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, starting with the coffee beans and touching on brewing methods, ratiosm temperatures, water quality and other factors.
What is the best temperature to brew coffee?
Is water important?
Coffee bean quality
What is the difference between arabica and robusta coffee beans?
Just how much ground coffee do I need for x amount of coffee?
Delve into the world of single origin Arabica coffee beans. Coffee beans from different parts of the world all have different characteristics, with some regions sharing specific flavor qualities.
What’s the right way for your to make your coffee? Read up on different methods.
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?
Do it Yourself
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, find out the most popular espresso drinks and some twists on your old favorites.
Spice up your coffee with a few changes.
Jargon has you confused? Wonder no more!