Some coffee drinkers believe that making French press coffee produces a beverage that contains stronger flavor compared to a drip coffee machine since it allows the oils from the ground coffee beans to mix with the water.
What could you first think of when we discuss the coffee from countries in Africa? Would it be Ethiopia, the birthplace of coffee? Or Kenya, well known by its acidity of coffee? Maybe Rwanda? Her coffee is famous because of the fruity and floral aroma. In this article, I am not going to discuss those excellent coffee origins. Instead, I would like to introduce an origin who produces the distinct and unique coffee: Tanzania.
Have you ever heard about “Coffee Belt”? “Coffee Belt” is referring to the area between Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn, and close to Equatorial. Since the area located close to Equatorial, the climate condition is perfect to grow coffee. That is why countries who produce coffee in the world are mostly laid on this “Coffee Belt” area.
Do you guys like cooking? When the food is cooking on the pan, it usually releases smell, heat energy and even sound. If we fried some food in a right way, we could say it has “Wok Hei” in Chinese. In the previous articles, we discussed that coffee roasting shares the similar ideas or principles with cooking. When we perform a coffee roasting, it will create smell, heat energy and sound as well. When the biggest sound comes out, we will call it the “first crack”.
Preheat and cooling down process in coffee roasting are small but important procedures. One of them is the start of coffee roasting: to give a suitable temperature of the drum, while the other one is the last part of roasting: to preserve the coffee flavour and bring the sudden change of the bean temperature. It sounds very interesting, let us talk about it a little bit more today!