The Coffee Grinder: An Investment For Your Morning Ritual

Coffee lovers will tell you that the best coffee comes from beans grounded immediately before the coffee is brewed. Old Time coffee drinkers know this by heart. That’s why no kitchen is complete without a coffee grinder. Waking up in the morning and grinding up a fresh batch of coffee beans and throwing it into the coffee maker and then anticipating that first sip of fresh hot coffee! Now that is the good life! What Makes a Great Coffee Grinder? When it comes to coffee grinders, there to basic types. One is called burr grinders and the other is called blade grinders. The difference between these two is basically how the beans are processed. Blade coffee grinders use a spinning …

The Coffee Bean Story

This is the story of how the humble coffee becomes a world celebrity. It’s not about the Labrador named Coffee Beans attached to the Sheriff’s Department sniffing drugs and bombs. It’s about “the” coffee beans we are familiar with. It’s about the fragrant aroma that stimulates our senses in the morning. The tingling sensation we get when we take the first sip in the morning. How we manage to get an extra boost of energy whenever we feel tired and sleepy. Let us take some time to ponder the processes the coffee beans have to go through before it can be marketed. Processing The Coffee Beans After the coffee berries have been harvested, it needs to undergo a process where …

The Chocolate Heritage Of Cadbury

Cadbury Chocolate is a name nearly everyone knows today. Whether they are dedicated chocolate fans, the occasional chocolate fiend, or those that have chocolate on occasion, the name Cadbury Chocolate is well known. Today you can find their name in grocery stores, candy shops, and many other special confectionary shops. And never forget there’s the Easter basket as well. Cadbury Chocolate History In the mid-nineteenth century, Frye and Sons of Bristol, England first formed a chocolate confection. In the early part of the twentieth century they combined with Cadbury. This makes present Cadbury Chocolates the direct descendants of the initial chocolates available in Europe. Years later in the late twentieth century Cadbury introduced the first milk chocolate bar. It’s not …

The Chianti Wine Regions

The region of Chianti is a tiny area in the heart of Tuscany between Siena and Florence and overlooks the Elsa Valley. The land is fertile with olive groves, green forests, and those delicious grapes just waiting to be picked off the vine and smashed into the most heavenly of drinks-Chianti wine. For many years, Italians have enjoyed the prestige of being recognized for having the largest harvest of grapes and the finest vintages of wine in the Mediterranean. The present day farmers can thank the Phoenicians for bringing vines to this area. They named the area, ‘Oenotria’, the ‘land of wine.’ The ripe fields, combined with the sun and Tuscan air led many others to this area to cultivate …

The Chianti Region: Wine And Territory

One of the hottest destinations in the booming tourist towns of Italy is Chianti. Among other reasons, Chianti has come to represent the one-stop spot of Tuscany’s wines. Known to all and sundry is Chianti, Italy’s most popular brand for wine. It derived its name from the Tuscany region. It usually comes in its characteristic squat bottle covered by a straw basket called ‘fiasco’ (flask) which is less used nowadays. Most of these traditionally shaped wine bottles are quite affordable with one bottle selling at a little less than one American dollar. However the prices of some sophisticated ones are very expensive but still not out of the reach of the average tourist. Chianti has many bars for visitors and …

The Charm Of Thai Food

Thai food always has various kinds of vegetables as main ingredients. These can be found in Kaeng Liang, Kaeng Som, Kaeng Noppakaaw, Kaeng Kae, Kaeng Nor Mai. and Kaeng Hua Pli. Of the “yam” (salad) type, are Yam Hua Pli and Yam Kalaampli. There are many foods that are good eaten with vegetables. Isaan’s vermicelli, as well as that of the South, Kaeng Tai Pla and Kaeng Lyan are very delicious having vegetables as their parts. The Som Tam of any region either Issan’s Som Tam Malakor or the North’s Tam Som O or Tam Mamuang are to be with Chaom’s tops, Chapluu leaves, Kratin’s tops and Tong Laang’s tops. For Plaa (a Thai saled with raw or partially cooked …

The Changing World Of Coffee Brewing Methods.

We all know only too well time and history change most things – even the way we brew coffee in our own homes. Do you remember back to when the only piece of equipment we had to brew espresso was a percolator? My Mum had one that she used to put on the top of the stove. As a child I found it fascinating to watch the water heat until the pressure forced it up a small tube and over a metal basket full of freshly ground beans. Here in Australia, the Bushells brand of coffee was popular then and came in a glass vacuum sealed jar with the brand name inscribed onto the glass. The quality of the cup …

The Bunn Coffee Maker Leads The Way In Variety And Style

It was 50 years ago that the Bunn-O-Matic Corporation began its history of manufacturing its Bunn coffee maker for restaurants and homes around the world. The company, founded in 1957, manufactures is headquartered in Springfield, Illinois. With the incredible rise in popularity of coffee and coffee products, the Bunn coffee maker has become an essential home appliance. Bunn not only manufacturers a variety of Bunn coffee makers, but it was the first company to introduce the paper coffee filter, a staple in coffee making today. The Bunn coffee maker comes in a variety of styles to suit the needs of all java lovers. Some will need to serve hundreds of cups of coffee each day while other are just searching …

The Bests Of Red Wines Revealed!

