Coffee questions and answers from 2008.

Below you will find the questions and answers from 2008.

It used to be that all the questions and answers were on one page. But we have hundreds of questions and answers on the site now, so listing them all on one page was making it hard for people to find the answers they were looking for.

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Questions about coffee, and our answers, from 2008.

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Freezing coffee beans for 4 years 
QUESTION: I won a basket at an auction about 4 years ago with several different kinds of Starbucks coffee beans. I put them in the freezer and …

Are chemicals used to make flavored coffee? 
QUESTION: I love flavored coffee, but am concerned about how "natural" the flavors are. If I buy hazelnut flavored coffee, for instance, is the …

Can coffee cause a heart attack? 
QUESTION: Can coffee lead to heart attacks in teenagers? ANSWER: Let me preface this answer by saying I am not a doctor, nor a medical …

Is there a drip coffee maker with no plastic parts?  
QUESTION: Is there a one cup or smaller coffee maker (drip) that does not use any plasic. Also on the pods, does the water come in contact with …

How many whole coffee beans to make two cups? 
How do I know how many whole beans to grind to make 2 cups of coffee? ANSWER: Tough question. This will depend on the type of grinder you use …

How do you make Swedish coffee? 
QUESTION: My aunt used to make delicious coffee that she called Swedish coffee. All I can remember is that she used egg shells in with the grounds. …

What's the benefit in buying a coffee grinder and brewer combined? 
QUESTION: I'm looking to replace my old coffee brewer and am considering a coffee machine that combines both a grinder and brewer. Understandably, …

Is decaffeinated coffee really caffeine free? 
QUESTION: I love coffee but can't take caffeine, I have been told that there can be as much as 60% caffeine in some decaffeinated coffees, and …

What is an E.S.E. Pod? 
QUESTION: A few times now I have come across the term 'E.S.E. pods'. What is this? What's an ESE pod? ANSWER: E.S.E. Pods are sealed …

How can I make low acid coffee? 
QUESTION: I love coffee, but have a really sensitive stomach. I also get reflux problems when I drink coffee. Is there some way I can make coffee …

How often do I need to change the coffee in airpots? 
QUESTION: I was wondering how long coffee stays fresh in an airpot. I know it stays hot for a long time, but how long does it stay tasting good. …

How long can I keep coffee in the fridge? 
QUESTION: How long is it safe to keep brewed drip coffee in the refrigerator? I like to make coffee to drink iced so I want to keep some in the …

How to I choose the best coffee roast? 
QUESTION: I recently purchased a new coffee maker and grinder and now I wonder what kind of coffee roast to buy. What's the difference between …

Cone vs flat-bottom filter. Which is better? 
QUESTION: What are the pros and cons of a cone vs a flat-bottom filter? ANSWER: That's an interesting question. I don't think either …

For how long can I store brewed coffee? 
QUESTION: I just brewed some really good coffee at triple strength to use for iced lattes. I chilled it, but didn't use much of it. My father …

Is unrefrigerated brewed coffee bad for your health? 
QUESTION: I worry my mother is making herself sick by drinking 1-4 day-old brewed coffee she does not refrigerate. Sometimes she lets the coffee …

How to make coffee stronger 
QUESTION: I have two questions: I have just started to drink coffee. Is there a way to make mild coffee stronger and after the coffee has cooled …

What's the best way to brew coffee? 
QUESTION: There seem to be so many different ways to brew coffee. Is there a best way? Does it matter what kind of brewer I use? ANSWER: …

Drip or Percolated coffee...which is best? 
QUESTION: Is there a difference between drip and percolated when it comes to taste? Coffee at home is not as good as when I purchase a cup...even …

Is coffee good for plants? 
QUESTION: Is coffee good for plants? I don't like the idea of throwing away any kind of organic waste. But I want to be sure that it's OK to put …

How to measure for a coffee maker 
QUESTION: I do not know how to make coffee. My husband is the one who drinks it. We bought a Bunn Coffee maker and I have been shy about using …

Should I store my coffee beans in the fridge? 
QUESTION: I normally store coffee in ziplock bags in the fridge. Does that destroy the beans over time? Or is it okay? If not, what is the very …

Coffee pods for airline coffee brewers? 
QUESTION: We operate a Boeing 757- 200. We recently installed a new galley purchased 10 years ago. The coffee maker an Atlas standard Part Number …

BELGIAN COFFEE POT 
QUESTION: I have an earthenware Belgian coffee pot with two filters inside. I know one is for coffee (beans I think) and the other filter is for …

Coffee from our new coffee maker tastes bad. 
QUESTION: My wife and I are on our 4th new coffee maker and we cannot get rid of the plastic/chemical taste that the new coffee makers produce. …

How long does brewed coffee last? 
QUESTION: How long does brewed coffee last? Does putting it in the fridge lengthen life? ANSWER: Coffee isn't the kind of drink where …

Has Maxwell House coffee gone bad? 
QUESTION: I have used regular Maxwell House for many years, but lately it just is not any good. I used rich original, but now the bag or can says …

Filtered versus unfiltered coffee brewing. 
QUESTION: Recently, I have heard discussion regarding filtered coffee is more desirable than unfiltered. Why is filtered coffee more desirable? …

How is it best to store coffee beans while on vacation? 
QUESTION: I'll be away from home for a few weeks. What is the best way to store my remaining open packages of Dunkin Donuts coffee while I'm gone? …

Is it OK to buy a cheap coffee grinder? 
QUESTION: I have noticed there is a huge difference in the prices of different coffee grinders. Anywhere from twenty to two hundred dollars. Is …

What about ethical shopping for coffee? 
QUESTION: Ethical shopping is important to me. What are my options when it comes to buying and making coffee? ANSWER: Good question. …

Paper vs. metal coffee filters. Which is best? 
QUESTION: Which is the best type of coffee filter to use? Is it the disposable paper filter or the permanent metal filter? I want to use the one …

Is coffee fattening?  
QUESTION: A friend at work told me that drinking too much coffee is fattening. Is this true? ANSWER: Coffee itself is not fattening at …

Which are the top coffee producing countries? 
QUESTION: I want to know the top ten coffee producing countries in the world, and some information about them. ANSWER: Different groups …

Can you help me identify this antique coffee maker? 
QUESTION: I am looking for a particular sort of antique type coffee maker. This way to brew is accomplished with a two piece maker. One glass pot …

More coffee questions and answers from 2008 
QUESTION: Several of my co-workers (who do not like flavored coffee) have asked me to stop using it because they assume that the flavor of the …

Coffee questions and answers from 2008 
QUESTION: We bought the Black and Decker HomeCafe based on Consumers. The coffee is thin and watery even though we've tried several brands. Any …

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