Living and understanding the Go Africa Coffee Experience

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We at Go Africa Coffee have endeavored to evolve the Coffee experience similarly to how wine has evolved over the past 25 years.

In this regard, we have started our production processes with Premium quality whole beans from Africa.

We have advanced our preparation and production processes to perfection. Creating the prefect Coffee beverage for all occasions.14368783_1177380212334387_4253106528238736282_n

We have provided the consumer with optimum choices in how they purchase Coffee Beans for example we offer the following product sizes that are designed to fit your lifestyle and consumption of Coffee:

  • Go Africa Coffee, 4oz bag: designed for the person who consumes a small of coffee per week or would like super fresh experience by opening a new bags of coffee often. Perfect for gift giving.
  • Go Africa Coffee, 8oz bag: Designed for the person who consumes about 2-3 cups of coffee per day and desires the freshest cup of coffee all the time. Also perfect for gift giving
  • Go Africa Coffee, 12oz bag: Designed for the person, family or group who consumes about 2-3 cups of coffee per day and desires the freshest cup of coffee all the time. Also perfect for gift giving
  • Go Africa Coffee, 16oz bag: Designed for the person, family or group who consumes a large amount of coffee every 1 -2 weeks and desires the freshest cup of coffee all the time.
  • Go Africa Coffee, 32oz bag: Designed for the person, family or group who consumes a very large amount of coffee every 1 -2 weeks and desires the freshest cup of coffee all the time.
  • Go Africa Coffee, 5-pound bag: Designed for the restaurants, businesses, special events and other activities where a large amount of coffee is required at a competitive price.

14231374_1171557406250001_5781710130774112732_oAdditionally, we have review several Coffee and espresso makers in order for each person to consume Go Africa Coffee in a manner that is customized for the consumer to make the choice that is best for them and how they consume a fine beverage such as Go Africa Coffee.

The sections below do not constitute an endorsement of a particular product, rather the sections are design to provide the consumer some direction in their coffee consumption experience.

We hope that this was helpful.

Enjoy your Go Africa Coffee Experience!

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Humans Spread From Africa in One Wave, DNA Shows (NYT)

By Carl Zimmer (NYT)

Did humans flood out of Africa in a single diaspora, or did we trickle from the continent in waves spread out over tens of thousands of years? The question, one of the biggest in human evolution, has plagued scientists for decades.

 

Now they may have found an answer.

In a series of unprecedented genetic analyses published on Wednesday in the journal Nature, three separate teams of researchers conclude that all non­Africans today trace their ancestry to a single population emerging from Africa between 50,000 and 80,000 years ago.

 

“I think all three studies are basically saying the same thing,” said Joshua M. Akey of the University of Washington, who wrote a commentary accompanying the new work. “We know there were multiple dispersals out of Africa, but we can trace our ancestry back to a single one.”

 

The three teams sequenced the genomes of 787 people, obtaining highly detailed scans of each. The genomes were drawn from people in hundreds of indigenous populations around the world — Basques, African pygmies, Mayans, Bedouins, Sherpas and Cree Indians, to name just a few.

 

The DNA of older indigenous populations may be essential to understanding human history, many geneticists believe. Yet until now scientists have sequenced few whole genomes from people outside population centers like Europe and China. The new findings already are altering scientific understanding of what human DNA looks like, experts said, adding a rich diversity of variation to our map of the genome.

 

Each team of researchers used sets of genomes to tackle different questions about our origins, such as how people spread across Africa and how others populated Australia. But all aimed to settle the question of human expansion from Africa.

 

In the 1980s, a group of paleoanthropologists and geneticists began championing a hypothesis that modern humans emerged only once from Africa, roughly 50,000 years ago. Skeletons and tools discovered at archaeological sites clearly indicated the existence of modern humans in Europe, Asia and Australia.

 

Early studies of bits of DNA also supported this scenario. All non­Africans are closely related to one another, the studies found, and they all branch from a genetic tree rooted in Africa.

Yet there are also clues that at least some modern humans lived outside of Africa well before 50,000 years ago, perhaps part of an earlier wave of migration.

In Israel, for example, researchers found a few distinctively modern human skeletons that are between 120,000 and 90,000 years old. In Saudi Arabia and India, they discovered sophisticated tools dating back as far as 100,000 years.

Last October, Chinese scientists reported finding teeth belonging to Homo sapiens that are at least 80,000 years old and perhaps as old as 120,000 years.

