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 20, 2021

How to Pair Cheese and Coffee: You Never Knew What You Were Missing

Coffee and cheese can go very well together, but not all combinations work. In this article, I share some delicious pairings to spark your adventurous side, and you’ll learn which [...]

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September 13, 2021

Best Pour Over Coffee Maker: How to Choose the Right Dripper

If you're confused by all the different pour-over coffee makers out there don't worry! In this article I'll tell you all about the best pour-over coffee makers, as well as [...]

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September 13, 2021

Choosing the Best Coffee Storage Container — Yes, You Absolutely Need One

Freshly roasted coffee beans are delicate and need to be protected! In this guide, I'll tell you all about the best coffee storage containers. I'll also give you tips on [...]

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September 13, 2021

Arabica vs Robusta Coffee: Similarities, Differences & the Concept of Quality

If you want to see me rolling my eyes, all you have to do is put me in front of a typical coffee commercial. What gets on my nerves is [...]

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September 12, 2021

How to Make Pumpkin Spice Latte Drinks: Your New Favorite Recipe (Without Syrup)

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

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September 12, 2021

How to Buy the Best Coffee Filter: Paper, Reusable and Does Size Really Matter?

There are many ways to filter coffee. You can choose between paper or reusable coffee filters, as well as a variety of brewing methods. In this article, you'll find out [...]

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September 5, 2021

The Quick or The Dud: Is Instant Coffee Bad for You?

I conquer my inner coffee snob to get to the bottom of a cup -- and the science behind -- soluble coffee. Is it instant gratification or a coffee abomination? [...]

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August 23, 2021

How to Use a Chemex: Tips for a Timeless Design Icon

The Chemex has garnered a lot of attention in recent years. But what can the coffee pot with expensive filters really do, and is it worth buying if you already [...]

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August 19, 2021

What Is an Espresso Macchiato? All You Need to Know About the Barista’s Favorite

The Espresso Macchiato is a barista favorite. In this article, I'll tell you why. Plus, I'll clear up the confusion surrounding espresso and Macchiatos, and you’ll find out how to [...]

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August 19, 2021

How to Store Coffee Beans (and Keep Them Fresh)

I've often heard that some coffee drinkers store their coffee beans in the fridge or freezer. In this article, you'll find out whether that’s really a good idea and how [...]

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August 9, 2021

Best Stovetop Water Kettle: Why the Gooseneck Reigns Supreme

Kettles are older than making coffee itself. So what can 5,500 years of development tell us about how to buy a kettle in the 21st century? A whole lot, let [...]

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July 8, 2021

How to Make Coffee (the Right Way): A Beginner’s Guide

Aside from precise filter coffee and espresso, there are dozens of ways to make coffee. In this beginner's guide, you’ll learn which method suits you best and how to make [...]

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June 18, 2021

How To Make Cold Brew Coffee (With 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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May 16, 2021

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 [...]

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April 21, 2021

The Tempest in a Coffee Pot: Is Coffee Good for You?

I don't think I could have chosen a better time to spruce up my age-old article on the question "Is coffee healthy? After all, we live in an age where [...]