Some facts about coffee...Your favorite drink!
According to some historians, where did the first coffee crops take place?
Yemen Coffee’s History Most experts assume that the first coffee plants originated in Ethiopia’s western regions. Coffee was first recorded as a beverage in the 6th century, when it was used by the Ottoman Empire. These plants were eventually cultivated and transformed into the beans and drinks that we know today in Yemen.
How was coffee first consumed?
Roasted and brewed
The earliest credible evidence of coffee-drinking appears in the middle of the 15th century in Arabia. It was here that coffee seeds were first roasted and brewed in a similar way to how it is prepared now.
How the name of "Coffee" Originated?
The name "coffee" originates from an Arabic word, which can be translated as:
In Arabia, the infusion of coffee was named Kahwah or Cahue (or Qah'wa, from the original Arabic شهوة), which means 'Strength'. In the Italian Turkish language, it was known as Kahve, whose original meaning could also be 'Wine'.
Where was the world's first coffee shop opened?
The world's first coffee shop was called Kiva Han and opened in Constantinople, now Istanbul, in 1495.
Which of these countries is among the largest coffee producers in the world?
Today, the world's largest coffee producer is Brazil, accounting for about one third of the production. Other major producers are Vietnam, Colombia and Mexico. In addition to these, on a smaller scale are Hawaii, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Jamaica, Ethiopia (where coffee trees are native vegetation), Kenya, Yemen and Indonesia.
When did Turkish Coffee become a UNESCO intangible?
In 2013 Turkish Coffee was declared by UNESCO as an intangible cultural heritage of humanity. The name of this heritage is the "culture and tradition of Turkish coffee".
What is the difference between Turkish coffee and other coffee preparations?
Water is boiled with coffee
Turkish coffee is characterized as a thick drink, resulting from the infusion of ground beans at the extra-fine level (called 'sprayed coffee'). The great difference of this method for the other is that the water is boiled with coffee, which, in turn, is not filtered. The addition of spices such as cardamom, cinnamon and starry anise also marks a presence in the preparation of the Turkish drink, ensuring a remarkable flavour and aroma.
There are two types of coffee: Arabica and...?
Arabica is the most traditional coffee, representing most of the world's coffee production. It is more delicate and more pleasant to the palate. Canéfora or Robusta has about 50% to 60% more caffeine compared to Arabica, in addition to a slightly stronger flavour. It is widely used to make instant coffee.
Kopi Luwak coffee is also known as:
Kopi Luwak is considered the most expensive coffee in the world, but this has nothing to do with the variety of coffee beans or grow region, but rather with the processing of coffee. Civet Cats (a species of tree-like herbivore cat) eat cherries and excrete them intact. For this reason, Kopi Luwak is also known as cat poop coffee or Civetcat coffee.
What is the name of the professional who specializes in coffee preparation?
The word Barista comes from the Italian 'baristi' and means 'bar attendant'. But baristas are much more than that, they are experts in transforming excellent quality coffees into unique drinks.