By Baliview at 4:30 AM Arabica coffee, Bali coffee, coffee for health, drink coffee, kopi luwak, Obama, robusta, Robusta coffee No comments
Due to local and international coffee outlets are increasingly incorporated in various malls, office buildings, campuses and in urban areas, then the coffee lovers even more. However, among those who do not understand a lot about the type of coffee or origin of the coffee. Few people are curious about the history of coffee and how coffee can be poured in their cups.
That's why I want to share about coffee for you, so that we can appreciate the coffee farmers and the unique aspects of this coffee. One day you will become a true coffee connoisseur, so you will often have questions about the type of coffee or the aroma of coffee that you sips every day.
I'm sure there will be some colleagues or friends who invite you talking about coffee when you're relaxed with them in a simple coffee shop in the corner of the village or in a fancy cafe.
We need to know the types of coffee, and how to choose a good coffee, also about the aroma of fresh coffee, as well as ways of presenting a cup of coffee properly. Let's start on the coffee types, characteristics and aroma of coffee that you drink today.
Arabica coffee comes from Ethiopia and grows well in Brazil. This type of coffee has a market share of about 70 per cent of the world coffee market. Arabica coffee has many varieties, depending on the country they grew. Like other plants, the climate and soil where coffee is grown also affects the aroma and taste. You can find Arabica coffee thrives in Mandailing (North Sumatra) Toraja (South Sulawesi), Colombia, brasilia, Bali and others. Although the same species, but between arabica coffee and the other one had a difference in taste. Layperson perhaps a little difficult to find the difference, but a professional coffee taster will understand well, as did the experienced Barista.
In general characteristics of Arabica coffee is as follows:
* Arabica coffee aroma is fragrant odor, like a mixture of flowers and fruit. Coffee is grown in the cool and cold. This coffee is grown in areas with an altitude of 700-1700 meters above sea level, at a temperature of 16-20 ° C, and thrives in dry climates three months in a row.
* Have a sour taste that is not owned by robusta.
* Have a strong sense of the body or when sipped in the mouth.
* Arabica coffee flavor is mild or delicate.
* Arabica coffee is also famous bitter, so you need to add sugar or milk.
Robusta coffee is a descendant of some species, especially Coffea canephora. It grows well at an altitude of 400-700 m above sea level, the temperature of 21-24 ° C with dry months 3-4 months in a row and 3-4 times the rain submissions. Fruit quality is lower than Arabica and Liberika, but if dried properly, as well as if dipangang with the right temperature, the robusta coffee will also be very delicious.
Robusta coffee grows outside Colombia, such as in Indonesia and the Philippines. Just as Arabica, the soil conditions, climate, and coffee packaging process will be different for each country, and produces a slightly different feel. This coffee is likely to have a neutral flavor variations. Sometimes it also has the flavor or aroma such as wheat. Robusta coffee only control 30 percent of the world coffee market. It should be understood, Arabica coffee is more expensive than Robusta. Coffee mill that mixes a lot of Arabica and Robusta coffee before packaging, so they can create new flavors and aromas, so as to create new variations anyway, certainly affects the price.
The characteristics of robusta coffee is as follows:
* This coffee has a taste more like chocolate.
* Robusta coffee produces distinctive odor and sweet.
* The color varies according to the way of processing.
* It has a rougher texture than Arabica.
In addition to the main types, Robusta and Arabica, then there are other types that you may have never heard before. They are: Coffee ekselsa, racemosa, and Liberica (african coffee). They are a type of coffee that sits between arabica and robusta. This type of coffee is currently still in the development stage.
Additionally, you may have heard the coffee is very famous, and expensive, namely Kopi Luwak. This unique coffee comes from Arabica or Robusta coffee beans are eaten by civet. Civet is swallow coffee fruit, Flemings red, and process it with enzymes in the stomach. Seeds of the coffee fruit was then wasted with feces. The farmer patiently will clean this coffee before drying and further processing as is done for other coffee types.
Coffee is considered as Elixir of the Gods as well as wine is also considered a drinks of the gods. If you read some of the titles of the coffee that exist on this blog, then you will know better about coffee, in which coffee is not just a mere social drinks. Scientifically, coffee also has important benefits for human health, for example, to prevent dementia, and various other benefits.
