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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

The fruits of these plants are called grains Continue reading

Artisan Coffee Festival

Two intense days, a few sessions, leading experts in the field of coffee and an endless supply of creative ideas and real drinks festival Artisan Coffee Festival, which will take place on 29-30 November in Kyiv on the territory of the art-plant Platform.

Share experiences, recipes and coffee

The festival will gather together under one roof the recognized Champions and medalists in the field of selecting, roasting and brewing coffee. This is a unique chance to see and try the famous coffee Barista, the owner of the title of World Barista Championship 2009 gwilym Davies. The person who sells in a day his London coffee house, on average, about a thousand cups of coffee.

Many successful representatives of the coffee industry will share their invaluable experience and innovative ideas. It turns out that the taste of coffee, you can configure and true professionals know how to do it. Festival guests will get acquainted with non-standard Continue reading

Cooking coffee

The drink turned out delicious and flavorful it is important to be able to coffee brewing, but do not boil. Lovers treats don’t need to explain that the ground powder can not be boiled, otherwise the drink will lose flavor and rich aroma. Conditions of preparation of the product, similar to how the tea is being prepared. Everyone knows that tea should not be boiled, otherwise the tea becomes tasteless. Maximum

temperature of water in which to brew the powder beans or tea leaves should be about 96° C.

Tea can be prepared in any capacity, the situation is more complicated with coffee. In order to properly make ground bean powder is best suited copper cezve, most fully reveals the taste and aroma. Actually coffee can be brewed not only in Turkish but also in a French press or coffee maker. But if the powder is soluble, it can even brew a simple Cup. And it will be correct, the technology on which is a water Continue reading

HOW TO COOK A DELICIOUS COFFEE
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Coffee kitchen rules
Specialty store coffee Kafema" known throughout Russia: in many cities there are offices and coffee shops. However, the cafe of this format "Kafema" opens for the first time: "As a…

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Coffee kitchen rules
Specialty store coffee Kafema" known throughout Russia: in many cities there are offices and coffee shops. However, the cafe of this format "Kafema" opens for the first time: "As a…

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