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Kitchen Coffee Roasting

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7) Finished Pan Roasting in about 15 minutes

In about 15 minutes this is what we had. At this stage continue to pick out the bad kernels of coffee. I check for hollowed out kernels at this stage, these are easier to see at this stage.
*Note that a bad seed or coffee bean can ruin or contribute to souring a cup of coffee and or your shot of espresso. Give this process your attention, the fruits of your rewards are a really great – fresh cup of coffee. I do not think I will ever be able to sip a Dunkin coffee in the same way again after having roasted my own coffee.

It is customary for at least one of them to offer the words, “Tu bun” (Pronounced similar to “Too Boon”), meaning “good coffee”. If this compliment is not offered, then the coffee-making girl must go back and start over.

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February 8th, 2011 at 10:15 am

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Ethiopia

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Ethiopia In the eighteenth century the plant genus Coffea was identified and named for Science. Arabica, the only species which makes coffee taste great, was discovered growing in present day Yemen and hence its name. Little did the botanists of the day know. Centuries prior to its naming, arabica had already crossed the Red Sea […]

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February 7th, 2011 at 9:50 am

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Black Gold the Movie

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The Story

Multinational coffee companies now rule our shopping malls and supermarkets and dominate the industry worth over $80 billion, making coffee the most valuable trading commodity in the world after oil.

But while we continue to pay for our lattes and cappuccinos, the price paid to coffee farmers remains so low that many have been forced to abandon their coffee fields.

Nowhere is this paradox more evident than in Ethiopia, the birthplace of coffee. Tadesse Meskela is one man on a mission to save his 74,000 struggling coffee farmers from bankruptcy. As his farmers strive to harvest some of the highest quality coffee beans on the international market, Tadesse travels the world in an attempt to find buyers willing to pay a fair price.

Against the backdrop of Tadesse’s journey to London and Seattle, the enormous power of the multinational players that dominate the world’s coffee trade becomes apparent. New York commodity traders, the international coffee exchanges, and the double dealings of trade ministers at the World Trade Organisation reveal the many challenges Tadesse faces in his quest for a long term solution for his farmers.
About Tadesse

TADESSE MESKELA
www.oromiacoffeeunion.org

“Our hope is one day the consumer will understand what they are drinking. Consumers can bring a change if awareness is given to consumers. It is not only on coffee, all products are getting a very low price – and the producers are highly affected.”

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