Barista Blog

Coffeeness is a blog about the fine art of the bean.


I’ve been writing about java since 2008 and love sharing my passion for a good brew with you. From its humble beginnings as a small blog about making coffee with a French press, Coffeeness has grown into the largest German website about joe. And that's all thanks to you!

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April 18, 2022

101 Coffee Names for Dogs: Which One Will You Pick?

I came up with a list of 101 coffee names for dogs to help you name your fur baby. There are lots of great ones here divided into several categories. [...]

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April 2, 2022

How to Make Cowboy Coffee: Do You Know the Secret Ingredient?

Learning how to make cowboy coffee is easier than you'd think. But, you need to know the secret ingredient to make it smooth and delicious! Shhhh ... Come here. I'll [...]

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March 26, 2022

Does Chai Latte Have Caffeine?

Does chai latte have caffeine? Yes, of course! But that's not the only thing in a chai latte that can keep you awake. Do you know the others? In this [...]

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March 26, 2022

Cup of Joe: History Behind the Name

You often call coffee a cup of joe, but do you know the history behind this peculiar name? Here's a quick rundown that will help you win Trivia night and [...]

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March 23, 2022

Is Iced Coffee Illegal In Canada? Why The Mounties Are Coming for You!

Is iced coffee illegal in Canada? While this may seem like a strange question, many believe it's true! Is there something to this rumor? Fact or Fiction? Find out inside! [...]

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March 14, 2022

Is Coffee Acidic?

Is coffee acidic? Yes, but let me unpack this answer for you. There's more than one kind of acid in coffee and they may not be what's actually hurting your [...]

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March 3, 2022

Health Benefits of Coffee: At Least One Will Surprise You!

People ask me all the time if there are health benefits of coffee, so I researched it a bit and came up with a list of a few. Do you [...]

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March 2, 2022

Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee Beans: A Gripping Story

Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee beans are respected around the world for their low acidity and lack of bitterness. Do you know the story behind them? There's a gripping story few [...]

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February 23, 2022

Coffee Terms: How to Speak Barista!

Do you ever feel frustrated when trying to order coffee just the way you like it? My coffee terms dictionary is meant to provide coffee lovers with the necessary words [...]

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February 22, 2022

Peaberry Coffee: Rare and Legendary

What is peaberry coffee? Where does this coffee mutant grow? Why is it so expensive? Is it superior to regular coffee? Take a look at 12 flavor profiles of peaberry [...]

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February 15, 2022

Kona Coffee: A Taste of Hawaii

Kona coffee is among the best in the world. In this guide to Kona coffee, I'll give you the scoop on how to buy the beans without getting cheated. [...]

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February 11, 2022

Milk Foam: Preparation, Tools and the Right Milk

Here, I reveal all the secrets to making milk foam, whether you’re wanting to use a portafilter, a super-automatic espresso machine or an automatic milk frother. [...]

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February 11, 2022

Pour-Over Coffee: The One and Only Preparation Guide

Brewing coffee using pour-over drippers is something of a religion – and I’m a staunch believer. You’ll find all the tips for making perfect pour-over drip coffee in this guide. [...]

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February 9, 2022

Making Coffee By Hand: Is Coffee Brewed Best Without Machines?

I’ve been making coffee full time for over 15 years – using espresso and super-automatic espresso machines or by hand. With the exception of espresso, I’ve consistently found that coffee [...]

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January 25, 2022

Decaf Coffee: Methods to the Madness

People often wonder about decaf coffee. Does it still have caffeine? How is the caffeine removed? In practice, there are four methods used to remove caffeine. I'll tell you which [...]