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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November 16, 2020

Coffee Capsules: Aluminum Waste, Environmental Damage and More

Ich kann halt nur Kaffee und mir Feinde machen. Darum habe ich meinen Rant zu Kaffeekapseln aktualisiert und mit ein paar neuen Infos versehen. Viel Spaß beim Wutausbruch 2.0! [...]

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November 5, 2020

Americano: The Superior Super-Automatic Coffee

In this recipe you will learn everything about the Cafe Americano and its preparation both from the espresso machine and the fully automatic coffee machine. [...]

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October 6, 2020

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 [...]

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September 26, 2020

Kopi Luwak: Busting the Civet Cat Coffee Myth

Doesn't this myth seem stupid to you from beginning to end? There's no reason this coffee exists. There are millions of better offers - also from Indonesia - which not [...]

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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 [...]