QUESTION: – What is a McDonalds coffee box? – Alexia W.
ANSWER: – If you are ever running a little bit late for work, it’s always nice to pick something up for your team on the way in order to (more or less) excuse your tardiness amongst your co-workers. What better way to save the day than with a McDonalds coffee box? For somewhere in the vicinity of a ten dollar bill (prices can be as high as 11.99 in some locations), Mickey D’s can turn you into the office caffeine plug, and help you get away with your fair share of late arrivals amongst your co-workers.
There are four major decaffeination methods that are used to make decaf coffee today. These methods are known as the Direct Solvent Process, the Indirect Solvent Process, the Swiss Water Process, and the Carbon Dioxide Process.
Each of these decaffeination methods begin in a similar fashion, by using green coffee beans, and extracting the caffeine before the drying and roasting process begins. As caffeine is a water soluble compound, it makes sense that the first step in the extraction process is to soak the green coffee beans in order to leach out the caffeine.
The problem which then arises for coffee makers, is that caffeine is not the only water soluble compound in coffee. In fact, there are over 1,000 water soluble compounds in coffee beans, many of which are responsible for its robust, and complex flavors, as you know from brewing the roasted grounds.
Water is not a selective solvent, as it will remove more than just the caffeine from the green coffee beans. Therefore, each of the caffeine removal processes use a selective solvent to draw out the caffeine without removing too many of the other important compounds so as to limit alterations and avoid diminishing the flavor and quality of the beans in the process.
QUESTION: Is McDonald’s decaf coffee Swiss water process? I have a McDonald’s near me and sometimes like to order a decaf in the afternoon rather than regular coffee. – Elizabeth D ANSWER: Good news for you! We believe that McDonald’s does indeed use the Swiss water process for their decaf coffee. Although the FAQ on … Read more
You might think of GE when you think of light bulbs or jet engines or maybe large home appliances like washing machines, but until recently you wouldn’t really think of them in regards to high end coffee makers. But guess what, GE has jumped into the high end automatic espresso machine game. I bought one … Read more
The very first known coffee brewing devices were pots with flat bottoms for adequate heat absorption, and narrow pouring spouts which were designed to minimize the amount of coffee grounds escaping into your brew. Since these devices, the coffee industry has undergone multiple transformations, and modern coffee brewing machines are as futuristic as electric cars, cellular phones, and virtual reality. Today’s industrial coffee brewing systems are programmed using digital touch screens and brewing can be done by the push of a button on a cell phone app.
The most cost efficient way to brew up lots of coffee is by using the drip brewing method. Modern industrial coffee brewing machines are available in many different sizes, and focus on brewing anywhere between one to twelve gallons of coffee at a time, never allowing it to overheat, and keeping it at a stable, and optimal serving temperature. For decades drip machines, especially Mr. Coffee brand drip machines dominated the market in the United States and an 8 to 12 cup drip machine was a commonplace appliance found in most coffee drinking households.
QUESTION: Is French Roast dark? What does French Roast actually mean? It’s my favorite, and I don’t know how it translates to the light to dark spectrum. — Bobby M.
ANSWER: French roasts aren’t necessarily from France, although that’s where the roasting technique came from. French roast is one of the roasting styles that falls into the “dark” part of the spectrum.
In fact, a French roast is the darkest roast of all. Italian roast, or espresso roast, is lighter than French roast (but still considered a dark roast) and Vienna roast falls in between espresso roast and French roast. Coffee beans that have been French roasted are the color of dark chocolate.
QUESTION: Does Folgers make flavored coffee? I love flavored coffees, but I’ve yet to try one from Folgers. — Bradley K.
ANSWER: Yes, Folgers makes several flavored coffees for you to choose from. Between the ground coffees, K-Cup pods, and flavored cappuccino mixes, one of these flavored coffees from Folgers is bound to become a favorite. Keep reading to find out exactly what kinds of flavored coffee Folgers offers along with what reviewers are saying about Folgers flavored coffees.
QUESTION: What is Folgers Noir Coffee? I’ve been seeing it at the grocery store, but I don’t know what it is. — Eileen T.
ANSWER: Folgers Noir coffee is especially for coffee drinkers who love strong, dark coffee in their cups. All the Noir coffees are developed to be dark and smooth, and they all consist of 100 percent Arabica coffee beans.
QUESTION: What is the strongest coffee from Folgers? I like their flavor, but I love the taste of strong coffee. — Harold B.
ANSWER: First things first: Let’s talk about strong coffee versus dark coffee. The strength of your coffee is determined by the brewing process, while a strong, rich flavor comes from the depth of the roast.
Even the blondest roast can be brewed strong, and similarly, the darkest roast can be made with a weak taste. Coffee strength depends on the fineness or coarseness of the grind as well as the brewing time. To make a stronger cup of coffee, you can either grind your coffee finer or let it brew for longer. (If you are buying ground coffee, then you have no control over the grind size. But if you buy whole beans, you do.) On the other hand, if your coffee is too strong, you can either grind your coffee coarser or shorten the brewing time. Coffee that’s been brewed too strong can taste bitter and burned, while coffee that’s too weak can taste weak and watery.
Abbott’s Travel Center was a gas station I had never really noticed before. Turns out that is because it is very new and has not been around for long. It is both a gas station and a truck stop and a Tesla supercharger location. The restrooms are clean and fairly nice, and there are even … Read more