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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Peaceful & Creative Coffee Morning – morning rituals

Go within every day and find the inner strength so that the world will not blow your candle out. – Katherine Dunham Coffee morning The act of preparing and enjoying a cup of delicious coffee is a wonderful morning ritual, especially during the winter time. The moments between waking up in the morning and getting…

Is it coffee harvest by hand an easy task – Moments from farm

“Work hard, be kind, and amazing things will happen.” – Conan O’Brien Visiting a coffee farm During our recent visit to Chiang Mai, in Northern Thailand we had been invited by local farmers to their coffee plantation to pick coffee cherries with them. This task was not as easy as we thought it would be!…

Coffee & Life: Balancing the Positives and Negatives – Coffee beans

“Balance Is Not Something You Find, It’s Something You Create” – Jana Kingsford Coffee life When preparing our coffee drinks, we often try to avoid using damaged or over-roasted coffee beans. Are damaged beans undesirable? Don’t we need them as well to create balanced and interesting coffee drinks? Life is like riding a bicycle –…

Childhood Coffee Memories – blog about first coffee experiences

How it was started When I was about 3 to 5 years old, I experienced the magic of coffee for the very first time. I remember a friendly neighbor, who often came to visit my family during the afternoons for a chat and a cup of coffee. Back then, my parents prepared coffee with a…

Enjoy Coffee & Sparkle On – coffee blog about coffee cup

There is a way to make it better. Find it.  – Thomas Edison Simple things and small shifts in thinking can change our life… and the world. Often times, we are getting too comfortable in our daily routines. We stop challenging ourselves and lose the drive in making our life more meaningful, interesting and fun….

Coffee Drinking Rituals – Unity in Diversity – blog

How people drink and enjoy coffee around the word differs greatly. I find it fascinating to explore various unique coffee drinking rituals. For example, in Ethiopia – the birthplace of coffee – it is a long spiritual, sacred ceremony, which also includes the roasting of the beans.   “Italians usually drink a cup of espresso…

How to create “Coffee moments” – blog

 I think, the most intensive moments you can create very simple. You can, just one sunny day take your coffee equipment for coffee brewing, not espresso machine. Climb on some hill, or go to forest, meadow, beach….. Make  your coffee and enjoy it in nature.  For nice moments you don’t need go to good coffee…

Taste and Flavours are “Alpha and Omega”of coffee drink

Flavours and Aromas are “Alpha&Omega” of coffee drink. Many times it is very hard to describe them and many times the result about taste of coffee it is very subjective. For there are many temples, graphs… to help to right describe them. I found quite interesting and helpful one from Barista Hustle : here

Coffee aroma – Sense of Smell: Let’s sniff our way through life

The sense of smell can be extraordinarily evocative, bringing back pictures as sharp as photographs of scenes that had left the conscious mind. – Thalassa Cruso (1909 – 1997), plant lover We smell and sense the world around us every day. A lot of what we actually “taste” is done through smelling. Our sense of…

First morning coffee – Coffee Barista tips

Really exiting to start morning, with myself done coffee. But in some days it is quite hard. Still in sleepy mode, it is hard to do coffee without mistakes. So, if I have not cafe place around, I do the first coffee with many mistakes for my brain to wake up me. Straight after make…

Coffee Cupping what is it mean? some basic information

“May you taste, smell, and touch your dreams of a beautiful tomorrow.” –  Jonathan Lockwood Huie, philosopher of happiness Coffee experts and aficionados organize coffee cuppings to taste, analyze and grade various samples of different beans for quality. Exactness and patience are vital skills for successful cupping sessions. Coffee cupping events are fun and filled with…

The Art of Specialty Coffee – A Journey and Not a Competition

Life is not a competition. Living a fulfilled and meaningful life is about cooperation and compassion. I like the idea of ‘Specialty Coffee Festivals’ that celebrate the idea of unity and diversity. It does not matter, who is ‘the best’ farmer, ‘the best’ roaster or ‘the best’ barista because ‘the best’’ does not exist. We…