You only get 20 minutes for grading and filling out your form correctly, which includes math work. The beans are then transferred to a dry mill for further processing and grading. Once the coffee cherries are picked by hand, they are taken to a centralized wet mill to be washed, pulped, fermented, and dried in the sun. Arabica plants require more care and hand-cultivation, and Arabica coffee beans are usually are harvested by hand to ensure a high quality of coffee fruit (cherry) picked at peak ripeness. An unusual type of coffee that is unique to India is the monsoon coffee, in which the unripened beans are left out to be blown around by the heavy winds, which results in less acidity and more sweetness. Coffees from Costa Rica are strictly wet-processed arabicas, which results in a perfectly balanced, medium bodied, and sharply acidic coffee. Other coffees of renown from Panama include the sweet Honey Hartmann, as well as those produced by Elida Estate. The flavors of these beans range from sweet and fruity with floral notes, to berry-like, to nutty and chocolaty.

Sumatra: The coffees from this westernmost Indonesian country can be sweet and crisp, with complex flavors. Though Brazilian coffees are produced in many different regions of the country, they are almost all quite mild, with a sweet taste, medium body, and low acidity. India: The coffees of India are similar to those from Indonesia, and are grown mostly on terraced mountainsides. Coffees from this country tend to be medium-bodied, with a mild acidity, a rich and delicate taste, and wine notes. Meaning, if you taste one cup that is high in acidity, the next cup you taste will automatically taste more sweet, because of the acidity you had in the first cup. Chemistry: Arabica has about 60% more lipids (fatty acids) than Robusta which plays a part in promoting Arabica’s overall superior cup. They produce coffee very quickly and with minimal effort on your part. Two main rainy seasons produce two crops, the first and longest from March to May and the second and shortest in October.

You may recall that I didn’t want golfers to think that they were visiting a prison building or place for drug addicts. And as the story went, the goat herder brought the strange berries to the village elders, believing that they may have magical properties. It was sometime around the 17th century that the amazing berries were able to find their way onto the tables of the nobles in Europe. As the story goes, a young Ethiopian goat herder accidentally discovered that the coffee berries from which his goats had been eating began to have interesting side effects. Using solar concentrated energy, which had only been recently exploited by young boys with magnifying glasses, they had a plan. Despite having a commitment to using 100% organic and fair trade beans since the inception of the business, Solar Roast Coffee was recently certified by the USDA as 100% organic. About 80% of the beans produced here are the arabica variety, with the rest being rubusta, and are cultivated using the wet, dry, and semi-washed methods of processing. The Arabs began to take coffee as a highly regarded plant that they closely guarded being exported outside the Islamic world at that time.

The new roaster could roast up to five pounds of coffee at a time, was constructed onto a trailer and easily folded up to take their solar roasting experience on the road. So now that you know where some of the tastiest coffee in the world comes from, get out there and grab a bag or two, and take a tour around the world without leaving your sofa or desk at work. The importance of this is reflected in the quality of the coffee, as the heat could cause some of the flavour to disappear; leaving a bitter coffee (which I’m sure no one wants). Ask your guests to dress up accordingly and serve chilled margaritas and finger foods – it is not a dinner party, it is a dance all night one! One of the batches is clearly inferior to the other two, they agree, its aroma somewhat bitter and its taste not up to standards. Any company can label a product as gourmet and you might not know the difference until you have already spent your money on an inferior product.