COFFEE FACTS TRIVIA AND HISTORY

THERE ARE TWO CAFFEINE FREE COFFEE PLANTS CALLED    LIBERICA AND EXCELSA

ALL COFFEE PLANTS TRACE ROOTS BACK TO AFRICA, SPECIFICALLY, AS MOST EXPERTS AGREE IN ABYSSINIA OR WHAT WE KNOW AS ETHIOPIA


THE FIRST EUROPEANS TO GROW THE COFFEE PLANT FOR COMMERCIAL USE WERE THE DUTCH.
DUTCH GUYANA HELPED TO SPREAD THE CULTIVATED PRODUCT THROUGH THE COLONIES

THE FINEST AND MOST HIGHLY SOUGHT AFTER BEANS NORMALLY GROW FROM BETWEEN 300 AND 800M ABOVE SEA LEVEL IN THE BLUE MOUNTAINS OF JAMAICA

TYPES OF COFFEE PLANTS ARE ARABICA FROM ARABIA  LIBERICA FROM ANGOLA CANEOHORA OR ROBUSTA FROM THE CONGO EXCELSA FROM THE CONGO


TWO FAMOUS CAFE'S THAT HAVE MADE HISTORY; ONE WHERE CASNOVA WAS A CUSTOMER OF FLORIAN'S CAFE WHICH FIRST OPENED HIS BOTEGA THEN KNOWN AS VINEZIA TRIONFANTE AT THE END OF DECEMBER IN 1720'S. THE OTHER IL CAFFE PEDROCCHI IN PADOVA CITY THE CITY WITHOUT DOORS, OF MEADOWS WITHOUT GRASS AND OF A SAINT WITHOUT A NAME, THE CAFE OPENED IN 1831, BUILT ON THE DRAWINGS OF THE CREATIVE ARCHITECT GIUSEPPE JAPPELLI.

ESPRESSO COFFEE MUST NOT CONTAIN ANY ADDITIVES OR FLAVORINGS AND MUST HAVE NO WATER ADDED OTHER THAN THAT BLOWN THROUGH THE COFFEE.

CERTIFIED ITALIAN ESPRESSO IS COFFEE THAT CONFORMS TO THE STRICT PRODUCTION REQUIREMENTS DRAWN UP BY THE ITALIAN NATIONAL ESPRESSO INSTITUTE UNDER ISO STANDARD 45011 CERTIFICATE NO, 214

CAFFINE POISONING CAN AND DOES HAPPEN IT MAY BE RECOGNIZED BY INSOMNIA, AGITATION,ANOREXIA,VOMITING,DEHYDRATION (just ask mr. cappuccino)

SOURCES:

coronaro, g. (2003, mazo 5). Tutti i segreti di un espresso di qualita. peripdico di ristorazione e gastronomia, 13(5), 24-26.

Giuberti, d m. (2003, marzo 5). Technologie e aspetti dietetici. peripdico di ristorazione e gastronomia, 13(5), 10 - 15.