Creme" gum within the next 24 hours (for my MIL's birthday), but I can't find it anywhere! L'il help, mefites? [more inside]
posted by Wild_Eep on Nov 26, 2007 - 11 answers

Help me choose which type of ground to get in my coffee of the month gift.

Help me choose which type of ground to get in my coffee of the month gift. [more inside]
posted by SuperSquirrel on Nov 23, 2007 - 7 answers

Steamy milk, coming right up.

What's the best tool (besides an espresso maker) to generate some nice, foamy milk for cafe au laits? [more inside]
posted by mrhaydel on Oct 29, 2007 - 21 answers

Cheap coffee beans online?

Surely I can do better than $11+ per pound of coffee beans? [more inside]
posted by neilkod on Oct 26, 2007 - 16 answers

Any way to make a good k-cup coffee?

Is there anyway to make K-Cup coffee not taste like dishwater? We have a Keurig machine at the office and it makes just barely tolerable coffee. Are there any flavors out there that actually make a good cup? Are there any settings on the machine you can fiddle with?
posted by empath on Oct 22, 2007 - 14 answers

Cleanliness is next to godliness or too much of a good thing

Is it worthwhile to clean your coffee pot and filter basket in between every use? [more inside]
posted by overhauser on Oct 21, 2007 - 24 answers

help me drink just the right amount of coffee

How infrequently must I drink coffee to avoid becoming addicted? [more inside]
posted by yomimono on Oct 19, 2007 - 13 answers

How big is a 4-cup coffee press?

How big (in actual dimensions) is a four-cup coffee press? Something similar to this one. I need to knit a cozy for one and I can't find a clear description of the dimensions anywhere. [more inside]
posted by web-goddess on Oct 19, 2007 - 4 answers

$4 a day for a steaming pile of crap

Due to budgetary constraints, I've cut back on my daily quad-shot 16 oz. latte and am brewing coffee to take to work in the morning. I've noticed a difference in my moods and energy levels, but, more importantly, brewed coffee does not bring out the poop like the espresso drink does. [more inside]
posted by strangeleftydoublethink on Oct 17, 2007 - 17 answers

Coffeefilter: how did my coffee wind up on the ceiling?

How did my spilled coffee wind up on the ceiling? [more inside]
posted by DefendBrooklyn on Oct 10, 2007 - 25 answers

Coffee and my health

I have a huge drop in my energy in the afternoons. I am a healthy (except for hyploglycemic tendencies), normal weight 48 year old. Here is my current issue. [more inside]
posted by seekingsimplicity on Sep 28, 2007 - 28 answers

Instant concentration enhancers?

I want to improve my reading and comprehension concentration for a few hours at a time using drugs/chemicals/foods only. Yes I believe you that meditation and exercise are the ideal solutions but I just want to be my usual averagely healthy self when Im not concentrating. I also don't care about negative short-term after-effects. [more inside]
posted by zaebiz on Sep 15, 2007 - 13 answers

coffee press screen with mold stains

My coffee press screen has what looks like mold stains on it. (I left some tea in it for too long.) Is it OK to use? If I must remove the
posted by keith0718 on Sep 12, 2007 - 6 answers

Coffee grounds and water systems

A coffee related, although mildly different, question that doesn't involve waste disposal units like the ones in the search seem to... [more inside]
posted by Brockles on Sep 11, 2007 - 9 answers

I need a new automatic coffeemaker

Yes, it's another coffee-related question: Our old Krups 10 cup drip brewer is finally showing its age (it pre-dates our 14 year marriage), and I would like to replace it with something at least as good, if not better. Should be simple, but... [more inside]
posted by mosk on Sep 11, 2007 - 19 answers

Looking for high quality espresso beans in Silicon Valley

GiftFilter: Where can I buy high quality beans for an espresso lover in Silicon Valley? [more inside]
posted by spiderskull on Aug 29, 2007 - 11 answers

Drippy spout: feature or bug?

Why do coffe-maker manufacturers design the carafe spouts so that they cannot pour well? [more inside]
posted by yesster on Aug 28, 2007 - 14 answers

Tell me how to brew coffee from whole beans.

Tell me how to brew coffee from whole beans. [more inside]
posted by gregb1007 on Aug 8, 2007 - 28 answers

I like my coffee HOT-help me find my maker.

Looking for a coffee maker with one important characteristic - the coffee must be HOT. Just hot won't cut it. The coffee needs to come out HOT. Help me find my maker. [more inside]
posted by neilkod on Aug 8, 2007 - 22 answers

No cream for coffee in England?

