Let me tell you a little commercial secret. When I place an order for our store, Maragogype coffee comes first. It is always required two to three times more than other positions. It would seem that the worse is the luxurious Ethiopia Sidamo Mocha or the exquisite Kenya, the brutal Cuba? It happened that the situation was a stalemate: the cargo had not yet been delivered by the transport company, and the maragojeep had already been fully reserved (consider it sold). It was ordered in advance, and after the application submitted to the supplier, they are waiting impatiently for arrival. But the price for this variety is much higher than other well-bought ones.
The secret of popularity is not only in large, beautiful beans and magical aroma. Maragodjeep has a unique aura! It is ensured by the originality of its origin, the philosophical depth of taste and the mystery hidden inside its voluminous fruits. There is something to talk about: Maragogype coffee is it an accident or a gift from nature?
The reason for the emergence of a new variety of Arabica was the shortsightedness of the planters. It happens that human errors or paradoxes of nature lead to amazing results, often positive. The birth of maragojeep coffee can be safely attributed to such a situation.
Help. The maragogype coffee tree species does not exist in the international classification; they are classified as a subtype of Arabica with certain features and characteristics. Maragodzhip has another name: Elephant Beans, which in English means "elephant beans" or "elephant beans". The name underlines the non-standard huge grain size of this variety.
It was like this. In ancient times, when the Brazilians were in search of better conditions for growing coffee trees and did not yet have a clue about such tricky words as "selection", "cultivation", "scientific experiment", the planters planted on a small plot of land in the state of Bahia near the city of Maragogi several Arabica seedlings. Some sources say that it was one farmer, others describe the works of a group of coffee workers. This is not so important, the result of the experiment is interesting.
The climate and soils of Brazil proved to be favorable for crop cultivation, but the planters set out to observe the life of the coffee trees in order to grow them in the arid climate of the state of Paraná. Some of the seedlings on the site died. Arabica trees that survived in the new climatic conditions during flowering underwent cross-pollination with the appearance of a Liberic, a certain biological failure occurred. Now it would be called a gene mutation. The result of the botanical experiment surprised the planters. They gathered a crop of unusual berries.
To the delight of the Brazilians, they were large, fleshy, bright. The beans were distinguished by their gigantic size, regular shape, smooth surface and a wonderful aroma characteristic of the type of coffee trees in Liberica. And most importantly, the new gene, formed by an unexpected mutation that increased the size of the tree's grains and leaves, turned out to be stable (dominant).
Subsequently, it turned out that the new variety is more demanding on growing conditions, its yield is below average. Elephant beans take longer to ripen than regular arabica, just as they are susceptible to coffee rust disease. But thanks to its excellent taste, the Maragoggip won recognition and received a huge army of fans.
Addition. In the course of observing the life of coffee trees of the Maragogype subtype, it turned out that they are very sensitive to the environment. Plants growing near human habitation, roads gave non-aromatic, earthy grains, the drink from them turned out to be tasteless, watery. Grown in areas with clean air and favorable ecology, specimens endowed farmers with a luxurious harvest. Therefore, plantations began to "climb" the mountains, where natural conditions contributed to the high quality of grain.
-Search by diary
Castle Vischering in Ludinghausen
Castle Fischering (Burg Vischering) is one of the most beautiful old knightly castles not only in Münsterland, but throughout Westphalia and is located in Lüdinghausen in the Münster region, which is part of the Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia. It is in this place that most of the famous castles in Germany are located.
The administrative district of Münster, which is part of the Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia, is known for its castles, the number of which is very high here.
Today I would like to introduce you to the Vischering castle on the water, typical for this region of Germany, which is surrounded by an external defensive yard (which contains outbuildings), a moat and a drawbridge, and inside there is a main building built in the form of a horseshoe and a chapel. Red tiles and sandy walls blend harmoniously with the natural landscape of the forest surroundings.
In some sources you may come across the name "Wischering Castle", but it will be correct "Fishering Castle". And I also clarify that at the beginning of the construction of the castle, which began in the 13th century, it was a medieval defensive fortress. It was fortified not only by a moat filled with water, but also by stone walls around the perimeter. But over time, this fortress was transformed, since people constantly lived in it, who were remaking it. Even today, Fischering Castle is a private property.
Fischering Castle is surrounded not only by a moat and drawbridge, but also by an external defensive courtyard that contains various outbuildings. And inside, on the territory of the castle, there is a main building, it is built in the form of a horseshoe, and there is also a chapel.
The castle has sandy walls, and it is covered with red tiles and, perhaps, thanks to this view, it fits harmoniously into the natural landscape of the forest surroundings. But, like most castles, this one also suffered from fire, although it happened in the middle of the last century.
But even after a major reconstruction, the castle retained its original feudal appearance. In the seventies of the last century, the Fischering Castle was the seat of the cultural center of Gesfeld.
The main building of the complex houses a permanent exhibition dedicated to the history of the castle and its owners. And, there is also a museum and a knightly exhibition.