The Simple Guide to Coffee is a short easy to read guide to one
of the world's favourite beverages. The guide looks at where coffee
comes from, how it is harvested and processed and most importantly
how to make your cup of coffee taste wonderful.
We start our story by looking at the two main types of bean,
Arabica and Robusta, where do they come from, what are the
differences and how are the different characteristics used in
different types of coffee.
Harvesting and processing the beans is a very important step in
getting the bean from the field to your cup. How is it done, what
is the difference between the dry and wet method?
Now we have our beans we need to force a chemical reaction so they
release their beautiful flavours, this is done by roasting the
beans; there are a couple of methods we will share with you.
All of this information will help you choose the right coffee for
you, so far you have had to rely on others to get the best quality
bean to your home, it is now your turn to take charge. How are you
going to prepare your coffee, filter method, plunger, Espresso or
Cappuccino? Your personal situation and taste will determine the
best method for you.
Finally, some of the most critical decisions you have to make, how
much coffee, what temperature of water to use and should it be
filtered and how long do you steep. We give you some guidelines but
the real secret is to experiment a little until you find the right
combination for you.
Drinking coffee can be as simple as using instant to striving for
perfection with the top of the range machine. Your guide will teach
you about coffee and its process so you can make the perfect cup
for you. Several links are also provided to further expand your
knowledge. Enjoy your coffee.