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Light Roast vs. Dark Roast - What Is The Difference?

Whether you are a coffee connoisseur of just a casual coffee drinker, you might find yourself asking the question: What is the difference between light roast and dark roast?

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What Is Organic Coffee?

With many of today's consumers being concerned about the quality of the products they purchase, organic food and beverages are gaining in popularity, especially organic coffee. Many agricultural products are grown today by using organic methods, and your coffee is no exception.

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Brazil's Weather - How it Benefits Specialty Coffee Growers

Coffee is closely tied to the history and development of Brazil. Prior to 1990, the coffee sector was highly regulated by the government. In the early 1990's, the economy was re-structured on free market principles. The Brazilian Coffee Institute (IBC) was abolished and replaced by a Coffee Policy Council. This Council has high level participation of growers, domestic industrial coffee users, exporters and key government agencies.

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Sumatra Coffee - Experience the Luxurious Flavor of Indonesia

Sumatra coffee is an essential strain of the Sumatran culture, and the location is famous for producing one of the most decomposable coffees in the world. In general, Sumatra coffee tends not to be sold by quantity like in some other countries, but instead strict guidelines are used. These guidelines are supported around the picking activity and processing of the beans. There are several kinds of brands available, such as beans that are grown in the Sumatran West called "Gayo Elevation". This coffee tends to be sweeter than other varieties. It is produced just inland from the South coast and has taken its name from the Indonesian people that were once responsible for its production.

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What Is Kona Coffee?

Kona Coffee is considered a world class gourmet coffee worldwide. For people who are not aware, Kona coffee is more or less Hawaiian coffee. Over the years Kona coffee has grown to become one of the most expensive types of coffee you can buy.

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White Tea Varieties

White tea is a type of tea that is less processed than green tea. In contrast to the manner in which green tea is produced, the tea leaves leaves are allowed to wither after picking, thus giving them a lighter (and sometimes more brownish) appearance than the dark green color of green tea leaves. Most varieties of white tea originated in Fujian province, China, which still produces a large portion of these types of tea. It is an often-stated myth that white tea is lower in caffeine than other types of tea: the caffeine content of tea varies widely among individual teas, and no generalizations can be made about whether white, green, or black teas contain the most caffeine.

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How a Shipment of Spoiled Coffee Beans Turned Into an Invention For Coffee Decaffeination

Caffeine is a naturally occurring substance found in more than 60 different plant species all over the world. The coffee bush is one of them. Caffeine consumption and its effects in both animals and humans has been a topic of study for more than a century and likely will remain so for the future.

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The Humble Coffee Tree

People enjoy coffee the world over and it is one of the largest traded commodities on the planet. It starts its life however, as a small cultivated plant in a nursery perhaps near a shady mountain.

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Green Tea and Coffee - A Comparison

Green tea and coffee are two very different drinks. They both contain caffeine, but after that they have little in common. Coffee is a strong, dark, bitter drink, whereas green tea, while it can be bitter too, is a gentler and lighter drink.

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Arabica Coffee - Origins of The Finest Coffee

Arabica coffee is widely-regarded as the best commercially-produced type of coffee in the world. It is famous for being the first type of coffee used by humankind. Most of the coffee you drink comes from Arabica plants, which are grown all over the world. This plant is most related with Africa and the Middle Eastbound, but is now planted in the coffee-growing regions of the world, as easily. Its beans make one of the most favorite beverages in the world, in all its different incarnations.

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