Coffee Information and Recipes

Coffee is a brewed beverage prepared from the roasted seeds of several species of an evergreen shrub of the genus Coffea. The two most common sources of coffee beans are the highly regarded Coffea arabica, and the robusta form of the hardier Coffea canephora. The latter is resistant to the coffee leaf rust (Hemileia vastatrix), but has a more bitter taste. Coffee plants are cultivated in more than 70 countries, primarily in equatorial Latin America, Southeast Asia, and Africa. Once ripe, coffee berries are picked, processed, and dried to yield the seeds inside. The seeds are then roasted to varying degrees, depending on the desired flavour, before being ground and brewed to create coffee.

Affogato

An affogato (Italian, drowned) is a coffee-based beverage. It usually takes the form of a scoop of vanilla gelato or ice cream topped with a shot of hot espresso. Some variations also include a shot of Amaretto or other liqueur.

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Ben & Jerry’s Cappuccino Ice Cream

Overindulgence in coffee may be one of your greatest vices; but then again, ice cream might also be a weakness – so why not combine the two for a double indulgence.

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Cappuccino

A cappuccino is an Italian coffee drink that is traditionally prepared with double espresso, and steamed milk foam.

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Cappuccino Muffins

These muffins are moist and scrumptious with a touch of spice from the cinnamon, nutmeg and the awesome flavour of espresso coffee. They are great for brunch, dessert, or snacks, and they also freeze well. Serve with a dollop of whipped cream on top.

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Coffee Sauce

Coffee sauce is a culinary sauce that includes coffee in its preparation. Coffee sauce may be sweet or savoury.

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Espresso

Espresso is a concentrated beverage brewed by forcing a small amount of nearly boiling water under pressure through finely ground coffee beans. Espresso often has a thicker consistency than coffee brewed by other methods, a higher concentration of suspended and dissolved solids, and crema (foam).

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