Coffee that is
purchased by the average consumer is generally a blend of many
different types of coffees.
temperature for roasting coffee is between four hundred degrees
Fahrenheit and forty hundred and twenty-five degrees Fahrenheit.
Dark roasts come from being roasted longer than average roasts.
It usually takes ten to twenty minutes to roast coffee beans.
beans also gives them their unique aroma. This aroma is
generated from 700 chemicals that are released as the beans are
being cooled from roasting.
If coffee beans
are roasted for too long, they become very flammable while they
It used to be that
when coffee manufacturers created decaffeinated coffee, they
would throw the caffeine away. Now, instead of doing that, they
give it to pharmaceutical companies.
Coffee beans can
come in certain flavourings. To add the flavouring, the coffee
beans are first roasted and then cooled to approximately one
hundred degrees. This is the optimal time to add the flavouring
as the pores of the bean are open and more susceptible to
becoming infused with the flavour.
Studies show that
the human body only has the capacity to absorb three hundred
milligrams of caffeine at one time. Any caffeine taken after
that is waste and will not provide the standard of caffeine.
beans start to lose their flavour within two weeks. Ground
coffee only takes one week to lose its flavour and espresso’s
flavour starts to diminish within minutes.
The Arabs used to
use spices to flavour their coffee with spices while it was
Japan was the
first to make iced coffee popular. They started doing this in
1945 and continue to sell it in cans today.
Any flavour of
fruit will blend well with coffee.
The most popular
coffee flavourings are hazelnut and Irish cream.
The word “latte”
means milk in Italian. If you are to ask for a latte in Italy,
you will get a glass of milk.
A Frenchman once
wrote about his travels through Arabia. The book was called Trip
Through Happy Arabia and was the first documentation provided
for the history of coffee.
In England in the
1600s, coffee was used for medicinal purposes. The sick would
receive treatments of a blend of coffee, heated butter, honey,
researcher found that those who drink coffee on a regular basis
are one third less likely to experience asthma symptoms than
those who do not drink coffee.
known to drink sixty percent more coffee than tea. This number
has increased by six times since 1940.