Friday, April 27, 2012

Origins Coffee From around the World

Travel the world and try a new single origins coffee from a 
different exotic location each month! How about a Kona Coffee, 
Blue Mountain Coffee, Costa Rican Coffee, or Columbian Coffee?

Origins Coffee-Producing Countries;
Today Brazil is responsible for about a third of all coffee production, making it by far the heavyweight champion of the coffee-producing world. Though many connoisseurs believe that Brazil’s emphasis on quantity takes a toll on quality, many also praise the devastating 1975 frost, in particular, was a boon to other coffee-growing countries. country’s finer varieties. Brazil is the only high-volume producer subject to frost. The Two 1994 frosts raised prices worldwide.Notable Beans: Bahia, Bourbon Santos

Colombia is the only South American country with both Atlantic and Pacific ports—an invaluable aid to shipping. The crop’s economic importance is such that all cars entering Colombia are sprayed for harmful bacteria. Colombia’s origins coffee grows in the moist, temperate foothills of the Andes, where the combination of high altitude and moist climate makes for an especially mild cup.Notable Beans: Medellin, Supremo, Bogotá

The Dutch unwittingly gave coffee a nickname in the late 17th century, when they began the first successful European coffee plantation on their island colony of Java (now part of Indonesia). Top-grade Arabicas are still produced on Java as well as on Sumatra, Sulawesi, and Flores, but the Indonesianarchipelago is most notable as the world’s largest producer of robusta beans.
Notable Beans: Java, Sumatra, Sulawesi (Celebes)

Coffee came to Mexico from Antilles at the end of the 18th century, but was not exported in great quantities until the 1870s. Today approximately 100,000 small farms generate most Mexican coffee, and most of the beans come from the south. Mexico is the largest source of U.S. coffee imports.Notable Beans: Altura, Liquidambar MS, Pluma Coixtepec

The natural home of the arabica tree and the setting for most of origins coffee legends, Ethiopia is Africa’s top arabica exporter and leads the continent in domestic consumption. About 12 million Ethiopians make their living from  origins coffee, whose name is said to be a derivation of “Kaffa,” the name of an Ethiopian
province.Notable Beans: Harrar, Sidamo, Yirgacheffe

According to legend, India is the birthplace of coffee cultivation east of Arabia. Today coffee production is under the strict control of the Indian Coffee Board, which some say reduces economic incentive and thereby lowers quality.Notable Beans: Mysore, Monsooned Malabar

German immigrants initiated serious coffee cultivation in Guatemala in the 19th century. Today the country’s high-grown beans, particularly those grown on the southern volcanic slopes, are among the world’s best origins coffee.Notable Beans: Atitlan, Huehuetenango
"Anytime Is Coffee Time!"

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Reaching Out, And Working Together

Coffee Lovers USA is all about the finest 
Java delivered to your door, and building
relationships that last.  If you have a quality
product that will serve our customers well,
don't hesitate to link up with us.

We are also interested in information sites as
well as products.  So lets develop a network
that will benefit our customers and our businesses.

We at Coffee Lovers USA thought it would
be fun to share some links from some excellent
Affiliates that deliver the very best in products
and information.  Sit back and enjoy a cup
of coffee and explore.  Who knows, you may
be guided into a new adventure!

Speaking of fun, we thought you might enjoy the
challenge of running your own "Coffee Shop." 
It's a game online that you can play all about Coffee.
The Coffee Shop Game

"Anytime Is Coffee Time!"

Monday, April 9, 2012

Do We Need The Best?

My Dad has passed away since I wrote this article. He 
lived to be 87 years old, but I thought it was worth

So, I was with my Dad the other day, sharing old stories,
you know, picking his brain.  After all, he will be 84 years
old in September.  He's been around a little longer than I

He came from that generation of hard working people
where provision for the family was key.  A roof over our
head, 3 square meals, clothes on our back, and provide
for our immediate financial needs.

One of our topics of discussion turned to food.  Mom was
a great cook.  She just passed away this year.  In an Italian
family, food was always an important topic, and we have
excellent memories about Mom's cooking.

Well, Dad, being older now and with out Mom, tends to
go to restaurants when he's not at our house.  Restaurants
can leave a lot to be desired when it comes to healthy and
great tasting food.  We all tend to choose where we eat in
different ways.  For some it's all about money
(the cheaper the better).  Others need the ambiance
(comfort and elegance).   And finally, some go for a fair
 price for a good meal (not the cheapest, or the most expensive). 
For me, I lean toward the third category.  Give me a meal
that is fresh, good presentation, healthy with great taste at
 a fair price and I'm happy and so is my body. 

Giving this info to my Dad, changed (I think) his
perspective on where he eats.  Garbage in, does nothing
for your health or your dining experience.  I found out
Dad was going to a fairly cheap restaurant  serving
pre-cooked bacon and just plain loading a plate with
plenty of filling items, some without nutritional value,
not to mention the absence of great taste.  So I
recommended a friend's restaurant  that just opened in
a location downtown, close to where my Dad lives. 
Yes, the food was more expensive, but what a pleasurable
treat.  Fair price, good presentation, great taste, wonderful
service and all for $3 to $4 more in cost. 

I just found out Dad went back to the cheap place the
other morning for breakfast, it's hard to teach an old dog
new tricks, but I know he will be back at my friend's place
again, because he tasted the difference first hand.

Do we need the best?  No.
Do we need the cheapest?  No. 

Search out the places that have your best interest in mind. 
Buy quality products at a fair price.  When you find a
restaurant or business that serves you well, spread the
word and support them.

Our goal at Coffee Lovers USA is to be that place that
serves you well.  Hopefully this article will give you a
little bit of insight into who we are and what we are all
about.  Here to serve you.
"Anytime Is Coffee Time!"
Joe Patanella, owner C.L.USA