 

Some scientists have argued from these finds that there was a human expansion from Africa earlier than 50,000 years ago. In 2011 Eske Willerslev, a renowned geneticist at the University of Copenhagen, and his colleagues reported evidence that some living people descended from this early wave.

Dr. Willerslev and his colleagues reconstructed the genome of an Aboriginal Australian from a century­old lock of hair kept in a museum — the first reconstruction of its kind. The DNA held a number of peculiar variants not found in Europeans or Asians.

He concluded that the ancestors of Aboriginals split off from other non­Africans and moved eastward, eventually arriving in East Asia 62,000 to 75,000 years ago. Tens of thousands of years later, a separate population of Africans spread into Europe and Asia.

It was a big conclusion to draw from a single fragile genome, so Dr. Willerslev decided to contact living Aboriginals to see if they’d participate in a new genetic study. He joined David W. Lambert, a geneticist at Griffith University in Australia, who was already meeting with Aboriginal communities about beginning such a study.

Their new paper also includes DNA from people in Papua New Guinea, thanks to a collaboration with scientists at the University of Oxford. All told, the scientists were able to sequence 83 genomes from Aboriginal Australians and 25 from people in Papua New Guinea, all with far greater accuracy than in Dr. Willerslev’s 2011 study.

Meanwhile, Mait Metspalu of the Estonian Biocentre was leading a team of 98 scientists on another genome­gathering project.

They picked out 148 populations to sample, mostly in Europe and Asia, with a few genomes from Africa and Australia. They, too, sequenced 483 genomes at high resolution.

David Reich, a geneticist at Harvard Medical School, and his colleagues assembled a third database of genomes from all five continents. The Simons Genome Diversity Project, sponsored by the Simons Foundation and the National Science Foundation, contains 300 high­quality genomes from 142 populations.

Dr. Reich and his colleagues probed their data for the oldest evidence of human groups genetically separating from one another.

They found that the ancestors of the KhoiSan, hunter­gatherers living today in southern Africa, began to split off from other living humans about 200,000 years ago and were fully isolated by 100,000 years ago.

Earlier studies had estimated that the split between living groups of humans occurred much more recently. The new findings indicate that our ancestors already had evolved behaviors seen in living humans, such as language, 200,000 years ago.

Dr. Reich and his colleagues then investigated whether people in Australia and Papua New Guinea descended from an early wave of humans from Africa. They could find no evidence supporting that idea in the genomes.

The people of Australia and Papua New Guinea descended from the same expansion of Africans that produced Europeans and Asians, Dr. Reich’s team decided

Working with a separate set of genomes, Dr. Willerslev and his colleagues came to much the same conclusion. “The vast majority of their ancestry — if not all of it — is coming from the same out­of­Africa wave as Europeans and Asians,” said Dr. Willerslev.

Dr. Metspalu and his colleagues ended up with a somewhat different result when they looked at the Estonian Biocentre data.

They compared chunks of DNA from different genomes to see how long ago people inherited them from a common ancestor.

Almost all the DNA from non­Africans today could be traced back to one population that lived about 75,000 years ago — presumably a group of Africans who eventually left the continent and settled the rest of the world. That squares with the conclusions of the other two studies.

 

But in Papua New Guinea, Dr. Metspalu and his colleagues found, the story was a little different. They could trace 98 percent of each person’s DNA to that 75,000­year­old group. But the other 2 percent was much older.

Some people in Papua New Guinea — but no one else in the analyses — may carry a trace of DNA from a much older wave of Africans who left the continent as long as 140,000 years ago, and then vanished.

 

The second wave — the one from which the rest of the world descends — departed over 60,000 years later, the researchers suggest. The ancestors of the people of Papua New Guinea interbred with those first pioneers on their way east, which is why their descendants carry remarkable DNA.

 

Why leave Africa at all? Scientists have found some clues as to that mystery, too.

 

In a fourth paper in Nature, researchers described a computer model of Earth’s recent climatic and ecological history. It shows that changing rainfall patterns periodically opened up corridors from Africa into Eurasia that humans may have followed in search of food.

 

Huw Groucutt, an archaeologist at the University of Oxford, criticized the new studies as too simplistic. It’s incorrect, he said, to try to split non­Africans into just two distinct groups — one 120,000 years ago, and one closer to 50,000 years ago.

 

He suspects that there were several early waves from Africa, whose descendants combined into a complex gene pool. “It’s probably much more about populations expanding and contracting, fusing and separating,” said Dr. Groucutt.

Luca Pagani, a co­author of Dr. Metspalu at the University of Cambridge and the Estonian Biocentre, said that their findings suggest a population of early human pioneers were able to survive for tens of thousands of years.

