Coffee FAQ

This FAQ is dedicated to coffee and all that goes with it. There are several newsgroups in which these topics may be of relevance, including rec.food.drink.coffee, alt.coffee, alt.food.coffee and alt.drugs.caffeine. I welcome any and all contributions to this FAQ. If you do not agree with the info in here please let me know or write an article for the FAQ. If you feel you can explain something better than I have, by all means rewrite the article and send it in.

Brewing the ultimate drink


What is the best temperature to brew coffee?
Is water important?
Coffee quality
What is the difference between arabica and robusta?
Just how much ground coffee do I need for x amount of coffee?

Preparation Methods


Drip
Press Pot aka French Press aka Cafetiere aka Bodum
Espresso
Vacuum
Percolator
Ibrik aka cezve
Moka Pot aka Mocha Pot

Peripherals and Secondary Storage


Proper care of coffee makers...
How to clean an espresso machine
How to store coffee?
What kind of grinder should I buy?
What is the best way to clean my coffee grinder?
Vacuum Bottles and Carafes for storing brewed coffee

Home Coffee Roasting


Why roast coffee at home?
How do I roast coffee at home?
More home coffee roasting information
Degassing/Storage
Green Coffee Vendors

Do it Yourself


Growing coffee trees
Processing raw beans

Miscellaneous


How do you spell Espresso?
Where did the term "cup of joe" come from?
What is a Kopi Luak?
How much caffeine is in decaf?
Why do some people put egg shell in coffee grounds?
When did companies first start to make tinned coffee?
What is "white coffee"?

Coffee Recipes


Making chocolate covered espresso beans
Cappuccino
Caffe Latte
Frappe
Turkish Coffee
Irish Coffee
Thai Iced Coffee
Vietnamese Iced Coffee
Melya
Vanilla Sugar

Flavoring


General flavoring notes
Chicory
Italian Syrups
Other coffee flavorings

Coffee Terms


Espresso drink names and terms
Roast Names
Roast Related Terms
Varietal and Processing-Related Terms
A few more terms
Peaberry
Monsooned
Aged Coffee

Administrivia

List of Contributors
Copyright