Becoming a Coffee Connoisseur It’s our daily routine, and it’s what motivates us to rise in the morning. There is something about the smell and feel of the ceramic mug; something about the magical way it has the ability to bring different groups of people together. When it’s warm it’s the perfect companion to a rainy morning; when it’s cold it’s the perfect companion to a sunny afternoon. If you are like me, I don’t have to tell you what I am talking about, because you already know: coffee. Coffee is a global obsession. Coffee is the second most traded commodity on Earth, and is one of the most widely consumed beverages not only in the United States,…show more content… Although I am no longer pouring beverages, I still find excitement in educating others about their coffee habits. In fact, my favorite thing about coffee is how complex and versatile the beverage can be. Many individuals carry on their normal routines drinking cup after cup of coffee, without knowing much about the beverage other than it carries a jolt of energy. Today, I get to share with you one of my favorite pass times: Educating the average coffee consumer and transforming them into a coffee connoisseur. From the training I received and my personal experience, I believe to become a coffee connoisseur, one ought to be knowledgeable in four essential areas of the coffee bean. A true connoisseur will understand the history and origin of coffee, the different growing regions and their affects, how to brew the perfect cup, and the chemistry behind the bitter beverage. The first crucial area of coffee knowledge is to understand the roots of coffee. So, we begin with a little a legend.
The origin of coffee is said to date back to the 9th century, where its history begins with a bit of folklore. The coffee legend arises with an Ethiopian goat herder named, Kaldi. One day while watching his goats, Kaldi found them frolicking and dancing around a berry bush. After watching the goats eat the berries from the bush, Kaldi decided to try the berries himself and he also experienced an increased amount of energy. While Kaldi and his dancing goats