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Ethiopian Coffee

It is said that the first humans originated from the region of Ethiopia. If so, one must wonder just how long the coffee bean has actually been in existence, because it is said to have originated from there too. It may seem like worlds away, but every time you make yourself a cup of espresso, you are quite likely experiencing…

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Italian Coffee

What exactly does Italy have to do with coffee? We’ve learnt that the magical bean known and loved so well once stemmed from faraway Ethiopia…so why is Italy so famous for its coffee? Enter the espresso. It has its origins in Italy. So it seems to be that coffee and café culture as we understand it was in fact invented…

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Guatemalan Coffee

Guatemalan coffee beans rate amongst some of the best in the world. Unfortunately, the nation’s political and social issues deem the true Guatemalan coffee bean hard to come by. There are many controlling conglomerates who claim to be producing and selling authentic Guatemalan coffee, however when scrutinized its quality is of no comparison to the coffee produced and sold by…

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French Chicory

Back in the days when coffee was a luxury item; hard to come by in its raw form, chicory substituted for its flavour and came far cheaper. We’re talking as far back as the sixteenth century. Whatever the case, it is especially known in places such as New Orleans, U.S.A., where it is almost synonymous with the region. Chicory is…

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Colombian Coffee

Although no match for the staunch reputation of Brazilian coffee, Colombian coffee is up there with the world’s best quality-wise. It consists of exclusively Arabica coffee beans. It currently holds the third position in terms of coffee consumption figures on a global scale. It is said that Jesuit priests first introduced the coffee bean to the region. Since then Colombian…

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Yemen Coffee

Yemen has a coffee traditions spanning over five hundred years back in history. It is correctly called Yemen Mocha, which often causes confusion for even the most well-versed coffee lover. The name originates from the ancient port of Mocha, which used to receive ship-loads of coffee some five hundred years ago. As such, the name has remained. You may be…

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Java Coffee

The Javanese can thank the Dutch colonizers of the island during the 17th century for their coffee cultivating practices. It is now so widely exported globally that the term ‘Java’ is actually slang for ‘coffee’ in the U.S.A. A cup of Java then, is known for its sweet, strong flavour and is usually served black. The Dutch built and left…

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Buying The Classiest Coffee Machines On The Market

There are almost as many coffee machine and espresso machine brands, types and shapes as there are coffee bean blends, flavours and varieties. The coffee machine – the crucial element in producing a good cup of espresso – is as complex an issue as the growing and harvesting of the beans and the pulling of the espresso itself. There are…

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