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Coffee Questions and Answers (Q&A)

R. Jones

Curious about the World

Coffee and tea are both two different beverages that are popular to drink in the morning. The caffeine content of coffee has 80-185 mg per 8 oz cup, and tea has 15-70 mg of caffeine per cup. Coffee originated in Ethiopia and Yemen. Tea was popularized in China, the Indian state of Assam, and Northern Myanmar.

Coffee and tea possess several health benefits that make it not only a pleasurable experience to drink but a formidable one. Coffee eases symptoms of Parkinson's disease. Coffee enhances the dopamine supply in the blood, which is necessary for the proper function of the brain.

Coffee also helps alleviate the symptoms of asthma. The properties of tea help with cancer and heart disease. This is because there are potent phytochemicals and antioxidants in different kinds of tea, such as green and black. Tea is created from the leaves and buds of a bush named Camellia Sinesis. Coffee is made from roasted beans of the coffee plant.

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Ground Coffee and Instant Coffee are the most popular ways of preparing coffee. However, there are some differences between them, especially in terms of how they are processed and the type of beans used. Ground coffee is a type of coffee which is prepared and made from ground beans that are not processed industrially. Making this type of coffee consumes more time, as you will have to use some special tools in making the drink. Instant coffee, on the other hand, is a type of coffee that is made from beans that have been processed industrially.

As the name implies, it saves the consumer from going through the rigor of making the coffee from the start. It is very soluble in water than ground coffee because it dissolves very quickly as you add it to either hot or cold water. Ground coffee seems to have a better and good aroma than instant coffee, since it still contains some chemical compositions. And also, ground coffee comes at a higher price than instant coffee.

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T. Lopez

Let's see how far my knowledge stretches

Coffee is maybe the top beverage (aside from water, of course) most people consume and drink. Coffee is known to be caffeinated drinks, but for coffee-lovers that do not want to stay up all night, decaffeinated coffee is also available. Caffeine is one of the main components of a regular coffee drink that helps the brain to be more alert and keeping the person awake.

A regular cup of coffee contains 140-300 mg of caffeine, while a decaf coffee only contains 3-18 mg of caffeine. Decaf coffee does not leave the drinker the usual side effects such as headache and palpitations that regular caffeinated coffee produce. You will not find it hard to sleep at night when you drink a cup of decaffeinated coffee in the late afternoon. Caffeinated coffee aids in weight loss due to the caffeine but decaf will not.

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The thing is that coffee prices tend to change way too often for anyone to hold on the top spot. As of July 2018, the 4 most expensive coffees in the world are:

  1. Black Ivory Coffee (1100$/kilo)

  2. Hacienda La Esmeralda (600$/pound)

  3. Finca El Injerto (500$/pound)

  4. Kopi Luwak (around 200$ per pound)

The prices are according to US markets. They may vary in other countries.


Black Ivory is made from the poop of elephants. Ya, you read that right! Coffee Beans are fed to elephants and then removed from their poop. The beans pass through their intestines and are said to ferment and become better.

Kopi Luwak is dried feces of civet cats that eat arabica beans. No, unlike black ivory it’s not ‘fermented’ poop bean coffee. It’s just dried poop. Quite literally, in fact. (Ew!)

According to coffee connoisseurs who were stupid enough to try this, black ivory is good enough but kopi luwak just has a bad taste. Black Ivory and Kopi Luwak are expensive because of their rarity, ridiculous methods of production and excellent marketing. They’re not exactly rare, they are just supplied effectively.

Hacienda and Finca, on the other hand, are actually excellent coffee beans. Hacienda is made from just a few trees in Panama and is the rarest coffee in the world. Soft to taste and flavor-rich its a delicacy to behold.

Finca is made from small beans and also has a rich flavor. All of the above coffees are sold in niche markets in small amounts, which also gives them novelty status and contributes in pushing up their prices.

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Coffee can be found in almost every restaurant and convenience store. This is because it has become so popular due to its taste being so good, but also the side effects of it. It is a warm drink that is soothing. People like to drink coffee in order to wake up from the caffeine. This causes people to both start drinking it at a young age in order to stay awake, but then they become a little addicted to it.

Many people will get headaches or get sick because they didn’t ingest enough caffeine that day. Since they were addicted to it, then they will yearn for it. Therefore, it is often served during all parts of the day and night because it is ordered all the time.

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It is estimated that people consume 3.5 billion cups of coffee in a single day. That is almost half of the world’s population drinks a cup of coffee daily. Brazil is the largest supplier of coffee in the world. The reason is Brazil has the perfect climate in cultivating coffee bush. This country experiences dry and rainy seasons that is needed to produce quality coffee beans.

Aside from the weather, to achieve the perfect temperature for coffee bush to grow, plantations should be located in 1800-3600 altitude. Vietnam is second to Brazil in producing coffee. As this country located near the equator, this is also a good spot for growing coffee bush and producing quality coffee beans.

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I’m not really sure why cappuccino is more expensive than regular coffee. Perhaps it is because cappuccino needs more ingredients and a more complex brewer but neither of these reasons seems to be enough justification for the increased cost. Cappuccino is typically made from expresso, steamed milk, and milk foam in contrast to regular coffee that is just made from ground coffee beans.

The expresso used to make cappuccino is also made from ground coffee beans but the beans are generally ground much finer and packed more tightly. Some people like to add to their cappuccino a dusting of ground chocolate, cocoa powder, cinnamon, or nutmeg.

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You can produce a Hawaiian tune on a ukulele. You just have to use an alternative tuning on either a soprano or concert ukulele. Original Hawaiian ukuleles were most often tuned ADFB. With today’s larger ukuleles if you tune a soprano or concert ukulele to A4-D4-F4-B4, this slightly higher key will make a brighter, clearer tone and give the ukulele a more traditional Hawaiian sound. You would likely not want to try a Hawaiian tune on a tenor or baritone ukulele.

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Coffee may be the second most-drank beverage after water. Many have been drinking coffee before they step into adulthood with the influence of their culture or their coffee-addict family members. Millions of people drink it every day but most do not know that there are 12 types of coffee to choose from.

The 12 most popular types of coffee are Affogato, Cafe Latte, Cappuccino, Double Espresso, Espresso, Flat White, Long Macchiato, Short Macchiato, Mocha, Long Black, Piccolo Latte, and Ristretto. The way the coffee beans are roasted makes the taste of the coffee. If you are an avid coffee drinker, it is best to try all types and see what your taste buds will most love.

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There are a lot of coffee types that you can see right now. Some of them are easier to make than others. The espresso is known to be easy to make because it is a shot of black coffee. As more and more types of coffee are created with espresso as a base, it becomes more complicated. There are some coffee shops that are known to be reliable as Starbucks.

The fact that it allows their customers to have their coffee made the way that they want it can make a lot of baristas unhappy. There are some orders that take so long to make because of the number of requests available. A frappucino may be harder to make because it involves milk, a lot of cream, and sugar.

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