If you are buying coffee beans for your home or business but you are not sure what you should be looking for, read on – this short guide will help you to understand the differences between the basic types of coffee, and bust the coffee jargon so you can decide which variety is right for you.Read More
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When many people in the world want to go somewhere to exchange news, share ideas and get advice, they often go to a coffee shop. It has been that way for quite some time. Coffee shops have been places of learning; of making business deals; scientific, literary, political, philosophical, and economic discussions; and even the oh-so-common gossip.Read More
Welcome to the second instalment in our series Chemistry of Coffee, where we unravel the delicious secrets of one of the most widely consumed drinks in the world. Here we look at how tweaking variables can make the difference between a velvety smooth coffee or a scalding, bitter mess.Read More
Did you know that you can make a nice cup of gourmet coffee on your own at home? Here are some simple steps to brewing the perfect cup of coffee every time.
Start with quality beans. One of the most critical aspects of brewing satisfying gourmet coffee is the grade of the coffee you start with. If you have a favorite flavor, purchase whole beans in that flavor. If you do this, it will allow you to start with the freshest, most flavor-filled coffee possible.Read More
There is a persistent belief that drinking coffee is bad for you. Some alternative medicine systems eschew all coffee drinking (but are enthusiastic about coffee enemas). Certainly if you overindulge the sleeplessness and tremors will remind you of the perils of too much of a good thing. But there is a longstanding belief that long term consumption of coffee is in some nebulous way “bad”. This is despite coffee being packed with the sorts of antioxidants you would pay good money for at the health food store.
Now a new study suggests that people who drink coffee are less likely to die.Read More
1.6 billion cups of coffee a day and it’s a common belief that coffee is dehydrating. But the tiredness, headaches, dizziness or light-headedness that can result from even mild dehydration is unlikely to be caused by the daily cup, researchers said.Read More
The rich satisfying sensation of coffee is almost entirely due to the volatile compounds produced when we roast coffee beans.
The compounds that are formed in the roasting process are very similar to any other compound that is formed in the cooking process. The smell of baking bread is from compounds produced when a sugar reacts with a protein in what is called a Maillard reaction.Read More
Coffee has changed the way that people approach life all over the world. Billions of people use coffee for various reasons, but mostly either for a pick me up or because they really do enjoy the taste of the coffee. …There are many ways that you can use coffee and there are many different types of coffee grown all around the world. Exploring the world of gourmet coffee can be a fun and educational experience.Read More
There have been so many studies and reports about the effects of coffee over the recent decades that many people are confused about the real results.
For a number of years we were told that coffee drinking was unhealthy, but now more recent studies tell us that is not true. Over four hundred million cups of coffee are consumed per day in this world, so of course this is an important issue.Read More
If you are like many of us, you often swing by your favorite coffee shop and order coffees, cappuccinos, café mochas, lattes and espressos. And it isn’t the ambiance of the shop or the fancy coffee cups (or not) that makes you love the stuff, it’s the recipe of the coffee and of course the way it looks, that turns the trick.Read More
Luigi Bezzera was simply trying to figure out a way to brew coffee faster. He figured if he could just add pressure to the brewing process it would speed things up. Thus the “Fast Coffee Machine” was created.Read More
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