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Written by Miles Spencer

Most people associate India with tea production, but some areas of the country have excellent conditions for growing coffee. India actually produces some excellent coffee and one of them is Monsoon Malabar. What is Monsoon Malabar? This is a type of coffee produced in a specific way in a specific...

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Written by Miles Spencer

Monsoon Malabar coffee comes from India and gets its name from the way the coffee beans are prepared. During the drying process, the beans are stored in specially built warehouses in which they are allowed to experience moisture-laden monsoon winds for a period of several months (usually three or four)....

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Written by Lewis Spencer

Turkish coffee is not simply coffee that is found in Turkey (although that is where the beverage comes from). It is a way of brewing coffee to create a rich, strong cup that has a 'sludge' of coffee grounds in the bottom of the cup when you are done. This...

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Written by Lewis Spencer

Coffee beans are very hard when they are raw, but the roasting process makes them brittle and much easier to break or grind. For best results, a purpose-designed coffee grinder is a good investment for any coffee aficionado, but you can grind coffee beans in a number of other ways...

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Written by Lewis Spencer

Making great filter coffee is an important skill which is the basis of many different coffee drinks, such as lattes, cappuccinos and iced coffees - but it is also a great way to get a simple caffeine fix with no fuss. If you have a filter coffee machine, generally all...

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Written by Lewis Spencer

A cafetiere is a manual coffee maker that is usually designed for domestic use. Cafetieres can make two, four or eight cups of coffee usually. But how do they work? The cafetiere comprises several parts: a heatproof glass jug, a strainer or filter that is attached to a plunger mechanism....

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Written by Lewis Spencer

If you love coffee and want to start making coffee from beans at home, there are a number of ways that you can use them. The traditional way to use coffee beans is to grind them and then use a coffee brewing machine of some sort, usually one which runs...

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Written by Lewis Spencer

Espresso refers to a method of brewing coffee as well as the resulting drink itself. Espresso is an Italian word meaning 'forced' which comes from the brewing method. Very hot water (nearly boiling) is forced through finely ground coffee, under pressure. Espresso is often made by a machine which holds...

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