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  • Caffeine and Other Less Known Bitterness in Coffee

    Oct 30, 13 • Roasting2 Comments
    Caffeine and Other Less Known Bitterness in Coffee

    Bitterness is one of primary taste characteristics of coffee. Other primary tastes, acidity, sweetness, saltiness, or sourness, doesn’t seem to represent coffee as well as the bitterness. I think this general recognition of coffee being bitter has a lot to do with the caffeine. Many drink coffee for pure joy like we do. Those who […]...

  • Tips to Buy Fresh Coffee Beans at Coffee Shops

    Jun 15, 13 • General2 Comments
    Tips to Buy Fresh Coffee Beans at Coffee Shops

    If you brew coffee at home, which coffee shop you buy beans from is undeniably important. Whole coffee beans are sold at coffee roasters, supermarkets, drug stores and discount stores. Coffee beans sold at general stores are packaged to maintain the freshness, but the the flavor of the coffee would almost never be better than […]...

  • How to Become A True Coffee Lover

    Jun 5, 13 • GeneralNo Comments
    How to Become A True Coffee Lover

    There is no certain way to enjoy coffee. Some might be just fine as long as they have coffee, others might like trying new coffee recipes, or a few wants to brew professional quality coffee at home. There are even coffee equipment collectors who have an espresso machine, a siphon brewer, or even a roaster. […]...

  • Coffee Is More Than Just Caffeine, Find Your Favorite Coffee

    May 17, 13 • GeneralNo Comments
    Coffee Is More Than Just Caffeine, Find Your Favorite Coffee

    According to stats, 50-60% of Americans are believed to be coffee drinkers. But How many of us clearly know what their favorite coffee is. Many of us drink coffee that’s just brought up without paying much attention. Even when you have remarks about coffee, it’s like “I like it” or “it’s like mud”. Considering how […]...

  • The Art of Coffee Roasting – Acidity and Body

    May 2, 13 • Roasting2 Comments
    The Art of Coffee Roasting – Acidity and Body

    Coffee is just like two dimensional art expressed by coffee roasters. While origin based characteristics are on the x-axis, roasting based characteristics are on the y-axis. A cup of coffee is a collaborative results of coffee bean and roasting. Neither good coffee bean nor precise roasting skills wouldn’t make a perfect cup of coffee. The […]...

  • Specialty Coffee Industry in the Past 10 Years

    Apr 23, 13 • GeneralNo Comments
    Specialty Coffee Industry in the Past 10 Years

    Specialty coffee industry has been changing drastically since early 2000s. Many specialty coffee retailers from all over the world have been aggressively seeking quality beans that can provide an excellent cup and excitement to people. In recent years, some regions like East Timor and Rwanda raised their reputation as specialty coffee producers. The whole coffee […]...

  • Volume vs Weight, Dilemma of Coffee Roasting

    Apr 18, 13 • Roasting1 Comment
    Volume vs Weight, Dilemma of Coffee Roasting

    It’s important for a coffee bean to increase its mass when during the roast. When brewing coffee, well expanded coffee beans would let water go through deep within its tissue, and the resulting cup has better coffee extraction. The way coffee bean sold now possibly affects the bean quality negatively. As you know, most of […]...

  • Coffee Freshness Doesn’t Last Too Long

    Apr 18, 13 • Roasting1 Comment
    Coffee Freshness Doesn’t Last Too Long

    When it comes to natural food products, their freshness is almost always very important. In general, the freshness means how short of time taken from the moment the food is produced to the moment it is consumed. Then, what is the freshness for coffee? The freshness for coffee could mean a couple of different things. […]...

  • Coffee Origins and Roasting

    Apr 17, 13 • RoastingNo Comments
    Coffee Origins and Roasting

    Typical characteristics of specialty coffee is noticeable acidity, distinctive body, and aroma. Coffee roasters are there to determine what roast profile is the best for each bag of coffee. The coffee have different characteristics depending on growing latitude, amount of sunshine, rain fall, temperature… anything you can think of contributes to the characteristics. The following […]...