1. Grains, seeds of the coffee tree
2. A drink made from roasted and ground beans of the coffee tree.
Grain coffee tree, rich in aromatic substances and alkaloids, mainly the caffeine. Homeland – South Arabia (Yemen) and Ethiopia. There are currently producing the best varieties (mocha, Arabica). However, the main suppliers of coffee to the world market – South America (especially Brazil and Colombia), where it was brought by Europeans. These varieties according to their biochemical indicators worse than the African-Arab.
Attitude to coffee, as a beverage, throughout its long history, was ambiguous. In the Arab East, in Asia it has always considered stimulating, strong, but harmless. In Europe, it is extremely appreciated until the XVIII century when mainly determined country-consumers of coffee – Poland, Austria, Germany (as opposed to the tea – England, Russia). From the late eighteenth century and especially in the nineteenth century against coffee, like tea, were put forward strong objections – they identified a number of harmful that was completely Continue reading
Stories about coffee
If one day a man bought a coffee addict, I can say that it’s for life. Many words and expressions you hear about this drink, how many ways of cooking exist in the world! A huge number of people starting their day with a Cup of refreshing coffee and it does not matter how it is cooked.
Controversy over negative or positive effects of coffee
drink on the human body will never cease, because really a definite answer to this question is no. Even the history of the spread of coffee arouses interest.
We can say that the beginning of an ascent of coffee on a pedestal, became the XVI century, although felt in the beginning of the great difficulties. Many of the rulers of the States of that time were initially against the promotion of the drink on the territory belonged to them. Most likely, this occurred because coffee has Arabic roots. But even in Turkey the Sultan himself could not keep the people from aroma.
Europe also did not immediately Continue reading
Recipes for coffee
Long time ago I promised my friend Pinta_Whisky . I would try and get in one of Lviv cafes coffee with cheese and tell her what kind of a beast. Alas-alas! Until I got to this salivating cafe, this recipe from the menu was removed. Maybe it was complete nonsense? Huh?
But instead I want to suggest few coffee recipes that will not only tone up and have fun, but also useful for health.
Cinnamon. If you have hypertension, and doctors are forbidden to drink coffee, it is possible to cheat a little and add in a little Cup of cinnamon. It is generally known that the spice cinnamon reduces blood pressure. And coffee get treatment.
Finely ground coffee, pour cold water, bring to a boil but do not stir. As soon as the foam begins to rise, Turku remove from heat. So done three times. Continue reading