Monthly Archives: August 2011

Consumer Oriented Vocabulary For Coffee

DEFINITIONS FOR THE VOCABULARY TO DESCRIBE THE FLAVOUR OF A COFFEE BREW AROMAS Animal-like This odour descriptor is somewhat reminiscent of the smell of animals.  It is not a fragrant aroma like musk but has the characteristic odour of wet … Continue reading

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Botanical Aspects of Coffee

BOTANY Coffee belongs to the botanical family Rubiaceae, which has some 500 genera and over 6,000 species. Most are tropical trees and shrubs that grow in the lower storey of forests. Other members of the family include gardenias and plants that … Continue reading

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Speculators Blamed For Soaring Coffee Prices

Coffee prices have been volatile in recent months. They first surged to a 14-year high in May, excessive rainfall in Colombia was blamed for surging prices, as supply concerns eased however, prices fell. In July prices were up 20.7% from … Continue reading

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Nordic Barista Cup 2011 – Tim Wendelboe: Coffee Quality in Indonesia

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Nordic Barista Cup 2011: James Hoffmann – Reinventing Espresso

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Nordic Barista Cup Talks – Kyle Glanville: Evolving As You Grow


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Sprudge Guzzlers Espresso Review: Intelligentsia’s Fruit Bat Espresso

Posted on August 29, 2011 by Llewellyn Sinclair We were very lucky to get a sneak peek at Intelligentsia’s latest Black Cat limited blend with an animal moniker: Fruit Bat Espresso. Like previous Black Cat limited Blends, the choice of … Continue reading

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