Sea Island Coffee Journal

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    Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee – A Short Documentary

    26.01.2015

    Jamaica Blue Mountain coffee was James Bond's coffee of choice in Ian Flemming's novel Casino Royale, and is often described as the best coffee in the world. But what exactly makes Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee so special? A couple of years ago, on a visit to Jamaica, we filmed a short documentary on Jamaica Blue…

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  • Coffee Beans Arabica

    The Coffee Bean: Arabica vs Robusta

    24.12.2014

    To understand coffee, is to understand the bean. There are actually only two coffee species cultivated today, namely Coffea arabica known as Arabica and Coffea canephora or Robusta. Arabica is the preferred bean of the two, being richer and less bitter than Robusta with half the caffeine content. Three-quarters of the world’s beans are Arabica and there are several dozen varieties grown in very different environments. Robusta is a harsher bean with an earthy flavour that produces…

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  • Coffee Processing

    Understanding the Processing and Roasting Methods of Coffee

    24.12.2014

    While conditions are vitally important to growth, other factors such as cherry picking, processing methods and roasting contribute to taste and quality. Typically, with the very best coffees, the coffee cherries are only picked when they are ripe and red. It is done by hand and is very labour intensive. In Jamaica – which sets the standard for quality coffee production - the red cherries are hand-picked and then pulped using a wet processing method. (The method…

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  • History of Coffee - Sea Island

    The History of Coffee: From Origin to Third Wave

    24.12.2014

    The history of coffee, from humble origins in Ethiopia and Yemen, coffee production and consumption grew thanks to its discovery by early Dutch, British and French traders, who brought it to colonial outposts to be cultivated. Now it is grown in more than 70 nations in the world, mostly in the tropical areas of South America, Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and Pacific island nations. Instant coffee was invented as early as 1890, however, it was after World…

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    The KeepCup – Enjoy your coffee without the waste

    11.12.2014

    The KeepCup is a wonderful product from Australia that helps to balance gourmet coffee drinking with ethical living. "Keep Cup - Feel Good - Do Good", as the makers put it, is all about promoting re-use and helping to reduce waste within the coffee community. If you've been seeing more and more small colorful plastic coffee cups around town and in your favorite coffee shops lately, do not dismiss it as a fad, the KeepCup has an…

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