SIMPLY FOR COFFEE LOVERS
TABLE CONTENTS HISTORY OF COFFEE
WHAT DOES YOUR FAVOURITE COFFEE SAY ABOUT YOUR PERSONALITY ?
ESPRESSO NOT DESPRESSO
FIVE COMMON MISTAKES WHEN BREWING COFFEE AT HOME
NESPRESSO. WHAT ELSE? COFFEE BUZZ
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OF COFFEE ETHIOPIA The coffee plant, which was discovered in Ethiopia in the 11th Century, has a white blossom that smells like jasmine and a red, cherry-like fruit. Back then, the leaves of the socalled “magical fruit” were boiled in water and the resulting concoction was thought to have medicinal properties. As the fame of the coffee plant spread to other lands, its centurieslong voyage was about to begin.
YEMEN Coffee spread quickly through the Arabian Peninsula. In the mid 14th century, coffee cultivation reached Yemen and for 300 years, it was drunk following the recipe first used in Ethiopia. Yemen’s
“AS LONG AS THERE IS COFFEE IN THE WORLD, HOW BAD COULD THINGS BE?”
climate and fertile soil offered the ideal conditions for cultivating rich coffee harvests.
ISTANBUL Istanbul was introduced to coffee in 1543 during the reign of Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent by Özdemir Pasha, the Ottoman Governor of Yemen, who had grown to love the drink while stationed in that country. In the Ottoman palace a new method of drinking coffee was discovered: the beans were roasted over a fire, finely ground and then slowly cooked with water on the ashes of a charcoal fire. With
its new brewing method and aroma, coffee’s renown soon spread even further afield. Coffee soon spread from the palace to grand mansions, and from grand mansions to the homes of the public. The people of Istanbul quickly became enamored with the beverage. Green coffee beans were purchased and then roasted at home on pans. The beans were then ground in mortars and brewed in coffeepots known as “cezve”. Thanks to the efforts of merchants and travelers who passed through Istanbul, Turkish Coffee’s soon spread to Europe and ultimately to the whole world.
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- Namaste Cape
PARIS Paris was introduced to coffee in 1669 by Hoşsohbet Nüktedan Süleyman Ağa, who was sent by Sultan Mehmet IV as ambassador to the court of King Louis XIV of France. Among the Ottoman ambassador’s possessions were several sacks of coffee, which he described to the French as a “magical beverage”. Süleyman Ağa swiftly became the darling of Parisian high society. The Parisian aristocracy saw it as a great honour to be invited to share a cup of Turkish Coffee with Süleyman Ağa, who regaled his guests with his pleasant wit and conversation. The ambassador related countless stories on the subject of coffee, which earned him the sobriquet of Hoşsohbet, or raconteur. Paris’s first real coffeehouse, Café de Procope, opened in
1686. It soon became a favourite haunt of the literati, a place frequented by renowned poets, playwrights, actors and musicians. Many famous figures such as Rousseau, Diderot and Voltaire became enamoured with coffee at Café de Procope. Following the trend set by Café de Procope, coffeehouses opened on practically every street in the city.
VIENNA 1683 marked the end of the Second Siege of Vienna. As the Turks retreated, they left their extra supplies behind. The abandoned goods included a large number of tents, livestock, grain and around 500 sacks of coffee. The Viennese had no idea what to make of the mysterious contents of the sacks. One Viennese captain claimed that the coffee beans were camel-feed and decided to dump the sacks into the Danube.
News of the mysterious sacks reached a gentleman named Kolschitzky who had lived among the Turks for many years and had served as a spy for the Austrians during the siege. He requested the sacks of coffee, with which he was very familiar, as payment for his successful espionage services during the siege.
LONDON England first became acquainted with coffee in 1637 when a Turk introduced the drink to Oxford. It quickly became popular among students and teachers who established the “Oxford Coffee Club”. The first coffeehouse in Oxford opened in 1650 and was called the “Angel”. In 1652, a Greek named Pasqua Rosée opened the first coffeehouse in London. Using his extensive knowledge of how to prepare and
he introduced his friends andclients to its peerless taste.
GERMANY Coffee was introduced to Germany in 1675. The first coffeehouses opened in 1679-1680 in Hamburg, Bremen and Hanover. At first, coffee was considered a beverage of the nobility. The middle and lower classes were not introduced to coffee until the early 18th century, and it was only much later that it came to be prepared and consumed at home. As coffeehouses were the domain of men, middle class women established their own “coffee clubs”.
