coffee grind size

Coffee ground with a blade grinder

What Is Coffee Grind Size? Grind size is an important factor in coffee preparation, and it refers to the how fine or coarse the coffee bean is ground in order to prepare the coffee beverage. What Is the Coffee Grind Size …

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coffee roasting

Coffee Roasting

Roasting, in general, is a cooking method that uses dry heat, whether an open flame, oven, or other heat source. Roasting can enhance flavor through caramelization and Maillard browning on the surface of the food. Roasting coffee transforms the chemical …

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Specialty coffee

Coffee Cup and Beans

“Specialty coffee” was first used in 1974 by Erna Knutsen in an issue of Tea & Coffee Trade Journal. Knutsen used this term to describe beans of the best flavor which are produced in special microclimates. Specialty coffee is the …

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coffee beans

Roasted Oily Coffee Beans

A coffee bean is the seed of the coffee plant. The roasted and ground seeds of the Coffea plants are used to brew coffee. The coffee cherry contains two pits with a flat side and a round side. The fruits …

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Coffee production

Coffee production is the industrial process of converting the raw fruit of the coffee plant into the finished coffee. The cherry has the fruit or pulp removed leaving the seed or bean which is then dried. While all green coffee …

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Arabica coffee

Coffee Cherry

Coffea arabica is a species of Coffea indigenous to the forests of the southwestern highlands of Ethiopia. Coffea Arabica is also known as the coffee shrub of Arabia, or Arabica coffee. Arabica coffee is believed to be the first cultivated species …

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Robusta coffee

Robusta coffee

Robusta coffee, also known as Coffea canephora or Coffea robusta, is a variety of coffee plant, with its origins in central and western sub-Saharan Africa. It is a species of flowering plant in the Rubiaceae family. Though widely known as Coffea robusta, the …

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Espresso shot

Pulling espresso shot with naked portafilterWhat Is Espresso?

Espresso is a rich, concentrated coffee drink. The standard serving, a shot, is brewed by forcing pressurized hot water through finely ground coffee beans.

Espresso has a thicker consistency than coffee prepared by other brewing methods. It has a higher concentration of suspended and dissolved solids and crema.

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Luigi Lavazza S.p.A. is an Italian manufacturer of coffee products. Founded in Turin in 1895 by Luigi Lavazza, it was initially run from a small grocery store at Via San Tommaso 10. The business of Lavazza S.p.A. is currently administered …

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Drip Coffee

Brewing Method Drip Coffee, or filtered coffee, is a method which involves pouring water over roasted, ground coffee beans contained in a filter, creating the beverage called coffee. Water seeps through the ground coffee, absorbing its oils and essences, solely …

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illycaffè is a brand of coffee produced in Trieste, Italy. illy produces principally one blend in three roast variations: normal, dark roast, and decaffeinated. The blend is packaged as whole beans, pre-ground coffee, E.S.E. pods, or iperEspresso Capsules. illy also …

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Gaggia Logo

Gaggia is an Italian company that makes coffee machines, especially espresso and cappuccino machines, in addition to small kitchen appliances. The company is mainly owned by Saeco International Group, a division of Dutch consumer electronics giant Philips. Gaggia’s founder, Achille …

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Cappuccino Topped with Dry Milk Foam

A cappuccino, is an Italian coffee drink traditionally prepared with espresso, hot milk, and steamed-milk foam. Istituto Nazionale Espresso Italiano defines cappuccino as a beverage prepared with 25 ml espresso, and 100 ml steam-foamed milk. In coffee shops in North …

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Espresso Maker

An espresso machine is used to produce the traditional Italian coffee beverage called espresso. The espresso maker brews coffee by forcing hot water through a puck of compacted ground coffee. The result is a concentrated coffee, with a thick consistency, called espresso. …

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Nespresso is the brand name of Nestlé Nespresso S.A. , an operating unit of the Nestlé Group based in Lausanne, Switzerland. Nespresso machines brew espresso from coffee capsules, a type of pre-apportioned single-use container of ground coffee and flavorings. Nespresso …

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A barista (from the Italian for “bartender”) is a person, usually a coffee-house employee, who prepares and serves espresso-based coffee drinks.

Turkish coffee

Turkish coffee is a method of preparing coffee. This coffee brewing method is found in the Middle East, North Africa, the Caucasus, and the Balkans. Although the method is named the same, the recipe has slight variations that modify the grind …

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Coffea Flowers

Coffea is a genus of flowering plants whose seeds, called coffee beans, are used to make coffee. It is a member of the Rubiaceae family. They are shrubs or small trees native to tropical and southern Africa and tropical Asia. …

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coffee brewing

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Coffee brewing refers to the preparation of the coffee beverage. There are many coffee brewing methods, and the extraction method can be different for these methods. Strictly speaking, the coffee brewing operation is when the coffee is extracted from the …

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Freshly Brewed French Press Coffee
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Coffee is a brewed drink prepared from roasted coffee beans. The coffee beans are in fact the seeds of the Coffea plant berries and they are also referred to as coffee. Green (unroasted) coffee is one of the most traded agricultural commodities in the world. The most used species are Coffea arabica, and Coffea canephora, (robusta). 

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French press

The Best Stainless Steel French Press

el-gato-malo-transparent-backroundWhat Is a French Press?

The French press is a simple coffee maker, consisting of a brewing recipient and a filter-plunger. The brewing recipient can be made of glass, or stainless steel, or ceramic. The plunger has a screen filter attached at the bottom and is used to separate the coffee grounds from the brew. The screen is made from stainless steel, or sometimes from plastic.

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