Just looking at the proposal's on-topic question list:

  • How do I roast my own coffee beans?
  • Does the temperature of the water used to make the coffee affect the flavour of it?
  • When I use my french press, I'm getting a lot of grinds in my coffee, what can I do to reduce this?
  • How long does coffee stay fresh, and are there ways to increase this time, such as freezing?
  • What is the difference (if any) between a blade grinder and a burr grinder and when should I use one over the other?

Is merging this proposal into the Seasoned Advice site something that should be explored? We're already getting a large number of coffee-related questions here (36 tagged coffee, and ~250 returned by searching for "coffee").

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    Note that the 250 number includes a huge number of repeated results; the actual number is probably closer to 50 or 60. I just submitted a bug report.
    – Aaronut
    Commented Feb 2, 2011 at 19:44

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It does appear that (almost) all of their "on-topic" examples would be perfectly fine here.

I believe that the coffee proposal was created back when there was still some uncertainty as to what kinds of "beverage" questions were on topic here (for the record, I was always in favour of coffee questions).

I suggest you start a discussion on Area 51 to give this more visibility. They just added this feature last week:

Discussion Feature

I can do it for you but, you deserve the credit for bringing it up.

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    I figured I'd get some input from this community before suggesting it there.
    – Eclipse
    Commented Feb 2, 2011 at 19:52
  • No problem, @Eclipse. I think the issue was settled some time ago here and as you've noted, the precedent is there; we never close any of those questions. There may not be much awareness that those questions are in scope here. On the other hand I wouldn't want to see a flood of coffee-related activity that displaces everything else, since it is a pretty niche culinary topic; hopefully that wouldn't happen with only 80 committed.
    – Aaronut
    Commented Feb 2, 2011 at 20:00
  • I started the discussion there. We'll see where it goes..
    – Eclipse
    Commented Feb 2, 2011 at 20:02
  • Discussion link: discuss.area51.stackexchange.com/questions/388/… Commented Feb 3, 2011 at 18:58

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