Coffee

  • Decaf Coffee
    Making decaf coffee is a scientifically simple process that either involves solvents or activated charcoal. The beans are soaked in water to dissolve the caffeine. Then the solvent or activated charco....
  • Coffee Roasters
    Coffee roasters used to be journeymen, but no more. Now they're more like celebrity chefs, complete with loyal followings and highly descriptive reviews. As coffee becomes elevated from a mundane be....
  • Espresso Coffee Beans
    Espresso coffee beans can be almost any dark-roasted variety with good body. Those beans roasted darkest are sometimes labeled "espresso," but there is no specific espresso bean. If you're looking f....
  • Starting A Coffee Shop
    Starting a coffee shop is the dream of many a coffee maven. With shops springing up on every corner, however, the competition is fierce. Here are some questions to consider.First of all, do you want....
  • Exotic Coffees
    Words like "exotic" are relative terms, by and large. To someone whose coffee baseline is a glass (or nowadays plastic) jar, a teaspoon, and boiling (or at least very hot) water, grocery store coffee ....
  • South American Coffees
    American coffees are grown in the Caribbean, Central America, and South America. To a large extent, the crops from this region share certain qualities. For one, they are without exception Arabica bean....
  • Fair Trade Coffee
    Fair trade coffee bypasses the coffee trader, or middleman, and gives the producer higher profits. Importers and roasters develop relationships with producers, which cuts out the middlemen, or "coffee....
  • Arabica Coffee Beans
    Arabica coffee beans account for about 70 percent of the world's coffee. Arabica was the earliest species of coffee tree to be cultivated, first in Ethiopia and then in Arabia. Arabica coffee beans....
  • Espresso Coffee Pods
    Every now and then, a new technology comes along that raises the bar, and in the last two years, espresso coffee pods have done just that. These pods are paper packets filled with a pre-measured amou....
  • Sumatra Coffee
    Sumatra coffee from Indonesia has one of the most distinct characters of all origin coffees. Most coffee experts believe that its deep, pungent, earthy character results less from the botanical varie....