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Brewing the perfect cup of green tea.

Brewing tea is both an art and a science. Scientists have been researching the right water temperatures for extracting different compounds for years, while tea masters spent centuries mastering the art of tea brewing. Making a perfect cup of green tea is anything but easy. The flavor of green tea depends on many compounds – from catechins and tannins to amino acids and volatiles, that make tea pleasant to drink. All of them need specific temperatures for the optimal extraction. Before we begin...

March 28, 2020

Brewing Instructions for the perfect cup of Ceylon Black Tea.

Brewing Instructions for the perfect cup of Ceylon Black Tea:- Heat 200ml of water to 96°C (205°F).- Add the water to 1 tea spoon of leaf tea or 1 tea bag- Seep it for 3-4 minutes- If you like, you can serve it with condiments such as plain milk, honey, sugar, lemon- You can also serve it chilled with ice. First, the tea should be brewed hot and then chilled.  You can follow these instructions for all the products in our Island of Tea collection! ...

September 5, 2019

Arabica VS. Robusta

Once roasted, pretty much all coffee beans look the same. But did you know that there are actually dozens of different varieties of coffee beans? When it comes to your daily cup, though, there are really only two that matter: Arabica and Robusta. These are the two primary types of coffee cultivated for drinking. What’s the difference between the two? It’s significant, and it’s helpful to understand when choosing coffee. The two varieties differ in taste, growing conditions, price. Arabica ...

February 17, 2019

How to keep coffee fresh?

Keep beans airtight and cool.Your beans’ greatest enemies are air, moisture, heat, and light. To preserve your beans’ fresh roasted flavor as long as possible, store them in an opaque, air-tight container at room temperature. Coffee beans can be beautiful, but avoid clear canisters which will allow light to compromise the taste of your coffee. Keep your beans in a dark and cool location. A cabinet near the oven is often too warm, and so is a spot on the kitchen counter th...

October 19, 2018

Manual Coffee Brewing with the Chemex.

Best Bean: fruity, floral, brightly acidic coffees shine in a Chemex. Go with a blend from Ethiopia or Kenya. Grind: medium to medium-coarse. Producing a great cup of coffee with a Chemex is dependent more on proper measuring and timing than it is the expertise of the brewer, making it a great selection for recent converts to manual brewing. Because it uses very thick paper filters, the water flows more slowly through the coffee grounds than with other pour-over methods.Full-ImmersionR...

October 6, 2018

Africa - the birthplace of coffee.

Many of us won’t even consider starting the day without our daily jolt of coffee.  For centuries, people all over the world and from all walks of life have enjoyed sipping this tasty, caffeinated beverage. But coffee is more than a simple drink.  Its social aspect throughout history cannot be denied.  Sipping a cup of coffee is a ritualistic experience for some.  Coffee houses throughout the ages have provided a place for people to share art, poetry, music, politics an...

August 18, 2018

Germany is a coffee nation as it is the most important beverage in Germany.

According to a study in 2012, about 86% of the German adults drink coffee on a regular basis, with approximately 150 litres of coffee consumed per person per year Therefore coffee is the most popular drink, in the country. An average German consumes about 1.43 cups per day.  The country imports almost 20% of total imports, worldwide. Moreover, Germany is the biggest market exporter of processed coffee products in Europe. The German coffee market is expected to regi...

July 16, 2018

What is coffee?

Everyone recognizes a roasted coffee bean, but you might not recognize an actual coffee plant. Coffee trees are pruned short to conserve their energy and aid in harvesting, but can grow to more than 30 feet (9 meters) high. Each tree is covered with green, waxy leaves growing opposite each other in pairs. Coffee cherries grow along the branches. Because it grows in a continuous cycle, it’s not unusual to see flowers, green fruit and ripe fruit simultaneously on a single tree.It takes nearly a ...

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