• All I Know About Coffee,  Coffee

    Are You Sure You Want A Strong Coffee?

    “I like my coffee strong”… I’m sorry to say this, but what you’re saying and what you mean, doesn’t match up. Let me explain… After learning about the way coffee grows (catch up here and here) and how it’s processed (also, here), you now know that there is a lot of time, energy and effort behind a single coffee bean. I’ve also mentioned that each coffee tastes differently according to its country of origin, varietal, process method…  However, there is yet another variant in the coffee equation. When the coffee bean is shipped to caffeine consuming countries, we obtain what is called “green coffee”. If you were to brew this…

  • All I Know About Coffee,  Coffee

    How Does A Coffee Bean Arrive To Your Cup?

    Last two post were the origins of coffee and its family. Now I’m going to tell you how it actually became the full grown bean that you grind and make coffee with. There are several processes and each coffee farm will do it their way. However, there are three main processes that make it easier for everyone in the coffee industry to understand what we’re talking about. Natural (dry):  This involves leaving the entire coffee cherry to dry in the sun, allowing it to draw in all the flavours of the fruit. In order for the coffee cherries not to spoil, they are raked and turned throughout the day and…

  • All I Know About Coffee,  Coffee

    What’s behind a coffee bean?

    I was not into gardening until I came across a coffee bean. To be honest, I was the type that would buy grounded coffee and added a couple of spoons of sugar. I am not proud of it, but I didn’t know any better. Because I’ve worked with coffee for the past 2 years, and I’ve come to love it, I want to talk about it. Some people who know (or not) about coffee often talk about the notes, and the flavour and the aroma… It all sounds super fancy and posh and almost feels like they are talking about wine. That’s because they are actually similar in that sense.…

  • All I Know About Coffee,  Coffee

    Did you know coffee is actually a fruit?

    Many people start their day with a cup of coffee. I know I do. But few people stop and think what they are actually consuming. Granted that we just want our caffeine fix, so where the coffee is from won’t be the first thought that comes to mind. Maybe this article inspires you so that when your coffee machine is brewing that liquid goodness, you will give a thought to the producers that make your morning coffee possible. Coffee comes from a plant from Ethiopia. The origin plant is known as Coffea. From this plant there are two important species for the commercial use: arabica and robusta. Arabica trees produce…