Coffee Taste Profiles

Posted by Wessam Hashem on Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Our staff will often hear questions like, what will that Papua New Guinea taste like? Well there are many taste profiles from the different coffee growing regions around the globe. A broad description of these would be: Central and South America – Mild and Smooth Africa – Bright and Fragrant Indonesia – Full Bodied and Bold  

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Coffee Origins, Classifications & Estates

Posted by Wessam Hashem on Tuesday, February 21, 2012

The names given to specialty coffees do not follow a universal format. Are international standards available when we see Colombian Supremo or Sumatra Mandheling? The answer is no. Common usage prevails. Single Origin generally means coffee grown in a particular country. Breakfast Blend and French Roast are not Single Origin. Within the country, either a region or grade comes next. Kenya AA is a grade, while Costa Rican Tarrazu is a region. Costa Rican SHB –Strictly Hard Bean- is a grade, but in this case, because Tarrazu is a top grade, the highest classification of SHB is understood. The same could be said of a Kenya Kirinyaga: the AA is implied. The coffee industry seems to give itself quite a bit of wiggle room when using the word Estate. Jamaican Blue Mountain Wallenford Estate means coffee processed within the Wallenford network of pulpuries and finishing works. Costa Rican Dota is a town in the Central Valley region, and signifies a coffee with a more delimited area than simply Tarrazu. To be continued……. 

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Arabic Food 101

Posted by Wessam Hashem on Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Arabic Food 101 

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Hashems Nuts and Coffee Gallery is a Middle Eastern Foods company. Our main offerings include: Turkish Coffee, Roasted Nuts, Middle Eastern Spices, Baklava, Fresh Baked Pita Bread and many other traditional specialty foods.