By Baliview at 2:50 AM coffee break, coffee cake, coffee farmer, coffee recipe, coffee shop, coffee tips, Meyer Lemon Coffee Cake, Meyer Lemon Coffee Cake recipe No comments
Coffee is part of the culture of the world for a long time, which can be a bridge for social life, politics, the arts, business, and romance. Drinking a cup of coffee every morning or afternoon coffee break has also become routine in the world. Coffee has inspired many people to develop coffee in various forms of drinks and snacks, even for cosmetics, perfumes and medicines.
If you visit a coffee shop or a pastry shop, you also can find cakes or snacks based coffee powder. You will enjoy the cakes or biscuits with coffee as part of a delicious cake recipe, even you will enjoy the fragrant aroma of coffee. Now, you can find a variety of pastries and biscuits in packaging in the supermarket. Do you want to enjoy a coffee cake in different variations? You need to note the following recipe, and you can make this delicious cake in your beautiful kitchen or your coffee shop.
The ingredients of Meyer Lemon Coffee Cake:
|Meyer Lemon Coffee Cake. Image: marthastewart.com|
For the Streusel
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
6 ounces ( 3/4 cup) cold unsalted butter
3/4 cup packed light-brown sugar
1 teaspoon coarse salt
For the cake:
5 Meyer lemons, cut into paper-thin slices, ends discarded
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons coarse salt
4 ounces (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pan
1 cup granulated sugar
3 tablespoons finely grated Meyer lemon zest (from 4 to 5 lemons)
2 large eggs
For the Glaze:
1 cup confectioners' sugar
3 to 4 tablespoons Meyer lemon juice
1. Make the streusel: Mix together flour, brown sugar, and salt. Using a pastry cutter or your fingers, cut butter into the flour mixture until small to medium clumps form. Cover, and refrigerate until ready to use (up to 3 days).
2. Make the cake: Cook lemon slices in a medium saucepan of simmering water for 1 minute. Drain, and repeat. Arrange lemon slices in a single layer on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 9-inch angel food cake pan. Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Beat butter, granulated sugar, and lemon zest with a mixer on medium speed in a large bowl until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. With the mixer running, add eggs, 1 at a time, then the vanilla. Reduce speed to low. Add the flour mixture in 3 additions, alternating with sour cream.
4. Spoon 1/2 of the batter evenly into cake pan. Arrange 1/2 of the lemon slices in a single layer over the batter. Spread remaining batter evenly over the top. Cover with the remaining lemon slices in a single layer. Sprinkle the chilled streusel evenly over the batter.
5. Bake until cake is golden brown and a tester inserted in the center comes out clean, about 55 minutes. Transfer pan to a wire rack set over a baking sheet, and let cool in pan for 15 minutes. Run a knife around the edges of the pan, and remove outer ring. Let cool on rack for 15 minutes. Run a knife around the center tube. Slide 2 wide spatulas between the bottom of the cake and the pan, and lift cake to remove from the center tube. Let cool completely on rack.
6. Make the glaze: Just before serving, stir together confectioners' sugar and lemon juice in a medium bowl. Drizzle over cooled cake, letting excess drip down the sides. Let glaze set before slicing, about 5 minutes.
The quote from marthastewart.com
Layers of thinly sliced Meyer lemons lend a mellow complexity to this otherwise classic coffee cake. Thought to be a cross of a lemon and a mandarin, the fruit has an orange cast, a thin rind, and a heavily perfumed flesh that's valued by chefs.
You can try this great recipe on weekends, and enjoy in the evening with family or friends. You can enjoy the Meyer Lemon Coffee Cake with a cup of coffee, espresso or black tea. To enjoy afternoon tea or a delicious coffee break, it looks like you do not have to wait for an invitation from Buckingham Palace or the White House. I'm sure, enjoyed a weekend can be done with the loved ones.
This unique recipe I got from marthastewart.com, you can visit this great website any time if you want to get a variety of special recipe.
By Baliview at 4:55 AM Bali coffee, Bucket list, coffee break in Bali, holiday in Bali, Jack Nicholson movie, kopi luwak, Morgan Freeman, oprah winfrey No comments
|Lunch and coffee break in Kintamani, Bali. Image: indonesiaexpat.biz|
Agro tourist area located on the east Pakuaji Pondok Taman Ayun Mengwi. Once inside these attractions, visitors will be greeted plantation unspoiled scenery. Tourists can also see up close the various types of agricultural crops ranging from chocolate, cinnamon, until the coffee plants.
