Since 2009 I have researched over 1,000 coffee terms and phrases in an effort to understand this amazing beverage. In doing so I have compiled a 90 page glossary that I would refer to often when trying to unlock another secret of this 'elixir of the gods'. I have used this coffee glossary many ti... (more) Coffee history stretches back thousands of years to the time in about 600 BC when an Arabian herdsman in upper Egypt, or Abyssinia, called Kaldi discovered his goats acting weird when they ate the red cherries from a coffee tree.
Since that time coffee has been used as the subject of many write... (more)
IntroductionThe perfect espresso is known in barista circles as 'the god shot' because they figure that it's a cup that would taste heavenly, even to the most discerning palette. Passionate baristas working in cafes the world over look for 'the god shot' in every cup, but they don't always get it... (more)