Coffee Series #1 Are You A Coffee Lover?
Are you a coffee lover? (Yes Me! raised hand!) If yes, how do you know you are a coffee lover? How much do you know about coffee? Do you consider yourself a coffee lover just because you love to drink coffee or you really know a lot about coffee?
For me, I started to drink coffee since 10 years old (yes 10 years old). The reason I started to drink at that young age is that I need to stay awake to study and ever since I drink daily until now. So, I had tried Nescafe, Kopi-O (black coffee), OldTown White Coffee 3-in-1 / 2-in-1, coffee from the local store, and so on. I used to drink coffee for the sake of the caffeine.
I started to look into coffee more deeply in 2015/2016 when I was in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. I love Vietnam dipping coffee and I enjoy their dipping process, but their coffee is just too sweet for me. From there I started to curious about coffee and I wanted to know more about coffee.
Do You Know Which Countries Produce Most Coffee?
In 2017, according to ICO.org (International Coffee Organization, not initial coin offering) Brazil was the #1 country that produces 51,000,000 of 60kg bags, Vietnam was #2 which produces 29,000,000 of 60kg bags, and Colombia was #3 which produces 14,000,000 of 60kg bags of coffee. Now you know why Vietnam has so many coffee shops in the same row of shop lot!
How Many Types of Coffee Beans & Differences?
There are three common types of coffee beans which is Arabia, Robusta, and blends. The main difference between Arabia and Robusta is the level of caffeine. Robusta will have more caffeine than Arabia which tends to give them more bitter and acidic taste. However, sometimes due to different region, soil, temperature, and weather might produce slightly different taste.
Which Coffee Is Your Favourite?
So, which coffee is your favourite after knowing there are three common types of beans? Do you like the classic and thicker expresso? Long-black? Americano? Latte? Flat White? Cappuccino?
I personally love Long-black, I love the bitterness of the long black. But sometimes when I need caffeine I will order double shot expresso to stay awake. I very seldom order any coffee with milk, just not my type. I tried but prefer black without sugar and milk. I love the original taste of the coffee bean! It just so nice! I usually have 2 cups of coffee per day, one in the morning and another one after lunch. Both black coffee!
Where You Usually Get Your Coffee Fix?
Are you love to get your coffee fix in Starbucks, Coffee Bean, any hipster cafe? Or D.I.Y yourself as in grind coffee bean yourself?
For weekdays I usually buy the black coffee mixture from the supermarket, those with real beans grinded in the packet. For weekend sometimes when I have the mood I will take out my Vietnam dipping coffee set and enjoy my lovely weekend. Otherwise, I will just visit hipster cafe and enjoy their coffee while writing Steemit post!