coffee

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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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Espresso

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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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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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 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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Drink

A drink, or beverage, is a kind of liquid which is specifically prepared for human consumption. There are many groups of drinks. It can be divided into various groups such as plain water, alcohol, non alcoholic drinks, soft drinks (carbonated …

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Cup

Cup

A coffee cup is a container that coffee and espresso-based drinks are served in. Coffee cups are made of porcelain, ceramic, or tempered glass and they can have a handle for portability. Ceramic and porcelain provide insulation, maintaining the beverage hot. Tempered glassware needs a double wall construction in order …

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Coffee extraction

French Press and Kruve

Extraction in the context of coffee brewing, is the process of dissolving soluble solids and emulsifying aromatic oils in water. Coffee extraction is a precise process, and there are a few parameters that will determine the taste, aroma, and strength …

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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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coffee brewing

Pulling two espresso shots

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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Coffeehouse

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 …

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Cappuccino

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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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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Taste

Taste, gustatory perception, or gustation is one of the five traditional senses. Taste is the sensation produced when a substance in the mouth reacts chemically with receptors of taste buds. Taste, along with smell and trigeminal nerve stimulation (which also handles touch for texture, also pain, and temperature), determines flavors, the sensory impressions of food or other substances.

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Latte

Latte with latte art

A latte (meaning “coffee milk”) is a coffee drink made with espresso and steamed milk. When used in English, the word is also sometimes incorrectly spelled latté or lattè – the diacritical mark being added as a hyperforeignism. Northern Europe …

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Barista

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

Flavor

Flavor

Flavor or flavour is the sensory impression of a foods, drinks, or other substances, and is determined mainly by the chemical senses of taste and smell. The “trigeminal senses”, which detect chemical irritants in the mouth and throat as well …

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Pressure

Pressure is the ratio of force to the area over which that force is distributed. Pressure is force per unit area applied in a direction perpendicular to the surface of an object. Gauge pressure (also spelled gage pressure) is the …

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coffee grinder

Coffee ground with a blade grinder

A coffee grinder is a device for crushing coffee beans into fine grains or a powder. There are several types of coffee grinders, the most popular ones are burr grinders and blade grinders. In theory, any kitchen device designed to …

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Coffee filter

coffee filter

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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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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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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Coffee culture

Coffee culture describes a social atmosphere or series of associated social behaviors that depends heavily upon coffee, particularly as a social lubricant. The term also refers to the diffusion and adoption of coffee as a widely consumed stimulant by a …

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