Coffee

  • Gourmet Coffees
    The real issue with gourmet coffees is that reverting to instant or generic grocery store varieties is either impossible or excruciating. My story is typical. I developed a taste for coffee only at ex....
  • Gourmet Coffee Beans
    What makes a gourmet coffee bean? The first criteria, of course, are the growing conditions necessary for a healthy crop. Rich and well-drained soil, often volcanic, is the first of these. Following i....
  • Superior Coffees
    What makes for a superior coffee? There isn't an easy or quick simple answer that tells the whole story. Obviously good growing conditions--atmospheric, climatic, and geographic--are critical for the ....
  • Hawaiian Coffee
    You might already have heard of Kona coffee, but there are many other types of Hawaiian coffee as well. Other islands, such as Kauai, Maui, Oahu, and Molokai, also grow coffee. This "other island" cof....
  • Brew Coffee
    Which of the many available ways do you use to brew coffee? The purpose of brewing is to dissolve the soluble flavor elements in the roasted coffee beans, and there are many techniques for doing that....
  • French Coffee
    To the French coffee drinking, like everything else, is an art. When you order coffee at a cafe, you aren't likely to get a cup drained from a huge vat that may have been sitting there for hours. Yo....
  • Arabica Coffees
    Arabica coffee--scientific name Coffea arabica--is one of the two primary types that most of us everywhere drink. The other is Robusta, scientific name Coffea canephora robusta, grown primarily in Afr....
  • Gourmet Coffee Gifts
    Are you scrambling for ideas for a gift--whether for a family member, a friend, a client, or an acquaintance who's done you a favor? Think about gourmet coffee. The world's most popular drink at the s....
  • Whole Bean Coffees
    Few would argue about the attributes of well-roasted whole bean coffees over some of their processed and canned cousins lining the grocery store shelves. The trick is keeping coffee fresh. Where green....
  • History Of Coffee
    The history of coffee is as rich and interesting as the brew itself. The exact origins of coffee are not known, although legend has it that a shepherd in Ethiopia first observed the effect of the bean....