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SHADE GROWN COFFEE CHERRIES

The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The next best time is today.
– Chinese proverb

Trees on Coffee plantation

We need trees. Why are trees so important? According to the Irish Botanist, Diana Beresford-Kroeger, trees are the most important living organisms on earth! Trees protect and feed our planet. They provide life-giving oxygen, store carbon and stabilise the soil.

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COFFEE CHERRY PROCESING METHODS

Wet Process

Most of the specialty coffee is processed is via this method.
The method is called wet process because water is used to remove the outer layers that surround the coffee beans.
The final cup is clean, sweet and lighter in the body. The acidity is well-balanced.
High-quality wet-processed coffee beans are cultivated in Kenya, Ethiopia, Congo, and Colombia. You can find them mainly in Africa, South America, Australia – Pacific islands, Asia and also in Central America.

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THE CHEMISTRY BETWEEN WATER AND COFFEE ☕

Knowing what difference water can make

About 98 percent of your cup of coffee is water. Knowing and taking into account the quality and characteristic of water is a crucial part in the art of coffee-brewing. Different locations around the world have different kinds of water. The mineral balance and added substances of the water differ from location to location.

Not only will the water taste differently, but it will also have a different effect on the grinded coffee beans during the brewing process. Minerals extract the flavor compounds from the beans. It is important that coffee-lovers are aware of the mineral content in the water they are using when brewing their coffees. Beans from a specific roastery will taste different in different locations around the world, just because of the different kind of waters that are around. Continue reading THE CHEMISTRY BETWEEN WATER AND COFFEE ☕

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HIBRIDO DE TIMOR – HDT

A legend is often told in Timor… It’s about a little boy and his crocodile friend that turned himself into the island of Timor out of love for the boy. The legend explains Timor’s mountainous, crocodile-like shape. Timorese have a special affinity not only with coffee but also with crocodiles!

 Hibrido de Timor (HDT),

also known as ‘Tim Tim’ (the short version for Timor Timur, which translates to East Timor in English). HDT is a rare spontaneous, natural cross between the Arabica and Robusta species. It combines the excellent flavor profiles of the more fragile Arabica pants and the Robusta’s robustness and disease resistance.

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THE PACAMARA VARIETAL COFFEE CHERRIES

Opposites attract…

Pacamara coffee beans – history

The Pacamara coffee varietal resulted from the crossing of two varieties. Which are quite different from each other:  the Pacas and Maragogype varietals. It’s name combines the first four letters of each parent varietal. The Salvadoran Institute for Coffee Research (ISIC) created this relatively new coffee varietal in 1958, after approximately 30 years of scientific research. During the late 1980’s, it had been released to coffee producents. Continue reading THE PACAMARA VARIETAL COFFEE CHERRIES

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HAWAII KONA COFFEE

Nature is where it all begins for the Hawaiians. In fact, they call themselves keiki o ka aina children of the land’.

– M. J. Harden, Author of Voices of Wisdom Hawaiian Elders Speak

Hawaii – the 50th state of the USA – is an awe-inspiring geographical wonder, located out in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Consisting of six uniquely different islands, Hawaii offers an inspiring mix of interesting environments and cultures. The four largest ethnic groups are Caucasians, Filipinos, Japanese, and Native Hawaiians.

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JAMAICA BLUE MOUNTAINS COFFEE – FLAVOURS OF CARIBBEAN

Jamaica – The “land of wood and water” and excellent coffee

Not all Jamaican coffee beans are classified as Blue Mountain Coffee. They are graded into Blue Mountain No. 1 – 3, Pea Berry and Triage. Other grades of Jamaican coffee beans include High Mountain Supreme, Jamaica Prime and Jamaica Select.

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RUNIONESE COFFEE BEANS – BOURBON

Bourbon and Typica

Bourbon and Typica are the two main varieties of the Coffee Arabica species. They are considered to be the two “Heirloom”or “Heritage” Arabica coffee varieties, which originated in south western Ethiopia. It is believed that most Arabica coffee varietals are derivatives of the Typica or Bourbon variety.

It is commonly accepted that the Bourbon variety is a natural mutant variety of Typica. Recent genetic studies suggest that Typica and Bourbon coffee beans were brought from the forests of Southwestern Ethiopia to Yemen for cultivation. From Yemen the coffee plants spread to other parts of the world. Continue reading RUNIONESE COFFEE BEANS – BOURBON

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HEIRLOOM ARABICA – ETHIPIAN COFFEES

Heirloom’ coffees  – Enjoy delicious historic flavors

When trying to capture the essence of Ethiopian coffees, Intelligentsia Coffee & Tea, a Chicago based US coffee roasting company, cites the American dancer, Isadora Duncan (1877-1927):

“No, I can’t explain the dance to you. If I could tell you what it meant, there would be no point in dancing it.”

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