Some Facts About Coffee.
Coffee is second most popular drink after water and was discovered by accident around 9th Century. Caffeine- the most important coffee ingredient has several positive effects on our system. It can almost instantly ‘’wake us up’’, make feel fresher and ready to work J
When I was looking for most expensive coffee in the world I have found other interesting facts about our favorite beverage and I thought I have to share them with you. Enjoy, and remember that our Coffee Shop is always open for anyone and our Fairtrade Pelican Rouge coffee is no worse than Kopi Luwak J See you soon!
Goats discovered the coffee?
Death Wish coffee
Coffee created by bunch of young people in the US passionate about that black beverage. We like that they resource their supplier using finest and fair trade coffee beans.
To find out more visit their website: http://deathwishcoffee.com/
Coffee Bean Belt
Coffee beans are grown within regions commonly known as Bean Belt. This is part of tropical land that spreads out between Cancer and Capricorn. This unique zone characterize in stable temperatures, moderate precipitation and rich soil hat make the perfect conditions for coffee trees.
Coffee is the second most sold commodity around the world. Takes second proud place right after the oil (fuel).
This is definitely the most consumed drink. Approximately 500 billion cups of coffee have been consumed which far exceeds the current global population of 7.19 billion people.
Origins of ‘’coffee’’ word
Our coffee or Italian caffe. This word comes from the Turkish kahveh, which in turn stems from Arabic qahwah, short for qahhwat al-bun, meaning “wine of the bean.”
Researchers also suggest that the story of coffee’s name goes even further, and it originated in Ethiopian region of Kaffa, one of the historic homes of the coffee bean. In Kaffa, coffee is called buno, and in Arabic the raw bean can be known as bunn.
So when we take our “wine of the bean,” qahhwat al-bun, we will notice that both of those Ethiopian words are present there J
King of England
In 1675 King of England banned coffee houses, claiming that they were places where people met to conspire against him.
Coffee Grows on Tress
And that is how they look like.
Coffee beans are actually the pit of a berry, which makes them a fruit. The best fruit.
A civet eating coffee cherries. Photograph: Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images
Kopi Luwak, Civet Coffee also known as ‘’cat/wolf’’ coffee got its name thanks to animal known as Civet. Genuine kopi luwak is collected from the droppings of a wild animal called the luwak, a shy, fairly small animal with long tail. Luwaks are nocturnal animals and live in tropical forest. They show themselves nearby coffee plantations at night in the harvest season, and eating the ripe coffee cherries. As they can’t digest them they will pass them through their system. Digested beans passed outside are rich in aroma and flavor. Once collected by farm workers, washed and roasted its ready to be brewed. Collection and produce process is difficult therefore cost of the coffee is high, very high, making Kopi Luwak the most expensive coffee in the world. 1kg costs around £250-350.
Unfortunately as Kopi Luwak became so popular within the western world many of those shy, nocturnal animals are kept in captivity to raise farmer’s profit. Most of the Kopi Luwak imported to the UK won’t be coming from wild animals and naturally collected beans but from those kept in cages often in horrible conditions.
A luwak is kept in a cage to be shown to tourists at a coffee plantation in Bali, Indonesia. Photograph: Paula Bronstein/Getty Images
Coffee can kill if the amount exceeds the safety limit of 100 cups of this beverage.
If you want to get most of caffeine from your coffee you need to buy lightly roasted beans as the darker roast contain less caffeine from lighter one.
How it is made? INSTANT COFFEE
George Constant Louis Washington, Belgian chemist experimenting with plants and crops living in Guatemala have noticed a powdery buildup of residue on the spout of his favorite coffee pot. That led him to develop an instant coffee in 1906, which was commercially launched in 1909. Instant coffee became widely popular within U.S. military during I World War. Soldiers called it ‘’cup of George’’.
Today to produce instant coffee, real coffee is brewed as normal and then left to evaporate, leaving a concentrated solution. The concentrate is frozen to -40 degrees Celsius causing the remain water in the concentrate to freeze into ice crystals. Different method is called spray-drying.
Here is more about instant coffee history: http://www.espressocoffeeguide.com/instant-coffee/history-of-instant-coffee/
Irish Coffee isn’t a centuries-old drink. It originated in the era around World War II during the dawn of transatlantic plane travel, from 1939 to 1945, when air travelers from America took an 18-hour seaplane (known as a “flying boat”) to Port of Foynes in County Limerick, Ireland. Passengers took a boat from the seaplane to the terminal—the seaplane base preceded the construction of Shannon Airport. By 1942, a restaurant had been established to welcome the travellers. In cold, damp weather, a hot cup of coffee or tea was appreciated upon arrival. Story says that on a cold night in 1942, a plane bound for the U.S. was turned back to Foynes due to bad weather conditions and Chef Joe Sheridan, came up with the idea. That resulted is what is now known as Irish Coffee. Some American asked if the beverage was Brazilian coffee and he was told in return, “This is Irish coffee.”
Over 150 years of History in every cup
Pelican Rouge has been one of the best loved coffee brands in Europe for nearly 150 years. By embracing skilled, traditional roasting and blending methods with modern day procurement through sustainable growers, we are able to produce the ideal blend of taste and fairness. A true partnership between consumers and producers. Starting life in Antwerp, Belgium, Pelican Rouge combines experience and knowledge from 150 years of production and innovation to create premium quality coffee.