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Coffee Basics: Light, Medium & Full Body

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In our previous coffee basics blog posts, we’ve covered topics such as varieties vs varietals, levels of coffee acidity, and coffee storage.

Today, we’re tackling an important discussion on what a coffee body is, how it varies from one brew to another, and what it is like in a cup.

The coffee body is given a lot of importance when describing coffee because it is one of the topmost factors that weigh in on the quality of a coffee and how well-balanced it is.

Imagine enjoying the taste of a beverage but not so much the feel of it. You wouldn’t be too enthusiastic about drinking that beverage, would you? 

It’s the coffee body that ensures that your coffee feels and tastes right!

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What Can You Expect From Honduran Coffee?

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There’s something called the Strictly High Grown (SHG) grade for coffees in Honduras. As you’ve probably guessed, it refers to coffees grown at a relatively higher altitude, of more than 1200m. 

These coffees are also referred to as Strictly Hard Bean coffees.

Why this is important is that higher altitudes are known to be beneficial to coffee growing because it allows the plant to absorb more of the minerals and nutrients in the soil, which reflects in the quality of the bean.

With six regions in the country contributing to its coffee exports, there’s a lot to know about Honduran coffee.

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Mistakes You Could Be Making When Brewing Pour-Over Coffee

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You don’t have to get it perfect, you just have to get it going.” 

This quote by Jack Canfield holds true for many things in life as it does for learning the art to brew a solid cup of coffee.

One of our previous blog posts delved into the ins and outs of pour-over coffee. If you’ve read that and begun making pour-over coffee at home, you’re well on your way to perfecting the practice.

With every successive brew, it is likely you may unintentionally make some mistakes that could be holding you back. But, know that this is only normal and with time (and tips from this post), those errors will be a thing of the past.

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Latte Art Pouring Tips and Tricks

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Drinking coffee is more than just about the taste; it’s an experience to be cherished with all your senses.

Why else do you think something as simple as latte art has people crowding around in coffee shops, relishing a mug of coffee for hours, and snapping Instagram-able shots of these relentlessly.

On days when you don’t feel like dragging yourself to a café or if you’d rather put your creativity to the test, a little latte DIY project can be quite fulfilling.

If you weren’t already familiar with the term, latte art is created when steamed milk is added to a mug of coffee (typically an espresso), that is then woven into unique patterns resting on the coffee surface.

Here are some tips to make beautiful latte art at home.

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Dos and Don'ts: Grinding Coffee at Home

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When coffee ceases to be just a morning routine or a mere drink, many of us begin to invest more time and effort in developing knowledge of the same, diving deeper into the recesses of the coffee world.

If you ever find yourself at that stage, take the leap; you’ll certainly be better off for it.

What this does is further open you up to the diverse types and flavours of coffee, helping you expand the horizons of your tastes and preferences.

And before you know it, you’ve bought ten different coffees and a couple of coffee makers. But don’t worry, we’ve all been there, done that at some point in nurturing our love for coffee.

If you’re planning to get started with grinding your coffee at home, chances are that you are looking to experiment or want to become more involved in making coffee.

Here are some tips to keep in mind to make the process as effective as possible.

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