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

Why is specialty coffee so special?

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A good cup of coffee is like fine wine and good quality cigars. There are various different types of coffee beans and these determine the flavors that the blend presents for the coffee roaster and then coffee connoisseur. My many years immersed in the wine, food and coffee industries has taught me a lot about flavours, aromas, textures, palate. Many coffee roasters blend a combination of the lower cost Robusta beans with the more expensive Arabica gourmet beans. The Arabica beans have a finer aroma, a richer flavor and more body than the less expensive Robusta beans. However a so   ...read more

Coffee - Understand What Caffeine Does To Us And Why We Have Decaf

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I’m no different from any other Australian; I love a good coffee after I wake up. In fact, I adore grinding my coffee fresh and putting it through my home espresso machine. I also crave the flavour even after having had dinner. Unfortunately, dependent on your body, your reaction to the caffeine will vary. This can mean the difference between a cup of coffee at night or a sleepless night of tossing and turning. I personally cannot drink coffee before bedtime because I am sensitive to the affects of caffeine. I can’t even drink soft drinks containing caffeine, before  ...read more

Organic Coffee Preserving The World One Cup At A Time

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Many people wonder what organic coffee is all about. How does it differ from regular coffee? Is the extra cost worth it? These may be some of the questions that you think about when you hear or read the words "organic coffee." Here are some facts that you should know about organic coffee. Organic coffee is not really a new idea. Organic coffee farming is actually the original way to grow coffee. Consider it as part of the trend of going back to the old ways. People are beginning to realise that perhaps the older methods and traditional ways are better than the newer and  ...read more