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Showing posts with label Bali coffee. Show all posts
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Let's get to know more closely about the different types of coffee

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.
 
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Fantastic coffee aroma. Image: gnet.org
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:

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.
 
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Kopi Luwak in Bali. Image: balisurfadvisor.com
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:

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.
 
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President Obama also drink coffee at the White House. Image: bostonglobe.com
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.


From Bali with Kopi Luwak, great coffee from paradise

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Lunch and coffee break in Kintamani, Bali. Image: indonesiaexpat.biz
Bali is not only famous for its beautiful beaches and unique cultural arts. Agro tourism area in Pondok Pakuaji, tumble Village, District Mengwi, Badung regency, also could be an alternative if you are visiting the island. Besides being easily accessible, visitors can also recognize different types of plants and spices as well as the taste of Kopi Luwak (civet coffee). Coffee Luwak is great coffee from paradise. 


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.

How to start a fantastic coffee shop



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A new cafe in Pondok Indah Mall, Jakarta. Image: Komang Setiabudi

Are you a true coffee connoisseur? Do you understand the robusta and arabica coffee taste?  Perhaps you also understand about organic coffee and had also enjoyed a delicious of Kopi Luwak (civet  coffee) in Bali or Jakarta.  

 It turns out you also know how to mix coffee at home with a traditional coffee machine or your home, so you will not be disappointed if served a delicious coffee from the barista at the coffee shop that you visit. Therefore you get inspiration and ideas to build your own cafe business.
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German soldiers sit outside a Paris cafe on the Champs Elysees on Bastille Day in 1940. Image: dailymail.co.uk


Yummy coffee on campus

Coffee stall in Atmajaya University, Jakarta, Indonesia.
This January I drove my son to a univesity in Jakarta because he had to take a test in order to be accepted in the college campus is located in a famous intersection in the city. While waiting for my son who definitely wanted to study in this college, my wife and parents of prospective college students were invited by the university president to watch a presentation on the rights and obligations of the students when later accepted by a faculty of this university. 

After the presentation, my son is still following the second test, then I and my wife  headed to the campus canteen to look for snacks, and who knew there was a cup of coffee that you can enjoy while waiting for my son completed test.