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Ace August 10, 2012 0
Coffee

I love Coffee. So here is an article about coffee..

Coffee is one of the most popular beverages consumed in the modern world. People drink it in a wide variety of forms that have evolved over time and across cultures. It has passed through 12 centuries and it’s still going strong. People who like coffee and consume it almost regularly defend it for its bold flavors, alertness and mental acuity. Opponents who are not fans of the common beverage can be quick to mention how it has health risks and no nutrition..

Consumption of coffee began in Africa in either the 6th or 9th century, AD. The earliest accounts have the Abyssinians, Arabians and Ethiopians as the first coffee drinkers and cultivators. Supposedly, around the 16th century, traders brought the exotic new beverage to Europe. Today there is a coffee shop on every corner of every street in Europe. I think they like it..

Furthermore down the road, coffee made its way to North America in the later part of the 17th century. Coffee houses in England experienced similar reputations to those in Italy and their exclusion of women seems to have intensified resentment toward the beverage.

The Special Turkish Coffee ..

Prepared since the 1500’s in a jezve, the brass, copper or enamel coffee pot with a long handle.

Total Time:   10 Minutes

  • 4 tsp. very finely ground coffee
  • 1 cup water
Degrees of sweetness
  • 1 tsp. sugar (mildly sweet)
  • 2 tsp. sugar (medium sweet)
  • 4 tsp. sugar (very sweet)

Place coffee, water, and sugar (if desired) into a 4-cup jezve. Brew over very low heat, stirring occasionally, until the froth on the surface begins to rise. Do not boil. Pour a small amount of froth into demitasse cups. Return the pot to the heat until the coffee just begins to boil. Remove from the heat immediately, and pour the remaining coffee into the demitasse cups. Do not drink the residue at the bottom of the cup.

For a special flavor, several cardamom seeds may be added to the pot while the coffee is brewing.

Ibrik or jezve, the traditional Turkish coffeemaker

 

Today, coffee beans are grown in Latin America, eastern Africa, Arabia, Asia and with Brazil leading the industry.

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