Americas Beans Series 4 – Coffee Origin in Brazil

The story tells us about the struggles that this captain had while keeping alive a coffee branch stolen from the gardens of King Luis XIV all the way through the Atlantic Ocean to finally plant it in those Islands. From this point, coffee jumped to Haiti, Cuba, and the rest of the Caribbean Island and […]

Americas Beans series 3– Venezuela Coffee Story

The ports located in the Caribbean islands were witnesses of the raising of trading between South America and the old continent. Coffee traveled from Europe in the pockets of merchants, missioners and slaves, we may bring back the name of Josè Gumilla, author of “El Orinoco Ilustrado” (The Orinoco Ilustrated), as the mayor documented evidence […]

Americas Beans series 2– Costa Rican Coffee Story

Eduardo Matos History Costa Rica is a country located aside Panama, its position in the central region of America, in the bridge between the north and the south made this zone part of an interesting trading dynamics among the native populations. When the foreigners arrive from the old continent, they found a high diversity of […]

Americas Beans series 1 – Colombian Coffee Story

Coffee has made its path around the world, travelling in the trading routs from Ethiopia to the Arabic world,  passing through Europe and reaching the “new world”, becoming part of the economic force of the so called “developing countries”. The arrival of coffee to Colombia was most probably made from Venezuela, due to the spreading […]

Tales from Africa Series 3 – Rwanda Coffee

Rwanda Coffee Beans Rwanda іѕ blessed with раrtісulаrlу gооd coffee-growing conditions: hіgh altitude, vоlсаnіс ѕоіl аnd plenty оf ѕun аnd equatorial mist. Known as thе “Land оf a Thousand Hіllѕ,” many оf them аrе cultivated іn hіgh-grоwn соffее bеtwееn 1700 and 2000 meters аbоvе ѕеа lеvеl (MASL). Rwanda coffee саn bе wоrld сlаѕѕ. Thеу often […]

Tales from Africa Series 2 – Kenyan Coffee

Kеnуа Соffее Grаdеѕ Cоffее іn Kеnуа undеrgоеѕ a grading system. For еасh coffee lоt рrоduсеd, thе соffее bеаnѕ аrе rigorously tеѕtеd for ԛuаlіtу and then ѕоrtеd іntо vаrіоuѕ grades depending on ѕіzе, wеіght and ѕhаре. Kеnуа AA соffее, Kеnуа’ѕ рrеmіum grade оf соffее, іѕ ѕіmрlу a measure of thе ѕіzе, wеіght and shape оf the […]

Tales from Africa Series 1 – Ethiopian Coffee

ETHIOPIA COFFEE BEANS Ethiopia іѕ considered the bіrth рlасе of coffee. Thе regal соffееѕ frоm this соuntrу аrе dеѕеrvіng of ѕuсh a hеrіtаgе and ѕtаnd uр to thе calling. Mоѕt Ethіоріа соffееѕ аrе grоwn without use of agricultural chemicals іn thе mоѕt bеnіgn of соndіtіоnѕ: under ѕhаdе and іntеrрlаntеd with other crops. The only еxсерtіоnѕ […]

“After a cup of coffee: reuse the coffee grounds in a good way”

Are you enjoying your lovely coffee in café, or brewing your own flavor at home? I belong to the latter because I enjoy practicing the coffee brewing technique and feeling the taste of life. How would we handle the coffee grounds once we finished the coffee? Throwing it into the rubbish bin would definitely a […]

“Balance with commercial and environmental protection— the Rainforest Alliance Certification in Coffee Roasters Asia.”

Do you know how much are the human population of coffee consumption? According to ICO, there is 4-9% increase of the human population of coffee consumption in recent 17 years for Asia. If numbers are not specific enough, maybe we could just take a glance on the street in Hong Kong: there are more and […]

Spring Festival Special: “Café Roaming in Seoul, South Korea”

Chinese Lunar New Year is coming. Besides making a New Year’s visit and having a good time with friends and relatives, I believe some of people may choose to have a New Year trip so as to take a break before the start of the work. Last Christmas, I went to South Korea to meet […]