Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Ethiopian Beans Now Coveted in the Coffee World

(July 23, 2013, (The daily meal))--How much would you pay for a pound of coffee beans? Does $500.50 sound reasonable? It’s safe to assume that the average consumer would say: no way. But a true coffee aficionado might be a bit more curious: “What kind of coffee beans?”

Considering that making coffee requires no more than coffee beans and water, it makes sense that artisanal brewers pay careful attention to their beans — particularly where they’re from and how they’re harvested. According to NPR, Ethiopian beans have gone from having a bad rap with suppliers to being the “Cinderella of Coffee.”

In the 20th century, Ethiopian coffee beans were known for their industry defects, such as insect chew marks and cracked shells. Today, however, Ethiopian beans are appreciated as a top-quality product. Read more from The daily meal » 

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