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Brazilian Coffee

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Brazilian Coffee

History of Coffee in Brazil Brazil is the largest producer and exporter of coffee in the world, responsible for approximately a third of the world’s coffee. However, coffee wasn’t indigenous to America and instead reached here as horizons widened and it was brought to Persia and Europe via the Mediterranean and later India and further west to the Caribbean. Legend has it that in the 1700s the Portuguese in Brazil wanted to cultivate coffee, but neighbouring French Guiana refused to share seedlings. Francisco de Melo Palheta was sent on a diplomatic mission to try and obtain coffee seeds from the...

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Where Does Coffee Come From?

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Where Does Coffee Come From?

Coffee is the most popular hot drink in the world and is consumed daily by millions of people across the globe. Usually associated as a breakfast drink, coffee contains that helpful stimulant caffeine and is consumed for its energy boosting properties as well as its rich and soothing flavour. Coffee is also favoured after an evening meal to cleanse the palate after eating. Even though we collectively drink over a billion cups of coffee daily worldwide, how many of us have stopped to wonder where our favourite hot drink ACTUALLY comes from? Who invented coffee? There are sorts of folklore...

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How to Make Coffee Logs

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How to Make Coffee Logs

We may be biased here but we strongly believe that a decent cup of coffee is the absolute BEST way to start the day. The ritual involved in boiling water, preparing the coffee grounds, brewing the grounded coffee and inhaling that exquisite aroma as the flavour is gently released is a beautiful morning process and one that dedicated coffee-drinkers make time for every day. Have you ever wondered what to do with coffee grounds after brewing? Once you’ve enjoyed your delicious cup of coffee, what happens to those used coffee grounds?? Uses of Coffee Grounds Gardens You may have walked...

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