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Coffee is a widely consumed beverage prepared from the roasted seeds Coffee Facts... Your one stop resource site for everything coffee, coffee bean and coffee drink related! commonly called "beans" of thCoffee Facts map of where coffee and the coffee bean originated from which was from the country of Ethiopia.e coffee plant. Coffee was first consumed as early as the 9th century, when it appeared in the highlands of Ethiopia. From Ethiopia, it spread to Egypt and Yemen, and by the 15th century had reached Persia, Turkey, and northern Africa. From the Muslim world, coffee spread to Italy, then to the rest of Europe and the Americas. Today, coffee is one of the most popular beverages worldwide.

 The two most commonly grown species of the coffee plant are Coffea canephora and C. arabica, which are cultivated in Latin America, Southeast Asia, and Africa. Arabica coffee is by far the most popular variety because of it's smooth taste and aromatic qualities. Basically coffee berries are picked, processed (flesh removed from around the coffee beans), and then they're dried (more of that process below). The seeds are then roasted at temperatures around 200°C (392°F), during which the sugars in the bean caramelize, the bean changes color, and the true flavor of that delicious drink we call coffee develops. The beans are generally roasted to a light, medium, or a dark brown color, depending on the desired flavor. The roasted beans are ground and brewed in order to create that beverage we call coffee! That's the basic run down, now for the rest of the coffee story...

Coffee has played an important role in many societies throughout history. In Africa and Yemen, it was used in religious ceremonies. In the 17th century, it was banned in Ottoman TuCoffee Fact Snippet: Over the years, coffee traveled around the world to various countries usually carried by travelers who gave samples to others that eventually wanted even more coffee for themselves.rkey. In Europe, it was once associated with rebellious political activities. Today, trade in coffee has a large economic value. Coffee is one of the world's more important primary commodities; in 2003, coffee was the world's sixth-largest legal agricultural export in value. From 1998 to 2000, 6.7 million tons of coffee were produced annually, and it is predicted that by 2010 production will rise to 7 million tons annually. Among coffee drinkers the average coffee consumption in the United States is 3.1 cups of coffee per day.

The health effects of coffee are disputed, and many studies have examined the relationship between coffee consumption and certain medical conditions. Studies have suggested that the consumption of coffee lowers the risk of certain diseases but may have negative effects as well, especially when excessive. The health effects of coffee are disputed, and many studies have examined the relationship between coffee consumption and certain medical conditions. Studies have suggested that the consumption of coffee lowers the risk of certain diseases but may have negative effects as well, especially when excessive.

The American Heritage Dictionary defines coffee as any of variou tropical African shrubs or trees of the genus Coffea, especially C. arabica, widely cultivated in the tropics for their seeds that are dried, roasted, and ground to prepare a stimulating aromatic drink. The beanlike seeds of this plant, enclosed within a pulpy fruit. The beverage prepared from the seeds of this plant.
A moderate brown to dark brown or dark grayish brown. An informal social gathering at which coffee and other refreshments are served. According to Webster'sThis is the coffee plant showing the coffee beans (coffee berries) growing on the branches. The red coffee berries are about perfect for harvesting at this point. Dictionary coffee is, 'The beans and cherries of the coffee tree, whether parchment, green or roasted, and includes ground, decaffeinated, liquid and soluble coffee.' It goes on to say, 'Coffee is a tree of genus Coffea, its seeds, and a stimulating beverage prepared from those seeds. Coffee is widely cultivated in tropical countries in plantations for export to temperate countries. Coffee ranks as one of the world's major commodity crops and is a major export of some countries.

Coffee facts presents... The History of Coffee. Brief Coffee History [top]

It is estimated that coffee originated in an Ethiopian province called Kaffa. But, there is controversy about where it originated. Coffee first became trendy in Arabia during the 13th century. Coffee trees were grown in India sometime after 1600, and some around 1650 coffee was imported in to England and coffee houses opened in London and Oxford.

