Coffee 101

What’s all the fuss about coffee? Learn more about coffee culture, flavor and production.

Coffee is the most popular beverage in the world, with more than 400 billion cups consumed every year. In the United States alone, most coffee drinkers have an average of more than 3 cups per day. Coffee has its own culture and vocabulary for describing the tastes, scents and processes of coffee making and coffee drinking. Many of the terms are similar to those used in wine tasting.

Coffee has been a popular drink for hundreds of years. Did you know that, in 1732, Johann Sebastian Bach wrote a coffee cantata? And, in 1763, Venice, Italy, had more than 200 coffee shops.

Today, Goodson Bros. offers many different types of coffees, from those grown on the highest mountaintops of South America to the savannahs of Africa, each with its own unique flavors and characteristics.

Here’s little primer to give you a head start on understanding the ins and outs of coffee, while you are learning to get the best out of every cup.

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