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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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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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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Borosilicate glass

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Borosilicate glass is a type of glass with the main glass-forming constituents silica and boron oxide. Borosilicate glasses are known for having very low coefficients of thermal expansion (~3 × 10 /°C at 20°C), making them resistant to thermal shock, more so than any other common glass.

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Water tank

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Many coffee makers rely on a water tank, or reservoir to supply the machine during brewing. The water tank solution is convenient, makes it possible to move the equipment, and it doesn’t require an expensive installation.

The water tank is used for drip coffee makers, espresso machines, and single serve coffee makers.

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Timers are used in coffee makers for various applications. The most common applications are: timing the brewing, starting the coffee maker, or turning it off, timing coffee grinders, as a way to measure the amount of coffee beans used, timing the extraction as a way of controlling the brewed coffee volume.  

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Coffee filter

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A coffee filter is a utensil used during coffee brewing, for filtering coffee grounds from the brewed liquid. It is usually made of disposable paper with filaments approximately 20 micrometres wide. The fine paper screen only allows to pass through particles less than approximately 15 micrometres. This enables it to trap the coffee grounds that are bigger. The small water particles and the fines can flow through, resulting in clear coffee.

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In the coffee maker industry there are many devices that are equipped with a valve. The use of a valve is different though from a coffee brewing method to another. Immersion coffee makers such as coffee drippers, use a valve to control the steeping time. A simple valve is often found on automatic drip coffee machines as a way to temporarily stop the dripping for pouring a cup.

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Last Updated on February 24th, 2018 by Dorian BodnariucA decanter is a vessel that is used to hold the decantation of a liquid which may contain sediment. Decanters are normally …

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Heat exchanger

Last Updated on September 4th, 2018 by Dorian BodnariucA heat exchanger is a piece of equipment built for efficient heat transfer from one medium to another. The media may be …

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PID controller

Last Updated on June 30th, 2019 by Dorian BodnariucIn coffee maker industry the PID improves the brewing precision, by allowing the brewing temperature to be maintained between certain parameters. What …

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Chemex Coffeemaker

Last Updated on July 17th, 2019 by Dorian BodnariucThe Chemex Coffeemaker is a manual coffeemaker. It was introduced, and continues to be manufactured, by the Chemex Corporation in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. …

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coffee grinder

Coffee ground with a blade grinder

Last Updated on September 4th, 2018 by Dorian BodnariucA coffee grinder is a device for crushing coffee beans into fine grains or a powder. There are several types of coffee …

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Last Updated on July 17th, 2019 by Dorian BodnariucA boiler is a closed vessel in which water or other fluid is heated. The heated or vaporized fluid exits the boiler …

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French drip

French Drip Pot

Last Updated on July 17th, 2019 by Dorian BodnariucFrench drip is a manual coffee brewing method that uses a special carafe. Th carafe has a filter and a lid that …

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