The Place Of Coffee In Our Lives:
What is Coffee? Let me define it; Coffee is a brewed beverage prepared from roasted beans of coffee. But according to a caffeine lover, there might be a slight change in the definition, which is- Coffee is a liquid that smells like a freshly grounded cup of heaven. Thus, people worldwide follow a similar ritual, which is, WAKE UP AND GRAB A CUP OF COFFEE! So hold on tight, and let’s dive in deep and explore our morning drink which is a delicious beverage that is enjoyed all over the world. How many types of coffee do people around the world enjoy and have as their local coffee culture?
Without any more delay, let’s start procaffeinating (the tendency to not start anything until you’ve had a cup of coffee) on the topic of different types and varieties of coffee around the world!
Types Of Coffee Beans:
These coffee beans are of four types which are as follows:
This type of coffee is also known as Arabian coffee or Mountain coffee. It is believed to be the first species of coffee to be cultivated and is supposed to represent about 60% of global production worldwide. Black coffee, a variety of coffee, is made from these beans.
These beans originate from the beans of the plant of coffee Canephora which acquires a sturdy bitterness with low acidity. Coffee Robusta is primarily used as instant coffee, and its beans are used to make Espresso coffee.
Known as one of the rarest species of coffee globally, these rare species of flowering plants belong to the family of Rubiaceae from which coffee is produced. It originated from western and central Africa and has been naturalized in the Philippines.
Excelsa is a popular variety of coffee, which is mostly used as house blends along with the beans of Arabica and Robusta because both have a similar taste and bean shape. The feature which makes Excelsa distinctive is its flavor which reminds of a tart or a ripened fruit.
Varieties Of Coffee:
The love of people for coffee has resulted in there being numerous varieties of coffee such as:
One of the most popular varieties of coffee, Latte, originated in Italy and is also known as Cafe au lait, which is made by the perfect combination of both espresso and steamed milk.
As the name suggests, Americano is an American coffee that acquires its origin from the United States. This is a simple, classic drink prepared by thinning an espresso with hot water, giving it a similar strength but providing it with a taste that is different from that of coffee, which is brewed traditionally.
Roasted Hazelnut flavored coffee originated from America. It is made with a blend of premium Hazelnuts from Central and South American, which are roasted to perfection with its naturally rich and toasty flavor. In the end, it delivers the right amount of aroma for creating a creamy and smooth heavenly texture.
A flat white is a coffee drink made with espresso and steamed milk, providing it with small and fine bubbles and giving it a glossy or velvety consistency. This coffee has its origin in Australia.
The origin of black coffee traces back to Durban. It is made by bringing water to a boil, followed by taking coffee and sugar in a cup and then adding a little hot water and mixing it well.
This coffee is made by boiling a cup of water in a kettle or pot and mixing the boiled water in a mug with 1 to 2 teaspoons of coffee granules. The desired amount of milk is then poured into a small pot, and the boiled milk is further transferred into a sealable jar or container. Then the buttery, creamy liquid milk is poured into a mug, resulting in our beloved Cappuccino. This coffee has its origin in Italy.
Frappuccino originated from Massachusetts and is made by blending ice, espresso, milk, and sweetener until well blended. Then this mix is poured into a tall glass and topped with whipped cream and chocolate syrup.
Mazagran is a variety of coffee, which originates from Algeria and involves preparations that may vary and diversify, but includes ingredients that remain constant, i.e., sweetened coffee, espresso, and lemon juice.
Believe it or not, this coffee is originated from elephant feces! Ivory coffee is made from Arabica coffee beans, which are consumed by elephants and are obtained from their waste, obtaining its flavourful taste and, in turn, making it more expensive. This coffee originates from Thailand.
A perfect mix of both tea and coffee, Yuenyeung is a drink originating from Hong Kong. It is a popular coffee and tea drink that is both tasty and energizing.
Kaffeost or the “cheese coffee” has its origin in Scandinavia, and as the name suggests, to prepare it, you put a cube of cheese in your coffee! The coffee picks up the smoky, delicious flavor when mixed and makes for a weird but flavourful combination.
Qahwa is a traditional Arabic Coffee Recipe that is one of the most popular items from Arabian cuisine. Qahwa is made from green coffee beans and spices like black pepper and cardamom, which is an absolute hit during fasts on Ramadan.
Though the beans of coffee were brought to India by a traveler from Yemen, there is about 53% of the world’s coffee production in India. Kaapi, or the south Indian filter coffee, is made with coffee powder, water, milk, and sugar. The coffee powder is brewed for a longer time in a traditional Indian filter to make Kaapi and give it a South Indian texture.