Coffee was popular by the 18th century in Europe and EuropCoffee Facts Tidbit: Coffee popularity and coffee history has intrigued many coffee lovers over the years and was so sought after that many had to use other plants in its place when coffee wasn't available locally.ean colonists introduced the crop to other tropical countries to help them supply a healthy domestic demand. The demand for coffee was so strong in the 19th century that when authentic coffee beans were limited, people developed substitutes from vegetables like, chicory root, acorns and figs.

The history of coffee can be traced to at least as early as the 9th century, when it appeared in the highlands of Ethiopia. According to legend, shepherds were the first to observe the influence of the caffeine in coffee beans when, after their goats consumed some wild coffee berries in the pasture, the goats appeared to "dance" and have an increased level of energy. From Ethiopia, coffee spread to Egypt and Yemen, and by the fifteenth century had reached Persia, Turkey, and northern Africa.

In 1583, Leonhard Rauwolf, a German physician, after returning from a ten-year trip to the Near East, gave this description of coffee:

“ A beverage as black as ink, useful against numerous illnesses, particularly those of the stomach. Its consumers take it in the morning, quite frankly, in a porcelain cup that is passed around and from which each one drinks a cupful. It is composed of water & the fruit from a bush called bunnu. ”

Coffee received a major boost in popularity during the Coffee facts and coffee information such as coffee history, coffee economics, coffee plant, coffee cultivation, coffee roasting, coffee preparation, coffee health, coffee caffeine content and delicious coffee recipes too.rise of Islam, a religion  which outlawed alcohol but adopted coffee as an acceptable drink. It was even called qahwa which is the old Arab word for wine; from which the name "coffee" is thought to derive. Initially coffee was mainly drank by Arab Sufi monks, but by the fifteenth century it was being consumed by everybody throughout the Islamic world in ubiquitous coffee houses that were called kaveh kanes.

The Arabian monopoly on coffee was broken by a Muslim pilgrim from India named Baba Budan. Sometime around the year 1650, the legend has it that Baba smuggled seven coffee seeds strapped to his body out of Mecca. These special coffee seeds were then planted near the city of Chickmaglur in southern India... these Arabian coffee trees are parents of most coffee trees in the world today. This region of India today still produces quality coffee beans from the original ancient Arabian coffee seeds.

From the Muslim world, coffee spread to Italy. The thriving trade between Venice and the Muslims of North Africa, Egypt, and the Middle East brought many African goods, including coffee, to this port. Merchants introduced coffee to the wealthy in Venice, charging them heavily for it, and introducing it to Europe. Coffee became more widely accepted after it was deemed an acceptable Christian beverage by Pope Clement VIII in 1600, despite appeals to ban the "Muslim drink".

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The first European coffee house opened in Italy in the year 1645. The Dutch were the first to import coffee and coffee beans on a large scale, and they eventually smuggled coffee seedlings into Europe in 1690, defying the Arab prohibition on the exportation of coffee plants or unroasted coffee seeds.

The coffee berry (coffee bean) as it appears on the coffee tree. This is before the coffee berry is harvested and the coffee beans removed from the coffee berryThrough the efforts of the British East India Company, coffee became popular in England as well.  It was introduced in France in 1657, and in Austria and Poland following the 1683 Battle of Vienna, when coffee was captured from supplies of the defeated Turks. When coffee reached the Thirteen Colonies, it was initially not as successful as it had been in Europe. However, during the Revolutionary War, the demand for coffee increased so much that deaCoffee demand increased during the revolutionary war even though coffee was very scarce at the time.lers had to hoard their scarce supplies and raise prices dramatically; this was partly due to the reduced availability of tea from British merchants. After the War of 1812, during which Britain had temporarily cut off access to tea imports, the Americans' taste for coffee grew, and high demand during the American Civil War together with advances in brewing technology secured the position of coffee as an everyday commodity in the United States. The major coffee-producing regions today are South America, Vietnam, Cote d'Ivore and Kenya.

