Blend, noun: The mixture of two or more green coffees in order to achieve a very specific well-rounded taste. This may consist of various coffee varieties (Arabica and Robusta) or one variety from different cultivation areas. It is the opposite of single origin.

Brazilian naturals

Brazilian naturals, noun: Green coffee type. Indicates the half-dry prepared Arabicas from Brazil that are cultivated below 3000 feet above sea level.

Brew Bar

Brew Bar, noun: New trend for cafés: Very good (pure) filter coffee is prepared with a lot of effort regarding the selection of beans, the roasting and the filter method. In principle, it’s the opposite of the fast ‘caffè lattes to go’. (see also: barista)

Brewing temperature

Brewing temperature, noun: Ideal for filter coffee: 96.2°C / 205°F. For espresso 89-95°C /192.2-203°F is recommended. Note: Most household machines are set much too high – unfortunately the coffee becomes scalded and bitter.


Café, noun: According to tradition, cafés originated in Mecca at the beginning of the 16th century. Even back then it was the go-to place for discussions and gossip. The first German café was opened in Bremen in 1673. It became a meeting place for male society, merchants, politicians, literary figures, etc. Europe’s oldest café still in existence is located in Leipzig: “Zum Arabischen Coffe Baum”. But the true café culture can be found more easily in Vienna and Paris these days than in Germany. Here, Brew Bars are the trend.

Café Bombón

Café Bombón, noun: Spanish word indicating an espresso with a small amount of sweetened condensed milk.


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