 

But when the last wave came out of Africa, descendants of the first wave disappeared. Why?

 

“They may have not been technologically advanced, living in small groups,” Dr. Pagani said of the people of the early wave. “Maybe it was easy for a major later wave that was more successful to wipe them out.”

 

Italy’s ‘Fertility Day’ Call to Make Babies Arouses Anger, Not Ardor

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The New York Times

SEPT. 13, 2016

“The government encourages us to have babies and then the main welfare system in Italy is still the grandparents,” said Vittoria Iacovella, a journalist and mother of two girls. Credit Nadia Shira Cohen for The New York Times.

“The government encourages us to have babies and then the main welfare system in Italy is still the grandparents,” said Vittoria Iacovella, a journalist and mother of two girls.

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Google’s latest video calling app launches globally (IT News Africa)

Google has unveiled its latest video calling app, which has been dubbed by the company as “Duo.” According to Google, the app has gone live globally and is available on either Android or iOS devices.

Google revealed that Duo works off your phone number and provides simple one to one video calling to bring you face to face with everyone you care about, without needing to sign up for a Google account.

By Staff Writer (IT News Africa)

Google’s latest video calling app launches globally.

The app’s Knock Knock feature gives a preview of incoming calls from your contacts, so you can see what’s up before you answer the call (this feature can be switched off, and only works on iOS if the app is already open on the user’s phone).

Duo works on wifi and cellular networks, and will hand over a call from one to the other – so if you’re on a call and move out of wifi range, it’ll move onto the cellular network, or vice versa, with no intervention from you, the company revealed.

According to Google it has optimised Duo to connect faster than other video apps, and to ensure it stays in sync, even on slower networks like 2G. All calls are encrypted end to end, making them secure from start to finish.

Growing numbers of visitors to South Africa (SA) choosing to ride with Uber (IT News Africa)

With seamless technology in place in more than 475 cities across 75 countries, Uber is fast becoming a significant role player in the global tourism industry. This is especially true in South Africa where, in the relatively short space of two and a half years, Uber has established a strong presence in five major cities, creating over 4 000 economic opportunities and moving more than 500 000 people affordably and conveniently to their desired destinations.

Uber (Image Source: technokrata.hu).

Yolisa Mashilwane, Head of Public Policy for Uber South Africa, yesterday spoke at the Tourism Policy Symposium in Johannesburg. According to Mashilwane, a significant portion of these Uber riders have been national and international visitors to these five cities, and Uber is enjoying steadily growing popularity as a preferred way for tourists to move around our cities.

“While we do not measure the percentage of rides requested by tourists across all regions in the country,” Mashilwane explains, “our recent research into tourist usage of our services found that, in 2015, international riders made up almost 29% of total bookings in South Africa.”

Mashilwane points out that the popularity of Uber is a natural consequence of the familiarity that many visitors have with the Uber app. “For global tourists to South Africa – particularly those on a first visit – the experience of arriving in the country can be somewhat intimidating,” she explains, “so the familiarity of Uber, combined with the convenience of being able to input your destination without any language barrier challenges, makes for a very appealing proposition.”

She also points to the standardised payment option as a further compelling reason why Uber is fast becoming the first choice option for many visitors to the country. “One of the biggest challenges facing a tourist in a strange country is getting to grips with the currency difference,” she explains, “and here, too, Uber provides a sense of security thanks to its standard electronic payment option that affords international users the peace of mind that they are paying a fair and fully transparent price for a comfortable and hassle-free ride.”

Safety is another key factor driving the increase in numbers of tourists requesting Uber to get them to their destinations. While driver error and road accidents can never be entirely eradicated, the technology on which the Uber offering is built makes it one of the more secure solutions for riders and drivers alike. “Uber gets people into quality approved vehicles, driven by screened and qualified drivers, quickly and efficiently,” Mashilwane explains, “it also removes the need to carry cash (unless preferred) and there is no standing in the street to hail a cab or struggling to find the nearest bus stop late at night.”

She also points to the trackable, GPS-based technology of Uber as a further safety measure that gives comfort to tourists who may otherwise have been nervous about getting lost in a strange city. “Riders can not only share their full details and estimated arrival times with others,” she points out, “but they also receive detailed information about their driver, vehicle and route before they ever have to step inside the vehicle.”

