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Review by Debbie Mazo
Maintained by coffee aficionado, Miku B. Sippy, Koffee Korner is an entertaining reference site dedicated to the joys of this ancient drink. Check out Koffee History, and you'll discover that coffee has been a daily fix for thousands of years. From the discovery of coffee berries by Ethiopian goat herders to the cultivation of coffee in Arabia to the opening of the first coffeehouses in Europe, the history of coffee is as rich as its taste.
Coffee enthusiasts around the world swear by their own style of coffee preparation. Koffee Kulture serves up country-specific coffee with representation from Turkey, Mexico, Malaysia, and Laos. Browse through this section and you'll find out about the intricacies of Turkish coffee, including the wide variety of beautifully decorated equipment used to roast, grind, prepare, and serve it. Or, experience Black Laos Coffee (Cafe Lao Dam) served with condensed milk, Laotian style.
Along with the invasion of coffee bars in your local neighborhood, coffee is now making its way to every dish on the menu. From main courses to desserts, coffee is an ingredient guaranteed to add a unique taste and texture to just about any recipe. For an innovative entrée, sample the Fusilli with Coffee Ragout stirred up with three fluid ounces of coffee (not too strong or too weak). Or, sample a dessert of Coffee Bread Pudding flavored with large raisins, orange peel, Tia Maria, and spices.
If you still can't get enough of that savory brew, stop by Koffee Talk where you can learn all about the language of coffee. Not only will you discover how to brew a perfect cup of coffee, you'll be able to speak Javanese like a real barista.
Debbie Mazo is a writer and editor based in Vancouver, Canada. She's been writing the NetFood Digest column for the Global Gourmet since 1997. You can contact her at djmbc@[email-address-removed].
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This page created February 2001