Rich Aroma, Bold Flavor
Gourmet coffee is like an art form - with precision and skill, one will
enjoy a finely brewed bold flavor marked with rich aromas. However,
without patience and lack of caring and you're left with a regular cup
Thought to be discovered by the ancient Ethiopians, coffee beans were
"officially" introduced in the middle of the fifteenth century, in the
Sufi monasteries of the Yemen in southern Arabia. However, the first
coffee roasters didn't appear until coffee spread into Arabia where it
was first roasted and brewed.
The morning cup of
coffee has an exhilaration about it
which the cheering influence of the
afternoon or evening cup of tea
cannot be expected to reproduce.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., "Over the Teacups," 1891
to mondern day American and you're sure to find a coffee house on every
corner... sometimes two on every corner. However, the quality of some
of these establishments is just not acceptable. Nowadays, "coffee
baristas" have just become "coffee pourers" and that's sad.
I become a coffee snob because I've sworn off the standard "bought from
the aisle named 'coffee, etc.' at your local grocery store" ... maybe.
While snobbish might be my tendancy, I prefer "coffee conesieur" in
light of the fact that I know coffee can be so much more than a drab
cup of black sludge.
Instant coffee lacks the very aroma that
stimulates the nostrils. And without that coffee aroma, you're missing
out on hints of honey, fruit, spicy, buttery, vanilla, caramel, etc.
knew coffee could be so much more than a stimuliant to brighten up your
glazed-over eyes from the previous day's adventures!!!
Within this site, I'll discuss a variety of information, including:
sit back, brew your favorite coffee bean, put your reading glasses on,
take out a pen and paper and get ready to learn about everything
- Fair trade coffee... why, where, impact, pricing, etc.
- Coffee beans and where to find the best
- Coffee makers and how to select one
- Coffee tables and why you need one
- Coffee mugs and the correct way to pour, drink, etc.
- Tea and coffee and why coffee is better
- Coffee break and why it should be longer
- Organic coffee and why you should be drinking it
- Coffee pots vs. coffee machines
Coffee is like an art form - with precision and skill, one will enjoy a
finely brewed bold flavor marked with rich aromas.
Stay up-to-date on all the Gourmet Coffee Cup news!
Coffee pictures from around the globe. Sometimes, you can smell the
aroma from the steam coming out of a coffee mug picture...
There's no mistaking gourmet coffee. The aroma
stimulates the nostrils with hints of honey, fruit, spicy, buttery,
Organic coffee grown from organic farming techniques
grow without the use of artificial fertilizers, pesticides or
Fair Trade Coffee
directly from the growers, fair trade coffee promotes healthier working
conditions and great economic incentive for producers...
A social gathering place, coffee houses offer a wide variety of coffee.
From decaf to organic to fairtrade to local blends...
Coffee machines are a plenty in the current coffee market. From drip
coffee, single cup and automatic expresso machines...
gifts are a great way to show someone how much you love them... or at
least is shows them you care about which coffee they drink...
The perfect coffee deserves the perfect coffee mug. Round, squaret,
small, big, etc. Which to choose and when?
About coffee describes the process of how the coffee goes from the
field to your cup. Harvest, roasting, grinding, etc...
With America running on coffee, Coffee companies are a dime-a-dozen
right now. Which one do you choose and why?
Coffee accessories such as frothing pitchers, demitasse spoons, espress
cups are a must for some coffee drinkers!
About us... or about me :) I love coffee and I love writing about it...