In the modern world there is the following myth: drinking coffee is harmful to health. To many people this fact seems highly questionable.
For this reason, many people think that to use this drink can afford only perfectly healthy people. Fortunately, this view is wrong. The proof of this fact is that since 1958,
the world Health Organization coffee included in the list of products that are safe for life and health. And, on the other hand, the proof that coffee is a threat to the life or health of people, still has not been found.
The most widely known component of the beverage from roasted coffee beans – caffeine – according to recent studies has the following properties: AIDS digestion, increasing the secretion of gastric juice; has a stimulating effect on the Central nervous system (i.e., tones – that is why many people prefer to drink coffee Continue reading
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
There are about 70 species Botanic varieties of coffee, most of them only use two. «Coffea Arabica» known under the name of «Arabica», its share is about 70% of world coffee production. «Coffea canephor» Continue reading
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