The Daily Grind: What Goes Into Your Favorite Cup Of Coffee

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A lot of effort goes into making a good cup of coffee. After the beans are initially picked, they need to be hulled, polished and sorted before they can be processed further. And that’s not even the hardest part of the process. Many machines are used in the making of a typical cup of coffee. The machines are used to remove layers from the bean, including the entire dried husk. The beans are then polished which helps to determine the quality of the final product.

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After polishing, the beans will be sorted. This is the stage where people can check each bean for defects. Beans that don’t have the right colour or size are discarded. The remaining beans can then be traded to companies that process them even further. It’s amazing to think that all this behind-the-scenes process take place for every different variety of coffee bean you can image, all showcased online on sites such as

Coffee from all over the world

According to Wikipedia, three billion coffee plants are cultivated worldwide to satisfy a demand of over 2.25 billion cups consumed every day. When the plants are cultivated they are loaded onto ships and transported across the globe.

As described on the Coffeecuppers website, many regions also offer their own individual flavour. You can find very hearty and robust varieties when you travel to South America, for example. While the processes may differ slightly depending on the country exporting the coffee, all the import and export procedures are designed to keep the natural flavour of the beans.

From beans to brew

Before you can get your coffee in a cup, it needs to be ground and roasted. Beans are typically roasted before they are exported, but some coffee brands may be roasted in the same country they are sold in.

Many home grinding kits and machines are available and have their own benefits when you use them. Grinding the coffee changes the taste and when it sits out for long periods of time the flavour is no longer fresh.

At home

When you are ready to start enjoying your coffee karma you need to know how best to you’re your favourite caffeine tipple at home. Using a machine like the Magimix Nespresso will allow you to choose myriad styles of coffee. The process will vary a little depending on what kind of machine you get.

Whichever way you choose to make your coffee – percolate, instant, filter, stove-top, cafetier – follow the directions closely for good tips on how to brew your cup to perfection. Miss any of the steps and quite often your coffee will not taste so great – it’s amazing to think how much work goes into making even just a simple cup of coffee. That being said, the next time you fancy taking a break you’ll be able to appreciate and enjoy your cup of coffee more!

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