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Learn About Coffee - Articles Directory

To help you navigate through our various articles all about coffee beverages, we have divided it into categories. We add more coffee articles regularly so this allows for expansion as we grow.


Tips on Making Coffee

  • Coffee Tips

    Here are some quick coffee tips to help you make a good cup of coffee.

     

  • How to Make Coffee

    Tips on how to make coffee so that you will get the most out of your gourmet coffee beans.

     

  • How to Brew Coffee

    The basic principal that is common to all types of brewing methods is to soak ground coffee in hot water to extract the flavor and aroma. Since the drip coffee method is the most popular method, this article will focus on brewing the best cup from your drip coffee maker

     

  • Perfect Cup of Coffee

    Like anything else in life there is bad, just okay and then there is perfect. To get to perfection you really need the knowledge on how to do it and the motivation.

     

  • How to Make Good Coffee with Better Water

    In many parts of the United States, water may have been potable, meaning it was disease-free and safe to drink, but that didn't mean it tasted good. That bad taste in a glass of water translated into an off taste in anything cooked, with water added, and beverages like coffee brewed with water.

     

  • Grinding Gourmet Coffee Beans

    The type of coffee grind that you use is important in order to properly match the type of brewing method you will be using. The objective is to get the most flavor out of the ground beans when infused with hot water. The fast rule of thumb is the faster the infusion the finer the grind.

     

  • Coffee Recipes

    A collection various recipes to enjoy gourmet coffee. Some hot, some cold and some exotic.

     

  • Iced Coffee Recipe

    A Cool Way to Enjoy Coffee during the Hot Months. Iced coffee is an excellent summer refresher but it has not received the attention as its cousin Iced Tea primarily because of careless preparation.

     

  • Remove a Coffee Stain - Coffee Stain Removal Tips

    How to remove a coffee stain is not as difficult as it may seem. The problem with coffee stain removals is that most people will wait until the item goes through the laundry several days later.

     


Learn About Coffee Beans

  • Specialty Coffee - Specialty Gourmet Coffee

    There are two major types of coffee beans species but for coffee connoisseurs only the Arabica beans qualify as Specialty coffee. Arabica beans are the only ones to be drunk on there own, unblended.

     

  • Types of Gourmet Coffee Bean

    For the coffee drinker there are two major types of coffee beans. The Caffea Arabica is the Arabica bean which is the quality coffee of the world. Arabica coffee is the only coffee that is to be drunk and enjoyed without being blended with other types of beans.

     

  • Shade Grown Coffee

    The Volcanic coffees from Costa Rica and Kona are all shade grown coffees and have been verified that they comply with this designation. We personally inspect our farms to verify they are incompliance.

     

  • Fair Trade Coffee

    At Volcanica Coffee we believe in Fair Trade Coffee which means paying our coffee suppliers a fair wage. This is not your typical company buying the good grade and cheap grade coffee on world markets then blending them together and calling it gourmet coffee.

     

  • Gourmet Coffees

    As a rule the Arabica coffee beans provide the majority of gourmet coffees. The Robusta beans are valued for their high yields and resistance to disease and are widely used in commercial blends.

     

  • Caffeine Content

    Drug makers have to label the amount of caffeine content in their offerings, but food and beverage companies don't. This list of familiar products shows how fast your dose can add up.

     

  • Coffee History

    Exactly where and when coffee was first discovered and cultivated is not known, but some authorities believe that it was grown initially in Arabia near the Red Sea about 675 AD.

     

  • Coffee in Spain

    When it comes to coffee, Spain is never mentioned in the same breath as France or Italy. Yet, coffee in Spain is as varied as delicious as that of its European neighbors

     

  • Roasted Coffee Beans

    Roasting coffee beans is considered an art, as the roaster needs to determine when the process has brought the beans to their peak of flavor.

     

  • Low Acid Coffee

    Some consumers are on acid diets from their doctors or are looking for coffee that will not upset their sensitive stomachs or teeth. But coffee is actually very low on the acidic scale and there are many other types of drinks to avoid before looking for low acid coffee.

     

  • History of Coffee Beans

    Coffee had been declining in popularity for a number of years. Chalk it up to inferior grades of coffee beans that proliferated from the 1950s on or to social revolution. The young people of the sixties hadn't embraced coffee drinking the way previous generations had. Rather than gather in diners for coffee, young people cruised the local hangout with paper cups of crushed ice and cola.

 


Health Benefits of Coffee

  • Coffee and Exercise

    Many of us start their work out in the early morning so there have been questions as to whether it is okay have a cup before your work out. There is much research on caffeine and its effects on the body and there are several benefits that can be gathered to support that a cup of coffee is beneficial to your work out and health.

     

  • Healthy Coffee

    Coffee drinkers often are concern that their delicious java is too much of a good thing that it must be bad for you. Not so say researchers, it has been shown to coffee is generally safe with moderate consumption and that surprisingly, coffee is actually good for your health. Several studies have linked coffee with reduced risks of Parkinson’s disease, type 2 diabetes, gallstones, cancer, heart disease and osteoporosis.

     

  • Coffee Health Benefit - Coffee can Easily be Part of a Healthy Lifestyle

    Have you noticed that medical opinion about coffee is changing? Many doctors who once warned against coffee are having to reverse their opinion in the face of new research. In fact, there are many studies now that tout the health benefits of coffee drinking rather than the health risks associated with the caffeine in it.



Coffee Regions

  • Costa Rica Gourmet Coffee

    Costa Rica Gourmet Coffee - Costa Rica coffee is full-bodied coffee with a deep, pungent flavor, excellent acidity, and a hint of smokiness. Beans grown in Costa Rica are the result of a unique combination of climate, elevation and soil. Just right - you can taste the special care that goes into every cup.

     

  • Tarrazu Coffee

    Located at the more remote lands up the Pirris River basin in the Tarrazú Highlands, this Tarrazú county Estate represents the Costa Rican Tarrazú coffee character, where the coffee is clearly farmed for quality and not quantity, and the altitude is clearly in the cup.
     
  • Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee

    Jamaica Blue Mountain coffee is one of the most sought after coffees in the world. This "Rolls-Royce of coffee" has been satisfying coffee connoisseurs around the globe for more than two centuries and is famous for its exquisite flavor.

     

  • Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee

    This extraordinary coffee is grown in the majestic Blue Mountain range in Jamaica reaching approximately 7,402 feet at the highest peak, thus making it is one of the highest grown coffees in the world.
     
  • Costa Rica Coffee Plantations

    Very soon after that, coffee became the main export crop to the European markets and the most important product in the history of Costa Rica, as a nation. This was a very big step within the national economy. The infrastructure needed to export coffee to Europe lead to the creation of the large coffee plantations controlled by a few wealthy land owners.
     
  • Costa Rica Coffee Harvest

    A montage of photos direct from one of our coffee farms in Tarrazu Costa Rica during the coffee harvest of 2006.
     

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