What do we know about coffee
We know that coffee is one of the most popular beverages in the world. Many people aren’t able to wake up in the morning without a strong cup of coffee (Including me). However, I know some people who would fall asleep after they had coffee. But generally, coffee is known to help us feel active and energetic thanks to its stimulating effect that comes from its caffeine content. But it’s not all that simple.
There are a lot of different ways to prepare coffee. Coffee history.
Coffee can be brewed by boiling like Turkish coffee in a cezve or Greek coffee in a briki. This kind of coffee is definitely strong enough. Some Middle Eastern traditional recipes suggest adding spices like cardamom, black pepper, and sugar.
The most common way that people implemented for their morning brew is a conventional coffee making machine like those of Nespresso or Keurig. You can make drip coffee, espresso, americano, cappuccino, latte, and what not, this way.
Brewing coffee can be done by steeping coffee in a French press. Or you could use a percolator like they do in Italy. And finally, you can make a cold brew coffee by steeping ground coffee beans in cold water during several ours.
Coffee beans are used not only for making beverages but also for making wine from coffee berries flesh.
Or you could grind coffee beans to make flour and bake phenomenal bread. And finally, you can dip coffee beans in chocolate, which would make for a delicious dessert. Try that with an espresso shot and doubt you’ll say you need more caffeine on that day.
- Coffee is a stone fruit, like ordinary cherries. A coffee bean is a seed of a coffee plant. But it’s not actually a bean. We call it like this just because of its resemblance to the true bean.
- There is an interesting legend about the goatherd from Ethiopia who discovered that his goats became very active after eating coffee fruits even in the evening.
- The first coffee tree was found in Yemen in the 15th century. From that time the popularity of coffee beverages became enormous in the world.
- The coffee seeds were first roasted and brewed in Arabia.
- The first coffee house in Europe was opened in Rome in 1645.
- When in the 18th-century coffee reached North America, it had to compete with the plenty of very popular alcoholic beverages and the British tea (we know them as English breakfast or Earl Grey teas). But after the war of 1812, the British tea import was reduced and the interest to coffee grew.
- We now know two of the most commonly grown coffee - Arabica and Robusta. But maybe you also know Asian coffee - kopi luwac? This coffee is very expensive. It has rich, smokey, and even chocolate flavors. Asian palm civets eat coffee berries, and it passes through its digestive tract. As a result coffee beans get an absolutely unique taste.
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