Mashilwane explains that, while Uber isn’t specifically building a tourism component into its operating model, it is being proactive in terms of growing its involvement in this immensely valuable market, particularly through partnerships with established tourist boards and organisations. “Uber has strong relationships and partnerships with tourism boards across the country.” she says, “so we are always looking for new ways to market to local and international travellers to deliver safe, affordable and reliable rides that enhance their experience of our beautiful country.”

Video for Fundraiser to be held on 9/19/2016 Adriano Espaillat for Congress for to the New York’s 13th Congressional District.

Video for Fundraiser to be held on 9/19/2016 Adriano Espaillat for Congress for to the New York’s 13th Congressional District.

Hosted by: Dr. Dennie Beach, Dr. Samuel Jones, Ibrahima Cisse with sponsorship by The African Union Expo LLC, Go Africa Capital Inc., Go Africa Health LLC, & Go Africa News LLC.

When: September 19, 2016 (Monday) from 5:30 PM – 9:00pm PM

Where: Home of Dr. Dennie Beach: 1760 2nd Ave (between 91nd and 92nd Streets) Apt 22C New York, NY 10128

Please join us for a very special event to raise funds for Adriano Espaillat for Congress for to the New York’s 13th  Congressional District. Adriano Espaillat Headshot

Hosted by: Dr. Dennie Beach, Dr. Samuel Jones, Ibrahima Cisse with sponsorship by The African Union Expo LLC, Go Africa Capital Inc., Go Africa Health LLC, & Go Africa News LLC.

When: September 19, 2016 (Monday) from 5:30 PM – 9:00pm PM

Where: Home of Dr. Dennie Beach: 1760 2nd Ave (between 91nd and 92nd Streets) Apt 22C New York, NY 10128

  • Chair: $2600
  • Vice-Chair: $1000
  • Patron: $500
  • Sponsor: $250
  • Guest: $100

For more information, or to RSVP, info@AfricanUnionExpo.org or espaillatforcongress2014@gmail.com or 646-502-9778 ext. 8008

Cocktails, appetizers and dish specialties will be served at this incomparable event. this promises to be a special evening for everyone.

This event is on 9/19/2016 from 5:30pm – 9:00pm at 1760 2nd ave apt 22C NY, NY 10128

Located between 91st & 92nd streets

NOTE: Contributions received through this event shall be used to retire debt from the 2014 primary election.

Please visit the link below to make a donation you use the selections below

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and/or RSVP  your attendance and contribution below.

If you are only RSVPing your attendance and will make a contribution at the event, please select VIP Attendee below in your selection.

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If contributing from a PAC, please contact espaillatforcongress2014@gmail.com or call the campaign office at (646) 494-0092 for further information.

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How to Brew Coffee with the French Press (how to Video) and instructions

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AT A GLANCE

  • Total brew time: 4:30
  • Yield: 1-3 short mugs
  • Mugs per Craft Coffee bag: 6
  • Cup characteristics: Heavy and robust

WHAT YOU NEED

  • French press
  • Craft Coffee beans (see below for amount)
  • Water (see below for amount)
  • Stirring utensil
  • Kettle (gooseneck preferred)
  • Timer
  • Mug
  • Burr grinder (recommended)
  • Scale (recommended)

MEASUREMENTS

French Press Size 3-Cup 4-Cup 8-Cup
Coffee 17 grams (2-3 tbsp) 27 grams (4-5 tbsp) 54 grams (8-10 tbsp)
Water 275 mL, plus additional for pre-heating 430 mL, plus additional for pre-heating 860 mL, plus additional for pre-heating

BEFORE YOU BREW

  • Make sure your French press has been thoroughly cleaned since you last used it. Any old grounds stuck in the mesh filter will ruin your coffee with bitter flavors.
  • For best results, we strongly recommend starting with whole bean coffee and grinding with a burr grinder immediately before brewing. If you grind your coffee too soon, it will quickly lose many of the compounds that give it such delightful aromas and flavors.
  • While it may seem complicated, we think using a scale actually makes brewing easier by taking any guesswork out of the equation.
Step 1

Heat your water to 205 degrees by bringing it to a boil and letting it sit for 30 seconds.

Step 2

Fill your French press about one-quarter full with hot water and press the plunger all the way down. Swirl the hot water around inside the French press for about 10 seconds, then pull the plunger up and remove the lid. Discard the rinse water.

Step 3

If using pre-ground coffee skip to Step 4. Otherwise, weigh out your whole bean coffee and grind it on a coarse setting.

Step 4

Pour your ground coffee into the French Press and gently shake it back and forth to settle the grounds.

