About coffee and coffee-based lifestyle

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Coffee Processing Methods – Drying, Washing or Honey?
7 minutes
Basic Knowledge
Processing coffee so separating the coffee cherry’s fruit flesh and skin from the coffee beans is one of the most crucial aspects of farming coffee. How to coffee is processed can have a dramatic effect on the resulting cup and nowadays roasters and baristas are concentrating on coffee processing to describe the coffee. Also, lately it has become more and more popular that the farmers have started to experiment with new coffee processing methods such as anaerobic fermentation. Let’s go through the most common coffee processing methods.
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The Basics of Coffee Processing
5 minutes
Basic Knowledge
We often talk about cultivar or region affecting the way a coffee tastes, but equally important is the way that a coffee is processed. Two techniques—natural (or dry) processing and washed (or wet) processing—turn ripe coffee cherry into green coffee that’s ready for export.
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Understanding green coffee: from seed to bean
4 minutes
Advanced Knowledge
Before becoming roasters, all we had to do is pick and buy our favorite finished product from other local companies (just as restaurants do with wine or beer). Now, there are some added layers of complexity to our day-to-day business, but this allows us to “design” each coffee just the way we want them. In this journal “series” we explain in a short and straight fashion the basics of the green (unroasted) coffee journey, from the tree to our warehouse.
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Third Place
3 minutes
General Knowledge
Ray Oldenburg is an urban sociologist who writes about the importance of informal public gathering places; Third Places. Throughout his work, and particularly in his book Celebrating The Third Place (2000), Oldenburg identifies "third places" as the public places on neutral ground where people can gather and interact. The phrase 'third places' derives from considering our homes to be the 'first' places in our lives, and our work places the 'second.'
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What happens in a coffee farm?
3 minutes
Basic Knowledge
Have you ever wondered what happens in a coffee farm before the beans are roasted by a coffee roastery?
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How Does a Coffee Cherry Taste Like?
4 minutes
Basic Knowledge
Since the aromas in coffee develop only when roasting the beans, the answer is no: the cherries do not taste like roasted coffee. However, different varieties of coffee, as well as the cherries, have different flavors. After all coffees grown in different areas, climates and with different cultivation methods have huge difference flavor vice.
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How Much is Sweet?
3 minutes
Advanced Knowledge
In as much as a lot of sugar is lost in the roasting process, there is little doubt that great coffees come from perfectly ripe coffee cherry which has higher sugar levels than unripe or partially ripe coffee.
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What is Terroir® Coffee?
3 minutes
Advanced Knowledge
A food or drink that has terroir cannot be reproduced anywhere else; it bears the stamp of soil, microclimate, and micro-organisms unique to where the product is grown.
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How Much Is Bitter?
6 minutes
Advanced Knowledge
Despite caffeine’s well-known bitterness, it typically contributes less than 10% of the bitterness of coffee. Decaffeinated coffee is still bitter, and spiking decaf with caffeine doesn’t change consumers’ perception of the coffee, so other compounds are considered more important in creating the bitterness of coffee.
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About the importance of work and the great importance of play
3 minutes
General Knowledge
This is Sam Coffee Roasters, a space for work & play.
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Third Wave Coffee
10 minutes
General Knowledge
In the third wave, a good cup of espresso is not the only result of a barista's skill; Rather, it is the product of the hard work of the producer, importer, roaster, barista, and consumer.
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Second Wave Coffee
8 minutes
General Knowledge
At this point, coffee was no longer a regular beverage. Coffee had now become a drink with an artistic and emotional scent tied to the experience of café-ing. Although the ultimate goal of these cafes was to offer quality coffee, the coffee itself was almost forgotten.
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First Wave Coffee
8 minutes
Basic Knowledge
Over the past two centuries, coffee consumption has undergone fundamental changes, referred to as coffee waves. Changes have led to the formation of "coffee culture"; Its main structure is derived from the relationship between coffee and society.
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A Few Minutes of Foam
7 minutes
Advanced Knowledge
No matter how long you’ve been slinging shots, sometimes a latte will go bubbly after pouring. If you’ve ever had to remake a coffee because it was sat on the counter for just a few seconds too long before serving, then you know how frustrating this can be.