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Coffee, the world's favourite drink

Coffee drinkers know how nice it is to get up early in the morning and then walk straight to the coffee machine to turn it on. Even better if there is a timer on the machine that turns it on ten minutes before your alarm clock rings. Waking up while the fragrant aroma tickles your senses is the best start to the day. The cup of coffee is very common in everyday life and the hot beverage is drunk by most people to a greater or lesser extent on a regular basis. After just one cup, you feel more energetic and alert. More than five to 10 cups of coffee a day can affect your sleep rhythm. You drink coffee almost without thinking about it. But where does it come from and what kinds are there?

Some coffee history

Coffee was originally discovered in Ethiopia, from where it spread throughout the Middle East. There are stories of a mountain farmer somewhere in Ethiopia who saw his goats hopping in the meadow like energy bombs after snacking on coffee berries. Or the story of the monks who disappointedly threw the rather bitter-tasting coffee beans into the fire and were surprised by the wonderful aroma released. From those roasted beans, they just had to make an extract. And it turned out to be no such monk's work. But some time preceded the actual drinking of coffee. In any case, it is believed that the Arabs were the first to grow coffee plants. Traders saw bread in it and soon coffee conquered most Islamic countries, despite secrecy and an export ban. The Netherlands also played a role in the spread of coffee plants through Java in Indonesia, then a colony of the Netherlands. Eventually, around 1715, France became the major producer in Europe. Colonists and missionaries spread the uplifting drink to the rest of the world. Drinking coffee became more popular than consuming alcoholic beverages.

Arabica and Robusta coffee

There are two types of coffee beans suitable for consumption. These are the Arabica and the Robusta. The former is loved by coffee roasters and gourmets for its mild and aromatic flavour. The coffee plant produces caffeine to protect against parasites. The Arabica beans grow at high altitudes where fewer pathogens can affect the plant so less caffeine is produced. This is different again for the firm-tasting Robusta coffee that grows on lower ground where it faces parasitic attacks. Robusta coffee contains more caffeine than Arabica coffee and therefore lends itself better to getting the sleep out of your body in the morning. Of course, the two beans can be mixed just fine to obtain a great-tasting but strong cup of coffee in several varieties. Espresso is one such variant that is widely known. Hot water is forced through a small amount of finely ground coffee beans under high pressure. A good Espresso has a crema consisting of fats and sugars and is called *crema*. And one cup is comparable in volume to a double gin but then it is a drink to be enjoyed. Building on that, you come across the cappuccino which consists of espresso, milk and milk foam in equal parts. Making a good cappuccino lies in using the right technique when frothing milk. It is recommended to use whole milk if you want the tastiest cappuccino. In turn, the latte macchiato consists of whole, organic milk to which a shot of espresso is added. The variant where the even finer ground coffee beans are pressed firmly so that the water has more trouble seeping through the coffee is called ristretto. The end result is a cup of coffee that contains more caramelised sugars and oils. The drink is quite a concentrated espresso with a lot of flavour.

Coffee, healthy and tasty

The number of cups of coffee drunk per day varies from person to person. One cup is enough for Pietje, while Klaasje drinks 12 in a day. There are studies that have shown that a cup of coffee fits into a healthy diet and can prolong life. But don't drink litres of it because then the beneficial effect also disappears. It is nice to know that nature produces a plant that in its natural purity produces a bean that allows us coffee addicts to enjoy a delicious aromatic cup of comfort. What the future of the beverage will look like is coffee-gazing, but it will undoubtedly be positive.

  1. SUN Santa Rosa Medium Roast Fairtrade - coffee beans - 1 kilo
    SUN Santa Rosa Medium Roast Fairtrade - coffee beans - 1 kilo
    Floral, Chocolate Medium (2/4)
    As low as 20,5
    20.50 / kg
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    SUN Blue Mountain Medium Roast Fairtrade - coffee beans - 1 kilo
    Fruity Medium (2/4)
    As low as 24,22
    24.22 / kg
  3. Costa Coffee Colombian Roast - coffee beans - 500 grams
    Costa Coffee Colombian Roast - coffee beans - 500 grams
    Fruity Medium (2/4)
    As low as 12,96
    25.92 / kg
  4. Costa Coffee Signature Blend Medium Roast - coffee beans - 1 kilo
    Costa Coffee Signature Blend Medium Roast - coffee beans - 1 kilo
    Nuts Medium (2/4)
    As low as 17,98
    17.98 / kg
  5. Passalacqua Harem - coffee beans - 1 kilo
    Passalacqua Harem - coffee beans - 1 kilo
    Floral, Fruity Medium (2/4)
    As low as 32,6
    32.60 / kg
  6. Passalacqua Mexico Plus - coffee beans - 1 kilo
    Passalacqua Mexico Plus - coffee beans - 1 kilo
    Chocolate, Nuts Strong (3/4)
    As low as 25,93
    25.93 / kg
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    Passalacqua Mexico - coffee beans - 1 kilo
    Floral, Nuts Strong (3/4)
    As low as 22,61
    22.61 / kg
  8. Lavazza Espresso Aromatico - coffee beans - 1 kilo
    Lavazza Espresso Aromatico - coffee beans - 1 kilo
    Lavazza
    As low as 16
    16.00 / kg
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    Chocolate, Herbs, Nuts Very strong (4/4)
    As low as 5.95
    13.95 / kg
  10. Café du Jour 100% arabica Dark Roast Brazil
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    Chocolate, Nuts Very strong (4/4)
    As low as 5.95
    13.95 / kg
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    Chocolate, Herbs, Nuts Strong (3/4)
     5.95
    23.80 / kg
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    Herbs Strong (3/4)
    As low as 13,71
    13.71 / kg
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    Chocolate, Herbs Very strong (4/4)
    As low as 15,95
    15.95 / kg
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    Kimbo Superior Blend - coffee beans - 1 kilo
    Herbs Strong (3/4)
    As low as 14,62
    14.62 / kg
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    Lavazza Caffè Crema Gustoso - coffee beans - 1 kilo
    Herbs Very strong (4/4)
    As low as 13,05
    13.05 / kg
  17. Caffè Vergnano 1882 Espresso Decaffeinato - coffee beans - 1 kilo
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    Floral, Chocolate Strong (3/4)
    As low as 14,33
    14.33 / kg
  18. Sample pack - budget coffee beans - 4 kilos
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     35.56 Regular Price 36.52