My son and his father recently returned from 16 days in England with the kiddie's choir. I'm lapping up allll the details like a madwoman, but there's one thing that has me stumped. The adults report that the coffee situation was horrible. Mainly, wherever they went, they were unable to have cream (or half and half) in their coffee. [more inside]
posted by houseofdanie on Jul 31, 2007 - 41 answers

Wherefore art thou coffe-o

Where can I find cold-brewed coffee within a 5 block radius of East 59th St. and Lexington Ave, New York, NY? [more inside]
posted by zackola on Jul 12, 2007 - 7 answers

Soya milk and curdling

Why does soya milk curdle sometimes? [more inside]
posted by deeper red on Jul 11, 2007 - 8 answers

My espresso should be a ninja because the taste is kickin

Why is my espresso nasty all of a sudden? [more inside]
posted by 235w103 on Jul 7, 2007 - 10 answers

Looking for a coffee maker like the one at the Westin

Where can I find the personal 12 oz. coffee maker like I used while staying at the Westin Ottawa for purchase? [more inside]
posted by jcummings1974 on Jun 21, 2007 - 8 answers

Why would Starbucks throw perfectly good coffee away?

Why would Starbucks throw perfectly good coffee away? [more inside]
posted by bach on Jun 20, 2007 - 26 answers

Coffee, Tea, or…..

[Glorious-Caffeine-filter]: Help me in my search for the elusive gourmet coffee single… [more inside]
posted by numinous on Jun 14, 2007 - 8 answers

Other "beginner" coffee drinks?

Starbucks mocha... mmm... what next? [more inside]
posted by blahtsk on May 28, 2007 - 37 answers

What happened to my espresso maker?

What did my dishwasher do to my stovetop espresso maker?? [more inside]
posted by jefficator on May 19, 2007 - 14 answers

How to get the most out of my keurig and the

I love my new Keurig and I love the idea of using the My-k cup. How do I get the BEST possible cup of coffee from the refillable my-k cup? Also, does anyone DIY or hack their Keurig? [more inside]
posted by irisell on May 16, 2007 - 6 answers

Cooling hot drinks fast?

Iced tea without the ice. Any special techniques for cooling hot liquids fast without diluting? [more inside]
posted by mphuie on May 10, 2007 - 47 answers

Can You Give Me Coffee Suggestions for My Office Taste-Off?

Can you recommend some good gourmet coffees for my company taste-off? [more inside]
posted by jmprice on May 9, 2007 - 23 answers

Coffee Shops in Charlottesville, VA.

Looking for a good coffee shop in the Charlottesville, VA. area for working in the evenings... [more inside]
posted by trbrts on May 7, 2007 - 7 answers

Did someone mess with my coffee?

I bought a small skim mocha this morning (8 hours ago) from a local coffee place. It didn't taste right so I set it aside. Now, I took the lid off to dump it and there seem to be lumps of grease floating in it. What's that about? [more inside]
posted by cabingirl on May 1, 2007 - 19 answers

Like trying to find weed in the sea, I suppose.

Does anyone know of good coffee shops (and I do mean actual coffee) in Amsterdam? The kind where you can sit, maybe on a couch, with a book? The Vienna kind? I would really like to find one, but the dutch don't seem to have much of a coffee shop culture. It seems so silly to ask here because I actually live in Amsterdam (and you probably don't), but I've been looking for ages and nobody I know has been able to point me to one, and obviously googling for "amsterdam" and "coffee shop" isn't giving me the right answers.
posted by Skyanth on Apr 14, 2007 - 17 answers

java justice?

why should i drink fair trade coffee?
posted by brandz on Apr 10, 2007 - 30 answers

Viable, socially conscious small business?

GentrificationFilter: Help convince my boss that our independent coffee shop can be both profitable and actively engaged with the community. Social/community activists, please read on & help me out! [more inside]
posted by coolhappysteve on Mar 30, 2007 - 15 answers

What gets you out of bed in the morning?

What's your favorite coffee (brand and roast/flavor) that's available over the internet? I like a full bodied coffee, but nothing that borders on bitter. Bonus if I'm not paying $20+/lb (you know who you are, Illy). I know 100% Kona coffee is supposed to be the best, but, again, I can't really afford $30/lb. Right now I'm drinking various dark blends from Starbucks and enjoy them, but I know there must be truly amazing coffees out there. [more inside]
posted by roundrock on Mar 26, 2007 - 50 answers

Caffeine fixes for a coffee hater

Please help me learn to love coffee, or suggest an alternative caffeine delivery method. [more inside]
posted by chickletworks on Mar 21, 2007 - 47 answers

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