There is an art to everything. Once you discover the secret to bringing out the subtle flavor in your daily cup of coffee -Coffea arabica (Arabica) or Coffea canephora (Robusta), your morning becomes a magical ritual.
Coffee’s history starts in Ethiopia, where his progenitor, a variety akin to today’s Coffea robusta, grew wild in the low-lying hills. Legend tells that around 600 C.E. a goat-herder named…
Caffeine is an alkaloid which can be damaged by roasting and processing. This is why heavily processed coffee like instant coffee crystals only has about 50 mg. The dose is important.
Grandma's kitchen was bright. I remember sitting near a formica counter that was light blue, white, and yellow. I was eight. I sat up in my chair feeling very grown…
The first sip went down smoothly. The astringency of the coffee in addition to its warmth cleared my throat. The antioxidant-rich chlorogenic acids were up to the task of bringing down the inflammation that had just started to effect my sinuses. I added a little cream to break up the acidity on my stomach - pure bliss.
When it comes to tasting coffee, there's no better expert than our special guest, Okon Udosenata. He stopped by to show share one of his favorite beans with us, talk cupping and pouring, and offer a few suggestions on how to choose and brew the best roast.
Often, we think of medicine as being bitter and unpleasant–A bit of a chore, actually. What if we told you it doesn't have to be?
What if we told you your daily medicine can actually be a sensual treat?
A warm cup of Joe in the morning is not usually sipped with herbal medicine in mind, but no one will tell you it doesn't have an effect on the body. Coffee is full of stimulants that, when properly placed, provide a remedy for common health problems.
One important key to making great coffee is to choose coffee you love. Using this process, the scent and the flavor of your beans will shine as will any unbalance or flaws. Experiment with the best quality beans you can find. Pay attention to the characteristics you like best and to which varieties satisfy your palate. Ignore any coffee experts who try to tell you what you should or shouldn't like. Coffee is highly personal.
The cinnamon in this blend gives it a spicy aroma that mimics a spiced coffee. If, like my partner, you prefer an earthier coffee black with no fancy-stuff, omit the…