The history of coffee dates back to the 10th century. The origin of coffee is thought to have been Ethiopia. The earliest evidence of coffee drinking is from the 15th century, in Yemen. By the 16th century, it had reached the rest of the Middle East, South India, Persia, Turkey and Africa. Coffee then spread to the Balkans, Italy and to the rest of Europe, to South East Asia and then to America.
Coffee is one of the most valuable commodities exported by developing countries. Leading exporters include Brazil, Vietnam and Columbia. Coffee berries and their seeds undergo several processes before they become the familiar roasted coffee we know and love.
Coffee tree berries are harvested (traditionally picked by hand), sorted according to ripeness - then dried. Next comes the roasting where the beans are heated up to 200 degrees centigrade. Roasted beans are then graded according to colour, flavour and strength. The coffee may then be sold as roasted beans or pre-ground coffee.
That’s where most of us enter the coffee beans journey! You might buy your beans to grind at home or purchase pre-ground coffee, either way if you are reading this the chances are that you care about how you prepare and enjoy your coffee.
For most of us the preparation of the coffee is ritualistic, you will know exactly how much coffee to pack and how much pressure to tamper and how long to pour to make your perfect cup of coffee. And when you have your method down, its nice to extend your skills to family and friends by making them the perfect espresso too.
The equipment you use to make your espresso is just as important as the beans you select. Crema Pro espresso machine accessories have everything you need in your pursuit of coffee perfection.
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