Category Archives: Coffee Knowledge

Coffees Around the World

Ever wonder how coffee is prepared and consumed around the world? How do you ask for a coffee in another country? What is a Yuanyang and where can it take you? Mixing coffee and world travel is definitely a great idea. Here’s a compilation of facts, habits and history surrounding one of the most universal drinks ever – from all over the globe. Italy is the country with more cafes per capita in the .

Coffee FAQs – Storage – Grinding – Brewing

Please store your coffees whole bean and grind just before brewing. —What to Avoid in Coffee Storage | Air (oxygen is the enemy) | Moisture | Heat | Light —Coffee Container Types— Glass, ceramic or stainless steel containers with airtight gaskets are ideal for storing coffee. Opaque, airtight containers are best for counter top storage. —Coffee Storage Locations— Cool, dark, dry places (such as pantries and cabinets) are best for coffee storage. Freezers should be .

Fair Trade and Organics Explained

Organic— The organic label is regulated by the United States Department of Agriculture which requires proof that the product is produced without the use of synthetic chemicals or pesticides. The producer must also show a plan that addresses issues of bio-diversity, watershed management and the creation of buffer zones to prevent any cross contamination in growing or processing of the coffee. Fair Trade— Fair Trade certification is an effort to improve the lives of workers and .

How Coffee Loves Us Back

Coffee is everywhere, through history and across the world. And increasingly, science is demonstrating that its popularity is a good thing. Harvard scientists have for years put coffee under the microscope. Last year, researchers announced they had discovered six new human genes related to coffee and reconfirmed the existence of two others. The long-running Nurses’ Health Study has found that coffee protects against type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Researchers are continuing to follow up on .