Interesting Things to know about Coffee

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In Italian, espresso literally means “when something is forced out.
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Coffee was the first food to be freeze-dried.
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That great coffee chemistry is a result of how coffee beans are roasted and brewed. Oil is trapped inside the beans during the roasting process of about 400 degrees. The more oil it locks, the stronger the flavor. Darker roasts yields more caffeine.

 

coffee chemistry

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Kopi Luwak is considered the world’s most expensive joe – which up to $600 for every pound – and its  beans are excreted by a Sumatran wild cat.
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What causes the coffee to be bitter is not the caffeine it contains but the antioxidants in it.
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Arabica and robusta beans are the most common blends of coffees.
arabica and robusta beans

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The process of decaffeinating: beans are steamed to make the dissolved caffeine go to the surface. Then, it is washed off with the use of organic solvent known as methylene chloride.
decaffeination

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Ibrik is a Turkish pot that makes the cup of joe.
turkish coffee

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A study also shows that Americans get most of their antioxidants from their daily cup of java. One or two cups of daily can be beneficial but if you do not like coffee, you may try black tea, the second most consumed antioxidants source in the world.
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Did you know that joe was discovered by goats. Many years ago on a mountainside in Africa, herd of goats kept a shepherd awake during the night after eating red coffee beans. The shepherd tried the fruit for himself and had the same effect.

 

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