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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15 May 2024

What Is a Cafe au Lait? A Taste of Paris in Every Sip!

Bonjour! Today, I want to explore the delicious world of milky coffee and answer this: What is a cafe au lait? A café au lait embodies French coffee elegance. It's [...]

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13 May 2024

African Coffee: A Beginner’s Guide

Africa prides itself as the birthplace of coffee. It's no surprise, then, that African coffee dominates the global map. These brews compete with some of the best world coffees in [...]

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8 May 2024

What’s the Best Time to Drink Coffee?

If you're anything like me, your day can't (and won't) start without a solid cup of joe. But is the first thing in the morning the best time to drink [...]

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6 May 2024

The Rarest Coffee in the World: Sip on Luxury!

At what point does coffee transcend mere beverage status and become a legend in its own right? I've often wondered about this question when thinking about the rarest coffee beans [...]

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2 May 2024

Gaggia Classic Pro vs Rancilio Silvia: Is There a Clear Winner?

When it comes to choosing an espresso machine that's a step up from a beginner model, many folks find themselves encountering the Gaggia Classic Pro vs Rancilio Silvia debate. As [...]

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27 April 2024

Best Travel Coffee Mugs: My Top 7 Picks

Let's face it; in this rushed-up world, we don't always get the chance to enjoy our favorite brew at leisure. That's why I decided to come up with this guide [...]

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27 April 2024

Coffee Roast Profiles: Behind the Scenes of Your Favorite Cup

Coffee roasters like to throw a lot of words around to describe their coffee roast profiles: Nordic style, Full City and French roast are just a few examples. But do [...]

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27 April 2024

What Is Coffee Crema? All About This Contentious Espresso Layer

If you're a java junkie like me, chances are you've heard the term "crema" with regard to the ideal espresso shot. But what is coffee crema exactly? Is it the [...]

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11 April 2024

Best Espresso Machine for Beginners: Our Top 5 Picks

Let's face it; when it comes to brewing espresso, not everyone's an expert. That's why I've decided to dive deep into the best espresso machine for beginners. These home espresso [...]

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4 April 2024

Bourbon Coffee Beans: A Taste Worth Savoring

When you come across the term "Bourbon coffee beans," what comes to mind? Some whiskey-infused coffee that packs a punch, perhaps? As much as these beans share a name with [...]

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4 April 2024

Espresso Tonic: Who Said Coffee Can’t Be Bubbly?

My typical coffee shop order really changes with the seasons. During winter I like a warm cappuccino, but when it’s hot out all I want is a nice, crisp espresso [...]

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4 April 2024

Central American Coffee: A Regional Profile

You may think you already know about Central American coffee. In some ways, all you need to know is that it is grown in Central America. However, coffee in Central [...]

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4 April 2024

Coffee Varieties: The Arabica Family Tree

What the heck are all those words on specialty coffee bags? Today I’ll discuss the ins-and-outs of coffee varieties. What they are, where they come from and most importantly what [...]

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29 March 2024

South American Coffee: A Regional Profile

I have a special affinity for South American coffee. In fact, if I'm not brewing a bold, nutty Brazilian, you'll likely find me drinking a well-balanced, chocolatey Colombian. So, telling [...]

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29 March 2024

What Is a Coffee Nap? It’s Not as Crazy as It Sounds!

Even if some lifestyle sites claim otherwise, coffee and sleep are mutually exclusive. This is because the activating alkaloid caffeine occupies the adenosine receptors in the brain, which are actually [...]