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

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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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Pero

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Caro is a brand of caffeine-free roasted grain beverages. Some consider it a coffee substitute. It is manufactured by Nestlé and was first introduced in West Germany in 1954.

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Postum

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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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Hermetic seal

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A 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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Vibration

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Vibration is a mechanical phenomenon whereby oscillations occur about an equilibrium point.

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Natural rubber

Last Updated on November 13th, 2017 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 as elastomers. Currently the rubber is harvested mainly in … Read more

Bisphenol A

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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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Concentration

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In coffee brewing, concentration is an important factor, determining the coffee strength, taste and flavor. In specialty coffee, Total Dissolved Solids concentration is an important factor. Many people are particularly interested in caffeine concentration.

Europeans like concentrated coffee, whereas North American coffee lovers like coffee with a lower TDS concentration. Turkish coffee is the brewing method with the highest TDS concentration.

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Plastic

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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

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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

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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)

Last Updated on September 4th, 2018 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 lower vapor pressure. In specialty coffee, volatility is particularly … Read more

Stainless steel

Last Updated on September 4th, 2018 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 as ordinary steel does, but despite the name it … Read more

South America

Last Updated on February 24th, 2018 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 is bordered on the west by the Pacific Ocean … Read more

Kitchen

Last Updated on February 24th, 2018 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 kitchen cabinets arranged according to a modular design. Many … Read more

New Orleans

Last Updated on February 24th, 2018 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 Metropolitan Statistical Area) had a population of 1,167,764 in … Read more

Asian palm civet

Last Updated on September 4th, 2018 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. The best-known civet species is the African Civet, Civettictis … Read more

Chicory

Last Updated on July 17th, 2019 Common chicory, Cichorium intybus, is a somewhat woody, perennial herbaceous plant usually with bright blue flowers, rarely white or pink. Various varieties are cultivated for salad leaves, chicons, or for roots (var. sativum), which are baked, ground, and used for preparing a beverage. It is also grown as a … Read more

Home appliance

Last Updated on July 17th, 2019 Home appliances are electrical/mechanical machines which accomplish some household functions, such as cooking or cleaning. Home appliances can be classified into: Major appliances, or White goods Small appliances, or Brown goods Consumer electronics, or Shiny goods This division is also noticeable in the maintenance and repair of these kinds … Read more

Coffeehouse

Last Updated on July 17th, 2019 Coffeehouse, coffee shop, and café are related terms for an establishment which primarily serves prepared coffee or other hot beverages. It shares some of the same characteristics of a bar or restaurant, but it is different from a cafeteria. As the name suggests, coffeehouses focus on providing coffee and … Read more