Coffee is brewed from ground coffee beans. These beans come from little red cherries that grow on coffee trees. These trees are often grown on plantations located in tropical areas near the equator. The cherries are harvested and washed, removing the outer part of the cherry, leaving only the inner bean. The beans are dried, packed in bags, and shipped to a roaster.
Coffee beans are roasted as light, medium, or dark roasts. Different varieties of beans are roasted to different degrees. The coffee beans are then ground for the type of coffee desired. The ground coffee is sold as Turkish, espresso, fine, or specialty grinds. Coffee roasters often have their own blend of beans and grind settings to market their brand. Today we find ground coffees in bags, pods, and cups. Also available are decaffeinated coffees and flavored coffees. Coffee may be served hot or cold, optionally with cream and/or sugar. Some coffee connoisseurs add various syrups and flavorings to their coffee beverages.
Authored by jeh. Last updated 2019-06-12 15:35:24.
- Coffee Brewing
The way in which coffee is brewed can mean the difference between a delicious cup of coffee and one that's disappointing. The coffee that we drink is essentially a mixture of ground coffee beans and water.
- Coffee Grinders
Grinding your own coffee beans can yield fresh, delicious coffee. Learn more about coffee grinders and find links to popular suppliers of coffee grinders.
- Coffee Mills
Visit this coffee mills directory to find coffee mill suppliers throughout the United States. The photograph on this page depicts a coffee grinder and roasted coffee beans.
Brown Coffee Beans (Photograph)
Rich, dark brown coffee beans are photographed in a small burlap sack on a white background. Before they can be enjoyed as a beverage, these coffee beans will be ground using a burr coffee grinder.
- Gourmet Coffee
Visit this gourmet coffee page to find gourmet coffee suppliers throughout the United States. The photo on this page shows a cup of gourmet coffee and a piece of chocolate cake.
- Wholesale Coffee
Coffee is one of the most popular and most consumed beverages in the world. The popularity and availability of gourmet coffee continues to rise.
- Steaming Cup of Coffee with Coffee Beans (Digital Video)
A steaming cup of coffee and a saucer sit amidst a scattering of roasted coffee beans.
- Espresso Machine Brewing Espresso Coffee (Digital Video)
An espresso machine brews two shots of espresso into two glass coffee mugs.
Folding Table (Photograph)
white crockery used for breakfast, including a pitcher, a creamer, and coffee and teacups, sit on a wooden folding table. the folding table allows meals to be conveniently served and removed in areas otherwise not set up for eating.
- Small Appliances
There are various small kitchen appliances that help make our lives easier. Learn more about toasters, bread machines, waffle irons, coffee makers, and other popular small kitchen appliances.
Coffee Directory Page(s)
- Coffee Page on AbiFind.com
Visit this coffee category page on abifind.com to find editorially-reviewed resources about this topic.
- Coffee Page on Jumblex.org
Visit this coffee category page on jumblex.org to find editorially-reviewed resources about this topic.
- Atkinson, Catherine, et al. The Chocolate and Coffee Bible. London, England. Hermes House. 2008.
- Johns, Sherri. Coffee Cafe. New York, NY. Barnes & Noble. 2005.
- Matzen, Tom, and Marybeth Harrison. Start & Run a Coffee Bar. Bellingham, WA. Self-Counsel Press. 2007.
- Vantal, Anne. Book of Coffee. London, England. Octopus Publishing Group. 2004.
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