Most tourists visit this place to look for civet coffee. Tourists can also see the process of making Luwak coffee and try it in small cups. Besides enjoyed in the middle of a lush garden, tourists can also take home civet coffee as a souvenir.
By Baliview at 5:51 AM black coffee, coffee break, coffee for health, coffee health tips, drink coffee No comments
|Drink coffee for healthy life. Image: heraldsun.com.au|
There are some facts about coffee that should be known by coffee aficionados, so they can acquire the efficacy coffee for health and happiness, and to avoid the negative effects of coffee. Let’s find out now.
The true coffee drinker would proudly say, that cup of coffee could make their activities more optimal and more healthy life, so that every day becomes a day-to-day is always productive and enjoyable at the same time. Meanwhile, for those who are having problems with the coffee of course regard coffee as the main enemy in their lives. As in the case of tea, the coffee has two sides opposed to each other, where the coffee has many health benefits and enjoyment aspects. On the other hand, coffee can also make your body uncomfortable, even make you unhealthy.
The researchers from Australia found that coffee or tea consumption could potentially reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes symptoms Rachel Huxley, a researcher from the University of Sydney, Australia, said that "A cup of coffee with a reduced risk equivalent to seven percent,". Meanwhile, the American Association for Cancer Research, reported that coffee consumption can reduce the risk of death due to prostate cancer. Other studies have also suggested coffee could reduce liver diseases, Alzheimer's, stroke, and Parkinson's. Of course the results of this study is good news for coffee fans all over the world.
By Baliview at 2:44 AM cafe, coffee effect, coffee facts, coffee for health, coffee prevent Alzheimer, coffee prevent skin cancer, drink coffee No comments
|Are we now drink coffee in a nearby cafe?|
There are some fascinating facts about coffee, which will enrich your understanding about coffee, so you can measure how many cups of coffee you drink is right for every day. Coffee has benefits for your health, but coffee also have negative effects.
Are you a coffee drinker of coffee, which be categorized as a beginner? Therefore you need to know some information about the coffee. You can read some of the topics in this blog. If you are a true coffee connoisseur, the following information can be an additional reference for you to share with your friends who have recently started drinking coffee. You can relate this article while chatting in your favorite coffee shop.
Coffee is a popular beverage which has a lot of fans. For coffee lovers, cup of coffee in the morning is something that must be provided, before doing activities throughout the day. It should also be understood, that not everyone resistant to the effects of caffeine. However some studies suggest that drinking coffee may reduce the risk of diabetes, of course with the record you just mix the sugar in moderation. Now, you can choose a sugar made from corn to prevent the disease, which is caused by excess sugar.
Here are some studies that could strengthen your reasons to enjoy a cup of coffee.
By Baliview at 9:44 PM Arabica coffee, Barista, black coffee, cafe, coffee break, coffee for health, coffee health tips, coffee history, drink coffee, robusta 1 comment
|Coffee for coffee lovers. Image: wakeup-world.com|
Coffee has become a part of history and social life of mankind, and now there is a coffee shop on every corner of the town and village. Coffee is not just because of the genes of Arabica and Robusta, even coffee growing with glory cappuccino, cafe latte, coffee civet and various variations of coffee, which can be found in liquid, cake, ice cream and various other coffee recipes.
Coffee has a unique facts and legends. Coffee is also beneficial for human health both physically and mentally, but you must be wise in coffee because coffee consumed also have harmful side effects on your health.
Do you like black coffee? Coffee contains caffeine, when taken in proper doses, then black coffee is very useful for you physically and mentally. Over 500 billion cups of coffee are drunk each year, or around 1.4 billion cups per day. Over half of this is consumed during breakfast. If you open a new coffee shop, the coffee drinkers will grow faster. If you want to open a new café, make sure you hire a barista who understands coffee beans well, not just experts prescription dispensing coffee or espresso.
By Baliview at 4:44 AM benefit of coffee, cappuccino, coffee break, coffee connoisseur, coffee for health, coffee lovers, coffee side effect, drink coffee, drink coffee wisely No comments
|Enjoy coffee wisely. Image: pinterest.com|
Are you a true coffee connoisseur? Perhaps you've been addicted to coffee, so no day without coffee.
Coffee has long been a part of social events, business meetings, political negotiations, or the meeting of two lovers who are in love, also interspersed with a cup of coffee or cappuccino. It looks like coffee is part of the life of the world in a variety of situations. I'm sure more people drink a cup of coffee than a glass of wine or champagne.
