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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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

The Best Super-Automatic Espresso Machines for the Office in 2019

Do you have a small or medium-sized office and are you looking for a fast, easy way to make coffee drinks for everyone? Then you've come to the right place. [...]

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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 [...]

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January 10, 2019

How to Make Coffee: The 10 Best Ways to Get Your Caffeine Fix

There are many excellent ways to make a good cup of coffee -- but which ones are really the best? Here's my ultimate Top 10 List of the Best Ways [...]

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January 9, 2019

What Is an Espresso Macchiato?

Here you'll learn all about the trendy drink that is espresso macchiato, including a recipe and barista's preparation tips. [...]

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December 15, 2018

The Best Water Kettles of 2018: A Review and Guide for Coffee and Tea Lovers

Water kettles have been around even longer than people have been drinking coffee. But what materials work best for different uses? What about gas, induction or open-flame stoves? Here you'll [...]

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December 14, 2018

How Much Caffeine Is There in Coffee and Other Drinks?

How much caffeine is there in coffee and espresso? I'll delve into this question in this article. You'll also find a table comparing the caffeine levels in various drinks. [...]

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December 11, 2018

How to Store Coffee Beans and Keep Them Fresh

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

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December 11, 2018

Cheese and Coffee Pairing: The Secret Lovers

Coffee and cheese can go very well together, but there are some unpleasant pairings too. In this article I share my experiences with different matches and you'll discover which cheeses [...]

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December 2, 2018

Chemex – Better Than a Pour-Over Dripper? How an Old Invention Is Gaining New Respect

The Chemex has gone on a victory march over the last few years. But what can this coffee gadget with an expensive filter really do, and is it worth buying, [...]