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Description
It is a morning cup of joy. After tea, coffee is considered as the most dotting beverage, in the world. Coffee is loved for its loaded aroma and rich flavor Coffee is a widely consumed stimulant beverage prepared from roasted seeds, commonly called beans, of the coffee plant Coffee berries, which contain the coffee bean, are produced by several species of small evergreen bush of the genus Coffea. Once ripe, coffee berries are picked, processed, and dried. The seeds are then roasted, undergoing several physical and chemical changes. They are roasted to various degrees, depending on the desired flavor. They are then ground and brewed to create coffee

The most desirable coffee is grown in altitudes about 3000 feet. The altitude produces more elegant, complex flavors in the coffee cherries which contain the beans. The fruit must be hand-picked from trees which can bear flowers, green fruit, and ripe cherries all at the same time. The outer pulp and parchment of the coffee cherry are removed to reveal two beans, which are then cleaned, dried, graded and hand-inspected. The beans range in color from pale green to dark yellow when raw. They are exported in their raw state for roasting, blending and grinding at their final destination.

Most commercial companies use primarily C. Robusta and C. Arabica in their blends. The lower grown Robusta are harvested all at once mechanically, while the higher grown Arabica are picked by hand as they ripen. This makes the Arabica a cleaner, more flavorful cup of coffee. The first, and most traditional, is Arabica, which is considered to be far superior in flavor - the champagne of coffee, if you will. The other variety, Robusta, is higher in caffeine and tastes far bitterer and more acidic, which makes it less than preferable for most domestic use, but on the upside it can be cultivated in areas where Arabica won't grow. This makes it a cheap substitute for Arabica, which sees several coffee companies add small amounts of Robusta to their product lines as 'filler'. Finest quality Robusta beans are sometimes used as ingredients in certain espresso blends, but these are somewhat of an acquired taste.

Decaffeinated coffee
caffeine is removed from the beans before roasting via the use of a chemical solvent (which disappears completely when the beans are roasted) or the Swiss water process which steams the beans and then scrapes off the caffeine-laden outer layers

Black coffee
True coffee lovers are mad about their pure taste. They enjoy the strong flavor of it, which can't be replaced by any other coffee drink. Black coffee is a dark brown drink prepared by brewing the ground coffee beans in boiling water. It is served without milk or whipped cream. It is termed so, as it conserves the basic color (dark brown) of coffee. If special coffee beans are used to brew coffee then it is regarded as gourmet coffee.

The black coffee is the most basic form of coffee. It contains coffee at its purest level. For extra sweetness sugar can be added to it. There are lots of simple and easy methods to prepare a steaming hot cup of black coffee. It can be prepared by using any type of coffee makers available: percolator, automatic drip, or by plunger pots. To get a fresh and tangy brew, always buy fresh beans and store them in refrigerator in airtight vessels.

Black coffee is a beverage as black as ink, useful against numerous illnesses as it enhances immunity level against diseases. The milk in coffee destroys all the antioxidants present in them, which in turn boost the body immunity. They also play major role in preventing liver cancer, and also act as power booster and stress reliever.
Instant coffee powder
Instant coffee Powder - NOT MUCH DIFFERNCE BETWEEN COFFE AND INSTANT COFFEE POWDER
Instant coffee can come in either powder or granulated form contained in glass jars, sachets or tins. Powder and granules are generally preferred by both producer and consumer because of the ease and time for dissolving in hot water. It is up to the user to control how much is used; large amounts will produce stronger, thicker coffee whereas small amounts will produce a light coffee. Too much coffee may spoil the intended flavor and produce what some may describe as an unpleasant "metallic" taste. Instant coffee is also convenient for preparing iced coffee like the Greek frappe, which is popular in warmer climates and hot seasons.


How to Select
Always choose coffee in a well sealed packet or bottle. Never buy loose, as the flavour and aroma gets quickly lost. Confirm on purchasing date for fresh purchase.

Culinary Uses
" Spice up coffee with a pinch of cinnamon, nutmeg, or allspice added to the ground coffee. Citrus zest will also add zing to boring coffee.
" Coffee flavoring is distinctive in most dessert recipes.
" Freeze leftover coffee in ice trays to use in iced coffee, stews, and sauces.
" Like garlic, the smaller the grind of coffee, the stronger the flavor.

How to Store
Coffee hot or cold must be drunk immediately. If any left over can be kept in refrigerator for a day. More than a day or so, can ruin the milk and make it unacceptable.

