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International Coffee Day

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Coffee has several health benefits when consumed in a limited amount. However, excess of coffee may lead to various side effects. There’s no denying that we have coffee for every mood .

History :

As per several texts, the exact origin of this day is unknown. However, several events happened in past that may be linked to this day. In 1983, The  All Japan Coffee Association promoted an event related to coffee. In the United States, the term ‘National Coffee Day’ was first mentioned publicly in the year 2005.

On October 3, 2009, the term ‘International Coffee Day’ was mentioned publicly by the  Southern Food and Beverage Museum to celebrate the day and to announce the first New Orleans Coffee Festival. In the year 2014, a meeting by the International Coffee Organization concluded to launch its first official International Coffee Day in Milan.

Types of Coffee beans :

There are mainly 4 types of coffee beans. These are: Arabica , Robusta , Liberica ,  Excelsa

 

  1. Arabica: It is the most common types of coffee beans available in the market. It has a sweeter taste and is less acidic in nature. Brazil is the world’s largest exporter of Arabica beans.
  2. Robusta: The second on the list is Robusta beans.  The Robusta coffee beans are popular in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
  3. Liberica: You will rarely find liberica coffee beans in the market.  These coffee beans became popular when a plant disease called ‘coffee rust’ set in and eliminated the Arabica plants around the globe. The Philippines were the first to harvest it. However, when it declared itself as an independent nation, the US imposed sanctions on it and Liberica coffee beans almost vanished from the markets.
  4. Excelsa: Excelsa is the latest addition to the major types of coffee beans. It is mostly grown in Southeast Asia and has a tart fruitier flavour. It has the attributes of both light and dark roast coffees.

 

 

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