How to truly enjoy a quality cup of coffee

Over 2.25-billion cups of coffee are consumed every day across the world. Yet coffee roasting expert Jake Easton says not enough of us are enjoying our daily fix to its fullest potential.

We have to drink good coffee in Africa, because some of the best coffees come from Africa.

Here are 5 things you ought to know about how your coffee bean finds its way into your cup:

1. All coffee has one genetic home or country of origin: Ethiopia.
2. Coffee beans start out as a bush, vine or shrub.
3. They grow in to cherries, either yellow, purple or red in colour.
4. The cherries are dehusked off of the seed and the seed is dried in the sun in hessian bags or big silo towers for between two or three months.
5. Once the moisture content is between 12 and 16 percent, the beans are shipped to coffee roasters across the world.

There are different types of coffee roasts:

According to Easton, there are different types of roasts and flavours of coffee, including blends and single origins.

There’s more caffeine in a cup of filter coffee than there is an espresso. You don’t get more ‘zing’ from an espresso; just more flavour, taste and aroma.

How to enjoy the flavour of coffee

Easton says that people can only taste certain properties on their tongue, namely:

  • Sweetness
  • Sourness
  • Saltyness
  • Bitterness
  • Acidity
  • Mouth feel

This is why he says that it is better to first take in the scent of coffee with your noise.

FUN FACT: In wine, the most aromatic and the most flavourful wines have about 200 to 300 different components that make up the flavours, tastes and aromas; whilst in coffee, there are over 900 in the least aromatic kinds alone.

Taster's flavour wheel discussed by Jake Easton in the audio below.

Listen to the full conversation on Breakfast with Kieno Kammies:


This article first appeared on 702 : How to truly enjoy a quality cup of coffee


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
Table View community helps Good Samaritan fight her own cancer battle

Table View community helps Good Samaritan fight her own cancer battle

The community of Table View is rallying behind Suzanne Long who has given so much to the area.

Old Mutual to help save 15 million liters of water per month

Old Mutual to help save 15 million liters of water per month

Old Mutual on Monday unveiled their water filtration plant at its head offices in Pinelands.

How long should you wait for a funeral cover payout?

How long should you wait for a funeral cover payout?

Long-Term Insurance Ombudsman Jennifer Preiss explains some queries they receive with regards to funeral covers and payout times.

Radio personality to take on tandem cycle race through the mighty Himalayas

Radio personality to take on tandem cycle race through the mighty Himalayas

Liezel van der Westhuizen and Cindy Jacobsz will be taking part in the 1st SA all female blind and sighted pair to tandem cycle.

President Ramaphosa to appoint acting NDPP from within  NPA

President Ramaphosa to appoint acting NDPP from within NPA

According to his spokesperson, the President is directed by the NPA Act to appoint the acting director from the ranks of the NPA

Why the world’s favourite drink (and drug!) is about to get WAY more expensive

Why the world’s favourite drink (and drug!) is about to get WAY more expensive

Bruce Whitfield talks to David Donde, Founder of Truth Coffee, about coffee and why massive price hikes are imminent.

Popular articles
Uphill struggle: City denies reports CPT's new electric buses can't climb hills

Uphill struggle: City denies reports CPT's new electric buses can't climb hills

The City of Cape Town says there's no truth to reports that the new R128 million electric buses can't climb up hills in the CBD.

'Minnie understood he might become a target'

'Minnie understood he might become a target'

Marianne Thamm wrote the forward to 'The Lost Boys of Bird Island' and worked with Mark Minnie in editing the controversial book.

[WATCH] 'I write about the world that I see' - Indian author Arundhati Roy

[WATCH] 'I write about the world that I see' - Indian author Arundhati Roy

Indian writer Arundhati Roy shares profound insights about her literary life and what inspires her to put pen on paper.

'The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society film will leave you hooked'

'The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society film will leave you hooked'

Film reviewer Gayle Edmunds chats about 'The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society' film, and what movie-goers can expect.

[READ] Owner of CPT's YogaZone responds to racial claims made by yoga instructor

[READ] Owner of CPT's YogaZone responds to racial claims made by yoga instructor

Africa chats to the owner of YogaZone after a yoga teacher called in to speak about the racism she experienced from a co-worker.

'Black Tax'... working hard, earning well, but struggling financially

'Black Tax'... working hard, earning well, but struggling financially

Young(ish) South Africans tell stories of the mixed emotions they feel when supporting family members, and tips from an advisor.

Castro bodyguard shares tales of dictator’s double life and breath-taking wealth

Castro bodyguard shares tales of dictator’s double life and breath-taking wealth

Juan Sanchez shares stories of Fidel Castro that’ll make you re-examine everything you thought you knew about the Cuban dictator.