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How to make Caffe Moka at home

What's the history of the name moka? How is it made? In 1930s Moka pots were invented in Italy. The coffee was first used in Africa. For many years the place where currently Yemen is located was a center of coffee culture. The city of Mocha, Yemen is what gave a name for this style of brewing coffee. It explains that for many centuries this place was a center of coffee excellence. Every moka pot consists of a bottom chamber that looks like a cylinder, a filter, a top chamber (collector) with the second filter, that is kept by a...

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4 Waves of Coffee

The notion of the 4th Wave of Coffee has been used fairly frequently in 2017 both online and in offline coffee societies as a continuation to the extensive publications issued by Trish Rothgeb (Wrecking Vall Coffee Roasters, 2002), Nicholas Cho (Murky Coffee, 2005) and lately by Bradford Lowry (, 2016). And while many have not heard about the third wave and whatever came before, let’s do a quick historic dip into the history of a coffee bean since the whole idea of coffee popularization does deserve the offered classification. A quick classification of the Coffee Waves would look like this:...

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Coffee Taster’s Flavor Wheel: Guide to the Professional Coffee Lexicon

Can you imagine anybody crazy enough to challenge himself with the task of inventing a complete set of descriptions of all coffee flavors imaginable? While this work could not be done without the assistance of many coffee experts from all around the world, there is one person who did incredibly much to put together and issue the so called Coffee Taster's Flavor Wheel – Ted Linge, former member of the Board of Directors of the National Coffee Service Association, founding co-chairmen of the SCAA (Specialty Coffee Association of America), currently, senior advisor for CQI (Coffee Quality Institute) and formerly its...

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Cappuccino vs Latte: 6 Major Differences

We all know that a cappuccino is a coffee drink that contains hot milk, while Latte (as translated from the Italian “latte”) means milk. Wikipedia describes latte as “a coffee drink made with espresso and steamed milk” which makes us wonder about how different the drink is from the classic cappuccino. Let’s scrutinize into the subtle differences together: Milk quantities. Whereas cappuccino contains less textured milk latte has its higher content Milk froth thickness. Traditional Cappuccino receipt is 1/3 milk foam topping while caffe latte comes with a thinner approximately 1cm milk foam topping Milk froth density. While it is...

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Egg, a Carrot and Coffee

Just this weekend I heard a story from our local Pastor about an Egg, a Carrot and Coffee. Since I heard it for the first time I thought it would be a good idea to share it with the readers who haven't come across it either. So the parable goes like this… A young lady came to her father's place seeking for a piece of advice and her parent's company comfort. She complained to her father about how hard her life was and how desperate and pointless all her struggle attempts seemed to be. Her father listened carefully without saying...

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