Is espresso coffee special?

Do I need to use special coffee for my espresso machine? I have espresso roast coffee for my drip machine can I use that?


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the taste? use a drip machine or a french press? if french press, would it be more easy to clean up after use? can someone please explain. thank you.


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I ordered this ground coffee expresso roast and i wanted to know if i could make it in a regular coffee maker as regular coffee cause i don’t have an expresso machine. i just want to drink the coffee. And will it mess up my coffee maker?


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I bought some freshly ground coffee,do I need a coffee machine to drink this or can I just put it in some hot water and drink it? It says freshly ground and freshly roasted….also says it makes 60 cups. Can I just drink this or what? Thanks
no directions, is brewing it just adding it to hot water?


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I have tried different measurements of water and coffee, but my coffee keeps tasting horrible and it seemed to happen from one brew to the next – although there was a few weeks in between. Is my Mr. Coffee machine to blame? I use Dunkin Donuts, or Christopher Bean brand, but am still looking for my favorite. What is your favorite brand and brewing method. I like a lite to medium roast and would love to make a good pot at home for a change.

Thanks for your input.


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I enjoy fresh ground and roasted coffee and have just purchased a burr grinder. I have a nice coffee maker as well, if i grind my beans at night, pour the grinds into the coffee machine for the next mornings coffee (automatic turn on at 6am) am I defeating the purpose of the fresh ground. Is it still going to be fresher than store bought grounds? i feel that by having the fresh ground overnight its losing its fresh roasted flavor. Thanks


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Coffee History

Timeline
(Source: http://www.cappuccino.net/html/triviae.html )

c 850
First known discovery of coffee berries. Legend of goat herder Kaldi of Ethiopia who notices goats are friskier after eating red berries of a local shrub. Experiments with the berries himself and begins to feel happier.

c 1100
The coffee first trees are cultivated on the Arabian peninsula. Coffee is first roasted and boiled by Arabs making "qahwa" — a beverage made from plants.

1475
The worlds first coffee shop opens in Constantinople. It is followed by the establishment of two coffee houses in 1554.

c 1600
Coffee enters Europe through the port of Venice. The first coffeehouse opens in Italy in 1654.

1607
Coffee is introduced to the New World by Captain John Smith, founder of Virginia at Jamestown… Some Canadian historians claim it arrived in previously settled Canada.

1652
The first coffeehouse opens in England. Coffeehouses are called "penny universities" (a penny is charged for admission and a cup of coffee). Edward Lloyd’s coffeehouse opens in 1688. It eventually becomes Lloyd’s of London, the world’s best known insurance company. The word “TIPS” is coined in an English coffee house: A sign reading “To Insure Prompt Service” (TIPS) was place by a cup. Those desiring prompt service and better seating threw a coin into a tin.

1672
The opening of the first Parisian cafe dedicated to serving coffee. In 1713, King Louis XIV is presented with a coffee tree. It is believed that sugar was first used as an additive in his court.

1683
The first coffeehouse opens in Vienna. The Turks, defeated in battle, leave sacks of coffee behind.

1690
The Dutch become the first to transport and cultivate coffee commercially. Coffee is smuggled out of the Arab port of Mocha and transported to Ceylon and East Indies for cultivation.

1721
The first coffeehouse opens in Berlin.

1723
Coffee Plants are introduced in the Americas for cultivation. Gabriel de Clieu, a French naval officer, transports a seedling to Martinique. By 1777, 1920 million coffee plants are cultivated on the island.

1727
The Brazilian coffee industry gets its start from seedlings smuggled out of Paris.

1750
One of Europe’s first coffeehouses, Cafe Greco, opens in Rome. By 1763, Venice has over 2,000 coffee shops.

1822
The prototype of the first espresso machine is created in France.

1885
A process of using natural gas and hot air becomes the most popular method of roasting coffee.

c 1900
Kaffeeklatsch, afternoon coffee, becomes popular in Germany.

1905
The first commercial espresso machine is manufactured in Italy.

1908
The invention of the worlds first drip coffeemaker. Melitta Bentz makes a filter using blotting paper.

1933
Dr. Ernest Illy develops the first automatic espresso machine.

1938
Nescafé instant coffee is invented by the Nestlé company as it assists the Brazilian government in solving its coffee surplus problem.

1945
Achilles Gaggia perfects the espresso machine with a piston that creates a high pressure extraction to produce a thick layer of crema.

1991
Caffè Carissimi Canada, a network of espresso service providers is formed in Canada, modeled after a visit to Franco Carissimi (roaster and equipment manufacturer) in Bergamo Italy. It becomes the fastest growing network of private and independant super automatic machines providers in Canada.

1995
Coffee is the worlds most popular beverage. More than 400 billion cups are consumed each year. It is a world commodity that is second only to oil.


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black & decker, mr. coffee, ect…. can anyone please tell me. rsvp. thanks.


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How many calories in my morning coffee drink?

This is what I put in my 16 oz coffee drink (from a coffee & cappucino machine at my local convenience store):

8 oz dark roasted coffee
2 oz steamed milk
4 oz English Toffee cappucino
2 oz hot chocolate

I’m estimating about 200 calories, or 4 Points on Weight Watchers. Does this sound about right?


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I need to produce a large amount of vietnamese iced coffee with condensed milk and dont have a coffee machine that can make it crank out the juice fast enough.

Does anyone know if i can make a large quantity of Instant French Roast Coffee and mix that with Condensed Milk? If so, how much more instant coffee grounds should i put in to achieve the correct darkness/flavor? Thanks in advance!


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