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Month: March 2019

The Proper Coffee to Water Ratio (Metric Style!)

The Proper Coffee to Water Ratio (Metric Style!)

Knowing how much coffee to brew is not as straightforward as it could be. A person might know how to make their personal dose of coffee in the morning, but when visitors come over and they need to make ten or twelve cups in the pot, they need some help with the math. If you are using metric measurements, this is a breeze! For English-style measurements, check out this other post. Coffee by Cup Brewing Ratio (The Metric Way) Cups…

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The Proper Coffee to Water Ratio (American-style!)

The Proper Coffee to Water Ratio (American-style!)

People often wonder what the proper ratio of coffee to water is for brewing. They might know how to make their own cup in the morning, but when visitors come over and they need to make ten or twelve cups in the pot, they need some help with the math. If you would rather use metric measurements, try this post. It’s a lot easier. Brewing Ratio (The Simple Way) Cups to Brew How Much Coffee to Use Cups of Water…

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What EXACTLY is a Coffee Bean?

What EXACTLY is a Coffee Bean?

At some point, most of us Procaffeinators will ask what a coffee bean actually is. Is it a bean? A fruit? Maybe it’s a berry? A nut? Is it a legume? Or maybe a seed? Let’s take a hard look and find out where the little marvel that makes our favorite beverage comes from. We call it a coffee bean, but to be strictly correct, it is the seed of the fruit of the coffee tree. * Nothing more, nothing…

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21 Times When Coffee was Illegal

21 Times When Coffee was Illegal

My wife mentioned how writing about coffee was writing about a legal drug! Being kind of a trivia guy, I mentioned that there have been times when coffee WAS illegal. And then that got me thinking, so I did a little research and here’s what I found. There have been numerous times throughout history where coffee was restricted, banned, or downright illegal. I am going to fill you in on the details, but you might be surprised to find out…

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Why your French Press Plunger is Stuck

Why your French Press Plunger is Stuck

Knowing my coffee craziness, my friend Barron asked me why he sometimes has difficulty pushing down the plunger on his French press coffee maker. I was glad to help out. I told him that there are really only three reasons your French press might be hard to push down: You might have a clogged plunger screen, you might be grinding your coffee too fine, or, most likely, you need to brew it the patient way. Let’s look into what each…

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