Day of Coffee in Brazil

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!
Cafezinho
  • 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.
Café de olla
  • 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

Coffee Caipirinha

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!

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