What’s wrong with Folgers coffee?

Folgers Classic Roast coffee canister

QUESTION: What’s wrong with Folgers coffee? I think it’s good and a lot of those fancy coffees are just bitter and disgusting. – Bill B

ANSWER: There is nothing specifically wrong with Folgers coffee. Classic Folgers has a rich history in the United States and is an iconic American brand. It is one of the best selling brands of coffee in the country, and a staple in many households. Many coffee drinkers, especially in America, where Folgers originated and is still popular to this day, have been purchasing, brewing, and enjoying Folgers brand coffee for their entire lives. The brand’s slogan, “the best part of waking up, is Folgers in your cup,” is permanently etched into the memory of a large percentage of American families as is the timeless tradition of Folgers.

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Why is a Cup of Coffee 6 Ounces Instead of 8 Ounces?

cup of coffee that's smaller than 8 ounces

QUESTION: Why is a cup of coffee 6 ounces instead of 8 ounces? I’m sitting here looking at my measuring cup and it clearly says 8 ounces, so I don’t get it. – Devin E.  

ANSWER: Though the standard liquid measuring cup is measured at eight ounces, the customary us cup of coffee, as well as tea, is always six fl oz instead of eight. This two ounce difference can cause a lot of confusion when it comes to accurate measurements for how much ground coffee to add when brewing. For the best results, the most common recommendation for coffee brewing is one to two tablespoons for every six ounces of coffee. The simple question is, how much coffee should you use for an eight ounce serving or for other different sizes to ensure you make the perfect cup of coffee?

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What Is Kauai Coffee?

farm in Kauai

QUESTION: What is Kauai coffee? I’ve only heard of Kona coffee. What makes Kauai coffee special and is it any good? — Jared T.

ANSWER: Kauai is one of the Hawaiian islands, but Kauai Coffee is an actual coffee brand and famous, large coffee plantation that is located there. When people say Kauai Coffee they are typically referring to the brand and not just to any coffee beans grown on that island. As Hawaii’s largest coffee grower—and therefore the biggest coffee operation in the United States—Kauai Coffee Company is responsible for much of the Hawaiian coffee you’ll encounter for sale. This article will run down everything you should know about Kauai Coffee before you make a purchase.

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Does Pour Over Coffee Have More Caffeine?

pour over coffee device

by Erin Marissa Russell

As coffee lovers we are always curious about how a particular brewing method will affect our cup of joe. My question was, how the pour-over method of brewing fits in with other preparation methods when it comes to the caffeine content of the resulting brew. Not only does pour over coffee have a higher caffeine content than your usual cup of coffee prepared with automatic coffee makers (an average of 95 milligrams of caffeine)—it even contains more than most shots of espresso (which range from 80 to 185 mg of caffeine). That means your pour-over coffee has up to twice as much caffeine as a single shot of espresso. Keep in mind that a regular cup of coffee has more caffeine than an espresso shot in general though.

However, that’s quite a range from the lowest to the highest end. It may help to keep in mind that the average cup of pour over coffee contains 145 mg of caffeine. Let’s see what else there is to know about the relationship between caffeine and your cup of pour over coffee.

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Why You Should Avoid Oily Coffee Beans With Super Automatic Espresso Machines

Krups super automatic coffee maker
Krups super automatic espresso and coffee machine

Super automatic espresso / coffee makers have a bean topper located on the top, designed for storing whichever beans you choose and feeding them right into the machine when you make a coffee or espresso drink.

Even though other bean types can be prepared conveniently, oily beans do not work well with super automatic coffee makers, as they often stick to its different parts, which eventually may spoil it.

Most super automatic machines warn you in the instructions to avoid oily beans. And if you’ve tried to use them anyway, you might have noticed that they get caught in the hopper and the grinder makes a high pitched whirring sound that indicates not enough beans made it into the grinding area. So with this in mind, you should be careful when choosing coffee beans, as many “espresso roasts” can be oily.  

So as much as you might like your favorite coffee that tends to have oily beans, you need to avoid them so they don’t clog up your automatic espresso machines over time.

Here’s more information on why oily beans are bad for your automatic espresso machines and why you should avoid them.

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