Monday, January 19, 2009

Coffee lovers: From soil to cup, do you know what's in YOUR coffee?

As any long-time reader of The Swivet knows, La Gringa is obsessed with all things coffee. Lucky for me, so are some of my friends. Swiveteer Andre Mol has a great post here talking about just what goes into the making of that perfect cup of coffee.

5 comments:

Magaly Guerrero said...

Um... everything Andre mentioned on his post, plus a bit of my mother's love!

Lisa Iriarte said...

Hmm, I bet you haven't tried this coffee.

http://www.thinkgeek.com/caffeine/drinks/b439/

I also bet you might not want to.

Dara said...

Too bad I don't like coffee :P But the article was interesting.

Now hot chocolate on the other hand...yummy!

Starving Author said...

I'm lucky enough to live close to a roaster that sells fair-trade stuff from all over, roasted in small batches. Most of it at only $10 a pound. It's going to kill me to move away.
I second his recommendation of "In Defense of Food" - it's wonderful, and sometimes sad, to know where everything comes from and how it's grown and produced.

Andre said...

Thanks all for your comments. If you haven't already, please feel free to leave comments on my blog as well.

Totally, agree that a little bit o' love is a great ingredient for any food, especially coffee.

Regarding the Weasel Puke coffee, I find that link particularly intriguing. Kopi Luwak ,is the coffee I'm familiar with and it comes from Indonesia. (Vietnam is not well known for good coffee.) Everything I've read about the Kopi Luwak suggests the beans are actually passed through the entire digestive tract of the civet, not puked back up. My advice: if you are brave enough to give it a go, I'd splurge for the authentic pooped Indonesian kind as opposed to the puked Vietnamese kind being pushed by Think Geek. The price is about the same.

But thanks for the comment, maybe I'll order both coffees and try a little cupping. Keep an eye out for a future post...