Full City Rooster
Do you love coffee? Is coffee one of the first things you think of when you wake up in the morning? If it is, you are far from alone, over 2.25 billion cups of coffee are consumed every day, worldwide. The average American spends around $1000 per year on coffee! Along with oil and gold, coffee is one of the highest traded commodities on Earth, I think it’s safe to say that the world couldn’t make it without coffee! There are around 1200 chemical compounds in coffee, it’s useful for treating depression, it’s good for your digestion, and is the second most popular beverage in the world, tea being the first. If you love coffee, and want the BEST, the only place to go in Dallas is Full City Rooster. Michael Wyatt, owner and Master Roaster, opened Full City Rooster in 2013. His roasting studio, located in South Dallas at 1810 South Akard, serves 10 varieties of coffee, with beans carefully selected from the finest coffee regions in the world. Michael serves “only single-origin coffees, and makes environmentally conscious selections to support individually and family owned micro-lots and socially responsible farms. All of FCR’s coffee choices are Organic, bird-friendly, certified as Fair Trade, and are maintained and/or managed through the Rainforest Alliance.” The coffees at FCR are fresh, aromatic, hot, and delicious, you will be hard-pressed to find a better cup of coffee anywhere in Dallas. Do yourself a favor, ride, drive, walk, or however you have to get there, and go see Michael, get a coffee, grab a bag of beans to take home, and compliment him on his fine tattoo collection, you will have found your favorite cup of coffee on Earth.
Only about 20% of harvested coffee beans are considered to be a premium bean of the highest quality.
Coffee, as a world commodity, is second only to oil.
Coffee sacks are usually made of hemp and weigh approximately 60 kilogram when they are full of green coffee beans. It takes over 600,000 beans to fill a coffee sack.
There are 6,000+ species of the coffee plant split into 25 major types
Two species dominate commercial production: Arabica (Coffee Arabica) and Robusta (Coffee Canephora)
World coffee production is split 60% Arabica and 40% Robusta
In 1670, Dorothy Jones of Boston was granted a license to sell coffee, and so became the first American coffee trader.
Arabica is a large delicate bush that grows at elevations of 600-2000 meters above sea level in Latin America, Central and East Africa, Asia and Oceania
Because Arabica is difficult to grow, the beans are more expensive than Robusta beans
Arabica can be drunk pure or in blends with Robusta where it contributes acidity and body to the blend
Robusta is a hardier bush or tree that grows from sea level to 800 meters and is grown in West and Central Africa, South East Asia and South America
Robusta is more strongly flavored than Arabica and gives blends body and "kick"
The person who actually makes the coffee in a café or restaurant is called a "barista"
Proper coffee making requires the barista to make very precise measures of coffee amounts, water temperatures and pressures, and brewing times (e.g. 22-28 seconds)