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

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

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

Coffee Makes You Frisky

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The legend goes that a goat herder from Ethiopia Kaldi, noticed his goats jumping around after eating the bright red cherries of a tree, on further examination and sampling himself he felt energized and exhilaration. So he took them to a local monastery where the monks disapproved of their use and through them in the fire, hence the aroma and cracking of the beans resulted in the for runner of what we enjoy today roasted coffee. find some great Ethiopian single origins HERE (http://kimberleycoffee.com.au/shop/coffee/coffeesingle-origin)   ...read more