jsdavies Senior Member Joined: 10 Jan 2013 Posts: 4 Location: Viriginia Expertise: I love coffee
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Posted Sat Aug 3, 2013, 7:02am Subject: Rediscovering ancient coffee
First off, I appreciate all of your posts. Its a bit intimidating because most of you are much more wise and have such an incredible database of knowledge for all things coffee. I am young and have passion for coffee in all of its categories, but I am a novice compared to you all.
I have a high interest in visiting some area of Africa (preferably Rwanda or Ethiopia). Have any of you been to spend time in coffee farms? I have a high interest in attempting to make a drink that may have been the prototype of what we know as coffee. From my research, it seems that the idea is that at first, people would make a juice from the berries with water and the coffee fruit with water.
Have any of you tried coffee fruit? What is the taste like? Why don't you think that it is marketable? I am just really interested in it since it seems to be the way that coffee originated.
CoffeeLoversMag Senior Member Joined: 10 Jan 2013 Posts: 179 Location: Seattle Expertise: I love coffee
Posted Tue Aug 6, 2013, 7:31am Subject: Re: Rediscovering ancient coffee
Coffee comes from a fruit. You can see actually when you visit farms like in Nicaragua. It is cherry-like fruit that ripens over several weeks. When ready for picking, they are color red to a kind of deep and becoming sweeter as they mature. The taste is like watermelon and rosewater.
A research is made to develop the coffee fruit into a marketable product. By mixing fruit into exotic juices, then it can develop into a healthy antioxidant - rich beverage that tastes good.
Did you know...? Dark roast coffees actually have less caffeine than lighter roasts due to the fact that the process of roasting burns off caffeine. www.coffeeloversmag.com/theMagazine
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