Coffee Judge App

“Oh no”, you say, “not another unauthenticated, opinionated, self-scoring micro-blog!”

Not at all. This is a structured approach to tasting and judging coffee, one that reflects a decade of coffee judging, and world best practice.

This approach ensures a consistent, reliable and authentic framework to help coffee drinkers/ geeks/ enthusiasts/ professionals to find the real flavours of good coffee, and the cafes that serve it.

This is a disciplined process of judging the characteristics of coffee, based on the criteria used in world coffee events.  Cafes and coffees are scored using deliberate standardized categories, with overall weighting corresponding with world barista judging, and extra weighting given to reviews by coffee professionals.

Users can access a summary review based on other users reviews, as well as create their own reviews of cafes and coffees. For the price of a cup of coffee, you can participate in matching your understanding against professionals, and learn how to identify characteristics of coffee that you enjoy. 

Read more: http://coffee-judge.com/index.html

Vietnam FlagCoffee was introduced to Vietnam in 1857 by the French and slowly grew as producer of coffee in Asia. The height of coffee production occurred in the early 20th century as small-scale production shifted towards plantations. The first instant coffee plant, Coronel Coffee Plant, was established in Biên Hòa, Đồng Nai Province in 1969, with a production capacity of 80 tons per year.
The Vietnam War disrupted production of coffee in the Buôn Ma Thuột region, the plateau on which the industry was centered. Although seldom involved in conflict, the area was a crossroads between North and South and was largely depopulated. After the North Vietnamese victory the industry, like most agriculture, was collectivized, limiting private enterprise and resulting in low production.

Vietnam Coffee Map
Following Đổi mới reforms in 1986, privately owned enterprise was once again permitted, resulting in a surge of growth in the industry. Cooperation between growers, producers and government resulted in branding finished coffees and exporting products for retail. It was during this time that many new companies involved in coffee production were established, including Đắk Lắk-based Trung Nguyên in 1996 and Highlands Coffee in 1998. Both of these continued on to establish major brands distributed through a widespread network of coffee shops. By the late 1990s, Vietnam had become the world’s #2 coffee producer after Brazil, but production was largely focused on poor-quality Robusta beans—considered inferior to Arabica due to their bitterness—for export as a commodity. Recent government initiatives have sought to improve the quality of coffee exports, including more widespread planting of Arabica beans, the development of mixed-bean coffees, and specialty coffee such as kopi luwak (Vietnamese: cà phê chồn, “weasel coffee”).

Vietnam Coffee Pickers
The country’s 2013/2014 coffee crop is expected to be a bumper harvest of around 17 million to 29.5 million 60-kg bags. Such a large production will add to a global oversupply of beans and will pressure coffee prices which have lost about 10 percent since October 2012. The country’s coffee industry has taken a hit; of the 127 local coffee export firms that operated in 2012, 56 have ceased trading or shifted to other businesses after having taken out loans they can’t repay. A few firms, such as Vietnam’s top coffee exporter the Intimex Group, will benefit from the 2013/2014 harvest.

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Ca phe da – Coffee served on a bed of ice
Ca phe sua da – Coffee served with condensed milk, on ice
Ca phe trung – like a cappuccino, except with the addition of an egg or two
Kopi luwak – The process of making coffee by feeding beans to civets – a type of weasel – and then roasting the excreted beans

Coffee Cup SteamingAs temperatures soar this summer, the last thing you want to do is anything that makes you feel hotter, like drinking hot coffee! Well, turns out that notion isn’t so nuts after all. Listen up, iced coffee drinkers: the Science of Us is reporting that hot beverages have counterintuitive cooling powers. You see, sweating is your body’s main way of cooling off. As one Canadian researcher explained, when your body senses a change in temperature, it sends signals to the brain to kick-start sweat production. Then after the sweat evaporates from your skin, your body cools down.

Read more: http://nymag.com/scienceofus/

Coffee Wagon Civil WarIt was the greatest coffee run in American history. The Ohio boys had been fighting since morning, trapped in the raging battle of Antietam, in September 1862. Suddenly, a 19-year-old William McKinley appeared, under heavy fire, hauling vats of hot coffee. The men held out tin cups, gulped the brew and started firing again. “It was like putting a new regiment in the fight,” their officer recalled. Three decades later, McKinley ran for president in part on this singular act of caffeinated heroism.

Read more: http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com

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