AMERICA Coffee reached North America in 1668. The first coffeehouse in New York, “The King’s Arms”, opened in 1696.
In 1714, the Dutch presented Louis XIV with a coffee sapling from their plantations on Java. The sapling was planted in the royal Jardin des Plantes in Paris. In 1723, a French mariner named Gabriel du Clieu took a sapling from the Jardin des Plantes to the island of Martinique. From here, the coffee plant spread to other Caribbean islands, as well as to Central and South America. In 1727, a Portuguese sailor named de Mello Palheta carried coffee saplings to Brazil from French Guyana. Today, Brazil is the number one producer of coffee in the world, accounting for 35% of global coffee production. In 1730, the British began cultivating coffee in Jamaica. By the mid 19th century, coffee had become one of the most important commodities in world trade.
IT IS INHUMANE, IN MY OPINION, TO FORCE PEOPLE WHO HAVE GENUINE MEDICAL NEED FOR COFFEE
TO WAIT IN LINE BEHIND PEOPLE WHO APPERANTLY VIEW IT AS SOME KIND OF RECREATIONAL ACTIVITY. Dave Barry
WHAT DOES YOUR FAVOURITE COFFEE SAY ABOUT YOUR PERSONALITY?
Coffee tells more about your personality than you even imagine. The types of coffee people typically drink can be associated with numerous psychological styles and personality traits. Find your one!
TAKES ON LEADERSHIP;
LIKES TO KEEP IT SIMPLE;
HARD-WORKING BUT MOODY; KNOWS HOW TO GET WHAT THEY WANT;
ALL ABOUT MINIMALISM;
TENDS TO BE NEUROTIC;
OBSESSIVE AND CONTROLING;
LIKES TO PLEASE PEOPLE;
CREATIVE, HONEST AND MOTIVATED; GETS BORED WITH UNIMAGINATIVE PEOPLE;
OFTEN INDECISIVE WHEN IT COMES TO DECISIONS;
“I HAVE MEASURED MY LIFE IN COFFEE SPOONS” - J.S. ELIOT
FRAPP DOESN’T MAKE HEALTHY CHOICES; ADVENTUROUS AND COURAGEOUS; WILL TRY ANYTHING ONCE;
CHEERFUL AND OPTIMISTIC TENDS TO PUT THINGS OFF; LAID BACK;
THE ICE COFFEE
ASSERTIVE AND OUTSPOKEN;
NOT LETTING SEASONS DICTATE YOUR LIFE;
SELF-RIGHTEOUS AND SELF-CENTERED;
ESSPRESSO NOT DESPRESSO DESPRESSO- THE FEELING YOU GET WHE YOU RUN OUT OF COFFEE
Espresso, also known as petit noir, is coffee brewed by forcing a small amount of nearly boiling water under pressure through finely ground coffee beans. Espresso is generally thicker than coffee brewed by other methods, has a higher concentration of suspended and dissolved solids, and has crema on top. Espresso is the base for other drinks, such as a caffè latte, cappuccino, caffè macchiato, cafe mocha, or caffè Americano. Espresso has more caffeine per unit volume than most beverages, but the usual serving size is smaller—a typical 60 mL
of espresso has 80 to 150 mg of caffeine, a little less than the 95 to 200 mg of a standard 240 mL cup of drip-brewed coffee. Espresso is made by forcing very hot water under high pressure through finely ground, compacted coffee. Tamping down the coffee promotes the water’s even penetration of the grounds. This process produces an almost syrupy beverage by extracting both solid and dissolved components. It also produces the definitive crema, by emulsifying the oils in the ground coffee into a colloid, which does not occur in other brewing methods.
“A CUP OF COFFEE SHARED WITH FRINDS IS HAPPINESS TESTED AND TIME WELL SPENT” ARABIC PROVERB
The act of producing a shot of espresso is often termed “pulling” a shot, originating from lever espresso machines, which require pulling down a handle attached to a spring-loaded piston, forcing hot water through the coffee at high pressure.
