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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.

True story about Kopi Luwak, unique coffee from paradise

What is your favorite coffee? 
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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.

How to choose coffee machine for coffee lovers

How to choose coffee machine for coffee connoisseurs?
 
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Sexy baristas was making delicious coffee. Image: orlandosentinel.com
Are you a fan of instant coffee or a true coffee connoisseur? Certainly a true coffee lover also prefers genuine black coffee or espresso coffee from coffee beans. That's why you must have had or wanted to buy a coffee machine, so you can grind coffee so you can get a cup of fresh coffee. 

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.

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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.

The myth, fact, history and the secret of cappuccino

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Almost all true coffee fans certainly ever drank a cup of cappuccino, a coffee-based beverage creation. Cappuccino has long been popular all over the world and is sure to be a menu in a variety of local cafes and in the fancy coffee shops. 

Coffee has come a long way since the days of adding hot water to a teaspoon of instant granules, and the cappuccino you enjoy at your local cafe is much more achievable at home. 

There are many myths in the world of an event, or the background of other things, as well as cappuccino. A myth says that the cappuccino's silky magic is beyond the grasp of home baristas. It's just too delicate of a dance, best left to the cafe.

But the reality of cappuccino as mentioned in illy.com turns out that the great cappuccino is available to delight discerning coffee lovers, right in their own kitchens. It takes some practice with water, steam and foam, along with the right equipment on your counter top. You'll want an espresso machine with a built-in steaming wand.

Another Myth: the foam on an Italian cappuccino is different, but the Truth; they don’t heat the foam as much. It’s lighter and cooler than ours. Because of this and the fact that they use less milk overall, coffee lines in Italy move super fast. You never wait more than a couple minutes.

The history

How to make a great coffee at home

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If you are a true coffee lovers you will definitely be able to distinguish delicious coffee and bad coffee. You must also understand where the coffee shop to suit your taste. I am sure you will not go back to the coffee shop which failed to fulfill your taste.

You definitely want to be satisfied when drinking coffee at home. As a true coffee lovers you also know the type of coffee and coffee brand which fits with your tongue.

 You can also distinguish the taste of instant coffee, and coffee which processed manually or in the traditional way. Perhaps you've been drinking Kopi Luwak, unique coffee from Bali or Sumatra.

Choose and cultivate coffee to drink at home

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


Facts and myths of espresso


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When you are going to order a cup of coffee at a coffee shop, you will see the list of menu offerings range of coffee as black coffee, cappuccino, cafe latte and espresso coffee. Espresso was first discovered around 1900 in Italy, which freely translated means a cup of espresso coffee served quickly. Today, often found people pronounce or spell it wrong to "expresso". Pronunciation it does not need to be a serious problem, but a professional barista will smile, and it will make you a cup of espresso.

Espresso invented in 1884 in Italy. Espresso is made by forcing pressurized hot water through finely ground coffee. The espresso is the base ingredient of some of the most famous and popular beverages such as cappucino, cafe latte, machiato, and mocha. 

Do you agree, if you've never drank a cup of espresso, then you can not be called a true coffee connoisseur?
 

Expensive coffee from elephant dung

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Enjoy unique coffee with elephant. Image: teruskan.com

So far, the most fancy and expensive coffee in the world is still held by Kopi Luwak from Indonesia. Butt, Anantara Hotels in Chiang Rai, Thailand successful develove a new type of coffee that is also processed from elephant dung. Elephants which they kept in the back of the resort purify coffee beans. The seeds out with elephant dung, therefore the hotel announced they they produced the most expensive coffee in the world. In addition to Thailand, you can enjoy this unique coffee in four resorts in Maldive island. 

Anantara Hotels, Resorts and Spas properties offer Black Ivory Coffee is special drink made with coffee beans that have been digested and naturally enhanced by elephants. 

Perhaps you intend to start the coffee business by utilizing animal? Maybe cows or sheep can perform the same task as elephants and mongoose? With your unique experiment, you can make the most delicious coffee in the world of digestive process of cows, goats and other animals.

The uniqueness and benefits of coffee for mankind


Are you a true coffee connoisseur? Several scientific studies prove that drinking coffee beneficial for health. As research by a team from the University of Houston, Texas. Research carried out on people who like to drink Irish coffee with whiskey plus up to 80% can reduce the risk of stroke. Is this true?
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If you are looking for information on the other expert, then you will find the unique benefits of coffee for humans. There are other experts also argue that the essence of caffeine is believed to increase sexual libido of men. A wife who wants to get maximum sexual satisfaction, it would provide a high-quality cup of coffee for the husband, so the husband is always passionate and have a good mood before making love.

Compounds of caffeine can relieve fatigue, sleepiness and increase alertness motor nerves.

