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Chip in bottom of moka pot

Why does moka pot sputter? Moka pot sputtering is often caused by excessive internal pressure due to too much heat. It can also be the result of a poor seal between the upper and lower chambers. This might be because it was not screwed together tightly enough, or perhaps the rubber seal ring needs replacing. […]

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What are the 4M’s of espresso?

These M’s are: Miscela: The coffee-blend; it covers the selection and blending of the beans as well as proper roasting. Macinazione: The grinder; proper grinding of the given blend and its usage when its still fresh. Macchina: The espresso-machine; usage of the given grounds with a proper espresso-machine. What are the 4ms of espresso? The […]

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Brewing with the same coffee grounds twice?

Conclusion. Unfortunately, we cannot recommend using coffee grounds to brew more than one cup of coffee. If you immediately reuse the grounds you’ll wind up with a bitter, over-extracted mess, and if you let the grounds dry first, you’ll instead have a sour, disappointing cup. Can you put coffee back through twice? Can you brew […]

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Can I use my electric coffee pot on the stove?

Can I put a coffee pot on the stove? A: Yes, if you have one of those wire stars that you put on the element between the stove element and the glass as long as you don’t try to heat it too fast, just keep it on low to very low to keep it warm. […]

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How many milligrams of caffeine are in a fresh coffee bean?

6 milligramsThe Caffeine in Coffee Beans In a single coffee bean, there are about 6 milligrams of caffeine; however, the exact measurement depends on the variety used in the coffee. For example, Arabica coffee has about 12 milligrams of coffee per gram, while Robusta coffee has about 22 milligrams per gram. Do fresh coffee beans […]

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How to prepare beans for grinding

Roast your beans for 20 minutes at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for a nuttier flavor and to make grinding less challenging. In place of a blender, you can also grind beans in a nut grinder. How do you grind fresh beans? Use a mortar and pestle to get a consistent medium-fine to fine grind. It will […]

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What is a café allongé, and how is it pronounced?

If you like drip coffee with milk, and I’m sure you do, then you have to ask for it. You’ll say “Café Allongé avec du lait à coté” – Cafe ah-longe-ay ah-veck doo lay ah co-tay. If these seems too complicated, you’re right. I say unless you drink your coffee black, stick with a Café […]

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What/when/how do you consider coffee as organic?

How do you know if coffee is organic? Coffee can be deemed as organic when it is grown without the use of chemical-based fertilizers, synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, or genetically modified organisms (G.M.O.s). What does it mean when coffee is organic? In the case of organic coffee, there are no synthetic fertilizers or chemicals used in […]

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Desserts and Baking

Does a cherry tree have flowers?

Cherry Trees have large, prized blooms, with colors that range from white as cotton to dark pink. Flowering Cherry Trees are so beautiful that people will get them just for their ornamental value! However, fruiting trees have beautiful flowers as well. Is a cherry tree a flower? In nature, cherry trees have both flowers and […]

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How do you force rhubarb indoors?

Use a bushel basket, or another dark cover to keep the light totally out. Keep the soil moist, and ensure it does not dry out. The rhubarb will slowly begin to grow petioles (stalks). After about 4 – 6 weeks from being brought indoors, you can harvest the rhubarb. How do you force rhubarb at […]

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