The Economics of Coffee Coffee Economics [top]

Coffee ingestion on average is about a third that of tap water in most of North America and Europe. In total, 6.7 million metric tons of coffee were produced annually in 1998–2000, and the forecast is a rise to 7 million metric tons annually by 2010.

Brazil remains the largest coffee exporting nation, but in recent years Vietnam has become a major producer of robusta beans. Robusta coffees, traded in London at much lower prices than New YoCoffee is a multi-billion business and is one of the biggest sought after and Internationally traded products. The coffee trade IS big business.rk's arabica, are preferred by large industrial clients, such as multinational roasters and instant coffee producers, because of the lower cost. Four single roaster companies buy more than 50% of all of the annual production: Kraft, Nestlé, Procter & Gamble, and Sara Lee. The preference of the "Big Four" coffee companies for cheap robusta is believed by many to have been a major contributing factor to the crash in coffee prices, and the demand for high-quality arabica beans is only slowly recovering. Many experts believe the giant influx of cheap green coffee after the collapse of the International Coffee Agreement of 1975–1989 led to the prolonged price crisis from 1989 to 2004. In 1997 the price of coffee in New York broke US$3.00/lb, but by late 2001 it had fallen to US$0.43/lb.

The Dutch certification system "Max Havelaar" started the concept of fair trade labeling, which guarantees coffee growers a negotiated pre-harvest price. In 2005, 39,756 metric tons out of 8,457,000 produced worldwide were fair trade; in 2007, 62,382 metric tons out of 9,183,000 were fair trade, an increase from 0.34% to 0.51%. A number of studies have shown that fair trade coffee has a positive impact on the communities which grow it. A study in 2002 founFair trade coffee improved profits to those families that grew coffee on a smaller scale, usually one family owned and operated coffee farmsd that fair trade strengthened producer organizations, improved returns to small producers, and positively affected their quality of life and the health of the organizations that represent. A 2005 study concluded that fair trade has "greatly improved the well-being of small-scale coffee farmers and their families" by providing access to credit and external development funding and greater access to training, giving them the ability to improve the quality of their coffee. The families of fair trade producers were also more stable than those who were not involved in fair trade, and their children had better access to education. A 2006 study of Bolivian coffee producers concluded that Fair-trade certification has had a positive impact on local coffee prices, economically benefiting all coffee producers, Fair-trade certified or not. Fair trade also strengthened producer organizations and increased their political influence.

Coffee Plant Facts Coffee Plant [top]

The Coffea plant belongs to a genus of ten species of flowering plants of the family Rubiaceae. It is an evergreen shrub or small tree that may grow 5 meters (16.40 ft) tall when unpruThe coffee plant is a flowering plant that produces the coffee berries and coffee beans. The coffee plant is native to the sub tropical regions of Africa and to South Asia whre the coffee plant thrives.ned. The leaves are dark green and glossy, usually 10–15 centimeters (3.9–1.9 in) long and 6.0 centimeters (2.4 in) wide. It produces clusters of fragrant, white flowers that bloom simultaneously. The fruit berry is oval, about 1.5 centimeters (0.6 in) long, and green when immature, but ripens to yellow, then crimson, becoming black on drying. Each berry usually contains two seeds, but in 5–10 per cent of the berries, there is only one; these are peaberries. Berries ripen in 7–9 months. The coffee plant is native to subtropical Africa and southern Asia. There are two main species of coffee that are cultivated today, they both come from the Rubiaceae family. Coffea arabica, which is also known as Arabica coffee, makes up 75-80% of the world's production. Coffea canephora, also known Robusta coffee, is not as popular because of its substandard taste.

Coffee Cultivation Information Coffee Cultivation [top]

Coffee is usually propagated by seed. The traditional method of planting coffee is to put 20 seeds in each hole at the beginning of the rainy season; half are eliminated naturally. Coffee is often intercropped with food crops, such as corn, beans, or rice, during the first few years.

