Tag - drinks

steeping tea

Tea Bag Science – Dunking vs. Steeping

Nothing better on a cold day: a warm cup of tea. Not just to warm the inside, but to warm my hands as well. Making the cup sounds simple, just bring some water to the boil. Pour the water in a cup and add a tea bag...

beer foam

The Joy of Beer Foam

This is a guest post by Michael, author and founder of Robust Kitchen. Beer is awesome. Declare it from the rooftops! Or maybe that’s old news to you. If you’ve ever enjoyed downing a cold glass next to me at the local...

decaffeinated coffee benas

How coffee beans are processed

Long before that steaming cup of (Turkish?) coffee stands in front of you, or even before you buy that bag of coffee beans, your coffee beans have been through quite a bit. From plant to farmer to processor and finally...

What makes Turkish coffee unique?

Do you drink your coffee while walking, from a cup with a plastic lid on top (American), from a small espresso cup while standing at the bar (Italian) or do you take it slowly while sitting down, from a small narrow cup...

distillation stages

The science of distilling liquors

We know how to make spirits (we discussed that here), and we know that to make spirits (or liquors) you need to distill fermented grains. Distillation isn’t just used in spirits production though. It is one of any...

isidor beer

What makes Trappist beer unique

There are some very unique places on this world where our food and drink is produced. Whereas a lot of it is manufactured in factories, in industrial areas, some comes from more exquisite places. Some beer for instance...

two apple ciders with green tea and plum

How (alcoholic) apple cider is made

As a people we seem to have managed to make alcoholic drinks from just about all of our produce. Grains can be transformed into beer, or spirits such as whiskey. Grapes are transformed into wine and apples, yes, you...