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CBG 0.03 A History of Coffee in Guatemala

Coffee-growing in Guatemala probably began with Jesuit missionaries in the mid-1700s who planted coffee trees as ornamental plants. At the time, Guatemala’s primary exports were the natural dyes indigo and…

CBG 0.02 Introduction

Guatemala was dubbed the ‘Land of the Eternal Spring’ by the Prussian geographer Alexander von Humboldt, because of its mild climate and lush vegetation. The country’s name comes from the…
CBG 0.01 About This Course

CBG 0.01 About This Course

Welcome to the first in our series called The Coffee Buyer’s Guide. Each of these short courses takes you to a different coffee-producing country or region. We look at the…

IM 1.04 Layering — the Coffee Bed

Buoyancy The science behind the buoyancy of coffee grinds is only partly understood. The part that has been established is that after water is added to grinds, the roasting gases…

IM 1.03 Breaking the Crust

Most immersion brew methods require baristas to break a crust of coffee at some point during the brewing process. When cupping, the convention established by the Specialty Coffee Association is…

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