Most people drink coffee in the morning, at the office and after dinner. Drink coffee and other beverage that contain coffee such as cappuccino or caffè latte become a life style. That’s why a lot of Café or coffee shop provides black coffee, espresso, cappuccino, cafe late, etc. Coffee can make you happy, healthier, richer, and also other side effects.
Millions of people around the world look forward to a cup of coffee whether at home, whilst on the move or at work. The aroma, taste and the sense of feeling “refreshed” after a cup of coffee brings pleasure to many of us, as we go about our daily lives.
By Baliview at 12:06 AM Bucket list, civet coffee, drink coffee in Bali, Jack Nicholson movie, Kintamani coffee plantation, kopi luwak, Oprah Show, rare coffee No comments
What is your favorite coffee?
|Jack Nicholson drink kopi luwak in Bucket List movie. Image: youtube.com|
Surprise yourself with Kopi Luwak, a very unique and rare coffee from Paradise island such as Bali, Sumatera or Java island. Kopi Luwak or Civet coffee (the mongoose coffee), is different from the coffee from Africa, Jamaica, Gayo, Java, or coffee is grown in Colombia.
Before you drink civet coffee, perhaps you need to know the unique story of this rare civet coffee. Why Kopi Luwak or civet Coffee so rare?
Are you a fan of coffee or a true coffee connoisseur? If you are one of the coffee addict, then you must have heard about the reputation of Kopi Luwak. Now, you can get this strange coffee in a coffee shop in a few well-known cosmopolitan city, not only in Jakarta. Just look for the information on Google or other search engines, you even can buy kopi luwak online at reputable online stores.
By Baliview at 7:01 PM cappuccino, coffee break, coffee business, coffee farmer, coffee genetic, coffee news, coffee shop, coffee tips, espresso No comments
|Let’s drink coffee with a new taste. Image: pinterest.com|
An achievement of science has revealed. This is tremendous news, especially for coffee lovers. Entrepreneurs or companies in the field of coffee will also welcome the amazing news. The findings are published in scientific journals in the United States. If composition human genes or other creatures have been found, the genetic makeup, or genome copies have started strung.
The study, recently discovered, could provide new insights into the coffee flavor and aroma of coffee that can be created on one's favorite drink. True coffee lovers will probably curious about this important discovery. Do you also get to enjoy a cup of coffee or espresso and cappuccino with coffee aroma, and taste new, based on this new discovery?
|Coffee, espresso and cappuccino. Image: sciencedaily.com|
This coffee genetic discovery could certainly help the development of the coffee plant, even helping to develop new varieties. Also increases the durability of the effect of coffee on the environment such as climate change and pesticides. The true fan would want to enjoy coffee coffee more natural, with a genuine flavor real coffee.
Victor Albert, professor of biological sciences at the University at Buffalo, USA said that "By knowing the genetic makeup of coffee can help us understand the other interesting things besides enjoying coffee in the morning." Her team compiled the genetics of the species Coffea canephora coffee. Types of coffee Robusta coffee is one of them. Robusta coffee account for 30 percent of production in the world.
By Baliview at 7:16 PM black coffee, cafe, coffee beans, coffee machine, coffee makers, coffee shop, espresso, espresso machine, kopi luwak, organic coffee, professional baristas, street coffee 3 comments
How to choose coffee machine for coffee connoisseurs?
You also need the best coffee beans that have been roasted, and your coffee machine will make you become very delicious coffee. With a proper coffee machine, you will get a cup of delicious coffee or espresso of various types like Arabica coffee, robusta, even kopi luwak (civet coffee) and organic coffee.
|Etienne Louis Espresso Machine. Image: gadgets.boingboing.net|
If you are indeed a true coffee fan, then there is interesting news for you. You will get a new coffee machine with that are more innovative technology. It happens because the coffee drinkers in the world is increasing, ranging from manual laborers, the police, to office employees, celebrities, insurance agents, men and women, students and even the younger generation.
The proliferation of coffee shops in urban areas that are labeled as 'coffee shop', or cafe, even street coffee also triggers the creation of a wide range of coffee maker or coffee machine, which expected to support the coffee industry.
There are various models of coffee maker which you can find in the market but this time I would like to inform seven coffee makers that will surely keep you spellbound and want to have it. This 7 coffee makers are innovative products and has been equipped with a variety of excellent features which cannot be found in traditonal coffee maker.