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Coffee Making Equipment

Making Coffee

Coffee Drinks

Coffee Roasting and Processing

Coffee Types and Definitions

History of Coffee

Miscellaneous Coffee Information




Coffee Making Equipment


Coffee Percolator Coffee Percolator
A coffee percolator, caffettiera, is a type of pot used to brew coffee...
Coffeemaker Coffeemaker
A coffeemaker is a small kitchen appliance used to make drip brew-style coffee without having to boil water...
Drip Brew
Drip brew is a method for brewing coffee which involves pouring water over coffee contained in a filter...
Espresso Machine Espresso Machine
An espresso machine is used to produce the traditionally Italian coffee beverage called espresso...
French Press French Press
A French press, also known as a press pot or cafetière, is a French coffee- or tea-brewing device...
Siphon Coffee Siphon Coffee
Siphon Coffee is a coffee prepared with a siphon coffee brewer. It is also known as syphon coffee or vacuum coffee...
Turkish Coffee Turkish Coffee
Turkish coffee (Turkish: Türk kahvesi ),is a specific way of preparing coffee. It is common throughout the Middle East, North Africa and Balkan countries...
Vacuum Coffee Vacuum Coffee
Vacuum Coffee is a coffee prepared with a vacuum coffee brewer (Vac Pot). It is also known as siphon or syphon coffee...
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Making Coffee


Coffee Preparation Coffee Preparation
The processing of coffee typically refers to the agricultural and industrial processes needed to deliver whole roasted coffee beans to the consumer...
3 Simple Tips For Making Perfect Coffee
by Gary Gresham
Want to brew the perfect cup of coffee? Here are 3 simple tips that will make a difference in every single cup you drink...
Clean Out That Coffeemaker for a Great Tasting Cup
by Christina Spence
Coffee addicts, take heed! That precious appliance on your countertop - gasp! - needs to be cleaned out once in a while...
Coffee Brewing Methods: Is your coffee brewer just a drip?
by Vince Manzello
For most of us, brewing up our morning cup of coffee is more than just a necessity, it is a matter of convenience...
How to Make Restaurant Quality Coffee At Home
by Gary Gresham
Have you ever wondered how restaurants get their coffee to taste so good?...
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Coffee Drinks


Americano
Americano (also café americano) is a style of coffee prepared by adding hot water to espresso, giving a similar strength but different flavor than regular coffee...
Cappuccino Cappuccino
Cappuccino is an Italian beverage, prepared with espresso and milk...
Espresso Espresso
Espresso (Italian) is a flavourful coffee beverage brewed by forcing very hot but not boiling water under high pressure, through coffee that has been ground to a consistency between extremely fine and powder...
Latte Latte
Latte is Italian for milk. In English-speaking countries it usually refers to one of several types of coffee beverages made with hot milk...
Coffee Drink Basics
by Gary Gresham
When you enter a coffee house, you have a multitude of drink choices like latte, cappuccino, straight shot and caffe mocha just to name a few...
Flavored Coffee Beans & Coffee Flavoring Syrups
by Shona Lynch
Many a coffee aficionado would turn up their nose at the thought of adding flavorings to their beloved black beverage...
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Coffee Roasting and Processing


Coffee Roasting Coffee Roasting
Roasting coffee is the transformation of the chemical and physical properties of green coffee beans into roasted coffee products...
Coffee Processing Coffee Processing
Want to brew the perfect cup of coffee? Here are 3 simple tips that will make a difference in every single cup you drink...
Home Roasting Coffee Home Roasting Coffee
Home roasting refers to the process of buying green coffee beans and roasting them in your own home...
Instant Coffee Instant Coffee
Instant coffee is a beverage derived from coffee. Through various manufacturing processes the coffee is dehydrated into the form of either powder or granules...
Coffee Roasting De-mystified
by Andy White
How many different names have you run across for different types of coffee roasts? Light, Medium, Dark? Espresso? Continental? Vienna, French, Italian, Spanish? City? Full-City? C'mon, who's thinking up these things?...
How Coffee is Decaffeinated
by Paul Ballenger
First, let's start with a really quick history. Coffee was first decaffeinated by Ludwig Roselius, a German coffee merchant, in 1905 after he received a coffee shipment that had gotten soaked during a storm at sea...
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Coffee Types and Definitions