During the 1990s, a physician voiced on a national TV show that drinking red wine reduces heart disease. It made all the headlines. He cited the relatively lower levels of the disease in France despite their ever so famously high fat diets. Since that program, it seems that red wine health effects have been on the forefront of the wine consumer´s mind. You don’t know what to get for your next dinner party and the perfect food to go with your chosen bottle? Then it is high time that you learn the best kinds of red wines that are readily made available on the market. Basically, red wines are one classification of wines according to style. The other type of …

The Best Food Cuba Has To Offer

Cuba is famed for its beaches, diving, lifestyle and dancing. But one aspect of the Cuban holiday which is often overlooked is the Cuban cuisine, which is unfortunate because the mixture of cultures combine to make a truly unique combination of flavours and textures. The country’s cultural influences are so diverse as to create a unique flavour to the food – a mix of Spanish, Chinese, African, Portuguese, French and Arabic. Yet these global influences are completed by indigenous local food stuffs – yucca, malanga and boniato are local root vegetables routinely used in Cuban food. The main meats used in Cuban cuisine are chicken, pork and beef (though the latter is subject to rationing as government property, so is …

The Best Caviar Only Comes From The Best

For ages, caviar, which by definition is the salted roe of a large fish, has been considered a gourmet food and a delicacy for most people and continues to be so up to this day. In the early times, caviar was considered highly valuable and was a dainty choice of food enjoyed by royalty and the privileged few. It was also once served as an appetizer in the Old West. Its reputation of being highly valuable in the early days still continues up to now. Caviar is not one of the cheapest delights available in the market. But even if that is so, it does not stop gourmet food lovers from learning to enjoy them. You can get great deals …

The Best Bar Tools For Novice To Pro Bartenders

Bar accessories come in many varieties and types. You may wonder what items are essential for bartending, and which bar accessories are not necessary. A well-equipped bar has all the bar accessories required to mix a variety of cocktails, highballs, and special drinks without improper substitution. Therefore, choosing the right bar tools is not just a case of guessing or settling for a group of matching bar accessories that might not have everything you need. That is not to say that all-inclusive bar accesories kits aren’t a great way to start your bar accessories collection: One of the easiest ways to equip a bar with bar accessories is, of course, to purchase an all-inclusive set or kit. If you want …

The Beauty Of Sparkling Wine

Sparkling wine is well known for it’s tiny bubbles that race to the surface. Sparkling wine is one of the most exotic yet refreshing types of wine, providing memories and happiness once the cork is released into the air. For many years, this exotic wine has proven to be among the most popular types of wine for celebrations and special achievements http://www.besthostbest.com By looking at sparkling wine, you’ll find it to be a complete mystery. When tasting the wine, friends and lovers choose to discuss the refreshing, nutty aroma. Even though this type of wine is very popular, it can be hard to describe. Although the taste and aroma can be right there, lingering in the air – it’s still …

The Great Coffee Beverage….. Some History And What Really Goes Into It.

Have you ever really thought about what goes into a good cup of coffee? If you are anything like me you probably haven’t, for the simply reason you are too engrossed unwinding and enjoying the rich aroma and taste to bother with any of the technical side of the brew. The deepest I have ever gone when I have a cup of the rich umber beverage in my hand is to let my mind drift off with the floating steam. The information on the wrapper might tell you a bit about the beans you’re drinking but believe me there is so much more to the story of how coffee drinking came to be so popular the world over. The history …

The Good Thing About Tea

Millions of people spend billions of dollars seeing doctors, paying for visits, getting check-ups and buying expensive medication, but never realize that God created the miraculous human body to run near perfect and cure itself naturally. And the travesty is not only the financial aspect of the ‘silent killer’, but by lowering your high blood pressure with synthetic medication you could be hurting your body by not curing the cause. If you don’t know already, high blood pressure got its nickname, the silent killer, because it does exactly that… it will kill you with NO WARNING. In fact, over 50,000 people died last year because of this disease. I recently read one article which called it a ‘widow maker’. And …

The Good And Bad Of Coffee

There have been so many studies over the last twenty-five years about the effects of coffee that many people are confused about the real results. For a few decades, we were told that coffee drinking was unhealthy, and now more recent studies tell us that is not true. Over 400 million cups of coffee are consumed per day in the world, so of course, this is an important issue. The main problem is the caffeine in coffee. Caffeine is a mild stimulant, and therefore raises blood pressure and can increase heart rate. This was of concern to earlier researchers; today, researchers think the effect is so mild and short lived as to be negligible. In fact, we are actually hearing …