Coffee Roasts – An Introduction

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Medium Dark Roasts This is when the oil begins to show on the It has more aroma, little to no acidity with a spiciness to it. This is a good choice for brewing espresso. Manual espresso machines can handle oily beans, but if you own a super-automatic, you might look at City Roast or even American Roast. Full City Roast (437 degrees) is at the beginning of the second crack with a more aromatic flavor. Vienna Roast (446 degrees) is moderately dark brown in color and characterized by its bittersweetness. It also has a hint of caramel but the origin flavor has disappeared at this stage.

The Strange Foods that we Eat

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If you thought that eating ice cream for breakfast or porridge for supper was weird then you have something to be grateful for. This is because in the world of weird foods you are completely normal. There are people around the world who eat and drink what might leave you with your mouth agape.

Snake wine, South-east Asia

Next time you're complaining about the tepid chardonnay you've been served in a pub, just be grateful that you haven't been served a nice glass of snake wine. This popular beverage is believed to have important restorative properties in countries including China and Vietnam.