most popular drink on this earth. For centuries, this aromatic, spirit-lifting
drink has been the beverage to serve at any and all events. Many board meetings
and friendships have thrived over a cup of coffee. Extracted from the seed of
cherries growing on coffee trees, coffee is grown extensively in fifty-three
countries across the equator.
Specialty gourmet coffee is very popular among coffee drinkers today. As a
matter of fact, statistic show that it is one of the fastest growing food
retailers netting approximately $8.5 billion a year. People enjoy the taste of
the sophisticated beans used in the making of this delightful gourmet drink. The
beans are grown at very high altitudes on Arabic trees and feed on volcanic ash.
A cool climate and lots of moisture result in a high quality bean group. The
soil the beans are grown in produces the very distinct flavours of the gourmet
beans. Gourmet coffee has a more balanced flavour and richer taste than the
standard mass-produced coffee. The beans go through a rigorous process of
certification that is very strict to help keep the quality high. To help keep
standards high, the Specialty Coffee Association of American was created in
1982, for the specialty coffee trade.
You can find gourmet coffee in most grocery stores, specialty shops, restaurants
and coffee shops. If you are a true connoisseur, you might compare gourmet
coffee to a wonderful bottle of wine.