CAFE VS. HOME
PREPARATION A distinctive feature of espresso, as opposed to brewed coffee, is espresso’s association with cafés, due both to the specialized equipment and skill required, thus making the enjoyment of espresso a social experience. Home espresso machines have increased in popularity with the general rise of interest in espresso. Today, a wide range of home espresso equipment can be found in kitchen and appliance stores, online vendors, and department store.
The origin of the term “espresso” is the subject of considerable debate. Although some AngloAmerican dictionaries simply refer to “pressedout”, “espresso,” much like the English word “express”, conveys the senses of “just for you” and “quickly,” which can be related to the method of espresso preparation.
FIVE COMMON MISTAKES WHEN BREWING COFFEE AT HOME
Buying pre-ground beans may be easy and convenient but coffee beans starts losing their freshness immediately after grinding. To preserve the quality of the beans, you should ground beans right before you use them. Using boiling water to brew coffee extracts the bitterness and acidity from the beans. For brewing the ideal temperature is 93C.
An easy reach to reach this temperature is to boil water and then wait 45 seconds. Another mistake may be using too much or too little coffee. The perfect ratio is 2 tablespoons of coffee grounds for every 他 of a cup. Knowing what grind to use is very important. Different equipment requires different grinds. Fine grinds are for espresso or aeropress, medium are for drip makers, and coarse grinds are for French press. Now, that these mistakes have been pointed out, you may try to avoid them and make the best enjoyment of your coffee at home!
THAT THAT IS IS IT! IT! HAPPY HAPPY BREWING! BREWING!
Thinking that, placing your coffee beans in the fridge or the freezer will keep them fresh is wrong. Roasted beans have countless holes in them and they absorb the moisture and the smell of other foods in the fridge. The best way to store beans is to keep them at room temperature.
WHO SHALL I SHOOT ? YOU CHOOSE. NOW LISTEN VERY
WHERE’S YOUR COFFEE? YOU’VE GOT COFFEE, HAVEN’T YOU?
C’MON, EVERYONE’S GOT COFFEE! SPILL THE BEANS! Terry Pratchett, Monstrous Regiment: The Play
NESPRESSO. WHAT ELSE? SIMPLE AND EASY.
COFFEE IS A WAY OF STEALING TIME THAT SHOULD BY RIGHTS BELONG TO YOUR OLDER SELF.
- Terry Pratchett, Thud!
These are the two words describing the effort you would make to get a perfectly balanced coffee from a Nespresso machine.All you need to do it simply choose a capsule with the coffee desired, press one button and then simply enjoy it. 99.9% of my experience as a coffee drinker has come from drinking coffee made at coffee shops. When I finally bought my Nespresso machine, the results have been magical. Nespresso is not just coffee. It offers you different tastes, intensity and flavors.
With Nespresso you will never go wrong. The best about it, is you can enjoy a carefully picked selection of coffee for different hours of the day, depending on your mood as well. Nespresso outclasses other coffee brands with its rich variety.
“ I WOULD RATHER TAKE COFFEE THAN COMPLIMENTS JUST NOW. “
Kazzar (intensity: 12) Dharkan (intensity: 11) Ristretto (intensity: 10) Arpeggio (intensity: 9) Roma (intensity: 8) Decaffeinato Intenso (intensity: 7) Livanto (intensity: 6) Capriccio (intensity: 5) Volluto (intensity: 4) Cosi (intensity: 3) Decaffeinato (intensity: 2)
Vanilio (intensity: 6) Ciocattino (intensity: 6) Carmelito (intensity: 6)
Fortissio (intensity: 7) Vivalto (intensity: 4) Finezzo (intensity: 3) Decaffeinato (intensity: 3) Linizio (intensity: 4)
BUZZ This is exactly why we love the first sip of coffee in the morning. And this is why I created this magazine. Coffee lovers will know. As you are drinking your coffee today have one sip in solidarity with your coffee drinking friends around the world. Enjoy!
P.S By the time you have read this: 26,041 & 2/3 cups of coffee have been consumed.
OCCASIONALLY IN LIFE THERE ARE THOSE MOMENTS OF UNUTTERABLE FULFILLMENT WHICH CANNOT BE COMPLETELY EXPLAINED BY THOSE SYMBOLS CALLED WORDS. THEIR MEANING CAN ONLY BE ARTICULATED BY THE INAUDIBLE LANGUAGE OF THE HEART. Martin Luther King, Jr.