Coffee & Tea

Get tips on where to buy coffee beans or loose-leaf tea, how to make the best espresso or chai, who has the best afternoon tea or cappuccino, and other caffeinated topics.


100 Cup Coffee Maker Question

by RCPilot 3 days ago

I've seen other questions on this topic but not mine so asking now. I see that all 30.6 oz ground coffee containers state that it makes 240 cups. Directions on 100 cup type makers state to add 8 oz...

Cleaning limescale from a tin lined tea kettle

by BrookeCook 4 years ago

I have a really nice English tea kettle that is tin lined. It has a build up of limescale from hard water. Normally you can use vinegar, lemon juice, typical lime remover or something abrasive. Ho...

Loose leaf tea in Hollywood area

by surfrguyla816 12 days ago

What is the best shop in the Hollywood area that has a good selection of loose leaf tea?

Seattle Coffee History question (Corona Coffee)

by pamsmall 7 years ago

I have before me a 3.5 lb glass container that has a label on it that says Corona Blend Coffee. It is a predominantly silver label with navy blue accents, and a "Juan Valdez"-like character next t...

Gritty Latte-art

Coffee Kingdom in Worcester?

by blandina 17 years ago

Years ago I used to frequent Coffee Kingdom in Worcester, where you could get bistros of different kinds of coffee, pastries, etc. I have such fond memories of the place, as it was one of the only...

Nespresso vs Iperesso - anybody have experience with both?

by marlinspike 1 month ago

I have a Gaggia classic and a Baratza grinder at home. At work the Starbucks is far but even if it weren't I hate Starbucks coffee (partly just because I don't like any dark roast). I need somethin...

Marriage Freres recommendations?

by chowchownyc 2 months ago

Hi, I am going to Paris next month and would love some personalized recommendations for Marriage Freres (I have read the general thread on what people like there but one persons awesome is another ...

Chinese tea cookie recipe needed -- NOT almond cookie

by MargotB 9 years ago

In search of recipe for big, flat, old-fashioned Chinese tea cookie. Main ingredients are Chinese brown sugar, flour, and shortening or oil. Cantonese name is something like kong siu [or sui] pa...

Jan 10 only, $1 any coffee or tea @ Coffeebar, Menlo Park

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

"Tomorrow marks one year since we first opened our doors in Menlo Park. To celebrate our birthday, get any coffee or tea for just $1, all day Thursday, 1/10. Limit one per person, in person only. ...

Can you describe what Kona coffee tastes like?

by stratford 10 years ago

Particularly as compared with other coffees, what descriptors would you use to describe the taste of Kona coffee? Reason I ask is because I tried a cup at a restaurant, and the word I would use to...

reusable coffee filter and icky coffee

by jujuthomas 10 years ago

I purchased my first reusable coffee filter, in an attempt to produce less waste and all that. But the filter I purchased lets through the finest bits of the coffee beans and then there's this swir...

How can I get a good cup of coffee at Starbucks?

by gumnaam 12 years ago

After years of not going anywhere near Starbucks I've become a regular visitor. Not because I love the coffee but because it is the only place in my neighborhood where I can sit and work with a cup...

What's happened to Braun Aroma Coffee Maker?

by EclecticEater 9 years ago

First, we have two of these, using one for decaf whenwe have a get-together of friends. They both look alike, except one shuts itself off. They cost under $50. Now it seems that every on-lin...

Webinar: Coffee, A Chemical & Physical Perspective, 11/15

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

"Join the Atlantic’s 'Specialty Coffee’s Resident Scientist' Christopher Hendon of the University of Oregon in this free interactive broadcast as he uses chemistry and physics, to discuss how to is...

Spearhead Coffee | Paso Robles

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 9 months ago

A year ago we made a planned pitstop at Spearhead Coffee in Paso Robles. Indeed it does have nice rest rooms. And a pleasant environment for enjoying the morning brew.

Best kind of loose leaf tea?

by DormStudent 5 months ago

I have never had loose leaf tea, but recently as a moving gift I was given a diffuser cup. Although I mainly use it to make coffee (since the kitchens machine is broken) I was planning on trying lo...

Milk Not "Off" But Clumps in Coffee?

by MMRuth 9 years ago

This has happened to me several times over the past year. I pour milk into coffee, and it sort of congeals/clumps up in the coffee. I then smell and taste the milk itself, and it's still good. I...

Home coffee brew class

by pamm19 6 months ago

I am looking for a local coffee making class in or around Boston area. Coffee basics: grind, using different brew equipment, etc. Not a barista class more of a beginner class. Any places in or arou...