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How does drinking coffee after a heavy meal counteract the drowsiness?

In order to compensate, the body releases insulin. This in turn causes the brain to increase production of serotonin, which is a neurotransmitter that’s responsible for sleep. Drinking just enough caffeine will help counteract the sleepiness effect that most people tend to get after eating a big meal. Does caffeine counteract drowsiness? Caffeine is a […]

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How should I order an espresso to get a less sour shot?

How do you get the sour taste out of espresso? Generally, an espresso shot that takes less than 20 seconds is going to taste sour. To fix sour flavor, aim for an extraction time between 20-30 seconds. To achieve that, you might have to make the coffee grind size finer so the water takes longer […]

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Is there a difference between a manual and an automatic grinder?

Automatic Burr Grinders The finer the grind, the greater the effort, so if you drink espresso-style coffee, then manually grinding the beans can be hard work. There is no doubt that an automatic grinder will be quicker, more convenient, and more consistent. Is hand grinder better than electric? Manual grinders are durable and consistent, and […]

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Is it necessary to keep a portafilter in the grouphead when not in use?

The main reason for leaving your portafilter in the group is for heat IMHO. When it is in there, you do not need to wrench it on hard. Keep it lightly on, just enough to keep it from falling out. It does not degrade the gasket any faster than having the machine on all the […]

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Does coffee really reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s?

Can coffee help prevent Alzheimer’s disease? Several studies have suggested a protective role of coffee, including reduced risk of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Does caffeine affect Alzheimer’s? Share on Pinterest Researchers suggest that long-term caffeine consumption may worsen the behavioral symptoms of Alzheimer’s. In a study of mice with Alzheimer’s, researchers found that prolonged exposure to […]

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What’s the process of producing coffee oil from green beans?

How is coffee bean oil made? The oil is extracted from coffee beans and is a by-product of the coffee industry. It’s extracted either from roasted or green coffee beans. The latter allows all the beneficial components to remain in the oil. How do you process green beans for coffee? Using the same ratio of […]

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What are coffee flavorings found around the globe?

How many coffee flavors are there in the world? There are over 120 different species of coffee, but only two are commercially relevant: Coffea arabica and Coffea camephora (also known as Coffea robusta). Arabica is prized for its flavor and comprises 60% of the global coffee harvest. What is the most common coffee flavor? The […]

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I’m perplexed on coffee types. What is filter ground coffee?

What is meant by filter ground coffee? Filter coffee brewing involves pouring hot water over coffee grounds. Gravity then pulls the water through the grounds, facilitating extraction, and dispenses it into a mug or carafe placed below. Without pressure to quicken the extraction, it takes more time and water to produce a rich, balanced mug. […]

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What are good ratios for cold brewing coffee?

A ratio of 1:8 of coffee to water will produce a nice coffee ready to drink after around 24 hours at a coarse grind. Another option is to create a much stronger cold brew (named cold brew concentrate), by using a ratio anywhere from 1 part coffee to 4 parts water, up to around 1 […]

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What are the heath risks associated with grinding coffee beans a year after their sell by date?

Can I use 2 year old coffee beans? Assuming it’s kept in a cool, dry place, coffee is usually safe to drink for six months after roasting. It won’t taste as good as it originally did, but you can still brew it. Of course, you don’t have to drink old coffee. Do coffee beans go […]

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