Tag: coffee

Turkish Coffee

A classic Turkish proverb says that Turkish coffee is “black as hell, strong as death, and sweet as love.” After trying it, this proverb is clearly true. I was fortunate to visit the beautiful city of Istanbul, Turkey a year ago, and while I was there I indulged in lots of the local cuisine, including ...

Roasting Temperatures

When you reach a more advanced level of coffee roasting, you will want to branch out beyond simple light, medium, and dark roasts. Maybe you want to try for a Vienna roast? Or maybe you want an American roast? Whatever you want to roast, I have put together a temperature guide for each level of ...

Types of Decaf

Many people drink coffee each morning for its caffeine content. Drinking a cup or two of coffee each morning helps people wake up and start their day. However, many choose to drink less coffee because of its caffeine content. For these people, decaf coffee is a great choice for them, but there is a lot ...

A Guide to Roasting Coffee

If you are interested in getting started roasting your own coffee, you have come to the right place. Having been roasting my own coffee for years now, I have developed a full understanding of the art. The first step is to buy the unroasted beans. There are plenty of places to purchase them online. Here ...

A Brief History of Coffee

The most widely-consumed beverage in the world, coffee has a long and interesting history. Coffee beans are the seeds in the center of berries picked from the Coffea plant, native to Ethiopia and Sudan in Africa, as well as Madagascar, the Comoros, Mauritius, and areas in the Indian Ocean. The earliest recorded evidence of coffee consumption is ...

Understanding the Roasts

There are many different levels one can reach when they roast their own coffee. Most people are aware of three: Light, medium, and dark. For lower quality coffee that is not freshly-roasted, these classifications work. However, if you are interested in expanding your palette when it comes to coffee, it is important to understand the ...

Why You Should Roast Your Own Coffee

Billions of people around the world enjoy coffee, but many do not understand why they should roast their own coffee rather than simply buying it at the store. It would seem to be a waste of time, and they have no problem with the coffee they drink regularly. I once thought the same thing. However, ...