 

There are two main cultivated species of the coffee plant, Coffea canephora and Coffea arabica.  Arabica coffee (from C. arabica) is considered more suitable for drinking than robusta (from C. canephora), which, compared to arabica, tends to be bitter anThere are two main types of coffee plants, Arabica coffee and Robusta coffee. Aribica coffee is the preferred coffee of choice because of its good flavor and aroma. This is a photo of a standard Arabica coffee tree.d have less flavor. For this reason, about three fourths of coffee cultivated worldwide is C. arabica. However, C. canephora is less susceptible to disease than C. arabica and can be cultivated in environments where C. arabica will not thrive. Robusta coffee also contains about 40–50% more caffeine than arabica. For this reason it is used as an inexpensive substitute for arabica in many commercial coffee blends. Good quality robustas are used in some espresso blends to provide a better foam head and to lower the ingredient cost. Other species include Coffea liberica and Coffea esliaca, believed to be indigenous to Liberia and southern Sudan respectively.

Most Arabica coffee beans originate from either Latin America, East Africa/Arabia, oCoffee plants are grown on a coffee farm like many other types of produce. Here the coffee plants are planted on a hill to ensure each coffee plant receives plenty of sunshine, and for proper drainage.r Asia/Pacific. Robusta coffee beans are grown in West and Central Africa, throughout Southeast Asia and to some extent in Brazil. Beans from different countries or regions usually have distinctive characteristics such as flavor, aroma, body, and acidity. These taste characteristics are dependent not only on the coffee's growing region, but also on genetic subspecies (varietals) and processing.


Some are concerned about perceived ecological issues with coffee cultivation. Originally, coffee farming was done in the shade of trees, which provided habitat for many animals and insects. Sun cultivation requires the clearing of trees and increased use of fertilizer and pesticides. Opponents ofThe coffee plant and the harvested coffee beans which have already been removed from the original red coffee berry. sun cultivation say environmental problems such as deforestation, pesticide pollution, habitat destruction, and soil and water degradation are the side effects of these practices. The American Birding Association has led a campaign for "shade-grown" and organic coffees, which is says are sustainably harvested. While certain types of shaded coffee cultivation systems show greater biodiversity than full-sun systems, they still compare poorly to native forest in terms of habitat value, and some researchers are concerned that the push for "shade grown" coffee may actually be encouraging deforestation in ecologically sensitive regions.

How to Roast Coffee Coffee Roasting [top]   Coffee beans before roasting (green), plus the different coffee bean roasting levels, from very mild to the strong espresso coffee

After the coffee beans are removed from the coffee berry (generally two coffee beans per berry), the coffee flesh is removed then they're washed and put into the coffee roaster.Coffee berries and their seeds undergo multi-step processing before they become the roasted coffee with which most Western consumers are familiar. First, Green and red coffee berries before being harvested from the coffee bush and before the coffee beans are cleaned and then roasted.coffee berries are picked, generally by hand. Then, the flesh of the berry is removed, usually by machine, and the seeds are fermented to remove the slimy layer of mucilage still present on the bean. When the fermentation is finished the beans are washed with large quantities of fresh water to remove the fermentation residue, generating massive amounts of highly polluted coffee wastewater. Finally the seeds are dried and sorted. The seeds are then labeled green coffee beans.

The next step in the process is the roasting of the green coffee. Coffee is usually sold in a roasted state, and all coffee is roasted before being consumed. Coffee can be sold roasted by the supplier or it can be home roasted. The roasting process has a considerable degree of influence on the taste of the final product, creating the distinctive flavor of coffee from a bland bean, by changing the coffee bean both physically and chemically.

Physically, tMonitoring the coffee roasting process is important to ensure the coffee is roasted to perfection. Depending on the coffee bean water content the coffee beans will roast at different rates.he bean decreases in weight as moisture is lost, but increases in volume, causing the bean to become less dense. When bean temperature reaches 200°C (392°F), the actual roasting begins. Different varieties and ages of beans differ in density and moisture content, causing them to roast at different rates. The density of the bean is important because it influences the strength of the coffee and requirements for packaging it.

