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How to Choose and Buy Coffee Beans in the UK

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With millions of Brits enjoying a freshly brewed cup of coffee each day, it is no surprise that there are countless places to buy coffee beans, from supermarkets to coffee shops to speciality roasters.

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How much ground coffee to use per cup?

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For a good coffee preparation, the proper ratio of coffee to water is critical. A kitchen scale can assist you in maintaining precise measurements. Different brewing techniques require different particle sizes, based on how long water and coffee are in contact There are also certain brew methods that have short brew times, for example, espresso, as well as Aeropress, will need a finer grind size. Other slow brew methods such as the French press will require a coarser grind.

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How many ounces in a shot of espresso?

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The flavour and strength of the espresso shot will differ based on the beans selected; For example, Kenyan, Sumatran, or Guatemalan coffee, would generally have more dissolved solids thus taste more "strong." Fuller-bodied coffees will have a distinct feel as well as taste. Whereas the most expensive coffees like Arabica, introducing Robusta beans to the mix is a proven method to boost caffeine levels and add crema.

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What is a Macchiato?

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Macchiato, also known as an espresso macchiato, is an espresso coffee drink containing small amounts of milk, the milk is usually foamed. The term macchiato is an Italian word meaning stained, therefore caffè macchiato simply means stained coffee. The macchiatos are ideal for when you want a joke of caffeine without all the extra calories.

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What Has More Caffeine Tea or Coffee?

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We love a good debate here at Presto and a favoured topic among die-hard hot beverages fans is which has more caffeine tea or coffee?

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Does Cold Brew Coffee Contain More Caffeine Than Coffee?

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We all attribute that wonderful morning pick-me-up from our coffee to the magical chemical caffeine.  That controversial substance that is on the one hand hailed as the natural charge to the brain and on the other an addictive habit-forming villain to be avoided.

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How to store coffee beans in Summer

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Like the rest of us, you have come to the realisation that buying coffee beans and grinding them yourself is the best way to truly get a really good home brew.  Happy days!

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How to get coffee out of the carpet?

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Coffee stains can be very tricky when it comes to cleaning them, without being cautious when cleaning, they can easily spread to other areas. Therefore, in order to assist you in getting rid of coffee stains, this article explains how you can get rid of coffee stains on your carpet.

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Is a caffeine headache real? How to relieve symptoms

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Caffeine withdrawal headaches occur when a person who regularly takes caffeine abruptly stops or reduces their intake. Caffeine withdrawal headaches can be relieved by consuming caffeine. However, alternative home and over the counter medicines can also help to reduce caffeine withdrawal headaches or migraines.

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