Roasting coffee beans creates antioxidants

What is all this talk about Antioxidant Coffee! Have you seen what they put in it?? Take a look at the latest research from the University of British Columbia. By Randy Shore, Vancouver Sun February 2, 2011 Roasting coffee beans creates abundant stable antioxidants, which are believed to help protect your cells from damage and […]

Coffee 101

Coffee from berry to cherry Exactly who discovered the wonders of coffee and when it happened is the stuff of legends, but we do know that coffee has been cultivated for around 1500 years. Whether it is coffea arabica or coffea robusta, producing coffee from planting to harvest is a time consuming process. From Seed to […]

$13 coffee worth the brew-haha?

(CNN) — Times are tough, which is why most Americans are taking their coffee with two tablespoons of cheap. Inexpensive coffee is being poured by the bucketload at fast food restaurants like McDonalds, with its successful McCafe line, and Burger King, which is planning a nationwide Seattle’s Best roll-out this summer. Even slightly swankier Starbucks […]

Do you Know Beans about Beans?

The story of coffee as we know it does not begin with the mythical figure Juan Valdez from Columbia, it begins long ago in Ethiopia.  If there is one coffee bean that bids fare to be the original coffee bean it is Ethiopian– Ethiopia’s Yergacheffe bean (also spelled other ways).  The story is told about […]

Did you know……?

Coffee commands an average price of $2.00 a cup. The Coffee grower gets 1 cent. Coffee is the most popular beverage worldwide with over 400 billion cups consumed each year. Only about 20% of harvested coffee beans are considered to be a premium bean of the highest quality. In 1732 Bach wrote a coffee cantata. Cantata […]

The secrets about coffee brewing

When hot water comes into contact with ground coffee, the aroma, flavour and colour constituents are released. Just how many of these components finally end up in the cup is determined by the grind size, water quality and quantity and brewing temperature, as well as the length of time the water is in contact with […]

Coffee Facts

Interesting things worth knowing….. • Approximately 20 million people work in the coffee industry worldwide. • Coffee is the second most actively traded commodity, right after oil. • Brazil is the world’s largest coffee producer. • The estimated value of the export of green coffee is 10 billion dollar. • Coffee has many different varieties, […]

What is wet processed coffee?

How Coffee Cherries Become Coffee Beans Once coffee berries (or cherries) have been harvested, the outer portion of the fruit must be removed to produce the green coffee beans. There are two methods commonly used: wet processing and dry processing. Multi-step wet processing is more expensive, but it results in higher quality coffee. It is […]