Surface area

Surface area is the measurement of the total area (faces or curved surface) of a solid figure. Surface area is normally talked about in coffee brewing in regard to grinding coffee. The purpose of grinding coffee is to increase the …

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Solvent

A solvent (from the Latin solvō, “I loosen, untie, I solve”) is a substance that dissolves a solute (a chemically different liquid, solid or gas), resulting in a solution. A solvent is usually a liquid but can also be a …

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Dissolution (chemistry)

Dissolution is the process by which a solute forms a solution in a solvent. The solute, in the case of solids, has its crystalline structure disintegrated as separate ions, atoms, and molecules form. For liquids and gases, the molecules must …

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Stove

Electric Stove

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

Inka is a Polish roasted grain beverage and brand. 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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Hot plate

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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Hermetic seal

Coffee Airtight Canister

Coffee Airtight CanisterA hermetic seal has the quality of being airtight. In common usage, the term often implies being impervious to air or gas. When used technically, it is stated in conjunction with a specific test method and conditions of usage.

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Natural rubber

Natural rubber, also called India rubber or caoutchouc, as initially produced, consists of suitable polymers of the organic compound isoprene with minor impurities of other organic compounds plus water. Forms of polyisoprene that are useful as natural rubbers are classified …

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Bisphenol A

Bisphenol A (BPA) is an organic compound with the chemical formula (CH3)2C(C6H4OH)2. BPA is used to make certain plastics and epoxy resins; it has been in commercial use since 1957 and around 3.6 million tons (8 billion pounds) of BPA are used by manufacturers yearly.

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Plastic

Generally, plastic is to be avoided in coffee making devices, especially in parts that come in contact with hot water. Although BPA is more commonly known to pose a health risk if ingested in large quantities, other compounds used for plastic manufacturing can pose higher risks, though not as known by consumers.

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Ceramic

Ceramic is a great material to use in coffee industry. Ceramics, depending on the composition, can range from a low thermal conductivity to a high thermal conductivity. Depending on the specific thermal conductivity ceramics can be used for a wide area of applications in the coffee industry.

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Porcelain

porcelain set

Porcelain is used for coffee cups and mugs and for coffee drippers. It is also used for kettles and coffee pots. Porcelain is a ceramic with a special manufacturing formula and process, and therefore it is interchangeable and even better than ceramics.

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Volatility (chemistry)

In chemistry and physics, volatility is the tendency of a substance to vaporize. Volatility is directly related to a substance’s vapor pressure. At a given temperature, a substance with higher vapor pressure vaporizes more readily than a substance with a …

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Stainless steel

In metallurgy, stainless steel, also known as inox steel or inox from French “inoxydable”, is a steel alloy with a minimum of 10.5% to 11% chromium content by mass. Stainless steel does not readily corrode, rust or stain with water …

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South America

South America, earlier known simply as America (1507–1538), is a continent located in the Western Hemisphere, mostly in the Southern Hemisphere, with a relatively small portion in the Northern Hemisphere. It is also considered a subcontinent of the Americas. It …

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Kitchen

A kitchen is a room or part of a room used for cooking and food preparation. In the West, a modern residential kitchen is typically equipped with a stove, a sink with hot and cold running water, a refrigerator and …

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New Orleans

New Orleans is a major United States port and the largest city and metropolitan area in the state of Louisiana. The population of the city was 343,829 as of the 2010 U.S. Census. The New Orleans metropolitan area (New Orleans–Metairie–Kenner …

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Asian palm civet

A civet is a small, lithe-bodied, mostly nocturnal mammal native to tropical Asia and Africa, especially the tropical forests. The term civet applies to over a dozen different mammal species. Most of the species diversity is found in southeast Asia. …

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coffee substitute

A coffee substitute is a substance that is consumed instead of coffee. It will normally have coffee like properties such as taste and appearance. Coffee drinkers will often drink coffee substitutes if they are trying to avoid coffee but want …

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