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Ukraine's Coffee Community, Making Better Water, and the History of Coffee Cake

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Christopher C. May 02, 2022
  • A Report from the Front Line of Ukraine’s Coffee Community

    By Daily Coffee News

    “The coffee scene in Ukraine is stunning! Well, it used to be… but we are definitely bringing it back and it will thrive even better! The amount of specialty coffee shops and micro roasters, as well as big roasteries, is overwhelming. Almost every coffee shop has its unique style, approach and incredible design.”

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  • How can you make water perfect for brewing coffee?

    By Tasmin Grant for Perfect Daily Grind

    “For every cup of coffee you brew, roughly 98% is water. But water is rarely just water. Depending on your geographical location, it contains varying levels of a range of minerals and organic compounds. These minerals and organic compounds – mainly calcium, magnesium, and carbonates – all have different effects on how coffee extracts and what it tastes like. This means that no matter how high-quality your coffee is, your water might be stopping it from reaching its full potential.”

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  • Exploring the history of coffee cake

    By Ana Pipunic for Perfect Daily Grind

    “Many food blogs describe coffee cake as a cinnamon-infused sponge with a crumbly streusel topping made from butter, sugar, and flour. However, others refer to coffee cake as a coffee-flavoured sponge, often with coffee-flavoured cream and frosting as well. To understand how these different definitions came about, we must first explore the origins of coffee cake.”

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