A Story of the History of Coffee

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Both the Arabica and Robusta varieties of coffee have their origins in Ethiopia. It has been recorded as being discovered in the 9th Century. A young Ethiopian goat herder, Kaldi, discovered his goats would become rambunctious after eating the bright red berries and leaves of a previously ignored plant. That plant turned out to be the coffee plant. Upon observing increased activity and unusual behaviour in his goats, Kaldi tried eating some of the plant's berries, and found it gave him extra energy and a feeling of happiness. Kaldi continued to eat the berries, ga  ...read more

Why Choose Organic Coffee?

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We all know that organic is best, if a little more expensive, when it comes to food and skin care, so why not for coffee? And does it really make a difference to my health? And will it taste better? With around 12 billion pounds of coffee produced from around the world per year, farmers have needed to meet the already high and growing demand and maximize their profits which has brought changed to areas of planting and methods of growing. Conventional (non-organic) coffee is among the most heavily chemically treated foods produced in the world. The plants are treated to  ...read more

Coffee Hunters - Yellow Caturra - Flores Indo

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Yellow Caturra While on our Coffee Hunt we came across something quite special – that got me very excited. Well, we came across some magic beans and will be back as soon as can. Like other roasters, we visit the beaten road to coffee plantations and co-ops. However, we are searching also well off the beaten roaster track. To give you a bit of a teaser – I will start with a coffee we cannot get. The other beans we found just as exciting may stay a secret for the time being. Flores - Yellow Caturra History Flores Yellow Caturra is a rar  ...read more

The health benefits of cold brew coffee

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Brewed coffee, especially cold brew, is loaded with stuff that is beneficial to one’s health, including caffeine. Ever since coffee has been consumed, its health benefits have helped millions of people, from helping them wake up to getting much-needed antioxidants. Caffeine, which is present in just about all forms of coffee, except decaf of course, works wonders for the human body when consumed responsibly. Aside from keeping people awake, caffeine stimulates the nervous system, and make people feel more alert and focused. About 11 years ago, a study done by “T  ...read more

2017 Coffee Trends

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2017 Coffee Trends From Plantation to Cup The humble coffee bean travels the long journey from grower to bean selector, roaster to café and barista to the cup of every discerning coffee drinker. 2017 will continue to be a growth year for specialty coffee (http://kimberleycoffee.com.au/) and all the players will become more spotlit as the consumer seek more information about their favourite drink, such as origin, growing methods and certifications. With this demand for information, all in the chain of creation to service will keep the up flow of information ch  ...read more

Cold Brew - how to make a great Cold Brew at home.

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The Heat is on! So, what’s all the fuss about? Cold brew has lower acidity than coffee made with hot water, which means the flavor profile is slightly different, and less bitter. Fans also swear it has a smoother, slightly sweeter flavor than coffee made with hot water. Another bonus for caffeine junkies? It is more concentrated than hot-brewed coffee. Wondering how to make cold brew coffee yourself? We’re here to tell you, it couldn’t be easier which—bonus!—will be a huge money-saver. How to Make Cold Brew Coffee in the BOD Cold Brew system in 3 E  ...read more

The importance of freshly roasted coffee ....

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Freshly roasted small batch coffee is now more sought after than it ever has been, thanks to the third wave of coffee putting speciality coffee in the same realm as quality cigars, caviar, and wine. But why buy speciality coffee, or even just freshly roasted coffee, when the supermarket down the street sells big bags of coffee for less? First off, while those bags of coffee are popular, it’s not because the coffee inside tastes good, it’s because a lot of people either don’t know much about speciality coffee or don’t like coffee enough to tr  ...read more

Kimberley Coffee update

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Hi, The last 6 months have been a super busy successful dry season in beautiful Broome – thank you for your support in 2016. Here's a little run down for you on what's been happening behind the scenes at Kimberley Coffee Company. We are super proud to have picked up a Silver medal for our signature blend Mintaka (http://kimberleycoffee.com.au/CampaignProcess.aspx?A=Link&VID=34486913&KID=357171&LID=1065938) at the Sydney Royal Fine Food Show 2016. Mintaka as a Fair Trade Organic Blend (http://kimberleycoffee.com.au/CampaignProcess.aspx?A=Link&VID=3448691  ...read more

Kenya AA Single Origin Coffee

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Hi All, Kenya AA coffee, just has to be one of the best single origin coffee's we have come across the season. This coffee which is grown at elevations of 1600 to 2,600 mt. Kenya's location to Ethiopia the birth place of coffee lends its self to some amazing opportunities in the coffee space, and Kenya AA doesn't disappoint. The Kenya AA (http://kimberleycoffee.com.au/shop/coffee/coffeesingle-origin/kenya-aa-kagunyu-organic-micro-lot) gourmet coffee beans are grown on volcanic soils and are wet-processed; the beans are harvested, and removed from the bright red cherries, and w  ...read more

The making of a great Irish Coffee

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The Port of Foyne was a busy air traffic point between Europe and United States in the 1930s and 1940s, carrying a diverse range of people from refugees and Royal members. It was the winter of 1934, the flight from Foyne left to New York in extremely bad weather that eventually caused the flight to return. Chef Joe Sheridan working at the restaurant in the terminal building offered tired passengers the coffee drink mixed with a quality Irish whiskey. One American passenger asked if that's Brazilian coffee, and the chef answered, "that's Irish coffee." In 1952 Jack Koeppler, owner of Bu  ...read more