A Brief Guide to Coffee

A quick guide to coffee
A Brief Guide to Coffee

Why is Excelsa considered the most expensive grain? What degree of roast is called Scandinavian? How is honey different from a pass?

Types of coffee beans

There are over 90 varieties of coffee trees in the wild. Raw materials for future drinks are harvested from 4 of them. Below are the popular types of coffee and their differences.

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  • Arabica is distinguished by its oblong shape and smooth surface; it is used for coffee beans. Drinks based on it have a mild taste, thick aroma and pleasant sourness.
  • Robusta seeds are round and bitter. They contain twice as much caffeine as Arabica. They are used in the production of instant coffee. Robusta beverages foam perfectly and invigorate well.
  • Liberica is used in coffee blends because of its rich aroma.
  • Excelsa is whimsical to care for and is not very productive. It is appreciated by gourmets around the world for its special fruity-citrus taste. Available only as part of elite coffee blends. The most popular varieties of excels are mocha, typica, bourbon, maracajou, and soft Colombian.

Processing methods

After harvesting, the grains undergo special processing: dry, wet, pasa, or hanni. Let’s consider each technology in more detail:

  • Dry – processing in which ripe coffee fruits wither in the sun. In the process of drying, the berry pulp gives the grains some of the nutrients and sugars. The dried product has a pleasant sweetish taste and berry aroma.
  • Wet – cleaning of grains from fruit pulp. To do this, the crop is loaded into pools of water and the floating debris, branches, leaves and unripe grains are caught. Heavy ripe berries sink to the bottom of the containers, after which they are drained and peeled. The grains are stripped of gluten and poured onto African beds or patios for drying.
  • Hani is a treatment in which peeled seeds are dried along with gluten. The resulting product has a soft and uniform taste with a low acidity content.
  • Pass is an experimental method that combines the technologies listed above. At the initial stage, coffee fruits are dried in the open air, after passing through depalpation, and again sent to the sun. It is believed that the pass processing gives the product a rare, rich blend.

Roasting degrees

To change the taste properties, coffee beans are subjected to heat treatment. There are several degrees of roasting:

  • Scandinavian – the lightest, as a result of which the processes of weak fermentation are started. The coffee has a brown hue and a delicate velvety taste, is suitable for preparing milk drinks and is not recommended for brewing espresso.

Starbucks Medium Roast Whole Bean Coffee — Pike Place Roast — 6 bags (12 oz. each)

  • Pike Place Roast is well-rounded with subtle notes of cocoa and toasted nuts balancing the smooth mouthfeel
  • While we’ve updated our look and how we describe our tasting notes, Starbucks Pike Place Roast is still the same smooth and balanced, great-tasting coffee you know and love
  • Enjoy Starbucks at home. The coffee you love without leaving the house
  • For finest taste, always use clean, filtered water; clean your machine before using; and grind beans just before brewing
  • Each pack includes 6 12-ounce bags of whole-bean Starbucks coffee
  • American – Medium roast, as a result of which it is possible to reveal the caramel notes of the product. It is used for preparing espresso mixtures.
  • Viennese is a strong treatment. The drink has a bitter caramel smell with pronounced herbal notes.
  • French – roasting at a temperature of 240 C. The taste of the finished product is thick, dense, bitter.
  • Italian, she is also dark French, completely removes the sour taste from the grains and reveals a caramel-smoked blend.
  • Spanish (Cuban) gives the drink a monotonous bitter taste.

Freshly roasted coffee is sent for packaging, grinding, or evaporation.

Grains, grinding, fraction

Coffee reaches store shelves in the form of a whole grain, ground, capsule, instant or freeze-dried product. Information about composition, type of processing and degree of roast is indicated on the product packaging. Each of the listed products has its own advantages and disadvantages. consider the most popular of them.

Coffee beans

Coffee gourmets around the world prefer whole coffee beans because they contain the maximum amount of nutritious oils and caffeine. When choosing a product, buyers are guided by the composition, blend, country of origin and supplier data.

Brill Cafe company is one of the ten best importers of coffee beans from South America, Africa and Asia. In order to place an order for coffee beans, you just need to go to our online store and add the products you like to the basket.


The degree of grinding also affects the preparation technology and the final taste of the drink:

  • Turkish coffee is brewed from the smallest, using metal, glass, clay, or ceramic cezves;
  • fine is used to make espresso, it is poured into coffee makers and coffee machines, where a stream of boiling water under a pressure of 9 bar passes through the ground grains;
  • the middle one is prepared using the filter coffee technology, when the container is covered with a filter, sprinkled with 2 tablespoons of the mixture and slowly filled with boiling water;
  • large insist in the French press.

Lavazza Espresso Barista Gran Crema Whole Bean Coffee Blend, Medium Espresso Roast, 35.2 Oz Bag (Packaging May Vary)

  • One 2.2 pound bag (35.2 ounce) of Lavazza Gran Crema Italian whole coffee beans
  • Rich bodied medium roast with chocolatey and spicy aroma, long lasting and round flavor, and lingering crema
  • Non GMO
  • Blended and roasted in Italy
  • Best used for espresso but also suitable in any coffee maker


This type of product is roasted and ground coffee, pressed into “tablets”. For the preparation of drinks on its basis, a capsule coffee machine is used. Among the advantages of the product are:

  • dosage of a portion;
  • individual packaging ensuring the preservation of taste and aroma;
  • speed and ease of preparation.

The Brill Cafe company offers its customers various types of capsule coffee, including those compatible with Nespresso. Place an order for coffee capsules you can from anywhere in the country, we handle both individual and wholesale deliveries.

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