In the course of human history, there have been two beverages that have shaped societies across the globe. One has been tea. The commerce from the tea trade between the British Commonwealth as it was then in the 17th and 18th centuries sculpted and formed an empire of soldier merchantman that revolutionized what that empire would become.
But then a newcomer arrived in the small bars, hostels and gathering houses of the British Empire – it was coffee. And the coffee drinker was not someone in search of the solace of gin or sour beer. He was a man in search of enlightenment. And so the coffee houses of Britain became the gathering places of the intelligentsia.
What Type of Coffee Drinker Are You?
Today, sadly that is not the case. we get our coffee from chains that span the world. Not that it is a bad thing but it seems that bashing chains that provide a perfectly good cup of coffee has become stylish.
The fact of the matter is that an acceptable cup of coffee is all that most people want. In fact most of those who want that cup of coffee don’t want to go through the entire long, short, skim, non sugar, extra shot nonsense. they simply want a cup of coffee – with possibly some vanilla – because who doesn’t love vanilla.
But for those who want that little bit extra out of their morning Joe there are now a staggering amount of options that have opened up. And it is not necessary to visit a specialist shop to find that exact coffee blend that will open up new vistas of flavor and enjoyment.
The global coffee market has become so competitive that even the most mundane of chain stores are able to supply the best of the coffee from around the globe.
If you want to enjoy coffee from any continent and you are an avid coffee drinker you will find beans and even refined coffees that come from all over the globe. Given how competitive the market is there are always coffee derivatives and blends from every continent in the world that are always available.
If you find yourself in a bind and that perfect blend is not available fro that favorite store then there is always the online option. And if you start to explore the online world of coffee then there is an entire universe that opens up.
For those who are in search of coffee that may not be on the shelves of the local supermarket there are many websites that will provide access to both beans and blends that have been recognized as among the best in the world.
For instance, the most expensive coffee in the world which is Kopi luwak. At around $500 per pound (as at 2010) it is a coffee lovers dream. But this is at the far end of the scale. there are coffees from the Caribbean and Africa, as well as other parts of the world which will keep your caffeine content and taste buds satisfied.