National Gourmet Coffee Day (January 18)
Check out the weird holiday National Gourmet Coffee Day on Jan 18. Learn the history of yourmet coffee and as get ideas on how to celebrate.
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History of National Gourmet Coffee Day
Coffee has a very long history – it was first recognized in the 9th century by a farmer who noted the difference in his goats when they ate the plants.
There are hundreds of varieties of coffee beans, and when you combine that with the dozens of different brewing methods, there are literally thousands of different ways to make coffee.
The traditional use of coffee consumption began in the 1500s in monestaries in Yemen. From there, it spread to Mecca, Medina, the MIddle East, Southern India, Turkey, Persia, and North Africa. From there, it went to the Balkans, Southeast Asia, and Europe (especially Italy).
In the 16th century, the word “coffee” began to be introduced into the English language. It moved into United States around the 1700s, when early cowboys brewed coffee over fires to keep warm. The first coffee plantation was establish in Brazil in 1727.
In 1955, Alfred Peet – the sone of an Amsterdam coffee trader – moved to Berkley, California. He brough his love of gourmet coffee with him and eventually founded Peet’s, the first gourmet coffee shop.
Fifteen years later in 1971, Starbucks opened its first store at Pike Place Market in Seattle, Washington. They sold coffee, tea, and spices around the world.
Most gourmet coffee is made with 100% Arabica beans, which provide smooth, powerful, and aromatic brews. The plants require a cool subtropical climate at a higher altitude in order to thrive.
Ideas for National Gourmet Coffee Day
Here are some ideas for today’s weird holiday!
Turkish Coffee Recipe (Arabic Coffee) Hildas Kitchen Blog
This deep, rich, Turkish Coffee Recipe, is also known as Greek Coffee and Arab Coffee. and it is made with Arabica beans. The espresso used to make this Turkish coffee recipe is blended with ground cardamon, which gives this coffee its wonderful flavor to enjoy on National Gourmet Coffee Day.
How to make Cafe de Olla [+Video]
Café de Olla is prepared with sugar cane and spices. The name de olla means the coffee is served in earthenware/pottery. Cafe de Olla is a Mexican traditional hot non-alcoholic beverage which is prepared during the cold days in winter, and it specifically calls for Arabica beans for National Gourmet Coffee Day.
How to Make an Authentic Rudesheimer Coffee with Asbach Brandy and Cream
Want to know how to make an authentic Rüdesheimer coffee for National Gourmet Coffee Day? You just need Asbach German brandy and three other simple ingredients.
Totally Underrated But So Worth It! - Hey Joe Coffee
When you think you’ve caught up with all the espresso variations, a new one pops out. On National Gourmet Coffee Day, give this Undertow Coffee a try!
Beaten Coffee (Indian Cappuccino)
Smooth and frothy coffee has become a new beverage trend with whipped coffee recipes popping up all over social media. This Beaten Coffee, which is more commonly known as Indian Coffee or an Indian Cappuccino, is a powerful caffeinated espresso topped with a foamy sweet whipped coffee and a perfect way to start your day on National Gourmet Coffee Day.
Rocket Fuel Cafe Mocha Recipe
Bulletproof-style coffee with a twist, chia seeds! Add chia seeds to your blended coffee on National Gourmet Coffee Day to pump up your daily omegas, balance blood sugar and boost fiber intake.
7 Coffee Recipes From Around the World to Make at Home
It is safe to say that coffee is one of the most loved beverages all over the world. Are you a traditionalist when it comes to coffee or someone who likes to experiment? In any case, you might be curious to taste some of the best coffee recipes from around the world, especially on National Gourmet Coffee Day.
Bones Coffee Review: Worth The Hype?
Bones Coffee is a small-batch coffee roaster best known for its wide variety of unique and interesting flavors like What The Fluff?! (berry cotton candy flavor) and Electric Unicorn (fruity cereal flavor). Definitely fun to try out for National Gourmet Coffee Day!
Super Simple Cold Brew Coffee
Don’t be intimidated by whole bean coffee. It’s so easy to grind at home. All you need is a coffee grinder. In a matter of seconds, you’ll have fresh ground coffee, which is perfect for National Gourmet Coffee Day!
Olive Oil in Coffee: Original Recipe & Taste Review
Olive oil is praised for having a ton of health benefits, so people listened and started adding it to salads, desserts, and even beauty products. Olive oil in coffee though? Worth a try on National Gourmet Coffee Day!
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