Coffee questions and answers from 2009.

Below you will find the questions and answers from 2009.

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.

So now we are archiving questions and answers by the year.

If you want to ask a question about any aspect of coffee and coffee making, please go to our main coffee questions page.


Questions about coffee, and our answers, from 2009.

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Next step after instant coffee? 
QUESTION: I drink instant coffee. I know it is not the best but it is convenient. What would you suggest over instant? ANSWER: I know …

Is There an Automatic Drip Coffee Maker with no plastic parts? 
QUESTION: Other then the commercial coffee makers, are there any completely automatic drip home coffee makers out there that have no plastic parts? …

Where to find A & P branded coffees? 
Before A&P closed their stores for years,for decades they sold their own branded coffee in bags in whole bean and you would grind it at the register. …

Looking for 8 O'Clock Coffee in Los Angeles. 
QUESTION: Can 8 O'Clock Coffee be found in any stores in Los Angeles? ANSWER: I live a VERY long way from Los Angeles, so have no personal …

How quickly are the effects of caffeine felt by the brain? 
QUESTION: Approximately how long does it take for the caffeine in coffee to have an effect? ANSWER: My assumption has always been that …

Decaffeinated Coffee 
QUESTION: I've heard the chemical(s) used in decaf is (are) not safe to drink?? Is this true?? ANSWER: The coffee decaffeination process …

Where did coffee originate? 
QUESTION: Can you tell me where coffee first came from? ANSWER: The first record of coffee as a beverage takes us back to Ethiopia in …

Which coffee bean has more caffeine in it? 
QUESTION: Can you tell me which coffee bean has more caffeine in it? ANSWER: Good question – because most people assume that all coffee …

Why does soy milk curdle in coffee? 
QUESTION: Why does soy milk sometimes curdle in coffee, and how can the curdling be avoided? ANSWER: Great question. I’m sensitive to …

Is a conical or flat burr coffee grinder better? 
QUESTION: Hi: I'm looking to purchase a new grinder. The one I have now is NOISY, and does create more powder than I want. I really want no …

How to make regular coffee from espresso beans? 
QUESTION: Hi: I inadvertently purchased espresso beans instead of regular beans. Can I make regular coffee from espresso beans?? Thanks! …

Can you tell me how to make iced coffee? 
QUESTION: I tried making iced coffee, but must be getting it wrong. It just tastes weak and unpleasant. Any tips? ANSWER: You shouldn’t …

What's the least wasteful way to brew coffee? 
QUESTION: What brewing method uses the least coffee for the taste? Or, which method is most efficient in terms of beans per cup? I've heard that …

Should I get into commercial coffee roasting? 
QUESTION: Hi, I really enjoy the content on your site. I am one year into owning my coffee shop. I am seriously considering roasting my own …

Can you help me identify this coffee maker? 
QUESTION: My mother has a coffee maker that looks very similar to the one in the attached photo. I would like to learn as much as I can about it. …

T disc terrified! 
QUESTION: Hello there, I just received a Tassimo Hot Beverage Maker for Christmas and I need to buy some t discs. The packages of t discs are …

How can I be more “Green” with my coffee making? 
QUESTION: I love coffee, but want to make sure I’m not having a negative impact on the environment. Is there an approved “green” approach to making …

About storing ground coffee 
QUESTION: I keep my ground coffee in an airtight container. Should I store it in the fridge, or freezer, or neither between uses? ANSWER: …

Filling cups during brewing. 
QUESTION: If people fill their cups while the coffee is brewing, due to their impatience, does this affect the quality of the remaining coffee …

Making home-made flavored coffee beans. 
QUESTION: Does anyone have a recipe to flavor coffee beans or fresh ground coffee before using it in brewing? All the recipes so far are to make …

Is coffee bad for you? 
QUESTION: My new boyfriend is a bit of a fitness freak and tells me that drinking coffee is bad for my health. I love coffee and think and hope …

Does coffee affect plant growth? 
Does coffee affect plant growth? Does it kill the plant? Or make it grow at a faster rate. What effect does it have? ANSWER: Yes, coffee grinds …

Can old brewed coffee make you sick? 
QUESTION: I have a friend who brews a pot of coffee once a week and drinks a cup a day (warmed in the microwave) until it's gone. Sometimes that …

Collected questions about coffee makers and coffee grinders 
QUESTION: This is a question me and my roommate are pondering. If we make a pot of coffee with say 2 times the normal amount of coffee will there …

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