Step 5

Time: 0:00-0:30

Pour about half of your hot water evenly over the grounds. This step is called the bloom. Hot water forces the ground coffee to release trapped gases, leading to expansion of the coffee and wonderful aromas for you to enjoy. During the bloom, a thick “crust” of coffee grounds will also form.

Start your timer once you’ve finished pouring.

Step 6

Time: 0:30-0:35

Once your timer hits 30 seconds, stir the coffee gently for 5 seconds to break up the crust and mix the grounds evenly with the water.

Step 7

Time: 0:35-4:00

Pour the remaining half of your hot water over the coffee. Place the lid on your French press with the plunger pulled all the way up. Let the coffee steep until your timer reads 4:00.

Step 8

Time: 4:00-4:15

Slowly press the plunger all the way down to filter the grounds from the coffee. Pour the coffee immediately into your mug – if it

 

How to Grind Coffee

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KNOW YOUR GRIND

Your coffee grind has a big impact on the quality of your brew. What’s the right grind size? It depends on how you brew your coffee! And since there are a lot of different ways to brew a delicious cup, we decided to make you this handy guide so you could explore them all.

For the examples provided we used a burr grinder, which is great because it gives a nice consistent grind. But if you only have a blade grinder, don’t despair – just get as close as possible. We’ve heard that giving a blade grinder a good shake while grinding can help even things out.

DID YOU KNOW?

The oils that give a coffee its most beautiful notes evaporate very quickly after you grind the beans. So, for the most delicious cup, try grinding just enough for what you’re about to brew.

See our guides to learn how to brew the perfect cup, every time.

Coffee Grinders:

It’s practically unanimous: every great cup of coffee starts with freshly ground coffee. And when I say fresh, I mean grinding your beans just moments before brewing. Too much trouble, you say? Nonsense! Poppycock! Where shall we begin?

We’ll start with the two basic types of grinders and the notable variations within.

• Blade Grinders

Blade grinder for coffee beans. Don't use it.

That high-speed whir heard round the world each morning is a blade grinder. These are the cheapest grinders for general-purpose coffee making. Blade from coffee grinder. Hacks and dices your coffee beans.They come with perky names like Krups or Braun. You probably have one. You shouldn’t. Perhaps you should relegate it to grinding Grandpa’s gruel. They can be very handy but they are not always precise and I do not recommend them. They horribly hack and slice your beans, leaving an uneven grind with course and fine particles in the same batch. The motors run hot; grinding too long can scorch the coffee.

Chunky uneven coffee grinds from a blade coffee grinder.

• Burr Grinders

For a step up in precision, now we’re moving in the right direction, tally-ho! Burr grinders are the answer to a more perfect union of bean and grind. Disk (a.k.a. plate) and conical burr grinders are your basic choices. Flat disk grinders use two spinning disks to smash the coffee into precise uniform grinds. Precision is good for home use; you can even get a truly fine espresso grind. But, alas, they can also run hot and, if not careful, can scorch the beans.

• Conical Burr Grinders

Baratza conical burr coffee grinder. We love them.Burr from a coffee grinder.

These are a bit more expensive, but are the choice of both coffee professionals and enthusiasts alike and well worth the price. These are the workhorses. Precision grinds, even for Turkish coffee, and a slow, cool motor.

Fresh ground coffee from burr coffee grinder. Precision coffee grinds.

Turkish hand grinder also used as a pepper mill.

• Hand Grinders

Manual hand coffee grinder with drawer.

If you’re both counting pennies and are also in need of a way to work out your flabby upper arms, perhaps you could try a hand grinder. They work on the same principle, except your arm substitutes for an electric motor. Watch those biceps bulge! The trouble here is that it takes an awful lot of effort to get even a small brew under way and in that time you could be drinking coffee.

The Various Grinds:

Coarse coffee grind example. Used for French Press.

• Coarse

This type of grind leaves the largest granules of coffee and is preferred for French Presses (a.k.a. plungers) or the percolator method of brewing.

Medium coffee grind example. Used for Drip and pour-over method.

• Medium

Medium grinds have a consistency of granulated sugar and are primarily recommended for vacuum and certain types of drip coffee makers. Because of its versatile size, it can also be used for other brewing methods, but not espresso.

Fine coffee grind example. Used for Espresso.

• Fine

Also known as an espresso grind, this is a grind with a powdery/mealy consistency used in espresso makers and Neapolitan flip-drips though electric drip and filter brews can use it as well.

Super Fine Coffee grind example. Used for Turkish Coffee.

• Pulverized

Like fine flour, this extremely fine grind is the province of Turkish coffee and usually needs to be ground in a special grinder.