Coffee-producing countries journey. Focus on Rwanda

Journey to the heart of Africa: Coffee in Rwanda

In the tiny African state of Rwanda, the coffee tradition is over 100 years old, today it dominates the country's economy and plays a pivotal role in the subsistence economy of hundreds of thousands of families.

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Coffee-producing countries journey. First stop: Brazil

Millions of beans a day: Brazil

Yes, a coffee giant but also a country with many facets: Brazil is an increasingly prosperous economy: from plantation to cup.

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Who is a Q Grader?

They wear neither cape nor mask. They carry no sword nor shield, and certainly have no wings nor tentacles!

Nonetheless, the figure of the Q grader has an almost mythological charm, not to mention marked organoleptic abilities.

Let's discover the mysterious aura that lies behind this coffee “superhero"!


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LilyDrip coffee dripper

Curiosity is what keeps us alive. It is curiosity, the desire to discover new things, that leads us to doing our job better. With a little more curiosity, for example, I’m sure we can even find a thousand ways to extract coffee!

Today my curiosity leads me to focus on an accessory for use with conical drippers: The LilyDrip. (In fact, I also tried it with flat-base filters, but I think I should keep that to myself!).

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Paper versus metal filters

To separate the two main components in a cup of coffee, namely water and the coffee itself, we basically have two alternatives: decantation - typical of systems such as Ibrik - or filtration - common in all percolation systems.

Coffee filtering systems can be made up of different types of material: paper, fabric, metal, ceramic and even glass (although less used)

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