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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September 21, 2020

How to Set Up Super-Automatic Machines: From Serving Size to Coffee Beans

Unpack, connect, get started? In order for your machine to produce more than brown water, you need to set up the coffee maker properly. This is no magic trick, but [...]

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September 12, 2020

How to Brew Coffee: All You Need to Know in 2020

Another guide to filter coffee? No, the troubleshooting guide how to brew coffee! I show you what is really important with hand filter and coffee machine. [...]

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September 7, 2020

Bulletproof Coffee: Belief Can Counter Calories

Is Bulletproof Coffee suitable for slimming? Is Bulletproof Coffee good for athletes and does the drink taste good with butter, coconut fat and coffee at all? I try to answer [...]

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August 27, 2020

Best Milk Alternative for a Super-Automatic Espresso Machine: Soy Milk, Almond Milk & More

The cow's dead, long live Almond! Milk alternatives are in high season and are of course also totally trendy in the fully automatic coffee machine. But which milk substitute delivers [...]

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July 19, 2020

Cold Brew: Recipes, Tips and Fresh Ideas

Summer, winter, blizzard or heat wave: I drink cold brew in any weather. Cold brewed coffee is one of the most durable trends of recent years and there are many [...]

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January 7, 2020

How Much Caffeine Is in Your Coffee? We Tested 15 Coffee Drinks in a Laboratory to Find Out!

On behalf of the entire world of coffee aficionados, I have a confession to make: We have absolutely no clue at all… … how much caffeine you actually consume when [...]

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March 13, 2019

Super-Automatic Espresso Machine Myths and Preconceptions

The questions surrounding what a super automatic espresso machine can and can't do are very controversial. In this article, I'll present you with my responses to the most typical preconceptions. [...]

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March 6, 2019

10 Things You Should Know Before Buying a Super-Automatic Espresso Machine

Buying a super automatic espresso machine to use at home can be a real investment. Nobody wants to buy a piece of junk. Of course, you'll also want your machine [...]

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March 4, 2019

How Transparent and Ethical Trade Helps Coffee Farmers

I was recently in Hamburg for the "Transparency Colloquium," which was hosted by Quijote Coffee and organized together with Professor Peter Roberts from the Goizueta Business School. The participants included [...]

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March 1, 2019

How to Make Your Own Iced Coffee – All the Best Recipes and Tips!

Is it too warm to drink hot coffee? No problem! Here you can learn how to make perfect iced coffee at home. You can even make it using a French [...]

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February 26, 2019

Pumpkin Spice Latte – Coffee with Pumpkin?

A Pumpkin Spice Latte without sugar syrup? Absolutely! To me, nothing else makes sense. This article outlines a recipe made with fresh pumpkin juice and, of course, fresh espresso and [...]

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January 17, 2019

Do I Need to Use a Water Filter with My Super-Automatic Espresso Machine?

Do you need to use a filter for your super automatic espresso machine, or is a filter a waste of money? This article will tell you everything you need to [...]

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January 17, 2019

Cleaning Tablets and Descaling Agents for Super-Automatic Espresso Machines

The cleaning of super automatic espresso machines is a particularly important topic. Cleaning programs will assist you with the process, but which cleaning tablets and descaling agents should you buy? [...]

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January 15, 2019

Everything You Need to Know About Coffee Filters and Pour-Over Drippers

There are many ways to filter coffee. That's why there are so many different filter holders and paper filters. This article will give you a general overview with everything you [...]

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January 14, 2019

The Best Super-Automatic Espresso Machines for Less Than $1,000

There are numerous super automatic espresso machines on the market. But what are the super automatic machines under US$1000 really capable of? In this article, I'll introduce three of my [...]