A Coffee Roaster For All Occasions

Written by Julie Carter

Coffee roasters and those who roast, brew and serverepparttar ultimate cup of coffee are now esteemed professionals withinrepparttar 113136 social fabric of our community at large. A good coffee roaster is a little like a celebrity chef these days, complete with loyal followings, highly descriptive reviews andrepparttar 113137 ability to command premium prices for their products and services. As coffee continues to grow in elevation from merely a mundane beverage to something of art form, a good coffee roaster has begun to take on a glamorous aura.

But there is a café on almost every street corner or every suburb now and every barista thinks of him or herself asrepparttar 113138 best roaster onrepparttar 113139 block. The professional barista is a now fiercely competitive industry and cafes and restaurants acrossrepparttar 113140 globe fight to retainrepparttar 113141 barista that can produce a coffee that will have customers returning time and time again. So, because roasting is everywhere, how do you chooserepparttar 113142 coffee roaster for you?

Your first question is whether you're looking for wholesale coffee roasters to supply your business, or retail roasters to keep you happily supplied with beans at home. But for our purposes, let's say you're looking for a retail roaster to feed your coffee habit because you are a die hard coffee lover.

One approach is to decide exactly which coffee beans you prefer. Once you have foundrepparttar 113143 coffee beans that you like you can then search for that specific bean. It might take you some time to research this and you might want to join a coffee club so that you can do some extensive taste testing. They will send you a number of coffee varieties each month for a small fee and this gives yourepparttar 113144 opportunity to try out blends and pure coffees to see what you prefer.

Tempranillo, a new red wine star in Australia

Written by Darby Higgs

Tempranillo isrepparttar premium red wine grape variety fromrepparttar 113135 Rioja region in Spain. It is now challenging Sangiovese asrepparttar 113136 up and coming star ofrepparttar 113137 red varietal wine scene in Australia. New plantings throughout Australian wine regions overrepparttar 113138 past five years are just coming into bearing. In fact on a percentage basis Tempranillo is growing in popularity more rapidly than any other variety. What makes this variety so exciting? Well, it makes wines which have good colour and good fruit flavours along with low acid and low tannins. This adds up to an easy drinking style. The wine also goes well with American oak. Inrepparttar 113139 vineyardrepparttar 113140 variety has a short growing season which makes it suitable for cooler areas. In Spainrepparttar 113141 variety isrepparttar 113142 backbone ofrepparttar 113143 wines ofrepparttar 113144 Rioja andrepparttar 113145 Ribera del Duero regions in Northern and Central Spain. In these regions it is often blended with Graciano or Cabernet sauvignon playing a minor role. It is a component of Ribera del Duero's famous Vega Sicilia,repparttar 113146 Spanish equivalent to Grange. In Portugalrepparttar 113147 variety is used as a minor component in port, and some red table wines. Elsewhere inrepparttar 113148 worldrepparttar 113149 major plantings are in Argentine and California. Inrepparttar 113150 latter region it is called Valdepenas and is regarded as unsuitable for making fine wine. Tempranillo has taken off in Australia only inrepparttar 113151 past few years. Brown Brothers have been a pioneer ofrepparttar 113152 variety, but there are now over 50 producers in about half of Australia's sixty wine regions. Although McLaren Vale hasrepparttar 113153 highest number of producers variety is widely planted throughoutrepparttar 113154 mainland Australian wine regions. The highest rated Tempranillo in James Halliday's Wine Companion 2005 is from Manton's Creek Vineyard inrepparttar 113155 Mornington Peninsula. Casella Wines,repparttar 113156 makers ofrepparttar 113157 hugely successful [yellowtail] range are also interested inrepparttar 113158 variety. They received a silver medal for a 2003 Tempranillo atrepparttar 113159 Australian Alternative Varieties Wine Show 2004.

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