The Anatomy Of A Coffee Tree

Coffea, a member of the Rubiaceae family is responsible for the biological heritage of “coffee.” The Rubiaceae family includes more than 500 genera and 6,000 species of tropical trees and shrubs. It is doubtful the average person would recognize an actual coffee tree. Most of us would recognize a roasted coffee bean. Just in case you stumble upon something you think might be a real coffee tree, here is a quick description of one: •Pruned short in cultivation •Capable of growing more than 30 feet high •Generally covered with dark-green, waxy leaves that grow opposite each other in pairs, although a coffee tree can also have leaves that are purple or yellow (dark green is the predominant color) The leaves …

Recipes For Your Coffee Makers

Coffee has been around for so many centuries, and is drunk in so many parts of the world, that there are a huge variety of ways to enjoy it. There are a great many more varieties than we can get out of our cappuccino machines. You can enjoy different coffees on their own, or mix them with flavorings, liqueurs and other beverages to make innumerable combinations. Caribbean coffee, Mexican Mocha, Grog, and the Cubano from Cuba are four of a much greater selection of options. To make a Caribbean coffee, you need to heat a coconut in a hot oven for half an hour. Once the coconut has cooled break it open and grate the flesh inside. Heat this in …

Hot Days, Cool Drinks, And Kitchen Counter Stools

It is the hottest day of the summer. The sun is relentlessly beating down on you, as if to avenge all of last winter’s cold, cloudy days. But you are determined to avoid taking a break until after you have mowed the entire lawn. Your skin feels like leather, and your throat is as dry as the Atacama Desert-the hottest place on Earth. You keep reminding yourself that Earth contains 326 million trillion gallons of water, but that just makes you thirstier. As you start feeling faint, pushing the lawnmower seems akin to pushing a beached whale. Then suddenly, you spot the silhouette of a mysterious, unidentifiable figure approaching you. You brace yourself for anything. As the figure nears, it …