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How to properly brew coffee at home

What determines the taste of coffee?

Coffee is sensitive to modes of processing during manufacture. A truism is that the average quality of grain can be cooked decent coffee, but are even more likely to ruin a great grain, unable to withstand the desired operation mode.

how to properly brew coffee at home

Italians believe that in order to create a good coffee, it is necessary to strictly follow the law M. These four letters mean:

M ichella – a mixture of coffee beans;

M accinato – grinding;

M acchina – a coffee maker;

M ano – the hand of him who makes coffee.

Take a closer look.

Michella – a mixture of coffee beans

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Cocoa beans – properties, recipe, unlike coffee

At first glance it may seem that coffee and cocoa. But… they are different plants that belong to different biological families. And unlike coffee and cocoa is the same as between a pear and an Apple tree!

Let’s try to understand what the difference between them.

The plants of coffee and cocoa

Coffee is a fruit of the coffee tree, more like a Bush (family Rubiaceae), is considered the Homeland of coffee, Africa.

Cocoa is the fruit of the cacao tree (belongs to the family Malvaceae). Sometimes called cocoa “chocolate tree”. The birthplace of cocoa – tropical forests of South America.

Now both plants are cultivated worldwide in warm and humid tropical latitudes of both hemispheres.

Both trees are evergreen. The altitude of cocoa can reach heights of 10 to 12 meters. Coffee tree, usually grows much lower – 6 – 10 meters.

The fruits coffee and cocoa beans

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