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Conscious Caffeine #12 - Mocha

10 Feb 2021 1 minute read 0 comments tych0_21

Mocha While come may associate the term 'mocha' with the espresso drink made with heated milk and chocolate, the Mocha coffee variety derives its name from the legendary port city of Mokha, Yemen, from which the international coffee trade began to fl...

Conscious Caffeine #11 - Harar

10 Feb 2021 1 minute read 0 comments tych0_21

Harar The city of Harar, Ethiopia has been famous for its coffee since at least the 16th century; it is even rumored by some to be the former home of the legendary goat herder, Kaldi, who discovered the stimulating power of coffee after his goats ref...

Conscious Caffeine #10 - Yirgacheffe

8 Feb 2021 1 minute read 0 comments tych0_21

Yirgacheffe Yirgacheffe is a small district located at an elevation of around 1,900 meters above sea level within the Gedeo Zone of the southwestern Ethiopian highlands. High elevation, rich soils, and the thick vegetative cover that dominates the re...

Conscious Caffeine #9 - Geisha

8 Feb 2021 1 minute read 0 comments tych0_21

Geisha The history of the Geisha variety can be traced back to a British botany expedition in 1931 to the Southern Ethiopian highlands near the mountain of Gesha. Various coffee berries were collected during this expedition, some of which were subseq...

Conscious Caffeine #8 - Ethiopian varieties

7 Feb 2021 1 minute read 0 comments tych0_21

Ethiopian varieties Ethiopian varieties are among the most rare and prized varieties in the world. These varieties are often referred to as "heirloom" varieties in reference to Ethiopia being the origin of all known arabica coffees. Varieties more co...

Conscious Caffeine #7 - Bourbon

6 Feb 2021 1 minute read 0 comments tych0_21

Bourbon The Bourbon variety's lineage can be traced back to trees introduced from Yemen to La Réunion (formerly Bourbon) Island by the French sometime between 1708 and 1718. The establishment of French missions on La Réunion in 1841 as well as other...

Conscious Caffeine #6 - Typica

6 Feb 2021 1 minute read 0 comments tych0_21

Typica The Typica variety is thought to derive from the first coffees brought to Yemen and India by Arabian traders between the 12th and 15th centuries.  Hoping to undercut the Arabian monopoly on the coffee trade, in 1616, a merchant of the Dutch Ea...

Conscious Caffeine #5 - Coffea liberica

4 Feb 2021 1 minute read 0 comments tych0_21

Coffea liberica Coffea liberica is a far lesser-known variety of the Coffea genus than arabica or canephora, making up for less than 1% of the global coffee consumption. Although native to the tropics of Central and Western Africa, the primary region...

Conscious Caffeine #4 - Coffea canephora

3 Feb 2021 1 minute read 0 comments tych0_21

Coffea canephora Coffea canephora, better-known as Robusta coffee, is a remarkably hardy species with a much greater tolerance for heat, disease, and pests when compared to Coffea arabica; these survival advantages allow Robusta to grow at much lower...

Conscious Caffeine #3 - Coffea eugenioides

3 Feb 2021 1 minute read 0 comments tych0_21

Coffea eugenioides Coffea eugenioides is a member of the Coffea genus that is most well-known as being one of the diploid parent species of C. arabica (along with C. canephora). C. eugenioides can be found primarily in the East African highlands of...