Everyday there are more and more people who enjoy a good cup of coffee; so it is worth knowing some of the details and terminology involved with this tasty drink.
To talk about coffee is to enter a great universe of variety, knowledge and details; however, learning and knowing some basic aspects and terminology, will help us select, enjoy and share one of the biggest drinks in the world; as well as giving us an interesting topic of conversation in a reunion, surrounded by family and/or friends.
“The plant that gives coffee is known as Cafeto, it belongs to a genre known as Coffea and, it is also part of the Rubiaceae family “.
The 2 more common for commercial use are:
—photo by Mary Wholey
The fruit of the plant is a cherry where two grains —or seeds— are grown inside. Depending on the type of grain, it can be classified into:
By separating the pulp from the cherry the seeds are extracted and dried, resulting in the so-called ‘green bean’ coffee.
—photo by Thomas
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