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Coffee History and How to Brew the Perfect Cup

This Prezi encompasses coffee's rich history and how to brew the perfect cup with the French press method.

Briton Heitt

on 30 April 2011

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Coffee's History and How to Brew the Perfect Cup Coffee's history began with... Dancing goats! "What's going on with my goats!?" Legend tells of Ethiopian shepherds first noticing the effects of caffeine after witnessing their goats becoming frisky and "dancing" after consuming coffee berries! Coffee was originally eaten by African tribes. They would mix the coffee berries with fat, thus creating "energy balls." The rise of Islam contributed vastly to coffee's popularity. Alcohol was prohibited by the religion, but coffee was considered an acceptable drink. Presented by Briton Heitt All coffee throughout the world is grown in the "bean belt", the area between the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn.
Hawaii is the only state in the U.S. that grows coffee. No, my love... alcohol is forbidden by our religion. Coffee, however, is not! Let us drink and never rest! Ohh... your libido I detest! “Why, this Satan's drink is so delicious that it would be a pity to let the infidels have exclusive use of it,” replied Pope Clement VIII in 1594 when told by his fellow priests that coffee was a “hellish black brew.” The pope resolved, “We shall cheat Satan by baptizing it” (Merrell 41). Priest: "Coffee's a hellish black brew!" Pope: "Well... you're no angel yourself!" *Engulfs coffee* "You tell 'em, Pope!" What are coffee's health benefits? Cup of Joe: Friend or Foe? WebMD suggests that research shows, “coffee drinkers, compared to non-drinkers, are less likely to have type 2 diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, and dementia.[…].fewer cases of certain cancers, heart rhythm problems, and stroke,” (Health Benefits of Coffee). "I knew the Doc. was onto something when he said to DRINK MORE COFFEE!" In fact, while much renown is given to the health benefits of green tea, it is interesting to note, “Coffee (regular, decaf, or instant) contains four times the antioxidants of green tea” (Merrell 248). “Coffee can improve performance in tests of reaction time, memory, and spatial reasoning. Athletic performance and recovery time have also been shown to benefit from caffeine intake” (Merrel 248). It follows that students studying for exams and athletes seeking energy for exercise need look no further than a cup of java. "Coffee gives me the stamina I NEED!" How to Brew the Perfect Cup of Coffee with a... French Press! A French press, also known as a press pot, coffee press, coffee plunger, cafetiere (UK) or afetière à piston, is a simple coffee brewing device which was invented in France in the late 19th century. It was first patented by Italian designer Attilio Calimani in 1929 (Wikipedia). 1. Place the press on a dry, flat surface. Pull the plunger out of the press.
2. Fill with coarsely ground coffee. You typically want 2 tablespoons of coffee for every 6 fl oz of water.
3. Pour hot water into the press. Leave an inch of space at the top, and be sure to stir the brew with a wooden spoon. Place the plunger on top, and let brew for 4 minutes. Steps to Follow With a French Press After the 4 minutes of brewing... 4.Begin to plunge slowly down upon the wet grounds. Be gentle! You do not want to break the plunger.
5.Turn the lid to the open position and slowly pour the coffee from the press.
6.Enjoy your fresh-brewed coffee!
"Too many kids... too little coffee!" "4 MINUTES!?" To recap, coffee...
Is steeped in rich history.
Has numerous health benefits.
You now know how to brew the perfect cup!

Live life, love every moment, and revel in the joys of java!
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