During The intense heat carmelizes and breaks down coffee bean starches turning them into sugars turning the coffee bean from the "raw coffee bean" green color to the brown color we're all used to seeing ina  coffee bean.roasting, caramelization occurs as the intense heat breaks down starches in the bean, changing them to to simple sugars which begin to brown, adding color to the bean. Sucrose is lost rapidly during the roasting process; in darker roasts, it may disappear entirely. As the bean roasts, aromatic oils, acids and caffeine weaken, changing the flavor. When the internal temperature of the bean reaches 205°C (400°F), other oils will start to develop. One of these oils is caffeol, created at about 200°C (392°F), which is largely responsible for coffee's aroma and flavor.

Grades of coffee roasting are unroasted (or "green"), light, cinnamon, medium, high, city, full city, French and Italian. Depending on the color of the roasted beans, they will be labeled as light, cinnamon, medium, high, city, full city, French or Italian roast. Darker roasts are generally smoother, because they have less fiber content and a more sugary flavor. Lighter roasts have more caffeine, resulting in a slight bitterness, and a stronger flavor from aromatic oils and acids which are destroyed by longer roasting times.
The end result of the coffee roasting process is perfectly roasted coffee beans waiting to be ground and turned into a delicious cup of coffee.
A small amount of chaff is produced during roasting from the skin left on the bean after processing. Chaff is usually removed from the beans by air movement, though a small amount is added to dark roast coffees to soak up oils on the beans. Decaffeination may also be part of the processing that coffee seeds undergo. Decaffeination is often done by processing companies, and the extracted caffeine is usually sold to the pharmaceutical industry.

The Preparation of Coffee Coffee Preparation - Making The Perfect Cup of Coffee [top]

Here's how to make the perfect cup of coffee...

Coffee Tip #1- Make sure your coffee pot is clean.
Coffee Facts Tip Number One: The coffee maker must be clean to ensure the old coffee oil residue and other coffee impurities are completely removed from your coffee machine.
A clean coffee pot is essential and will make a world of difference in how your coffee ultimately tastes. An unclean coffee pot has residual coffee oils that remain from the previous batches of coffee. There are also other coffee chemicals and materials such as pieces of coffee grounds which can decompose and cause some bad flavors. It's not likely such small amounts will make you sick, but there's a good chance your coffee will taste "a little off".

Be careful about using a whole lot of soap unless you're sure to remove any remaining residue, following a good wash and rinse with some baking soda and water to neutralize any remaining acids and coffee oil.


Coffee Tip #2 - Clean Filtered Water
Coffee Fact Tip Number Two: Using filtered water to make your coffee will make sure you taste only the coffee and not the chlorine or other water chemicals that might be in regular tap water. Since coffee is mostly water, clean filtered water will ensure you always make a great cup of coffee.
Remember that coffee is really 99% water, so you want o make sure that 99% is the best that you can make it. While using tap water isn't a bad thing, the numerous chemicals added to tap water by your local water company can dramatically change the taste of your coffee. Using bottled water is great since it's free of chlorine, however if that seems a little on the extravagant side for you then getting one of those filters that attach to your kitchen faucet works well. Since you'll likely use it mainly for making your coffee, the filter will last much longer then normal.
Paper coffee filters are OK if you use the brown paper type of coffee filters. For the best tasting coffee however it's best to use the reusable type stainless steel or brass colored coffee filters so your coffee flavor is smooth and clean.
Another recommendation to ensure a clean, fresh, pure coffee taste is to use either a stainless steel or gold mesh filter instead of the usual paper filters. Paper filters are OK, however there are some that can release dyes, chlorine and bleach and any of these will effect coffee taste. If you prefer using paper coffee filters then it's best to use the brown (unbleached) paper coffee filters since they are a more natural product.


