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Coffee Basics: Varieties/ Varietals Explained

Posted by Vinod Jethwani on

We see these words on coffee bags and read about them in articles, but what are the coffee varieties and their effect on your cup?

We don't generally enter a café and ask for a Bourbon varietal latte in the way we would order a glass of wine in a bar. However, the coffee industry inherits terminology from the wine industry. In wine circles, everybody knows the difference between a Shiraz and a Sav Blanc. Whereas, in the coffee world, varieties are much less understood.

There's also a common misuse of the terms so firstly, let's set things straight.

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From Green to Brown: Developing Flavour by Roasting Coffee

Posted by Vinod Jethwani on

So many complex equations determine the end taste of your coffee. Coffee roasting is very much a science as well as an art form.
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Coffee Storage Basics to Enjoy Fresh Coffee Each Day at Home

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When investing in top quality, specialty coffee beans for home, you'd want to get the most out of them. Incorrect storage can really mess with your brew, so we’ve compiled a basic cheat sheet on coffee storage.
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The Story Behind Our Monsoon Coffee

Posted by Vinod Jethwani on

Monsooned coffee had an accidental beginning. 

In the time of the British Raj, ships transporting coffee by sea from India to Europe would find vast changes in the characteristics of their packed coffees, due to moisture in the air within the wooden cargo hold.

Over a 4-6 month period of exposure to this humidity, raw coffee beans would lose their green colour and turn a pale, straw yellow. 

With this, the taste would also change, the beans attaining a distinct flavour profile with a practically neutral pH balance (making it one of the lowest acidic coffees in the World). The resultant cup would be a heavy-bodied brew that Europeans began to favour.

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