Gourmet Coffee – When Only The Best Will Do!
Article by John Falkinder
Do you remember not so long ago when there were only two choices of coffee available, either regular or decaf? Coffee drinking was pretty simple in those days. When you invited guests to your house the most you could offer them was a cup of black or white coffee.
Now days however, the world is a much bigger place offering a plethora of choice.
Coffee drinking has become a lot more sophisticated. Should you find yourself at your local coffee shop, you’re sure to be confronted with an entire menu dedicated to a host of speciality flavors and blends that can be served either hot or cold.
Gourmet coffee has essentially come of age allowing those who like to indulge a wide array of choices of the finest tastes from all over the globe. As a rule gourmet coffee is generally more expensive than the regular types. However I am sure anyone who has tried some will agree it is well worth paying the bit extra for the uniquely enjoyable experience of tasting the different specialty blends. If you have never tried gourmet coffee, trust me you are really missing out on adult pleasures.
As times have changed so have people’s tastes in coffee.
No doubt that is why coffee makers have become so popular with many people installing the machines in their kitchens so they can whip-up their favourite gourmet coffee in just minutes. But the old favorite coffee presses are still used everyday by loads of people just like me who adore their simplicity and easy, no fuss clean up and storage.
If you venture down to you local coffee house you are sure to gain an education of the number of ways coffee can be prepared. Gloria Jean’s is one of my favourite coffee shops and some of their gourmet blends that might inspire you are butter toffee, creamy chocolate caramel, French vanilla supreme, Swiss chocolate almond, hazelnut and of course everyone’s favourite Irish crème.
Coffee tasting can be a delightfully social experience and believe me you will never run out of varieties to try when as part of the selection there are coffees like amaretto, cookies and cream, chocolate macadamia and mudslide, just to name a few.
Today via the internet there is a huge variety of coffees available. If you are willing to be a bit adventurous I am sure you will find a gourmet brew that will appeal to your taste buds.
Sites are being set up as online coffee shops to sell the very best quality premium coffee blends from all around the world. Africa, South America, Italy, France and even New Orleans are just some of the places where these gourmet coffees originate.
If you are trying to find a great gift for that difficult to buy for relative or friend then why not put together a gift basket of speciality quality organic coffees. I am sure they will be thrilled – you can’t beat the taste sensation of a top gourmet brew.
About the Author
Author John – the coffee connoisseur from ‘Down Under”. He likes nothing better than a great cup of coffee and has travelled the world in search of the perfect brew. At http://www.thecoffeebrew.com/about-coffee/gourmet-coffee.htm John shares his vast collection of experiences and ideas with you.