Coffee Tip #3 -  Use Fresh Quality Coffee

Quality coffee costs more but will consistently produce much better tasting coffee. Coffee beans are tCoffee Facts Tip Number Three: Using coffee beans makes for the freshest pot of coffee since there is less coffee bean surface area to allow the coffee to get stale. Grind your coffee just before making your coffee to release the coffee flavors completey.he best choice over pre ground coffee. Coffee begins to degrade shortly after it's roasted, this is regardless if the coffee is packaged immediately. Surface area is a large part of the degradation, so ground coffee degrades considerably faster than whole-bean coffee because of the considerably larger surface area of all those individual pieces of coffee beans. You might think it's an inconvenience using coffee beans compared to using ground coffee, but once you taste the delicious difference you'll never go back to ground coffee again! If you still want to use ground coffee, make sure you use a good, drip grind coffee.

Use 2 level tablespoons of quality coffee for each six ounces of water. This can be adjusted for individual taste preference depending on whether you like your coffee weak, average or bug out your eyes strong. Make sure and spread the grounds evenly in the coffee filter so that full brewing is achieved

Drink your fresh coffee right away for the best flavor. Coffee will break down quickly ifBy following coffee fact tips 1, 2 and 3 you're sure to make the perfect pot of coffee each and every time. left on a heat source and coffee should never be reheated or micro waved since both of these break down the coffee flavor. If you want to keep your coffee hot without effecting the flavor very much, it's best to use either an air pot or a stainless steel thermos. Both of these methods will keep your coffee hot for about an hour or so.

If you follow these 3 simple coffee preparation tips, you're sure to make a perfect cup of coffee for yourself, your friends of your family each and every time.

Interesting Coffee Social Aspects The Social Aspects of Coffee [top]

In ancieCoffee was initially used for religious reasons where a wine was made from it by crushing the coffee pulp and draining off the coffee juices and the coffee liquid.nt times, coffee was initially used for spiritual reasons. At least 1,000 years ago, traders brought coffee across the Red Sea into Arabia (modern-day Yemen), where Muslim monks began cultivating the shrub in their gardens. At first, the Arabians made wine from the pulp of the fermented coffee berries. This beverage was known as Qishr (Kisher in modern usage) and was used during religious ceremonies. Coffee became the substitute beverage in spiritual practice in place of wine where wine was forbidden.

Coffee drinking was briefly prohibited to Muslims as haraam in the early yearCoffee drinking was prohibited socially in some regions of the world, and at one time was considered strictly a "muslim" drink.s of the 16th century, but this was quickly overturned. Use in religious rites among the Sufi branch of Islam led to coffee's being put on trial in Mecca, accused of being a heretic substance, much as wine was, and its production and consumption was briefly repressed. It was later prohibited in Ottoman Turkey under an edict by the Sultan Murad IV. Later, regarded as a Muslim drink, it was prohibited to Ethiopian Orthodox Christians until as late as 1900. Today, coffee is now considered a national drink of Ethiopia for people of all faiths. Its early association in Europe with rebellious political activities led to its banning in England, among other places.
The Mormon church feels that coffee is physically and spiritually unhealthy to drink coffee.
A contemporary example of coffee prohibition can be found in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, a religion with about 12.5 million followers worldwide, which calls for complete coffee abstinence. The Church of Latter-Day Saints claims that it is both physically and spiritually unhealthy to consume coffee. This comes from the Mormon doctrine of health, given in 1833 by Mormon founder Joseph Smith, in a revelation called the Word of Wisdom. It does not identify coffee by name, but includes the statement that "hot drinks are not for the belly", a statement which was later applied to coffee or tea.

