What, then, is the most widely favored type of coffee in the world?
One of the most sought-after items has become commonplace in our society. In addition to being a wonderful beverage, it can also be utilized for a variety of other purposes.
Homemade sugar scrubs, for example, can benefit from the healing properties of leftover coffee grounds.
According to legend, an Ethiopian goatherd named Kaldi noticed that his flock was jittery and wouldn't calm down to sleep and decided to investigate. He experimented with some of the cherry-like fruits from the bush that the goats were eating at the time. He, too, got enthusiastic and energised as the day progressed.
Kaldi brought his discovery to the attention of some nearby monks, who had a similar reaction to the roasted beans. As word spread, coffee shops sprang up all throughout the Middle East and Arabia, where people could sit and speak while sipping their morning brew. The Arabica coffee bean spread around the world as a result of trade with Europe and then America.
By 1700, the bean's production had been limited to Yemen, but the high demand for the drink prompted growers in the Pacific Islands to enter the market and expand their operations. As early as 1825, Hawaii was producing coffee alongside many South American countries.
Is the most widely grown variety of coffee in the world, according to official statistics. Coffea arabica beans are used to make Arabica coffee. Ethiopia's southwest highlands are where this delectable treat first appeared.
The beans of this plant were exported from Ethiopia to Arabia in the 7th century, according to historical records. The Aram scholars established that it was a brewed beverage upon its arrival, and the term "coffee" was coined.
Arabica coffee plant Coffea arabica looks like a small, bushy thing that grows on a tree. It has small, white flowers that smell like jasmine flowers. They are inside the berries of this plant as seeds. When the plant is 7 years old, the seeds start to appear. This plant makes coffee beans. Each berry has two beans inside.
If this plant is left to grow in the wild, it can grow up to 10-12 meters tall. However, for commercial use, it can only grow to about 2 meters tall at the most. This makes the process of getting the food easier.
The Arabica variety of coffee is the most widely consumed around the world.
Mountains in Africa and Asia are home to the wild Arabica plant, which is also known as "mountain coffee." Pacific and Caribbean islands are also home to the plants.
They are the ancestors of the plants grown now in greenhouses around the world. According to Wikipedia, nearly all domesticated plants farmed around the world have their ancestry in Yemeni wild species.
The taste of arabica coffee relies on various things. Among these are the soil in which it was cultivated, the type of roast it had, and the temperature at which it was brewed. While the taste of Arabica is typically sweeter, it's not always the case. The acidity and bitterness are rather modest in this coffee.
Arabica coffee is almost always found on the shelves, unless otherwise stated. If you want to preserve the flavor of the beans/powder, appropriate storage is essential.
So now that you are better informed, you might experiment with different kinds and roasts of Arabica to see if you can discover a flavor that works for you.
If you enjoy this, check out other free coffee making course as well.
OCM (OnCoffeeMakers.com) was started in 2007 with the first webpage about coffee machines. And for a number of years, we focused on helping people find their desired coffee machine (we still are helping folks with that! So, if you are looking for coffee machines for office or restaurants - check out the link).
In 2010, we started getting enquiries on restaurant marketing and we start to help food and beverage brands with their marketing. Below are campaigns and events that we have done over the years:
OCM's campaigns: F&B Marketing Ideas by OCM
OCM's Events: F&B Industry events by or with OCM
Check out this restaurant marketing guide to learn more about the many campaigns and companies we have worked with.
Since then, we have also created many marketing workshops and classes for the F&B industry. Many of these modules are still running in tertiary institutions such as Temasek Polytechnic Skillsfuture Academy and also ITE College East COC classes, below are some snippets of our lectures and workshops:
OCM’s F&B workshops: Food and Beverage Marketing Lectures | Workshops - click to watch classes on customer journey map, JTBD and more.
So, if you are looking for industry practitioners to help you scale your coffee or F&B businesses, do drop us a message or book an appointment. Do also check out our various social media platforms on regular F&B and coffee market updates:
For regular coffee (F&B) related videos: OCM Youtube
For Daily Coffee Inspiration (fun coffee content): OCM IG
For insights into the coffee (F&B) industry: OCM LinkedIN
PS: For the coffee lovers, we continue to share coffee articles (and videos) and have also started a free coffee class section (with free online coffee training supported by coffee partners).