Health Benefits
" There are often times during the day when your level of alertness drops and you start to feel drowsy. You'll be happy to learn that one cup of coffee is all you need to overcome fatigue and feel alert again. This might be especially beneficial in certain situation such as, working at night, when jet-lagged, or simply after a heavy lunch.
" Promotes the effectiveness of certain migraine drugs.
" It postpones muscle fatigue and thus enhances athletic performance and endurance.
" May protect against free radical damage to tissues
" Coffee lifts your mood and treat headaches
" Coffee has also been shown to improve endurance performance in long-duration physical activities.
" Caffeine dilates bronchial tubes, providing short-term relief for asthma sufferers.
" Coffee contains compounds known as antioxidants which may help protect against some of the most prevalent diseases.

Excessive Coffee Drinking- Health Hazards.
One of the most obvious consequences of drinking coffee is teeth staining. It can also cause Insomnia, hence avoid during nights, if you can't sleep properly. Caffeine has been associated with addiction and in large, prolonged amounts is connected with a number of health risks, is a sign of an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Heavy coffee drinking appears to promote the loss of bone mineral content --- a special concern for slightly framed women who are particularly vulnerable to the effects of the crippling bone disease osteoporosis. So, be smart and don't drink too many cups of coffee a day. If you do this, you won't have to worry about the effects that coffee has on your health.

Coffee Liqueur

Description
It is an extraordinary blend of ultra premium tequila and the pure, natural essence of the finest coffee. The taste is dry, not sweet as with most low proof coffee liqueurs. The higher proof brings out the flavor of the pure coffee essence and the ultra premium tequila. Coffee liqueur is enjoyed all over the world, often as the first and last drink of the evening.

How to Select
Always choose coffee in a well sealed packet or bottle. Never buy loose, as the flavour and aroma gets quickly lost. Confirm on purchasing date for fresh purchase.

Culinary Uses
" It is excellent for sipping as well as premium ingredient in a cocktail or as a unique and delicious dessert topping.
" This can be served at the most elegant parties or as part of appetizers for a casual gathering. Your guests will love it!
" It can be used to make cocktails and as a topping or ingredient in several desserts, including ice cream, cakes, and cheesecakes.

How to Store
Most liqueurs last for several years anywhere from 3 years, particularly if they are unopened or opened rarely. It can be kept in refrigerator.

Coffee Powder

Description
Coffee is far more than simply the brew that wakes people up in the morning. Coffee shops dot the city streets around the world with specialty coffee drinks drawing lines of customers. Add that delicious flavor and aroma to a few other ingredients, and you'd be surprised at the decadent desserts, foods, and specialty beverages you can make. Coffee Powder comes in fine powder form contained in glass jars, sachets or tins. Powders are generally preferred by both producer and consumer because of the ease and time for dissolving in hot water. It is up to the user to control how much is used; large amounts will produce stronger, thicker coffee whereas small amounts will produce a light coffee. This popular powder has been added to beverage and enjoyed as a drink for hundreds of years. Nescafe is one of the world's top-selling brands of instant coffee, made by Nestlé.


How to Select
Always choose coffee in a well sealed packet or bottle. Never buy loose, as the flavour and aroma gets quickly lost. Confirm on purchasing date for fresh purchase.

Culinary Uses
" Spice up coffee with a pinch of cinnamon, nutmeg, or allspice added to the ground coffee. Citrus zest will also add zing to boring coffee.
" Freeze leftover coffee in ice trays to use in iced coffee, stews, and sauces.
" Like garlic, the smaller the grind of coffee, the stronger the flavor.

How to Store
Coffee powder should be stored in an air tight jar. It should be avoided from humidity as it might get sticky. Best stored in refrigerator.

Health Benefits
" There are often times during the day when your level of alertness drops and you start to feel drowsy. You'll be happy to learn that one cup of coffee is all you need to overcome fatigue and feel alert again. This might be especially beneficial in certain situation such as, working at night, when jet-lagged, or simply after a heavy lunch.
" Promotes the effectiveness of certain migraine drugs.
" It postpones muscle fatigue and thus enhances athletic performance and endurance.
" May protect against free radical damage to tissues
" Coffee lifts your mood and treat headaches
" Coffee has also been shown to improve endurance performance in long-duration physical activities.
" Caffeine dilates bronchial tubes, providing short-term relief for asthma sufferers.
" Coffee contains compounds known as antioxidants which may help protect against some of the most prevalent diseases.




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