  19. Café du Jour 100% arabica Uganda
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    Floral, Chocolate, Fruity Medium (2/4)
    As low as 5.95
    14.95 / kg
  20. Uganda Arabica Bugisu AA - unroasted coffee beans - 1 kilo
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    Café du Jour
    As low as 11,96
    11.96 / kg
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    Chocolate, Fruity Strong (3/4)
    As low as 9,75
    9.75 / kg
  22. Lucaffé Blucaffé - coffee beans - 700 grams
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    Chocolate, Fruity Strong (3/4)
    As low as 30,28
    43.26 / kg
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    Lucaffe Lucaffetteria - coffee beans - 700 grams
    Chocolate, Nuts Strong (3/4)
    As low as 18,8
    26.86 / kg
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    Lucaffé Pulcinella - coffee beans - 700 grams
    Chocolate Strong (3/4)
    As low as 14,36
    20.51 / kg
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    Lucaffé Classic - coffee beans - 700 grams
    Chocolate Medium (2/4)
    As low as 14,36
    20.51 / kg
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    Sale
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    Nescafé Dolce Gusto
    As low as 7,95
    0.27 / piece
  27. Costa Coffee Signature Blend Dark Roast - coffee beans - 1 kilo
    Costa Coffee Signature Blend Dark Roast - coffee beans - 1 kilo
    Chocolate, Nuts Strong (3/4)
    As low as 17,98
    17.98 / kg
  28. Costa Coffee Bright Blend - coffee beans - 1 kilo
    Costa Coffee Bright Blend - coffee beans - 1 kilo
    Chocolate, Fruity Medium (2/4)
    As low as 17,98
    17.98 / kg
  29. Guatemala Arabica SHB - unroasted coffee beans - 1 kilo
  30. Ethiopia Arabica Yirgacheffe grade 2 - unroasted coffee beans - 1 kilo
  31. India Arabica Monsooned Malabar AA ASPINWALL - unroasted coffee beans - 1 kilo
  32. El Salvador SHG - unroasted coffee beans - 1 kilo
    El Salvador SHG - unroasted coffee beans - 1 kilo
    Café du Jour
    As low as 11,21
    11.21 / kg
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  35. Indonesian Robusta AP 1 screen 16 - unroasted coffee beans - 1 kilo
  36. Nicaragua Arabica SHG - unroasted coffee beans - 1 kilo
    Nicaragua Arabica SHG - unroasted coffee beans - 1 kilo
    Café du Jour
    As low as 11,21
    11.21 / kg
  37. Peru Arabica HB MCM grade 1 - unroasted coffee beans - 1 kilo
  38. Tanzania Arabica AA Kilimanjaro - unroasted coffee beans - 1 kilo
  39. Colombia Arabica Excelso - unroasted coffee beans - 1 kilo
  40. Brazil Santos NY 2/3 17/18 GC - unroasted coffee beans - 1 kilo
  41. Hausbrandt H. Hausbrandt - Coffee beans - 1 kilo
    Hausbrandt H. Hausbrandt - Coffee beans - 1 kilo
    Hausbrandt
    As low as 19,55
    19.55 / kg
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    Sale
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    Herbs, Nuts Very strong (4/4)
    As low as 8,63
    8.63 / kg
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  45. Lavazza Expert (vending) tasting pack - coffee beans - 4 x 1 kilo
  46. Starter pack - Espresso quarter - accessories and 2 kilos of coffee beans
  47. Tasting pack - Strong but not bitter - 4 kg coffee beans
  48. Gift pack - Coffee Moment Deluxe - 5 items
    Gift pack - Coffee Moment Deluxe - 5 items
    Café du Jour

     19.29 Regular Price 21.36

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