Crema is the foam that forms on the surface of the espresso during extraction. Its formation is influencing by the processing method, extraction, and the freshness of the roast.


    After processing, a parchment shell remains on the grains. It protects the grain from external influences but should remove before export. It is a process calling hulling. In the article, we'll tell you how it happens and what is principal to consider.

    To make delicious coffee, it must be fresh. Old coffee has a flat, expressionless taste with an unpleasant bitterness. It is because, upon contact with air, coffee quickly exhales and ages. This article explains why and what to do about it.


    After roasting, coffee rapidly loses its freshness: the taste becomes flat, unpleasant rancidity appears. We talked about this in the article about the freshness of the coffee. The reason is that roasted coffee is very hygroscopic: it quickly absorbs and gives off moisture, takes on odors and, to put it simply, is exhaled, and the essential oils in the beans react with oxygen and oxidize. For keeping coffee fresh longer, store it properly.

  • How to brew with French Press - coffee brewing guide

    French press is one of the easiest and most popular ways to make coffee. Due to prolonged contact with water, the coffee turns out to be strong, and due to a sufficiently coarse filter - dense. We will tell you how to brew it in the right way.
  • Assam tea - facts you didn't know about

    Assam black tea is an Indian large-leaved variety. The bright and most intense. North American people drink it with sugar, lemon, milk, and sweets. If Chinese Pu-Erh is an option for advanced tea-lovers, black Assam will understand and love everyone.
  • Is coffee good or bad?

    Coffee is one of the most enjoyable morning rituals for people around the world. About 2.25 billion cups of coffee are consuming every day in the world. In terms of consumption, it is ranking as the second-largest beverage in the world after water. And if the value of water at all times was undeniable, then coffee, on a global scale, has a rather controversial reputation.

    Arabica beans contain about 1.5% caffeine and 98.5% other substances, including vitamins, amino acids, antioxidants, tannins, and many others.

  • Which tea is healthier? Black VS Green

    Is green tea really more benefits?

    Exactly fans of green teas know which tea is the healthiest - of course, green. It is believed to contain more valuable compounds. Also, the word "green" is associated with "natural" and "healthy", but not everything is so simple.

  • Why is a glass of water served along with espresso: facts and explanation

    When you are just getting started with the coffee industry, it may seem strange to you that a barista serves a glass of water for espresso. For wha...
  • Darjeeling - Indian tea with Chinese roots

    If a British aristocrat wants to treat you to good tea, he will choose Darjeeling. This variety is called tea champagne. It has a golden infusion, flavor with hints of spice, and hints of nutmeg in the aroma.
  • How is Pu-Erh Tea made?

    Puerh is a tea made from Yunnan raw materials, which is processed using a special technology. There are two varieties, Sheng and Shou. The first appeared many centuries ago, is distinguished by the ability to ripen and improve the taste over the years. The technology for the second one was invented in 1974. It is produced according to the method of accelerated fermentation, so the tea does not need long aging.
  • Pu-Erh properties - 16 points of benefit

    The Chinese are very attentive to physical and emotional health. It is one of the reasons why they drink Pu-Erh with such pleasure - it is healthy. Not only pleases with taste but also invigorates, clarifies thoughts, strengthens the immune system, and cleanses the body of toxins.