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

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

Put a Tiger in your tank with Tiger Mountain™ India

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Put a Tiger in your tank with Tiger Mountain™ India Tiger Mountain is part of the Direct Connect Coffee program - run by Australian Coffee importers H Bennett - who donate money from each green bag sold to save the endangered tigers of India..... Tasting Notes Its great being involved in this great industry discovering new beans and blending new award winning Coffee - So I am going to share some of my discoveries with you all through this Blog. Today I am talking about ------- One of the best single origin coffees on the market today and very hard to get. A shade  ...read more

Coffee Cupping - what is it?

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Do you have to be a professional coffee sampler/tester to know all about coffee ? The ‘coffee cuppers’ seem to have all of it, over and above their usual coffee buying, judging and writing reviews. But you can also enjoy the flavors of awesome coffee, if you wish to. Coffee is judging is dont by the professional ‘cuppers’ through its many attributes, like smell, taste, flavor, body, acidity and several others. You can also simulate a professional set up with some simple arrangements. First, you must have an abundant supply of fresh, filtered w  ...read more

Cappuccino - How to make a great Cappuccino.....

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The taste of a good cappuccino is totally lip smacking and some times people just cannot start their day without a cup of cappuccino. Cappuccino is a rich, dark coffee whose recipe originated in Italy, and is traditionally consumed before lunch. The name cappuccino actually comes from the resemblance of its color to the robes of the monks of the Capuchin order. Cappuccino has a large volume of foam making it a light weight drink and less filling than other coffees. You take equal parts of steamed and frothed milk and espresso, with the milk on top of the espresso. Then yo  ...read more