In addition to the benefits of a variety of coffee also have a downside, especially for women. The research hospital Christchurch, New Zealand reveals, most women will give birth to a baby coffee addict who trouble breathing at birth. While research Sven Cnattingius of the Karolinska Institute, Sweden revealed; women who consumed 100 mg caffeine / day would be more susceptible to miscarriage.

Then how to drink coffee to be healthy and beneficial for our bodies?

The effect of coffee on the energy drink for your health and love life


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Did you ever increase stamina by drinking a bottle of energy drink? Are energy drinks could increase your stamina? Many people believe that energy drinks is able to increase energy and passion of sexual life, exercise, and support a variety of activities that require extra stamina and endurance. But according to recent study, the efficacy of various energy drinks actually no better than a cup of coffee. Have you ever heard that sexual life can be more exiting because you have to drink a cup of coffee?

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Energy drink after workout. Image: mediaindonesia.com
During this time, promoted energy drinks have a variety of properties because it containts a lot of ingredients to increase stamina, for example: ginseng, taurine and guanara extract. All content of the beverage is said to be capable of improving cognitive function and your physical abilities. Apparently, those claims are not many can be proven, very little evidence that the glucose or sugar and taurine which can boost stamina. The rest, just stamina enhancer element you get from caffeine. 

A study published in the journal Nutrition Review this proves that the various ingredients in energy drinks are not as good as advertisement or information, and read up on drinks bottle or brochure. Fill only proven efficacious is caffeine, the same as that found in coffee. Thus, a cup of coffee would be more useful to you.

The association between coffee aromas with a love desire of a woman

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 What is the relationship between coffee and the love desire of a woman? It is really not easy to equate sexual arousal between men and women. Men are more easily sexually excited, whereas women are relatively more difficult. To fix this, maybe couples need to frequently visit the coffee shop or just drinking coffee together at home, but what coffee are suitable to enhance a woman's sexual arousal or wife?

A recent study showed that the aroma of coffee can increase women desire to have sex with a partner. The research was carried out by the manufacturer of coffee machines, De'Longhi, by measuring the level of female arousal while viewing images of men kissing variety of different scents.

Let we support coffee farmers



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Coffee Farmer in Bali. Image: bali-bisnis.com
The coffee we drink comes from coffee beans grown in Ethiopia, Bali, Gayo, Java, Uganda and some other areas. Coffee cannot be grown in the four seasons such as Japan, Europe, USA, Korea or Australia. Coffee plantations in the area are not all owned by rich farmers or large plantation companies. In general, they are small farmers, their land is not large, and so they need the support of governments and coffee lovers from around the world. 

Government officials, big business, organizations and anyone can support coffee farmers by making policies more conducive to any coffee beans that they produce could be distributed fairly, good coffee purchases by mills, exporters, importers, coffee shop network owner , employers will most coffee shops coffee trade fairer for all parties. Famous celebrities such as actress, singer and world-class entertainers can also be a campaign to support coffee farmers. 

Miss Coffee

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Miss Coffee Indonesia. Image:  Katon/Okezone.com

Early last June, Putu Anandita, a Balinese girl,  crowned as Miss Coffee Indonesia 2012. Now she is Ambassador Coffee of Indonesia.
For the first time, Indonesia successfully held the Miss Coffee Indonesia contest. This event is an opportunity to choose the "funnel" of Indonesian coffee in the world. Association Competition held by Duta Indonesia (ADI) is also aimed at strengthening the declaration of agro-tourism in Indonesia.

Indonesia is known as a producer of excellent quality coffee. You can discover Indonesian coffee plantation on the island of Java, Toraja, Bali, Papua and Gayo (Aceh) and other areas in the archipelago. This is the task of Miss Coffee Indonesia to promote Indonesian coffee to all over the world.

About Coffee to understand

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What is the important ritual in the morning? There is toast with a cup of coffee. You definitely feel more passion for activity throughout the day. Coffee has become a craze a lot of people around the world. Indeed, not everyone drinks coffee with a variety of reasons. Behind the fragrant aroma of coffee, then you should know the positive and negative effects of a cup of coffee you drink.

Positive effects of coffee:
1. Coffee may reduce risk of Alzheimer's disease.
2. Coffee may reduce risk of Parkinson disease.
3. Coffee may help improve short term memory of man. Caffeine is chemically stimulated us to be able to focus on the information we receive in the short term.
4. Coffee may help relieve headaches. Caffeine content can help enhance the effects of drugs that works to relieve pain such as aspirin, Midol, and Excedrin. Many headache medications contain caffeine and drug workers in small quantities.
5. Coffee is an effective antioxidant.
6. Coffee is a good diuretic. Drinking coffee makes eople more frequent urination. It's good to help the body get rid of all the substances or compounds that are no longer needed by the body.
7. Coffee also helps reduce the risk of kidney stones (vibizlife.com).