Coffee roasting at home is easier than you may think and can quickly become a delightful new hobby. Additionally, you can experiment with different coffee beans and adapt the roasting times for either a subtle or strong taste. It’s worth noting that the longer the process of coffee bean roasting takes the stronger the taste becomes. Conversely, the shorter the roasting the lighter the taste.Continue reading
When you drink a cup of coffee, it contains a drug named caffeine which takes effect on your body minutes from the start of consumption. It blocks chemical signals that pass through your brain, thus stopping you from feeling tired. In moderate proportions caffeine can improve you mental ability, reaction times, memory and reasoning skills. It takes your body three to five hours to break down the caffeine, which is the answer to why coffee near bed time will not help you sleep.Continue reading
This is an intriguing question, those that grow coffee may argue that it’s much more than that, but is it? More importantly how do we judge this, as coffee roasts have been placed into three categories, by strength? Additionally most people are inclined to use their own particular choice by brand name and strength. To add to the confusion, coffee companies and coffee store outlets such as Starbucks and Dunkin donuts appear to agree that there is no standardization of which coffee roast falls into which category.Continue reading
Originally, designed as a taste testing quality among planters and coffee bean growers, Coffee cupping is now becoming a popular social trend, within various social circles. Coffee cupping can be exciting as not only does it open up opportunities for social gatherings and meeting new people, it’s also a great hobby.Continue reading
The level to which a coffee is roasted is mainly determined by a few things:
• The actual green coffee bean used
• The grade
• The variety
• The hardness
• Where it was grown (shaded and highland grown is what we prefer)
• The Cultural background to coffee drinking.
You would probably not fall in love with coffee unless you learn how to make a frappuccino. In fact, many people who are considered frappuccino lovers became obsessed in drinking hot coffee or espressos after having a good taste of frappe. I think that it is the fun of blending those drinks that keeps those fans going.Continue reading
There have been many studies done that seem to prove coffee consumption is healthy, to the point that I am now looking for studies that look at the negative effects of coffee, and I cannot find any.
However, that said here is a summary of what I can find about coffee and health, and my response to them.Continue reading