Gourmet Flavored CoffeeWritten by Hans Dekker
Coffee tastes great by itself, but for an extra special taste sensation, try gourmet flavored coffee. There are many flavoring substances which can be added to coffee to give your daily cup of Java an out of ordinary flavor experience.
Some flavors are natural enhancers that go together with coffee like bees and honey. Rum and chocolate have been added to coffee for almost as long as coffee has been produced. Some of newest gourmet flavored coffee includes vanilla, macadamia, and even peanut butter!
Not all these flavors are everyone's “cup of tea”, but taste sensations of gourmet flavored coffee give you a new outlook on Java juice. Try out some of these special flavors -- you may find a favorite that you always come back to.
Just look at some of these types of gourmet flavored coffee -- apricot cream, Black Forest cake, Café Napoleon, chocolate raspberry, Jamaican rum, Southern pecan and vanilla hazelnut. The names by themselves makes your mouth water.
Gourmet Coffee BeansWritten by Ross MacIver
Gourmet Coffee Beans
You can be a coffee lover without knowing much about coffee beans, but learning a little bit about different types of coffee can help you get perfect cup every time. There are many types of gourmet coffee beans. The way they have been grown in processed has a huge effect on their taste. Here's a little bit of information for getting best from your gourmet coffee beans.
Coffee is a common agricultural product of many tropical countries. There are two main species of coffee plant – Arabica and Robusta. Gourmet coffee beans are mostly Arabica because of their superior flavor and smoothness. Many blends, however, include Robusta coffee beans to give an edge to coffee.
After coffee is picked, it must be roasted. Roasting makes green coffee beans expand in size and changes their color to a light to dark brown. Lighter roasts reveal more of flavor of gourmet coffee beans, while darker roasts take on flavor of roasting process itself. After roasting coffee should be kept in vacuum packed containers to minimize flavor loss.