Let’s start the day with ‘Coffee-Yoga’ :-), Coffee Philosophy

In the ancient Indian Sanskrit language ‘Yoga’ means unity. Yoga is a philosophy about creating peace and harmony – not only within ourselves, but also around us. Yoga is an art of merging opposites into balance and oneness. If we are peaceful, we can create peace around us. Coffee Yoga While practising Yoga, we cultivate…

The Monk of Mokha – blog about one coffee book about Yemen coffee

The Monk of Mokha Book by Dave Eggers Do what you love. Dream Big. Be Bold. Make It Happen. The best-selling author Dave Eggers tells the inspiring story of Mokhtar Alkhanshali, a young Yemeni-American coffee-lover. Mokhtar was working as a doorman of a residential complex in San Francisco. He had a ‘safe job’, but no…

BAD AND GOOD COFFEE

Everything what happens in our life is connected to something. Our quality of life is connected to good and bad coffee:  There are people that drink bad coffee. These people tend to be nervous, not happy and unfriendly to other people.  There are people that drink good coffee. Generally, these people make the world a…

The Pacamara coffee varietal – an usual newcomer

Opposites attract… Pacamara coffee beans – history The Pacamara coffee varietal resulted from the crossing of two varieties. Which are quite different from each other:  the Pacas and Maragogype varietals. It’s name combines the first four letters of each parent varietal. The Salvadoran Institute for Coffee Research (ISIC) created this relatively new coffee varietal in…

Coffee Preparation Prayer – My coffee morning ritual

It does not matter if you are preparing Espresso, Pour-Over, Chemex or Hario. Do not mind what other people are saying. Only you know, what is best for you. You chose your favorite coffee preparation process. Do not let other  people manipulate you. A coffee prayer could help you to improve the way you are…

The Coffee Flower – coffee blog about coffee farm

When the flower blossoms, the bee will come. – Srikumar Rao Coffee flower Coffee flowers are beautiful with a sweet and elegant fragrance, similar to the scent of jasmine. They have 5 – 9  small, delicate, snow-white petals that are open at night and early in the morning, A coffee flower blooms only 3 –…

Do you know, how to drink coffee

How to correctly drink coffee, or how do you like to drink coffee? Do you mix your coffee drink with a spoon? Do you drink it at once or do you wait? Do drink it cold, or very hot, warm? What is the best way to enjoy your coffee, did you think about this? Maybe…

With dreaming starts reality! Frubia project

Our plan It is our dream to create a small coffee shop, which will also offer a variety of useful organic products. We had been inspired by coffee and organic shops, which are located in Dublin. One of our favorite places is a small take/away coffee kiosk, which is located on the main road of…

Does light affect the freshness of roasted coffee beans?

 Coffee beans and light. Light changes everything… The stored coffee beans affect : Air Moisture Heat Light Light is a form of energy – called radiant energy. It impacts our emotional health and wellbeing. There is also a connection between light and our physical world. Nearly all living organisms grow with the help of ultraviolet (UV)…

Life of coffee cup

Coffee cup What makes a cup of coffee enjoyable for you? There are many factors such as the taste, the origin of the beans, the flavours and aromas. An important factor is also the place, where we are drinking the coffee. From my own experiences I can tell that a comfortable and inspiring place can…

Discusion with Barista in Thailand – coffee travel blog

Treasure Hunting in Chiang Mai: A conversation with a local barista While exploring the coffee-culture in Chiang Mai, Thailand, I had an interesting conversation with a barista. At one point I asked him, if he has more local or foreign customers. His answer was that he does not pay attention on his customers’ nationality.  He…

My own “Irish Coffee”, Black coffee with Guinness

What is Irish coffee? Do you think that it is a national drink which Irish people like to enjoy in the morning? Irish coffee has a regular shot of whiskey in it. And we have to take into account that it is not allowed to sell coffee with alcohol in the morning. In fact, you…

Vietnamese coffee or Specialty coffee in Vietnam

Vietnam is not known for specialty coffee. Well, not yet. During our visit to the second largest coffee producing country in the world, we discovered an emerging specialty coffee movement. There is a growing close-knit, highly entrepreneurial natured community that is keen to spread their passion for high-grade and carefully crafted coffee beans and bring […]

FLORES ISLAND , BETWEEN ASIA AND AUSTRALIA

Nature of Flores island Colours are smiles of nature.‘ Leigh Hunt Indonesia consists of more than 17.000 islands. Flores is one of them. It is more than twice the size of Bali. The island is 450 km long and narrow. And it is fascinating! Indonesia is a predominant Muslim country. The inhabitants of Flores are mostly…

The 10 Best Coffee Shops in Chiang Mai

Thailand’s second largest city is an amazing place to be. It’s a magnet for creative minds and peace seeking travellers. Here you can find many small coffee-shops run by highly passionate owners, who are happy to talk to you about coffee. Many of them are artists that are also involved in the entire coffee preparation…

Being a Home Barista – The art of creating and sharing your own happiness

“Some pursue happiness – others create it.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson (American essayist, 1803 -1882) I met an old friend of mine the other day. We spoke about life and traveling. After a while, he said: “Marek, you know a lot about coffee. I’m sure you have a secret recipe for preparing excellent coffee at…

Hawaiian origin coffees – Hawaii Kona coffee beans

Nature is where it all begins for the Hawaiians. In fact, they call themselves keiki o ka aina children of the land’. – M. J. Harden, Author of Voices of Wisdom Hawaiian Elders Speak Kaohinani is a Hawaiian word meaning gatherer of beautiful things. – Rob Brezsny, a writer, poet, and musician. Hawaii is paradise….

THE MOST INTERESTING COFFEE EVENTS, FESTIVALS, SHOWS 2018

MARCH Rhode island / Bloom with SCA: http://www.bloomevent.org/ Swiss Coffee Championship 2018: https://www.facebook.com/events/443776249370763/ Warsaw Coffee Festival 2018 http://warsawcoffee.pl/ Bangkok Coffee fest.: https://www.facebook.com/events/1702029986476670/ Amsterdam: https://www.amsterdamcoffeefestival.com/ Baltimore: https://www.coffeefest.com/venues/details/coffee-fest-baltimore-2018 Auckland: http://nzcoffeefestival.co.nz/ Melbourne: http://internationalcoffeeexpo.com/ Moscow: https://coffeetearusexpo.ru/ Bangkok Coffee and Tea: http://www.thailandcoffee.net/2018/index.html Shanghai SCA: https://www.worldcoffeeevents.org/all-stars/wce-all-stars-shanghai-2018/ Singapore: https://www.cafeasia.com.sg/ Oslo, Barista League: https://thebaristaleague.com/oslo2018 Burnaby, Canada SCA coffee skills workshops: https://www.swisswater.com/sca-coffee-skills-program/   Vilnius…

Flavours of the Caribbean – Jamaica Blue Mountains coffee

Jamaica – The “land of wood and water” and excellent coffee Not all Jamaican coffee beans are classified as Blue Mountain Coffee. They are graded into Blue Mountain No. 1 – 3, Pea Berry and Triage. Other grades of Jamaican coffee beans include: High Mountain Supreme, Jamaica Prime and Jamaica Select. Jamaican Blue Mountain Beans…

Yemen – From where the art of coffee drinking was spread to the world

‘If Ethiopia is the heart of coffee, Yemen is the mind.’ – Albert Zijlstra, Volcanocafé ‘While coffee was discovered in Ethiopia, it was the Arabs who developed coffee cultivation to an art.’ – Hayes’ Coffees, Illinois, USA History Between the 8th and the 12th century, wild Coffea plants had been discovered in the jungles of…