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

A few tips and guidelines for getting the most out of your morning coffee.

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

Coffee Beans

Delve into the world of single origin Arabica coffee beans.

Coffee Beans
Espresso Beans
Top 10 Best Coffees in the World

Preparation Methods

What’s the right way for your to make your coffee? Read up on different methods.

Drip coffee
French Press aka Press Pot aka Cafetiere aka Bodum
Espresso Machines and Makers
Vacuum Coffee Makers
Percolator
Ibrik aka cezve
Moka Pot aka Mocha Pot aka Stove Top

Espresso

How many ounces in a shot of espresso?

Peripherals and Storage

The lesser considered parts of your coffee experience.

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

Home Coffee Roasting

Want to try your hand at roasting green coffee beans?

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

Do it Yourself

Growing coffee trees
Processing raw coffee beans

Miscellaneous

Often asked questions.

Espresso & Coffee Bean Guide
How do you spell Espresso?
What is a Kopi Luak coffee?
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”?
Does coffee cause cancer?

Coffee Drink Recipes

Learn to make some new drinks, and some twists on your old favorites.

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

Flavoring

Spice up your coffee with a few changes.

General Flavoring Notes
Chicory Coffee
Italian Syrups
Other coffee Flavorings
What are the Ingredients in Whole Earth Sweetener?

Coffee Terms

Jargon has you confused? Wonder no more!

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

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