Coffea Arabica Coffea Arabica
Coffea arabica is a species of coffee indigenous to Ethiopia. It is also known as the "coffee shrub of Arabia", "mountain coffee" or "arabica coffee"...
Coffea Robusta Coffea Robusta
Coffea canephora (Robusta Coffee; syn.Coffea robusta) is a species of coffee which has its origins in western Africa...
Coffee Varietals Coffee Varietals
Coffee beans from two different places usually have distinctive characteristics such as flavor (flavor criteria includes terms such as "citrus-like" or "earthy"), caffeine content, body or mouthfeel, and acidity...
My Buttery Espresso - Coffee Terminology Explained
by Jim Storey
Drop these terms at your next dinner party or social outing! They are guaranteed to impress...
Choosing the Perfect Cup of Coffee
by Rachel Medlock
There used to be three choices for coffee lovers at their local supermarket: Folgers, Maxwell House, or the store brand...
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History of Coffee


Coffee Coffee
Coffee is a beverage, served hot or with ice, prepared from the roasted seeds of the coffee plant. These seeds are almost always called coffee beans...
History of Coffee: Part I - Africa and Arabia
by James Grierson
The coffee plant originates from the highland forests of Ethiopia. It is believed that the first plants were found growing wild in the region of Kaffa, where coffee derives its name from...
History of Coffee: Part II - Spread of Coffee to Europe
by James Grierson
It was not until 1615, that Europe was formally introduced to coffee...
History of Coffee: Part III - Colonisation of Coffee
by James Grierson
By the 17th Century, with the popularity of coffee ever increasing in Europe, the interest of the then World Superpowers - Britain, France, Netherlands, Portugal and Spain - also grew...
History of Coffee: Part IV - Commercialisation of Coffee
by James Grierson
For many connoisseurs, the period from the mid-19th Century to the late 20th Century is the 'Dark Age' of coffee...
History of Coffee: Part V - Speciality Coffee
by James Grierson
With the large multi-national coffee companies focused purely on coffee as a commodity rather then a drink to be savoured, it allowed a new sector to emerge in the coffee industry: Speciality Coffee...
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Miscellaneous Coffee Information


Barista Barista
The term barista, the Italian word for "bartender" - masculine or feminine; plural: baristi (masculine) or bariste (feminine), has been used in English to denote a maker of espresso based beverages...
Demitasse Demitasse
A demitasse is a small cup (typically about 2 or 3 fl oz / 60 ml) used to serve turkish coffee or espresso...
And You Thought Coffee Was Bad For You!!
by Vince Manzello
I am sure that if you are a coffee enthusiast, you have heard this, but if not let me state it here. "Coffee is good for you!"...
Coffee and Tea Are Good for Us? Yes! (First in a Series)
by Lisa J. Lehr
You'll be pleased to learn that many of the foods and drinks you love are not just "okay" as an occasional indulgence-they're good for you!...
Coffee Storage Myths; Freeze Your Fresh Roasted Coffee and Other Popular Misconceptions
by Vince Manzello
So you are finally fed up with that bland black liquid, you once called coffee, brewed from the finest can of generic supermarket grinds...
Coffees of India
by Steve Smith
India produces two fine coffees, but even among coffee devotees - at least in America - they remain relatively unknown and un-drunk...
The Coffee Culture in the USA
by Remko de Knikker
It wasn't until I moved to the US that I started drinking coffee regularly and became what they call in the Netherlands a 'koffieleut', which translates literally into 'coffee socialite.'...
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