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Monthly Archives: January 2017

  1. “Coffee - the favorite drink of the civilized world."

    “Coffee - the favorite drink of the civilized world."

    Two of the earliest single-origin coffees are Mocha from Yemen and Java from Indonesia. In fact, the early success of these two single-origins saw the emergence of the world’s first coffee blend - Mocha-Java. Traditionally, this is a coffee bean blend of one part Yemen Mocha and two parts Arabica Java coffee. In this traditional form, Mocha-Java is the world’s oldest coffee bean blend. This historic blend combined the full-bodied Java bean with the acidic Yemen Mocha, which produces a more balanced espresso experience.

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  2. CAFFÈ GRECO, ROME (1760)

    The oldest, and some say most elegant, cafe in Rome. Known for hosting Keats, Shelley, Lord Byron (he got around), Goethe, Wagner, Lizst and Mendelssohn, among others.

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    The only coffee house at the time that allowed women, which is why it may have attracted such famous patrons as Lord Byron, Proust, and Dickens. Alongsie Cafe le Procope, it is the oldest continuously operated coffee house in the world.

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    This small Greenwich Village coffee house was home to the first espresso machine in the United States, and remains proud of introducing America to the cappuccino.

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