The Pacamara coffee varietal – an usual newcomer

Opposites attract… Pacamara coffee beans – history The Pacamara coffee varietal resulted from the crossing of two varieties. Which are quite different from each other:  the Pacas and Maragogype varietals. It’s name combines the first four letters of each parent varietal. The Salvadoran Institute for Coffee Research (ISIC) created this relatively new coffee varietal in…

The Coffee Flower – coffee blog about coffee farm

When the flower blossoms, the bee will come. – Srikumar Rao Coffee flower Coffee flowers are beautiful with a sweet and elegant fragrance, similar to the scent of jasmine. They have 5 – 9  small, delicate, snow-white petals that are open at night and early in the morning, A coffee flower blooms only 3 –…

Hawaiian origin coffees – Hawaii Kona coffee beans

Nature is where it all begins for the Hawaiians. In fact, they call themselves keiki o ka aina children of the land’. – M. J. Harden, Author of Voices of Wisdom Hawaiian Elders Speak Kaohinani is a Hawaiian word meaning gatherer of beautiful things. – Rob Brezsny, a writer, poet, and musician. Hawaii is paradise….

Flavours of the Caribbean – Jamaica Blue Mountains coffee

Jamaica – The “land of wood and water” and excellent coffee Not all Jamaican coffee beans are classified as Blue Mountain Coffee. They are graded into Blue Mountain No. 1 – 3, Pea Berry and Triage. Other grades of Jamaican coffee beans include: High Mountain Supreme, Jamaica Prime and Jamaica Select. Jamaican Blue Mountain Beans…

Reunionese coffee beans: Bourbon Pointu – Arabica species

“A very low caffeine content, a delicate flavour… A floral and fruity aroma with notes of musk, rhubarb, pineapple, rose and spices…”  – Pierre Hermé, French Pastry Chef   Bourbon and Typica Bourbon and Typica are the two main varieties of the Coffee Arabica species. They are considered to be the two “Heirloom”or “Heritage” Arabica…

Ethiopian coffee beans Typica variety – ‘Heirloom’ coffees

Heirloom’ coffees  – Enjoy delicious historic flavors When trying to capture the essence of Ethiopian coffees, Intelligentsia Coffee & Tea, a Chicago based US coffee roasting company, cites the American dancer, Isadora Duncan (1877-1927): “No, I can’t explain the dance to you. If I could tell you what it meant, there would be no point…

Ethiopian ‘Heirloom’ coffee beans – A mysterious and colorful palette

You travel on until you return home; you live on until you return to earth. – Ethiopian Proverb Ethiopia is a fascinating country. ‘The Land of Origins’ has a rich history, hospitable people with deep spiritual traditions, indescribably beautiful landscapes with striking natural contrasts. Ethiopia is the home the world’s rarest animals and plants and…

Green coffee beans Classification & Grading, coffee beans grade

The evaluation and grading of green coffee beans is an important step in ensuring an excellent final cup of coffee. Only the finest quality coffee beans should be used for the preparation of extraordinary coffee drinks. Excellent roasting and brewing practices combined with poor-quality coffee beans will not create memorable coffee experiences. Specialty coffee roasters…

The various different shades of Honey Processed Coffee Beans

Colour Your World! Coffee can be processed from the cherry to the green beans that are going to be roasted via a ‘Honey’ Processing Method. In doing so, only the skin and the pulp of the coffee cherry are removed. The coffee beans (seeds) are dried within the remaining honey- like, sugary, mucilage layer –…

Coffee Processing Methods – from farm to cup – coffee blog

Coffee Processing Methods Fall in love with the process and the result will come. – American motivational speaker An important part of the story behind each cup of coffee – from harvest to enjoying the final drink – is the way the coffee beans had been processed from the cherry to the green beans that…

Geisha coffee (or: Gesha) – Specialty coffee beans

“Geisha coffee is just like that bold difference in a special wine that makes it stand out, with the coincidence that it is just a super pleasant taste! A symphony of flowers, citrus acidity and sweetness.” – Giorgio Bressani, Finca San Jeronimo Miramar, Guatemala “A cup of Geisha can provide something as close as we’ve…

THE 30 MOST EXCEPTIONAL COFFEE BEANS THAT SHOULD BE EXPERIENCED BY COFFEE LOVERS

‘A good life is a collection of happy moments.’ – Denis Waitley, American motivational speaker, writer and consultant 1. Haraz Mountains, Mocha, Yemen Historically significant coffee growing region. Yemen was the first country, where coffee was harvested outside of Ethiopia. Mocha is a city in Yemen, located close to the coffee plantations. Mocha coffee is…