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Espresso Brewing
This article is about two main requirements for making good espresso.
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Four ways to grind coffee
This article can be of interest for those who want to know how to grind coffee.
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Health Benefits of Coffee
Recent research suggests that drinking moderate amounts of coffee (two to four cups per day) provides a wide range of health benefits.
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The Coffee Ritual
Ritual often chooses for its vehicle consciousness-altering substances such as wine, peyote or coffee. People may assume a bit of God resides in these substances, because through using them they are separated for a moment from the ordinariness of things and can seize their reality more clearly.
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How to get more crema
This article was written in an effort to help espresso newbies get better shots and more crema. To ensure good shots with lots of crema you should follow some simple rules.
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Tasting or "Cupping" Coffee
Learning to distinguish roast is a very important step in learning to taste and buy coffee expressively.
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Arabica vs. Robusta
While both widely cultivated, Coffea Arabica (Arabica) and Coffea Canephora (Robusta) display marked differences. The beans are different. The plants are different. And consequently, the use varies as well.
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Cleaning a coffee maker
Cleaning a coffee maker is really important, because if coffee equipment is left uncleaned, residual oils will remain, grow bitter and build up. Coffee maker should be cleaned daily, weekly and monthly.
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The history of coffee
Coffee was first discovered in Eastern Africa in an area we know today as Ethiopia...
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What is coffee?
Coffee is the seed of a cherry from a tree, which grows from sea level to approximately 6,000 feet, in a narrow subtropical belt around the world. Coffee trees are an evergreen and grow to heights of 20 feet. To simplify harvesting, the trees are pruned to 8 to 10 feet.
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Brewing Turkish Coffee
Turkish coffee is a special method of making coffee that goes back to the 16th century, predating almost every other currently-used method of brewing a cup of java.
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Coffee and Health
Coffee has been a frequent subject of scrutiny by the medical community… perhaps because it’s so widely consumed, yet offers no apparent nutritive value...
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Coffee Tamping
Tamping is one stage in making great espresso, and an important one.
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Coffee and Caffeine
Coffee — with its stimulating constituent, caffeine — is the worlds most popular mood-altering substance on the planet, and has been for more than 300 years.
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Coffee steaming and pouring
Read these twelve steps to steaming and pouring, and you will do it like a professional barista.
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Coffee Franchises
Coffee franchises are one of the most popular types of franchises in America, and they are only becoming more popular as coffee houses and neighborhood coffee shops add to the java craze.
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Gourmet coffee
Millions of people love the delicious taste of a gourmet brew and wouldn’t dream of starting their day without making at least a single cup of coffee. According to a study by the National Coffee Association of U.S.A., Inc., more than 32 million adults in the US admitted to drinking gourmet coffee on a daily basis in 2005.
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Four types of coffee makers
Brewing coffee has taken on numerous coffee makers, four of which will be discussed in this article.
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Different kinds of roasts
A professional coffee roaster will tell you that there are three basic shades of roast: light, medium and dark.
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Coffee cupping process
The cupping process was conceived as a means for evaluating and comparing different coffees on a level playing field.
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Common coffee flavor taints
Here are some of the more common flavor taints given coffee by deviations in fruit removal and drying.
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Coffeehouse Culture
The customs of coffeehouse and café appear to be intimately connected to the effect of coffee and caffeine on mind and body.
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Coffee flavoring
The tradition of adding other ingredients to coffee to complicate or enhance its natural flavor goes back to the first coffee drinkers, the Arabs of what is now Yemen, who from the very beginning added a variety of spices to coffee during brewing.
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Espresso Terms
The following terms often come up informally in discussions of espresso coffees.
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Fun Facts About Coffee
These fun facts about coffee will be interesting for any coffee researcher. Enjoy!
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Gift Ideas for Coffee Lovers
Whether you’re the type of person who buys presents months in advance or you’re a last-minute shopper, there’s probably someone on your list who you’re having trouble shopping for. Rather than succumbing to gift-giving paralysis, smart shoppers will take advantage of the gourmet coffee and tea trend.
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Coffee & Tea Repairs Damaged Skin
Do you know that green tea and coffee have medicinal powers?
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Is coffee actually good for me?
Some of us just can't get through a morning or even a day without caffeine! A good many studies have been done about caffeine but the results and conclusions tend to vary, contradict or change as technology evolves.
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Dispelling common coffee myths.
We hope this helps clear up some the ambiguity that surrounds espresso and was helpful and informative.
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Which Coffee is Right for You?
We are often asked this question. Even retailers, some of whom are not well versed in, ask us to help them select coffees. The decision about which blends a retailer should add to their menu is critical.
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Essential Items for Frothing & Brewing
Just remember: The shot glass, timer, frothing pitcher, tamper and thermometer will help you consistently make good drinks.
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The History of Tea
Almost as old as time, tea has been a favored drink for centuries – regardless of class or social standing. It has been enjoyed by the elite, the aristocracy, and at the same time – the common man.
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Keeping Coffee Fresh
If you are like most people you probably get your coffee beans and think “How do I store these wonderful beans?” There are many different ideas on what you should and should not do with your coffee to store it.
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Decaffeinated Coffee
Technology is always trying to give us back the garden without the snake. So you like coffee and not caffeine? Well, then, we will take out the caffeine and leave you your pleasure, intact.
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Reducing Caffeine Intake
Of course, if you simply want to cut down on your caffeine intake, rather than eliminating caffeine from your diet completely, there are alternatives other than decaffeinated coffees...
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Milk and Sugar for Coffee
Some facts about milk and sugar for coffee
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Serving Coffee
What we need for coffee serving and keeping it hot?
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The Art of Frothing Milk. Beginner’s guide.
Frothing milk for your cappas and lattes really is an art, but it's an art that can be learned.
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Advanced Frothing Techniques
Once you have progressed with beginning frothing techniques, it's time to move on to the 'big boy" stuff. Here's what you need to do.
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Factors that make a good pot of Press Pot Coffee
If there's one thing that you need to take away from this how to, it's this. Don't skimp on your grinder.
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Growing Coffee
Coffee drinks of all types, be it plain coffee or espresso or latte or cappuccino or some other specialty coffee beverage, are prepared from the coffee beans of the coffee plant.
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Nicknames for Coffee
Here is a list of well-known terms and nicknames for coffee.
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Roast Your Own Coffee Beans
For years, the idea of roasting your own coffee beans has been kept a mystery by the coffee roasting industry. It had been deemed “too hard” or “too complicated”. Well these are new times and the truth is out; it’s easy, fun and economical and can be done in a number of ways using items you probably already own!v
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Irish Coffee
Who invented that delicious, warming, soothing drink called Irish Coffee, and where? For many years, various San Francisco establishments claimed that honor. But the truth is that the true home of Irish Coffee is Shannon Airport in Ireland.
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Coffee Factoids
Interesting facts about coffee and coffee industry
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Cause Coffees
As the specialty segment of the coffee industry grows in power and sales figures, it has occurred to many people that niche-marketing of specialty coffee can be a tool to help both coffee growers and coffee-growing countries lift themselves out of poverty.
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Caffeine effects
Short-term and long-term effects of caffeine are well agreed upon and widely documented..
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