Coffee Tips


There are several stories – some might say fairy tales – about the origin of coffee, of which the most popular and best known story is that of Khaldi, a Yemeni goat herder.  One night Khaldi noticed his normally calm goats dancing excitedly near a bush which bore a number of bright red berries.  Before long, he was kicking up his heels, too.  News of Khaldi and his goats quickly spread to the local monastery, where the local priest of Imam started using coffee to help him stay awake during the night prayers. 

Remember that 98.5% of coffee is water, so having well filtered and/or softened water is beneficial. 

Ideally, coffee should not be stored any longer than 5 days from time of roasting. To help prolong the life of these sensitive beans, coffee should always be stored in an airtight container always from direct sunlight.

Contrary to popular belief, refrigeration and freezing actually increases the deterioration of coffee. 

There are two types of green coffees: while there are over 21 coffee growing countries.

  • Arabica
  • Robusta

 

Arabica coffee contains half the caffeine of Robusta coffee.

Arabica is grown between 4000-6000 feet.

A coffee tree will yield between 1 ½ to 2 pounds of beans annually.

5-10 percent of Arabica coffees grown are considered specialty grade!

Fair Trade has become increasingly popular in the past few years for good reason: it guarantees farmers a designated price per pound for their hard work.

Coffee is the second most traded commodity in the world after oil.

Coffee is yummy, come enjoy a cup at A Little Looney.

 

 

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