The most famous coffee bean is the Coffea seed, evergreen shrub belonging to the botanical family of the Rubiaceae.
There are more than 80 kinds of Coffea, but only two are used commercially extracting their seeds, which, once roasted and ground, give origin to coffee: Coffea arabica and Coffea canephora, better known as Arabica and Robusta. Arabica has been the first used Coffea, and different species of it are cultivated, featuring low caffeine content, but rich in aroma and with a pleasant acid level. Coffea Robusta has a higher resistance to parasites and weather conditions, such as higher temperatures and abundant rainfalls.

The coffee obtained from its round and yellow (or yellow-brown) beans is more full-bodied and stronger, with a higher caffeine content. Although the World Health Organization describes it as “nun nutritive dietary component”, in other words a non-food, it is unlikely to find another beverage that is as rich in active and inactive ingredients as coffee. In fact, about 900 substances have been identified in coffee, among which minerals (potassium, calcium, magnesium, phosphates and sulphates). However, the most important substance as for concentration and features is caffeine.

In primo piano

Caffè Letterario 2016
letterario 2016

28.06 With more than 300 short stories arrived from all over Italy, the 15th edition confirms its annual success. Announcement is closed, and now we just wait for the outcome of the panel to see who is going to step on the podium. Cinzia Tani, a woman, will preside over the panel this year.

Moak at Taobuk 2016

01.09 Moak partner of Taobuk 2016, the International Book Festival, which will be held on September 10-17 in Taormina. Coffee will be, once again, an occasion to talk about art and literature. Together with the Grand Hotel Timeo, Moak is going to host some of the events scheduled for September 14th.

Fuori Fuoco 2017

22.07 Laura Seraniwill preside over the 2017 edition of Moak’s international photography contest Fuori Fuoco. Laura lives in Paris, where she has been “Présidente du Jury at the Prix Résidence pour la Photographie de la Fondation des Treilles” – director of the panel for photography at Fondation Les Treilles – since 2015.