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An Old But Great Way of Brewing Coffee

In this, the second in a series of articles discussing the various ways of brewing coffee, we talk about the vacuum method or the coffee siphon as it is also known.

This technique for brewing coffee was very popular in the 1920's through to the 1960's but has since seen a remarkable decline to the extent that it is now very difficult to track down the apparatus needed to brew the coffee in this way.

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Coffee Brewing Methods - The Ibrik

In this series of articles we are going to discuss the various ways of brewing coffee. Coffee is a huge industry, second only to oil, and the world's favourite beverage can be brewed in a fascinating variety of ways. We will start with Turkish coffee brewed using an ibrik.

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Brazilian Festivals - Tasty Treats and Coffee

Brazilians love parties and festivals. The festival theme changes according to the region, month and season. Harvest festivals are particularly interesting and fun because they go back to pagan solstice celebrations during the month of June. These festivals combine religion, agriculture, music, decorations, food and coffee to create experiences unique to the town holding the event.

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Brazilian Coffee Processing Methods

The three methods used to process coffee in Brazil are the wet (washed), dry (natural) and the semi-washed (pulped natural). Brazil has one advantage over just about any other country in the world: superb weather year-round and a geographical location that makes it possible for Brazilian coffee farmers to process coffee beans primarily via the dry method.

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What You Didn't Know About The World's Most Expensive Coffee

It is often thought that the best and most costly coffee in the world comes from a certain mountain in Jamaica. However Kopi Luwak has that honour and has an unusual method of production.

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Brazilian Coffee Traditions - Storytelling and Drinking a "Cafezinho"

Think about it. When was the last time you stopped long enough to sip some great coffee and share in storytelling with someone without the pressure of schedules, clocks and things to do?

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Brazilian Shade Grown Coffee and the Natural Forest Habitat

The Brazilian national flag has a large yellow diamond on a green base with a dark blue sphere in the center of the yellow diamond. Green symbolizes lush fields and vegetation. Yellow represents gold mining resources. The dark blue sphere stands for the deep blue hue of tropical skies. Around the sphere, there are 27 stars representing the capital of Brazil, Brasilia, and its federal states. Across the middle of the sphere is a white banner bearing the words "Ordem e Progresso" (Order and Progress).

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Coffee Lovers Guide to the Ultimate Gift

If you're thinking about giving that special someone a coffee gift then we has got some must have information as you start your search this Holiday Season. These gift ideas cover a wide price range. So whether money is tight or the sky is the limit, we've got a great gift idea for you. As you start your search for that special coffee gift think about looking online. There are great deals to be found along with very creative and unique coffee gift ideas to choose from.

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Giving The Bean A Right Roasting

Roasting coffee is far more complicated than just putting a few pounds of the raw 'green' bean into a roaster and waiting until the colour looks right. In simplistic terms, once the bean is in the roasting machine it turns from green to yellow and then to light brown then to medium brown then on to a rich dark brown colour.

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Tea Tasting For Health - A Fresh Perspective on How to Taste Tea

Tea tasting is often viewed as a specialized art. People pay steeply for tea tasting workshops. Large tea companies such as Lipton employ professional tea tasters in order to maintain the consistency of their blends, which combine different teas whose characteristics vary seasonally. Connoisseurs of rare and specialty teas may taste dozens of teas in one day. Michael Harney of Harney and Sons boasts tasting an average of 80 teas a day.

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