The types and varieties of coffee

The types and varieties of coffee

There are thousands of varieties of coffee, and not confuse the concepts of species, variety and cultivar.

Kinds of coffee

On the coffee plantations in the world from 40 native species grow only three – Arabica, Robusta and


Arabica makes up the lion’s share of the total coffee produced in the world – 70 %, despite the fact that this species is difficult to grow, and therefore more expensive than other types. He gained such popularity due to the gentle and subtle taste. View Arabica has many varieties, the names of which are familiar to connoisseurs. The most well-known varieties of Arabica: Bourbon, mocha, tipico, abyssinica, maragogi.

Robusta is stronger and less elegant. Despite the ease of cultivation and higher yields, this coffee belongs to a lower class than Arabica. Robusta, as a rule, add in coffee mixture to give them strength. Varieties Robusta: conillon (Brazil), Kouilou (Congo), Java-ineac (Indonesia), congensis.

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Preparing coffee in the East or how to brew coffee in Turku

Preparing coffee in the East or how to brew coffee in Turku

In our first «How To» we describe one of the ways of proper coffee in a cezve. Method of preparing coffee in the Eastern (Turkish, Greek) dates back to the 16th century, preceding almost all other used in the present methods. Actually the flow or jezve quite simple. Most importantly – to follow the basic rules .

Oriental coffee – a method of preparing coffee require constant attention while cooking.

Let’s start with the grinding. If you want to make real coffee in the East, the first thing you will need a grinder that can do very fine grinding. In fact – in the dust. Or you manual mill for coffee. Ideal for these purposes to use traditional Turkish brass coffee grinder, which will provide the necessary grinding. In addition to «» mill we need good quality water (filtered or dining room), good freshly roasted coffee, a metal spoon for stirring, copper or brass Turk .

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Basic methods of preparation of professional coffee

Humanity is more than multisatellite his acquaintance with coffee invented a variety of methods and tools for its preparation. However, for use in coffee shops, bars, restaurants, cafes only fit four of the most technologically advanced.


The parameters of preparation:

The water temperature in degrees Celsius: 88-92

The water pressure, ATM: 9

The grind: very thin

Drink’s volume, ml: 25-30

The extraction time, h: 25+(-)3

Caffeine content, mg: 60-90

The word is masculine, not declined. Comes from the word “fast” means:

1. Way of making coffee, firmly established in Italy by the end of the 1940s.

2. Coffee made in this way.

Espresso is prepared with about 25 +(-) h, by pressing one button. Previously the espresso Cup is heated. Pressure of 15 bar ( or 9 ATM?), the steam passes through the ground coffee. Coffee temperature at the outlet is 88-92 degrees Continue reading

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