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Lets talk about COFFEE

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by Flambeur, Dec 2, 2009.

  1. sinnedk

    sinnedk Stylish Dinosaur

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    from wikipedia:
    Wild coffee's energizing effect was likely first discovered in the northeast region of Ethiopia. Coffee cultivation first took place in southern Arabia;[3] the earliest credible evidence of coffee drinking appears in the middle of the 15th century in the Sufi shrines of Yemen.[3] From the Muslim world, coffee consumption and cultivation spread to India,[4] to Italy, and on to the rest of Europe, Indonesia and the Americas.[5]
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coffee, also lets pass the argument of wiki not being a credible source)

    thats why i said middle east and i am not wrong, we can get into the schematics of things but lets not clutter this thread...
     


  2. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    sinnedk Stylish Dinosaur

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    thanks for the video, i know most of this stuff actually, but in context of our conversation we were speaking about coffee drinking
     


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    whodini Conan OOOOOOO"BRIEN!

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    Over the past year (or more recently, this past month) I've toured about a dozen or so different coffee plantations in Costa Rica and Panama. I'm finally going through my photos now so if you guys are interested I think I'll start up a thread for those interested in finding out more about coffee development, farming, roasting, working conditions, how small/big productions differ, etc. It seriously feels like I could run a seminar.
     


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    whodini Conan OOOOOOO"BRIEN!

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    Good!

    I'll give you a sneak preview off the camera on my phone, but the rest will be straight-forward off my dslr: http://imgur.com/a/uJEmm

    The first photo is the cherry processed through to the green bean. The second photo shows a cherry turning into a seedling.
     


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    patrickBOOTH Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    Even those two pics are awesome!
     


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    Agreed, thanks Who!
     


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    whodini Conan OOOOOOO"BRIEN!

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    Great! I'll try to get a thread started today or tomorrow.


    Coffee is faaaar more intricate than I ever expected it to be. I made it a point to ask each taster, tour guide, owner, etc. if they thought it was completely ridiculous to spend that much time and effort crafting a product for an experience that would only last a few moments. Their answers weren't what I would have predicted, but in a good way.
     


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    Yes please! And if it's in a separate thread, would you mind linking to that thread here? Looking forward to it!
     


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    whodini Conan OOOOOOO"BRIEN!

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    Already had that in mind.

    It's looking like I'll get around to it tomorrow. Hope you guys like long-winded threads.
     


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    sinnedk Stylish Dinosaur

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    i'll subscribe, nice pics on imgur :slayer:
     


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    I know many people don't like single serve systems, but I'm a huge fan of Keurig single cup makers. I recently picked up the Vue, which can make multi step froth and cafe drinks. I know I should roast my own beans, but for me and the time it takes to make it, I think those are delicious.

    For tea I prefer Persian tea or Darjeeling.


    Sent from my iPad
     


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    Yeah, because it's so difficult to grind some coffee and pour hot water over it.
     


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    whodini Conan OOOOOOO"BRIEN!

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