#3. What's Coffee?
We love coffee... But, What's Coffee?
>>>>Some facts to let you start deep building your own coffee culture:
- Inside of your cup of coffee you find: caffeine, lipids, carbohydrates, acids, vitamins and water.
- Coffee is the second most consumed beverage in the world after tea (Tops Tens List)! In the United States, coffee is considered as one of the most popular drinks. More than 450 million cups of coffee are drunk in the United States every day(National Coffee Association).
- After oil, coffee is worldwide the second most valuable commodity exported and traded by developing countries, including the United States. (Capital Com)
- Approximately 25 million farmers in the world depend on coffee yields for their income and survival.
- Coffee production requires a specific warm and humid climate, and a high amount of nitrogen substances in the soil, and very sensitive to dry periods and cold.
- Best coffee-growing soil is made of 40% sand, 40% silt, and 20% argilla.
- Coffee is grown in tropical and equatorial regions of the world in more than 50 countries in Central and South America, Asia, Africa, and the Caribbean.
>>>Some anatomy key elements that will help you to go further in your search:
- Coffee is a brewed drink that is produced from the seeds of coffee berries in the family Rubiaceae (flowering plants)
- The coffee bean grows encased by a green outer cherry, which ripens to red, yellow, or purple.
- Beneath the cherry skin, there is a syrupy pulp that surrounds two internal beans
- Each bean is protected by two membranes: silverskin and parchment
Do you want to go further on your coffee knowledge? We personally suggest this Lavazza link: https://www.lavazza.us/en_US/magazine.html.
Let us know if you do have other resources!!
Reviewer: Mccarthy Kathleen, Lavazza NY Trainer