Coffee grinding

Coffee ground with a blade grinder

Last Updated on February 27th, 2020 by Dorian BodnariucCoffee grinding is a critical step in the process of brewing coffee. Without grinding, the extraction of soluble solids, caffeine, and oils …

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Last Updated on February 28th, 2020 by Dorian BodnariucA portafilter (or group handle) attaches to the grouphead of semi-automatic and piston-driven espresso machines, and carries a tamped puck of coffee …

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Francis Francis!

Last Updated on June 21st, 2018 by Dorian BodnariucFrancisFrancis! is an espresso machine manufacturer owned by illy. Founded in 1994 by Francesco Illy, FrancisFrancis has produced espresso machines for the …

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Coffee percolator

Last Updated on September 4th, 2018 by Dorian BodnariucA coffee percolator is a type of pot used to brew coffee. The name stems from the word “percolate” which means to …

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Last Updated on July 17th, 2019 by Dorian BodnariucFrappuccino is a trademarked line of blended coffee beverages sold by Starbucks. It consists of coffee, blended with ice and other various …

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Brain damage

Last Updated on February 24th, 2018 by Dorian Bodnariuc“Brain damage” or “Brain Injury” (BI) is the destruction or degeneration of brain cells. Brain injuries occur due to a wide range …

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Last Updated on February 24th, 2018 by Dorian BodnariucAgeing (British English) or aging (American English) is the accumulation of changes in a person over time. Ageing in humans refers to …

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Last Updated on February 24th, 2018 by Dorian BodnariucCholesterol, from the Greek chole- and stereos (solid) followed by the chemical suffix -ol for an alcohol, is an organic molecule. It …

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Last Updated on January 28th, 2020 by Dorian BodnariucCafestol is a diterpene molecule present in coffee. A typical bean of Coffea arabica contains about 0.6% cafestol by weight. Cafestol is …

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Last Updated on February 5th, 2020 by Andrea VolpiniHandpresso SARL is a French manufacturer of portable espresso machines. Founded in Fontainebleau in 2006 by Henrik Nielsen as a spin-off from …

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Last Updated on September 4th, 2018 by Dorian BodnariucTerroir is the set of special characteristics that the geography, geology and climate of a certain place, interacting with the plant’s genetics, …

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Dorian Bodnariuc

Dorian Bodnariuc

Last Updated on February 9th, 2020 by Dorian BodnariucDorian Bodnariuc is the founder of He started his coffee career as a barista, then moved in the IT, but he …

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Last Updated on September 4th, 2018 by Dorian BodnariucKahweol is a diterpene molecule found in the beans of Coffea arabica. It is structurally related to cafestol. Recent research suggests that …

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A demitasse is a small cup used to serve Turkish coffee or espresso. In some languages it is called fincan, fildžan, filxhan or φλιτζάνι (flidzáni). In Spanish, it is called a pocillo. It typically has about 60–90 ml capacity — half the size of a full coffee cup (a tasse à café is about 120 ml).

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The heart is a hollow muscle that pumps blood throughout the blood vessels by repeated, rhythmic contractions. It is found in all animals with a circulatory system. The term cardiac means “related to the heart” and comes from the Greek καρδιά, kardia, for “heart”.

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Electric Stove

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An electric stove or electric range is a stove that converts electrical energy into heat to cook and bake. Stoves are used for coffee preparation in order to heat up water. There are many manual brewing methods that require hot water, but they don’t involve an automated way to do it. 

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Inka is a Polish roasted grain beverage. Developed in the late 1960s during communist rule, Inka has been produced in Skawina since 1971, a centre of coffee production since the early 20th century. Presently it is manufactured by GRANA Sp. Z O.O. While it was used in part as a coffee substitute to alleviate coffee shortages in the 1970s, Inka remains popular, in part to the fact that it is caffeine-free.

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Postum is a powdered roasted grain beverage often used as a coffee substitute. The caffeine-free beverage was created by Postum Cereal Company founder C. W. Post in 1895 and marketed as a healthful alternative to coffee.

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Hot plate

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A hot plate is a portable self-contained tabletop small appliance that features one, two or more gas burners or electric heating elements. A hot plate can be used as a stand alone appliance, but is often used as a substitute for one of the burners from an oven range or the cook top of a stove.

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