Finding good coffee spots in any city is an essential. Ask other Chowhounds where they love to get their caffeine fix, and share your favorite coffee recipes, tools, and brands.

Try These Secret Ingredients for Award-Winning Chili

What are the best secret ingredients for chili? Depends on who you ask, but there's a whole world of extra ingredients people like to add to the pot to boost the flavor. Chili can be a surprisingly...

Decaf espresso

by bsugarcream 24 days ago

I need a recommendation for a really good decaf espresso, whole bean. I’ll be using it in my aeropress at home.

Coffee shops with patios, heated and unheated

by prima 1 year ago

Unheated patio Krave on St Clair W 5 Elements 521 (on the Danforth , hope it is still open) Heated patio Boxcar Social at Summerhill

Sarmentine bakery. Santa Rosa.

by seefoo 4 months ago

I hesitate to even speak of this place. It’s so excellent. The white bread loaf will elevate even the most mundane of school lunches. It’s a loaf of white bread. Great crumb, and the flavor so so ...

Does coffee affect health?

by UrsulaSneathen 6 months ago

I'm fond of coffee. I drink it every morning. Does it damage health?

How to Make a Classic Latte at Home

by NickolasCastagna 6 months ago

Ingredients 2 oz. freshly brewed espresso (2 shots) 8 oz. whole milk Directions Add the espresso into a 12-ounce mug. Set aside. Pour the milk into a frothing pitcher large ...

Coffee and Tea in Toronto, 2021

by prima 11 months ago

With so many Starbucks and a few Aroma locations closing, and shorter hours, I found myself frustrated while looking for coffee last Sunday, right at the corner near the HotDocs theatre and Pauper'...

Best packaged coffee ice cream you've found?

by ninrn 8 months ago

Looking for a pure and delicious grocery store coffee ice cream. I think my favorite so far is Three Twins Milk Coffee. Not the strongest coffee flavor, but the coffee taste is very clean, and the ...

New green coffee order arrived!

by Eiron 10 months ago

Always exciting to get a new order of green coffee! Six different varietals -- four to drink as Single Origin (SO) and two to blend as a modern-day Mokha Java. Also included in this order of mostly...

Toronto: Best Coffee & Beer

by rushbikes 4 years ago

In-the-know Torontonians: Visiting Toronto at the end of the week and looking for caffeine and alcohol recommendations. What are your favorite cafes & craft breweries? Separately, bonus points f...

Viennese Coffee in Toronto

by ilinda 3 years ago

I used to really love the Viennese coffee at The Future Bakery in Toronto at Bloor and Brunswick (now apparently Future Bistro!!). Then they stopped offering it. I have never been able to find a re...

Has anyone tried Beaumont Coffee at Aldi's?

by paulispumonti 12 years ago

Another potential recession hedge manuever......Should I spend $4.99 for 34.5 ounces of this or pay the xtra $2-3 for Maxwell House

Manual Coffee Mills?

by ninrn 1 year ago

Have any of the hard-core coffee lovers here used the Hario Skerton Plus mill? How is it in terms of performance, grind variability, and ease of cleaning? Are there other, better manual grinders yo...

Interesting espresso interview from 2018/2019

by Eiron 1 year ago

I was looking for info specifically on pre-infusion and came across this article. I was glad to hear his description of the process matches what my Heat Exchange boiler machine provides, but also f...

Bidding on Cup of Excellence coffee beans

by eugenep 1 year ago

I read that Cup of Excellence awarded beans were pretty much off limits to the normal purchaser bc you have to buy it in bidding auctions where only big time roasters bid for hundreds of pounds. ...

Donut Savant | Allendale - Oakland

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by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

An ex-hound sends the news that Donut Savant reopened this month after a year-long hiatus. The new location is in Oakland's Allendale neighborhood. He says that the donuts are better than ever. htt...

How "pretty" do you like your espresso?

by Eiron 1 year ago

I think James' comments are missing the correlation between visual (and audible) cues and flavor. Without the computer-regulated controllers (e.g., temperature PIDs) now commonly available on espre...

Killiney Kopitiam in Palo Alto

by Mul 1 year ago

Killiney Kopitiam is originally from Singapore, one of the famous Kopitiam. They recently open their first US branch in Palo Alto. I ordered their Kopi (black coffee with condensed milk). Very ...

Artsy Chocolate at Mast, Mount Kisco...

by gutreactions 1 year ago

The Mast Brothers moved their company Mast Chocolates up from Brooklyn to Mount Kisco about a year ago. They took over a long building along S. Moger Ave. just down from Metro-North station, and re...

Hot Coffee - Do You Lose Your Desire In Hot Weather?

by treb 1 year ago

Generally, I really enjoy my daily dose for my hot morning brew of fresh coffee. Not sure if it's just me, but when the temperature gets really hot and humid, I tend to lose my desire for a ho...

What is the real cream used in coffee?

by villageidiot 11 years ago

A very long time ago, I remember people using "real cream" in their coffee. Several years ago after staying at a 5 star hotel, "real cream" was brought to the table for our coffee. It was unbelie...