Indonesian vs Greek vs Indian vs Turkish vs Italian coffee

Every part of the world has their own way of brewing coffee. Something I found very interesting is that in regions that are world renowned for their coffee quality, the bulk of people drink coffee in very “primitive” ways.

Most of the following are simply coffee grounds added to simmering or hot water and poured out. Continue reading Indonesian vs Greek vs Indian vs Turkish vs Italian coffee

Brewing greek coffee

A simple coffee using finely ground beans and prepared in a traditional stove top method is quite easy to make.

Use a stove top pan or Briki, and finely ground coffee. For our Greek coffee we prefer to use Brazilian Santos or Java beans. Typically Arabica grown in the milder lower part of the coffee belt gives ideal tasting notes for Greek coffee. Continue reading Brewing greek coffee

How is coffee decaffeinated

The Truth about “Naturally Decaffeinated Coffee”

Many brands of coffee promote their decaf as ‘Naturally Decaffeinated’.

This might conjure up images of obliging coffee plants producing caffeine free beans or coffee producers tempting the caffeine out of the coffee beans with videos of baby pandas sneezing.

How to decaffeinate coffee

The truth has rather more to do with clever industrial processes than with nature. Continue reading How is coffee decaffeinated

Guide to coffee regions

With the seemingly endless amount of coffee beans produced in a plethora of growing regions each year to keep up with the demand of billions, coffee aficionados strive to find the best of the best.

One might wonder, “why don’t these people just grow their own coffee?” And while that is a legitimate question, growing coffee is a complicated process that can only be done successfully in certain parts of the world, specifically areas between the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn. Continue reading Guide to coffee regions

History of Coffee

Coffee is a drink that has been around for a long time, since about 850 A.D or so, actually. Starting from humble beginnings, coffee has throughout the years has become a commodity that touches base with oil.

The first documented case of coffee consumption comes from the goat herder, Kaldi, in 850 A.D in what is present day Ethiopia. Kaldi noticed his goats started to act strangely energetic after eating berries from a certain shrub. Continue reading History of Coffee

Compare coffee types

Many people get confused with popular coffees so we are going to take a look at the most common ones people compare and see the differences in our coffee 1 vs coffee 2 guide.

Because coffees can have similar names or due to unfamiliarity it can be confusing so hopefully this simple pocket guide will help sort our the nuances of difference between the coffees. Continue reading Compare coffee types

Most expensive coffees in the world.

In most hobbies, there are entry level products, mid level products, and higher end products. With fountain pen collecting, some pens cost only a couple dollars, while some can cost a few thousand dollars.

Coffee is very similar in this sense, meaning that there is inexpensive coffee that is widely available, and there is some coffee that costs hundreds of dollars per pound. Here is a list, in no order, of some of the most prized coffee in the world.

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Robusta vs Arabica

Differences between Arabica & Robusta beans

It is not really hard to choose, but they both offer something different. It is common for both Arabica and Robusta varieties of beans to be blended after separate roasting to create a controlled flavour and experience.

Purists will always favour Arabica. Robusta is rarely chosen as a favourite but there are many that prefer the blended Arabica/Robusta with a respective ratio of 80/20 being the most popular. Continue reading Robusta vs Arabica