New coffee variety scores 90 points in Nicaragua Cup of Excellence competition
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A coffee variety called Centroamericano, part of a new class of F1 hybrid varieties, has proven its quality potential by earning a score of 90 out of 100 points in the world’s leading competition and award for high quality coffees, the Cup of Excellence®, Nicaragua. The coffee took second place in the Nicaragua competition and was grown by Gonzalo Adán Castillo Moreno. Mr. Moreno’s farm, Las Promesas de San Blas, is in the Northern region of Neuva Segovia, near the border with Honduras. The jury, comprised of expert cuppers from 9 countries, scored the coffee a 90.50, giving the coffee the nation’s prestigious Award, which only recognizes coffees that score 90 or above out of a potential 100.
The tasters described the coffee as balanced with complex fruit flavors and aromas including cinnamon, peach, cherry, raspberry, stone fruit, rum chocolate, hazelnut, raisin, fig, pineapple, peach, and lime.
Each year, thousands of coffees are submitted for consideration for the Cup of Excellence®, with winning coffees sold in global online auctions at premium prices. Twenty-four 30-kilo boxes of Mr. Moreno’s coffee will be auctioned on June 1. Information and access to the auction can be found here.
Raeally Caffeine Keeps You Alert?
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"If every morning you need a coffee to finish awakening, this interests you", the most popular drug in the world and the most widely used: more than 2,000 million cups of caffeinated beverages consumed daily. In many places, the caffeine comes mostly from coffee.
About 15 minutes after drinking it, you begin to feel its effect, which can last for hours. It is a neural shake that many of us rely to think in the morning. And others, to feel mentally agile throughout the day.
But is it true that caffeine, in all its forms, it really works? And, if so, how? How do you drug yourself? It is common to find the misconception that coffee is the only one that contains caffeine, but is present in many products. For most people, consume up to 400 milligrams a day is not a problem. In the case of pregnant women, it is recommended that consume less than 200 milligrams.