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What makes Death Wish coffee so strong?

almost 2 years ago by Shih-Miin Y.
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I recently stumbled into the birthplace of Death Wish Coffee in Saratoga Springs, NY . It's strong on two counts: first, it's billed as super-caffeinated. Whether that's a result of bean selection or some other... See full answer
- Matthew B., Chief Coffee Wrangler

If I like Peet's Coffee, what other coffees would I like?

almost 2 years ago by Sean C.
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Alfred Peet , the iconic roaster for Peet's Coffee , is known in the industry as a master of the very dark roast. For many people we've met, that emphasis on dark roasting sometimes sacrifices... See full answer
- Matthew B., Chief Coffee Wrangler

How do you make an iced coffee?

almost 2 years ago by Angela H.
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The easiest way to brew iced coffee is to use the so-called "Japanese" method. Use your normal brew method, but make three minor tweaks. First, use half the water you'd normally use. Second, grind the... See full answer
- Matthew B., Chief Coffee Wrangler

What's the best coffee for iced coffee?

almost 2 years ago by Nathan H.
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For cold brew and iced coffee, we recommend low-acid, medium roasts, especially those with caramel or chocolate notes. Generally, try to avoid coffees with specific flavor peaks (floral, fruity, or other), as these will stand... See full answer
- Matthew B., Chief Coffee Wrangler

How can I learn to truly taste coffee?

over 1 year ago by R. Hatley
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You might drink coffee every day without thinking about it. Even more complex than wine, coffee has an incredible range of tasting notes and nuances developed by: where it's farmed, how it's processed, and roasted.... See full answer
- Ryan F., Chief Coffee Schemer

What's the best coffee for espresso?

almost 2 years ago by Caitlin J.
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First, to dispel two myths! There's no such thing as an "espresso bean". Not all espresso roasts are super dark. When it comes to making great espresso, it's all about the crema, the frothy white... See full answer
- Matthew B., Chief Coffee Wrangler

What's the best coffee for lattes?

almost 2 years ago by Frederick A.
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As always, it's fun to try a range of coffees to see what you prefer. Traditionally, medium-dark roasts are a better compliment to milk. This roast profile brings out more chocolate, toffee, caramel, and nut... See full answer
- Ryan F., Chief Coffee Schemer

What is the best organic coffee?

almost 2 years ago by Sean A.
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An organic coffee label tells us the coffee was farmed, processed, and roasted in a way that meets the FDAs requirements for Certified Organic. It also tells us the farm applied and paid for the... See full answer
- Ryan F., Chief Coffee Schemer

What's the best way to make a mocha?

almost 2 years ago by Lindsay L.
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Making the perfect homemade mocha is one part recipe and two parts quality ingredients. In this case, freshly roasted coffee and artisan chocolates vs. the cheap sugary stuff. Here's a quick recipe. You can read... See full answer
- Rachael S., Barista Makeesta

Which country has the best coffee beans?

almost 2 years ago by Sarah D.
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The best way to answer this question is take your palate on a trip around the world. Coffee elitist swear by tea-like Ethiopian coffees with complex and fruity notes. Americans on vacation in Hawaii romanced... See full answer
- Ryan F., Chief Coffee Schemer

If I like Stumptown coffee, what other coffees would I like?

almost 2 years ago by Suzanne M.
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Stumptown Coffee set the tone for lightly roasted coffee coming out of Portland. Their coffee profiles are fruit forward with splashes of cherry, apple, and apricot upfront and round out with toffee and fudge notes.... See full answer
- Ryan F., Chief Coffee Schemer

If I like Blue Bottle coffee, what other coffees would I like?

almost 2 years ago by Nancy M.
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Blue Bottle coffee has built a cult following for lightly roasted single origin coffees in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York. The lighter roast profile is meant to expose you to the unique flavor... See full answer
- Ryan F., Chief Coffee Schemer

What's the best coffee in the world?

almost 2 years ago by sonia I.
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