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World’s most expensive coffee.

A washed Geisha variety coffee from the Finca Sophia farm fetched $2,600.50 USD per kg at the Best of Panama green coffee auction this month. Breaking the world record that held until now.

The record from 2017 was held by another Geisha with at the time record-breaking price of $1.214 USD per kg. The Gesha was grown on Hacienda La Esmeralda and was also sold in Panama.

This year’s grand prize winner, Finca Sophia, is the farm co-owned owned by Willem Boot and Catherine Cadloni along with Helen Russell and Brooke McDonnell from a California roasting and retail company.

The winning bidder for the washed process Geisha was a consortium of buyers from China.

The majority of winning buyers in the auction come from China, Japan, Taiwan, and other parts of Asia, while a few buyers from Australia and New Zealand also purchased at least one lot in four of the five competition categories.

(photo source: Beanscene.)

Why is cleaning important?

Cleaning….

The most unliked topic when it comes to espresso machine stuff. 

Residue coffee sticking to the group head, essential oils get burnt to the filter producing unwanted bitter and burnt taste. You think you can flush them off but you can’t. There are some standards that the SCA – specialty coffee association follows: Cleaning of the group head should be done every 30-50 espressos brewed. This is where we can have the problem, you are in a hurry it’s rush hour in your cafe, can you find the time to clean each group head to perfection while you have to make 20 latte macchiatos and make 10 cappuccinos? 

We can offer you a great and simple solution.

Cafelier cleans your espresso machine in 10 seconds and just with 3 steps it’s fully automatic and it runs on electricity which is very cool these days. ATTACH- 10 SECONDS- DETACH – continue with your workflow.

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5 Reasons for bad tasting coffee

1. Water temperature 

Just like you, coffee likes its water at just the right temperature, not too hot and not too cold. The GOLDEN zone for coffee brewing is between 90-96 degrees Celsius. 

– Try measuring it with a thermometer to make sure it’s right. 

2. Coffee quality 

Let’s be honest you can’t expect the best from low quality coffee, there are many factors that impact coffee, from roasting to grinding the process has very many steps. Try some mid or high range quality coffee and see the difference for yourself. Maybe include the taste palette and see for yourself what do you prefer. 

– A little hint Coffee loses 60% of its aroma in the first 15 minutes after grinding. 

3. Dirty brewing equipment 

Clean equipment is essential for good tasting coffee. Regular cleaning will improve the taste of your coffee, by the SCA standards an espresso machine should be cleaned every 30-40 brews. 

– Cafelier will help you with that in just 10 seconds. 

4. Grind size 

Grinding is a crucial step for a great cup of coffee. Too fine grind and all the good and the bad tastes and aromas will fall through. 

– Try a courser grinding method for the best taste. 

5. Water quality 

The last one is important also, using filtered drinkable water is the best, so your espresso machine should filter your tap water. Some minerals like magnesium or calcium can also affect the taste of your coffee.

4 Most popular coffee brewing method

1. Aeropress 

AeroPress is a manual coffee making device. Coffee can be made in just 60 seconds when your water is hot enough. It’s easy to use and can be packed to travel. Serve yourself with rich, pure-tasting coffee with AeroPress. The only con is that you can only make 2 coffees per rotation and then you have to change the paper filter which is a bit time-consuming. 

2. Pressure method

Espresso machine Everyone knows the espresso machine technique. Most times it is used for commercial purposes and it will make you a cup in just 20-30 seconds. You can expect an espresso that is strong, sharp and full of flavor and it should not taste bitter. Try this: povezava do košarice Cafelier c1 

3. Pour-over method

The pour-over method may be new to some, you might know it under the name like Chemex or the V60. It takes 20 seconds to bloom and around 2-3 minutes to pour. The rich flavor of the coffee with no signs of bitterness if done right. Experimenting with pouring can bring out many different flavors, it’s up to you to make the one you like. 

4. Cold drip method

The cold dripping method is one of the most popular ways to go to in the last couple of years. If you have the time you can have a real treat, it takes around 12-24 hours to make, and you will need some ice. This method keeps your coffee fresh for up to two weeks. You can expect a perfect cup full of strong and sweet coffee flavors. No sign of bitterness.

Coffee basics

Nowadays coffee is grown on plantations mostly in the Amazon woods the largest coffee producer is Brazil followed by Vietnam. It continues it’s way through harvesting and then drying process to get to the bean inside, once dry it gets exported around the world to the major coffee roasters who then sell it to coffee shops. 

Coffee is much more than just a daily routine,it’s the beverage that keep’s you healthy and fit. Some of you don’t know but 2-3 coffee cups per day keep the doctor away. It really does its job at lowering the risk for Alzheimer’s disease, even type 2 diabetes and several heart diseases. Its much more than just a regular morning or afternoon routine so it shouldn’t taste bad. 

Coffee taster’s also made a flavor wheel that contains more than 50 different tastes that coffee can produce. That’s where Cafelier’s story and our passion for coffee start, helping you clean your espresso machine throughout the day. Let’s get rid of that bitter aftertaste and enjoy only pure taste of coffee.