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Pasta Water in Coffee

May 23, 2020


UPDATE: July 1, 2020: An anonymous PWTIC commenter desired more detail than “no.” Despite not drinking coffee and not eating pasta, this brave rando investigated further. Read on for the shocking results:


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10 Comments leave one →
  1. Anonymous permalink
    May 25, 2020 3:56 pm

    It made me very happy to see this pop up in my feed reader!

    The questions remains of course how exactly the pasta water coffee tasted, except for “no”.

    • May 26, 2020 9:18 am

      That is an excellent question. Perhaps I’ll try it someday. I think you should try it too.

      • Anonymous permalink
        May 28, 2020 11:20 am

        Agreed, I really should. Inconveniently, I am off coffee these days and I don’t usually eat pasta, but maybe I’ll make a double exception for this experiment.

      • Anonymous permalink
        May 29, 2020 7:57 am

        Alright, I tried some pasta water coffee (regular dried supermarket pasta, coarse manually ground medium-roast coffee, tap water, little salt, french press), and it was not too bad. The texture was a bit thicker than ususal, and the taste seemed a little subdued. My best guess is that the latter is the “No” part from the twitter post; my second best is that their pasta water was too salty.

      • June 3, 2020 9:41 am

        Haha, it is awesome that you actually did this! Can I add your comment to the post?

  2. Anonymous permalink
    June 8, 2020 1:46 pm

    I don’t see why not, go ahead! Feels a bit odd to grant permission like this as an anonymous commenter, but still, very nice that you asked.

    Looking forward to future weirdness in coffee.

    • July 1, 2020 9:21 am

      I am nothing if not generous to anonymous randos. Thanks. 🙂

  3. Anonymous permalink
    June 8, 2020 1:49 pm

    …and of course I fail to reply to the original thread. (

  4. Anonymous permalink
    June 10, 2020 9:35 am

    I’m just really happy to see an update to this blog. While also finding out I should not put my pasta water into my coffee lol. Thanks!

  5. October 15, 2021 5:42 am

    Just grim… have you seen the new thing is putting mayo in your coffee? Definitely one to try. And I have to admit I once fell for an april fools joke about putting ketchup in your coffee. It was… Tomato-y at best… Hell I can write you a guest post for the full story if you want

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