How does coffee affect your health and are there any health benefits of coffee? Coffee Health and Pharmacology [top]

Coffee health and the benefits (or negative effects) have been studied for many years.Many scientific studies have examined the relationship between coffee consumption and a wide array of medical conditions. Most studies are contradictory as to whether coffee has any specific health benefits, and results are similarly conflicting with respect to negative effects of coffee consumption. Studies have suggested that the consumption of coffee is beneficial to health in some ways. Coffee appears to reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, heart disease, diabetes mellitus type 2, cirrhosis of the liver, and gout. Some health effects are due to the caffeine content of coffee, as the benefits are only observed in those who drink caffeinated coffee, while others appear to be due to other components. Coffee contains antioxidants, which prevent free radicals from causing cell damage.

Coffee has negative health effects associated with it, most of them due to its caffeine content. Research suggests that drinking caffeinated coffee can cause a temporary increase in the stiffening of arterial walls. Excess coffee consumption may lead to a magnesium deficiency or hypomagnesaemia.

What is the Caffeine Content of Coffee?  Here's your coffee facts answer... Coffee Caffeine Content [top]

The caffeine content of coffee is determined by the type of coffee bean, how the coffee is roasted, and how coffee is brewed. Caffeine content is also determined by the type of coffee bean and how the coffee is made.The majority of all caffeine consumed worldwide comes from coffee—in some countries, this figure is as high as 85%.[42] Depending on the type of coffee and method of preparation, the caffeine content of a single serving can vary greatly. On average, the following amounts of caffeine can be expected in a single cup of coffee—about 207 milliliters (7 fluid ounces)—or single shot of espresso—about 44–59 mL (1.5–2 fl oz):[43][44][45]

Drip coffee has the highest coffee content at 115 to 175 mg per cup. Drip coffee: 115–175 mg
The caffeine content of espresso isn't as high as you'd expect. Espresso caffeine content is near 100 mg. Espresso:
100 mg
The caffeine content of brewed coffee normally runs between 80 and 135 mg, about half the amount of caffeine in drip cofee. Brewed:
80–135 mg
Instant coffee has the least amount of caffeine when compared to the caffeine content of the other coffees. Instant coffee caffeine level is very minor at 65 to 100 mg of caffeine. Instant:
65–100 mg
As expected, the decaf caffeine content is very low since the caffeine is removed during the instant coffee production process. Decaf has a caffeine content of only 3 to 4 mg which is very (very) low. Decaf, brewed:
3–4 mg
Of all the coffees listed here for you, decaf instant coffee has the lowest caffeine content at mere 2 to 3 mgs. Decaf, instant:
2–3 mg

Coffee Recipe 1: Marvelous Maleah Coffee Recipe - This is a maple syrup flavored coffee plus it includes some sweet whipped cream, a beautiful combination to make your morning coffee that much more memorable.

Coffee facts renouned... Favorite Coffee Recipe Samples! Here are a few of our favorite coffee recipes: [top]

Marvelous Maleah Coffee Recipe - Delicious maple syrup & whipped cream, a beautiful combination.
Heavy on the maple syrup for this cream and coffee drink. Fresh local maple syrup at the beginning of spring is better than your regular supermarket syrup.
Ingredients:
2 cups hot coffee
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup half & half
Chocolate whipped cream
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 cup vanilla ice cream

Preparation:
Heat the milk and syrup together in a saucepan, but do not let it boil. Stir in the coffee. Serve topped with whipped cream. To ice this one up, cool your coffee in the fridge, add 6 ice cubes and 1 cup of vanilla ice cream, blend well, top with chocolate whipped cream and chocolate sprinkles. Serves 3

Coffee Recipe 2: Cafe Falyn Girl Coffee Recipe - This honey flavored coffee recipe is simply to make and a joy to drink. The touch of honey offsets the spicy cinnamon coffee flavor very nicely.

Cafe Falyn Girl Coffee Recipe - Enough honey to make it delicious, always a sweet happy delight.
Honey has a wonderful flavor, as well as adding some natural sweetness to your cup of coffee. It doesn't take much to change the whole feeling of your cup.
Ingredients:
2 cups hot coffee
1/2 cup milk
4 tbs honey
1/8 tsp cinnamon
Preparation:
Heat everything until warm, but not boiling. Stir well to dissolve the honey, and serve. Serves 3-4

Coffee Recipe 3: The Whitney Babe Coffee Recipe - A mouth watering mix of coffee flavors with a hint of sweet cocoa and cinnamon. One of our most favorite coffee recipes to date!

