Many people hold the misconception that espresso is a dark, bitter to burnt-flavored roast of coffee. In fact, espresso is not a roast at all; it is a method of preparing coffee. Espresso coffee is often blended from several roasts and varietals to form a bold – not bitter flavor. The finely ground coffee is tightly packed or tamped into a “portafilter”; high-pressure water is then forced through the grounds and extracted in small, concentrated
INGREDIENTS 4 cups of Intenso coffee 1 cinnamon stick 8 whole cloves 1 orange strip, peeled as one long strip from one orange, white pith removed 120 ml orange juice, from the same orange brown sugar cube, to taste DIRECTIONS In a medium saucepan, simmer together the coffee, spices, and orange rind, about five minutes, taking care not to boil. Strain the liquid through a fine-meshed sieve into four mugs. Add orange juice, stir and
Coffee is one of the world’s most popular beverages. Thanks to its high levels of antioxidants and beneficial nutrients, it also seems to be quite healthy. Studies show that coffee drinkers have a much lower risk of several serious diseases. Here are the top 13 health benefits of coffee. 1. Can Improve Energy Levels and Make You Smarter Coffee can help people feel less tired and increase energy levels. That’s because it contains a stimulant
1- The original definition of coffee means “wine.” Coffee’s original name, qahwah (قهوة), came from the Yemen term for wine. In Turkey it was called kahveh, until the Dutch referred to it as koffie, where we get the English coffee. 2- Coffee was originally a food. Coffee berries were mixed with fat to create an energy-rich snack ball. It was also consumed as a wine when made from the pulp of coffee berries. 3- The Arabs discovered coffee. They were jealous of
1. According to legend, Ethiopian shepherds discovered coffee around 800AD after seeing goats dancing merrily after eating coffee beans. 2. Brazil produces the most coffee in the world, followed by Vietnam, Colombia and Indonesia. 3. Instant coffee was first seen in England in 1771 but it was not mass-produced until it appeared, and was patented, in the USA in 1910. 4. In 1674 a Women’s Petition Against Coffee was printed in London. 5. It argued

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