To make a good cup of coffee, it is of course necessary to have a certain foreknowledge which permits us to enjoy its aroma to the maximum and let ourselves be intoxicated by its fragrance.To be exact, knowledge which makes us aware of the quality and characteristics of the coffee we are going to drink: it is vital that each variety is known and appreciated for particular features which lend body and character to the beverage.
If we are fond of a fragrant coffee with a flowery aftertaste, we will thoroughly appreciate and enjoy the coffee originating from Kenya; but if we are like the sweetness of cocoa, then the coffee coming from Haiti is the one for us. If, however, the presence of body is important for us, the Guatemala or San Domingo variety will suit our preferences. Blending each of them together in this way, we obtain all those varieties of flavour which we would not wish to miss. In this section we will examine the main methods used to prepare good coffee, naturally starting out from two basic ingredients: water and coffee.