Starbucks Philippines conducted its first ever one of a kind Coffee Festival. It’s an informative exhibit that talks about coffee. As far as I can remember there are four stations.
FIRST STATION: KALDI AND THE GOAT
The first station talks about the history of coffee.
A goat accidentally ate coffee berries and its keeper, Kaldi, noticed that it became hyperactive and energetic. Then after quite sometime, it has been used by monks to keep themselves awake during long prayers.
SECOND STATION: COFFEE SPECIES
This one’s quite interesting!
The barista said that there are 26 species of coffee. She only talked about 2 main types, the Arabica and Robusta. IT’S ONLY ARABICA that Starbucks uses because it has the highest quality. While, Robusta are usually used in instant coffee.
Another interesting fact is knowing that it’s only 10% of coffee cherries that is processed to become coffee. Based on what I can remember, the coffee bean is only 10% of the coffee cherry.
THIRD STATION: Where Do coffee come from?
Latin America. The nutty and cocoa flavors are definitely from this place.
Africa. If you want the berries and citrus flavor, Africa is the place. Also it’s the place of coffee with strongest aroma.
Asia Pacific. Coffee of our own. Earthly and herb. Bold and assertive. 🙂
FOURTH STATION: Roast Spectrum
So, they have 3. Blonde Roast. Medium Roast. and Dark Roast.
All I can say is, the milder the roast, the more aromatic the coffee bean is. 🙂
LOL! Seriously, what I learned in this station is that the caffeine content is not based on the roast.
There was also coffee art, brewing, and other demonstration.
and arts that can’t be touched!
Lastly, I was appreciated. 🙂