Today, on the 24th of May, THE coffee country, Brazil, celebrates the day of coffee.
- The Dia do Café is celebrated since the Brazilian Chamber of Industry and Commerce established the day in the 1950s.
- According to the Brazilian Association of the Coffee Industry (ABIC), they introduced the day in 2005.
- Brazil produces, drinks and exports most of the coffee worldwide.
- 80 % Arabica and 20 % Robusta beans.
- The first coffee seeds came from Ethiopia to Brazil in 1727.
- It is grown in a big style – that is often unfortunately in monocultures and with machine picking and the use of pesticides.
- But there are also organic grown specialties coffee – coffee recommendations you can find here.
- About 95% of Brazilians older than 15 drink at least one cup of coffee a day.
- How do the Brazilians celebrate today? Of course with lots of coffee!
- Small coffee cup water and 3 tbsp of sugar in a small saucepan.
- Add 1 heaped tbsp espresso coffee powder, leave it for a moment.
- Pour into a small cup through a colador or sieve and drink in one sip.
- everywhere and at any time, whether with friends, relatives or at work.
- sold on the street as well in small plastic cups.
- Bring 1 l of still mineral water together with 5 cloves, 2 cinnamon sticks and peel of half an orange to a boil.
- simmer for 10 min. on a small flame.
- Add 30 g of coffee powder and 60-125 g of brown sugar and bring shortly to a boil.
- Remove the pot from the fire and let it drain for 5 minutes.
- As Café de olla tastes best in cold, fill it with a fine sieve into a jug or bottle and place into the frige.
… And since today is already mid-week
For 4 glasses:
- 100 ml of coffee
- 4 untreated limes
- 4 tsp brown sugar
- 400 gr Crushed ice
- 160 ml Cachaça
Brew the coffee and let it cool. Lime eighth and beat in a bowl of brown sugar. Fill in four glasses and top up with the coffee, crushed ice and cachaça. Cheers!