Have you started going on caffeine recently? Did you find out that enjoy a good cup of steaming hot coffee to unwind after a long day’s work? Or a good dose of coffee to actually wake you up in the mornings after you drag yourself out of bed? Or maybe you have recently started to depend on coffee to pump you with the energy to go through the tedious work hours. Well then, there are lots you need to know about coffee as a caffeine newbie.
Most of the coffee is grown countries in the ‘coffee belt’. These countries are situated near the equator like in a long horizontal band. These countries include Africa, India, Arabia, Madagascar and other south Asian countries. Coffee bean is the seed of the red colored coffee fruit/berries that grow on trees.
These berries are dried before the seed/bean is extracted and roasted. They are ground in various degrees according to the type of coffee beverage needed.
Did you know that coffee is one of the most popular drinks in the world? Coffee shops and bars are a popular place of socializing specially in urban areas. It is one of the largest export commodities of the world and is mainly exported by developing countries. The market for Coffee is actually expanding in a fast momentum.
The most frequently used coffee beans are Arabica and Robusta. The latter has more caffeine and is actually bitter than Arabica. Arabica has a more mild taste and is sweet-smelling. The way in which it is prepared marks the difference between certain types of coffee such as cappuccino, lattes, Mocha, Americano. Espresso is a type of fine ground coffee prepared under high pressure. It is not a type of bean but is actually a way of preparing it. Cappuccinos, lattes, Mocha, and Americano all use espresso as an ingredient with varying degrees of milk, water, syrup and cream. Espresso coffee machines can be found in almost all shops and bars that sell coffee. Plain espresso is known for its bitterness and if you are not a serious caffeine consumer start with something mild (or it can actually put you off of drinking coffee altogether).
So with all those options how one can chose the best type of machines? Simple, just like all the other things in the word, just try it! You may not like all but give everything a shat and see. It all depends on your personal preferences. For an example if you are in love with milk, then Café latte is your best shot since it uses a lot of milk. Or if you have a sweet tooth, then Mocha is your drink since it has chocolate syrup and whipped cream. If you want it bitter, then go for plain espresso but if you like bitter but not in extreme levels you can have Americano because it uses water to dilute the bitterness somewhat.
Excessive coffee consumption is not good for your health but moderate quantities are recommended and are actually healthy.
So now you know the A, B, Cs of coffee. Now go get your coffee!