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THE COFFEE BEAN THEORY OF GRADATION

Antero Alli’s book, Astrologik: The Oracular Art of Astrology, offers a unique analogy between the degrees of a sign and the strength of coffee. He calls it The Coffee Bean Theory of Gradation.

  • 0-5 degrees of a sign: the green berry still growing on the stalk
  • 6-10 degrees of a sign: harvested & roasted beans yield a cup of joe
  • 11-15 degrees of a sign: darker roast of the stronger, richer coffees
  • 16-20 degrees of a sign: pressurized distillation of various espressos
  • 21-25 degrees of a sign: dense Turkish-style espresso essences
  • 26-29 degrees of a sign: densest grind of the black residual espresso
Antero Alli, Astrologik: The Oracular Art of Astrology