The Whitney Babe Coffee Recipe - Wild wonderful blend of happiness and creativity. Live it your way.
This quick recipe has all the ingredients coming together before you actually brew your coffee. How convenient. The anise and orange add a noticeable tropical flavor to your coffee.
Ingredients:
3 tbs coarse ground coffee
2 tsp sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp cocoa
1 tsp anise seed
pinch of dried orange peel
Preparation:
Combine ingredients, and brew by your favorite method. Using a French press is traditional for this coffee recipe.

Coffee Recipe 3: Cafe De Dude Coffee Recipe - A nice comforting coffee recipe for those cold winter days. This is a sweet coffee drink recipe made with chocolate and some coffee fact attitude.

Cafe De Dude Coffee Recipe - Spoil yourself, a sweet coffee drink, made with chocolate and attitude.
Unique with chocolate and cloves. Preparation is a bit unusual. You steep the coffee grounds with the other ingredients instead of traditional brewing.
Ingredients:
8 cups water
4 oz ground coffee
4 oz brown sugar
2 cinnamon sticks
3 cloves, whole
1 square of semi-sweet chocolate
Preparation:
Boil water in a saucepan, then add cinnamon, cloves, sugar and chocolate. When the mixture comes to a boil, skim off foam. Reduce the heat to a simmer, then add coffee. Steep for 5 minutes then serve.

Coffee Recipe 4: Jackie's Orange Twist Coffee Recipe  - This one has a slap of orange flavor and includes delicious  whipped cream - call it one of our favorite orange coffee recipes.

Jackie's Orange Twist Coffee Recipe  - The kick of orange, some whipped cream - really hot stuff.
An interesting blend of citrus, cream and brown sugar. Really something special to enjoy on a cold morning while hanging out in your slippers and surfing our Coffee Fair web site. :-)
Ingredients:
1 pint water
2 tbs instant coffee
1 tbs brown sugar
2 tbs orange juice
Preparation:
Make your instant coffee then add your brown sugar and orange juice. Decorate with whipped cream, a thin slice or orange and maybe even a bit of orange rind for a nice touch.

Coffee Recipe 5: Jessica Le Flower Coffee Recipe - Warm and delicious instant coffee with a little bit of sweet vanilla flavoring.

Jessica Le Flower Coffee Recipe - Happy and focused instant coffee with a touch of sweet vanilla.
If you're new to brewing up your own custom coffee drinks, this is a simple recipe to start with which has a nice touch of brown sugar for that down to earth taste along with a sprinkling of vanilla.
Ingredients:
2 tbs instant coffee
2 tbs brown sugar
1 tbs vanilla extract
1 tsp water
1 1/2 cup boiling water
Preparation:
Split coffee and vanilla between 2 mugs. Dissolve the sugar in 1 tsp water, and heat in a saucepan to boiling. Mix in the larger portion of hot water, then pour into the two mugs. Stir well and serve. Serves 2

Coffee Recipe 6: Misae's Japanese Dance Coffee Recipe - Sesame seeds and sweet honey - a very exotic oriental coffee  taste.

Misae's Japanese Dance Coffee Recipe - Sesame seeds and sweet honey - a very exotic taste.
Sesame seeds are an unusual addition to this simple coffee recipe. They give a nice nutty taste. Make sure you strain them out carefully. You don't want to be picking seeds out of your teeth.
Ingredients:
2 cups hot coffee
1 1/2 tbs honey
1 1/2 tbs sugar
1 1/2 tbs sesame seeds
Preparation:
Heat ingredients together until honey and sugar are dissolved. Simmer for another 2 minutes. Strain out the seeds and serve into demitasse cups. Serves 4

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