Sunday, 14 April 2013

There are notes in Coffee??

Coffee Notes...

When I first heard the term "Coffee Notes"  I initially thought it was about a song....  and in all honesty I am not quite sure if I know now or really care.

Coffee to me has many meanings, but the one that I enjoy the most, is when I can escape for a few moments captivated by my own thought sipping that great coffee... or catching up over with some friends you have not seen forever!!! Happy memories really. It was not until I came to Australia from Holland that I started to enjoy my coffee. My father I found out ( I was adopted) sold coffee machines in Holland. So one could argue that genetics has a great deal of influence here and coffee is in my veins. I remember arriving here in 1981, feeling utterly disappointed with the lack of cafe's available.  How great it is now to see that we have so many in Perth and that the bar of coffee quality has been raised. Someone told me that Perth has more cafe's per head per capita then anywhere else in the world... Ahhh I am in the right place... SO I guess this thing about the notes of coffee. Does it mean that coffee dances on your tongue as you are indulging yourself in that perfect brew???
And what notes are there when the coffee is bitter and a disappointment to the pallet? 
For me, like I am pretty sure for many others, that first coffee of the day can set the mood. If I am subjected to something less than mediocre .. watch out .... Lucky for me I own a cafe...
SO if coffee have notes what song would they sing???  Speaking of songs it is amazing how many songs are about the love for coffee.. The trusted Google returns 165,000,000 results when you type in "Coffee songs"  Coffee is and has been an integral part of our lives.

In my nursing days, on my way to work I would have to have that coffee,,, unfortunately not many places were open @ 6 am in the morning.... and so the wait till morning tea was often long and treacherous.... To only be confronted with very mediocre coffee that would be the only available coffee in the hospital.... However on my home after a day shift i would wind up in my local cafe, and as soon as I walked in I would be greeted and my coffee was almost made by the time I would sit down.  There is something very comforting about having that familiarity and it indicated to me that I was valued as a person and as a costumer.  So I became a very loyal costumer until I set up my own cafe..... 

Back to these notes... something intriguing about them... what is it really??

There is Acidity... Body... Flavour   and Aroma.....  and if the four all combine in perfect harmony... mmm that coffee will be something else..... These things are influenced as to where the coffee is grown , handled and stored as well as the roasting process.

But there is so much more about coffee and luckily I stumbled on this ... It will pretty much answer all your questions about coffee..... Enjoy... And whilst reading put some notes on.....

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