What is the ‘best’ coffee-maker, Electric pour-over machines

What is the ‘best’ coffee-maker?  The best coffee maker – will always be You. Even highly advanced coffee machines, will never be as good as you. Electric pour-over machines don’t have passion. If you love coffee and if you have some skills, you can always prepare better coffee. Automatic pour over-makers provide several programing options,…

The Art of Food and Coffee Pairing, Coffee Barista blog

Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean. – Ryunosuke Satoro, Japanese writer, poet Why don’t we pair coffee with food in order to enhance the complex flavors of both? In doing so, we could first smell and taste our coffee drinks with no food at all to identify their distinct texture, body…

Sustainable Farming – Harmony in Diversity, coffee blog from farm

“The essence of beauty is unity in variety.” – Felix Mendelssohn, German composer (1809 – 1847) Many coffee farmers do not only grow coffee plants on their plantations. Instead, they cultivate the coffee plants in the in the shade of taller trees together with various types of fruits and vegetables such as bananas or corn….

Top 10 creative and beautifully designed Coffee Shops in Chiang Mai

Creativity is booming in Chiang Mai! Experience this thriving city and the art of making things happen! Expect the unexpected and get inspired! The interior design and atmosphere of coffee shops in Chiang Mai are not ‘faceless’. They not only reflect the personality and visions of their owners, but they also create new and memorable…

Japanese Coffee Culture – The art of Kodawari, coffee blog about Kissaten

The passionate pursuit of an ideal Kodawari is the noun form of kodawaru, an intransitive verb meaning “to be sensitive to minor things”. Japanese Culture and Behavior: Selected Readings., edited by Takie Sugiyama Lebra, William P. Lebr “Kodawari, the desired quality of focus and perfection-seeking, is a constant goal for makers of coffee, and fine…

The various different shades of Honey Processed Coffee Beans

Colour Your World! Coffee can be processed from the cherry to the green beans that are going to be roasted via a ‘Honey’ Processing Method. In doing so, only the skin and the pulp of the coffee cherry are removed. The coffee beans (seeds) are dried within the remaining honey- like, sugary, mucilage layer –…

Coffee Processing Methods – from farm to cup – coffee blog

Coffee Processing Methods Fall in love with the process and the result will come. – American motivational speaker An important part of the story behind each cup of coffee – from harvest to enjoying the final drink – is the way the coffee beans had been processed from the cherry to the green beans that…

Kissaten

Kissaten is Japanese style of morning ritual, “Eat good with cup of coffee  on morning.” This is first step for success day. One very good place  with name “Flour, Flour” to  do this ritual is in  modern part of Chiang Mai / Thailand. The city is called also “Capital city of coffee in South-East Asia” In…

Is coffee harvesting by hand an easy task

“Work hard, be kind, and amazing things will happen.” – Conan O’Brien 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 grows in mountainous…

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

“Balance Is Not Something You Find, It’s Something You Create” – Jana Kingsford 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 – in order…