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Website(s) regarding how to make coffee [moved from Home Cooking]

farmersdaughter Sep 14, 2006 10:36 PM

I've done searches on the board, and have found tons of threads on which coffee making machines to buy, specific brewing methods (cold brew), etc. I want to see if there is a reliable website, like the pizzamaking website, with exhaustive descriptions of the proper methods to make coffee in various different machines (moka, french press, automatic drip, etc.). Is anyone aware of one?

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  1. celeste RE: farmersdaughter Sep 14, 2006 10:41 PM

    My favorite coffee place in Portland (where I'm originally from but I live in San Francisco)is named Stumptown Coffee and distributes a how-to guide in the store these days that I just picked up when I was in Oregon last week. I just checked their Web site and they have it on their Web site:


    Click on Brewing Guide then there are text links for each type. They are kind of coffee snobs so there is no guide for automatic drip (plus, every machine IS different), but there is one for press pot (French Press), Moka pot, Cafe Solo, vacuum pot, and La Pavoni.

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      chipman RE: celeste Sep 16, 2006 04:31 AM

      In case you didn't know, Ritual Coffee on Valencia st. uses Stumptown beans, and also sells them retail. I think they get delivery more than once a week so the beans are always fresh. I really do like their HairBender espresso blend.

    2. Pei RE: farmersdaughter Sep 14, 2006 10:50 PM

      www.coffeegeeks.com is pretty exhaustive, and fun to read.

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        vanillagrrl RE: Pei Sep 15, 2006 04:26 PM

        I am assuming you meant http://www.coffeegeek.com/

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        Nancy Berry RE: farmersdaughter Sep 14, 2006 10:57 PM

        Look at the tutorials on the lower left side of the page.

        Lots of hints and info here:

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          vlad RE: farmersdaughter Sep 14, 2006 11:27 PM

          I have had great success using stove-top (and recently electric)'Moka'-s. Cheaper, easier and faster than a big complicated machine.


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