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The first taste is with our eyes; Latte Art

Latte art has become such an essential part of our coffee experience that we no longer just appreciate but also expect it. For baristas around the world, its emergence has opened an exciting world of artistic expression while presenting a new challenge to keep on creating. The art keeps them interested and competitive with their fellow baristas, a skill they constantly demonstrate through creativity of the design, contrast and its consistent execution across multiple drinks. But latte art has...

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The most famous Arabica Coffee varieties

The most famous Arabica coffee varieties (Source: world coffee research organization) Bourbon Bourbon was created on the Island of Bourbon,in the Indian Ocean off the East Coast of Africa,  in the 18th century. It is the other of the two main varieties of Arabica along with Typica.  The variety arrived into Brazil late 19th century and quickly spread around South and Middle America. Bourbon isn’t an extremely productive variety but produces an excellent cup of coffee. Multiple variations have been developed...

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The spread of coffee in Europe

Many Turkish merchants began to sell coffee beans abroad in 1600 and European travelers to the Near East brought back stories of an unusual dark black beverage. By the 17th century, coffee had made its way to Europe and was becoming popular across the continent. ITALY, Venice Europeans got their first taste of coffee in 1615 when Venetian merchants who had become acquainted with the drink in Istanbul carried it back with them to Venice. This was after tea which had appeared...

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The Origin of Coffee; 2

The Arabic word for coffee, kahwah, is also one of several words for wine. In the process of stripping the cherry husk, the pulp of the bean was fermented to make potent liquor. Some argued that the Qu'ran forbade the use of wine or intoxicating beverages, but other Muslims in favor of coffee argued that it was not an intoxicant but a stimulant. The dispute over coffee came to a head in 1511 in Mecca. The governor of Mecca,...

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