Reunionese coffee beans: Bourbon Pointu – Arabica species

“A very low caffeine content, a delicate flavour… A floral and fruity aroma with notes of musk, rhubarb, pineapple, rose and spices…”  – Pierre Hermé, French Pastry Chef Bourbon and Typica are the two main varieties of the Coffee Arabica species. They are considered to be the two “Heirloom”or “Heritage” Arabica coffee varieties, which originated…

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…

Peaceful & Creative Morning Moments with Coffee – morning rituals

Go within every day and find the inner strength so that the world will not blow your candle out. – Katherine Dunham 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 ready for…

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…

Geisha (or: Gesha) coffee beans

“Geisha is just like that bold difference in a special wine that makes it stand out, with the coincidence that it is just a super pleasant taste! A symphony of flowers, citrus acidity and sweetness.” – Giorgio Bressani, Finca San Jeronimo Miramar, Guatemala “A cup of Geisha can provide something as close as we’ve seen…

High of pouring of water to coffee grains at pour-over coffee

Many coffee Brewers and Baristas are not aware that the height of the water stream during the pour-over process can have a big affect on the final result. If you pour the water into the filter from high up, the stream is stronger and can go through coffee grains fast and easier. If you pour…

THE 30 MOST EXCEPTIONAL COFFEE BEANS THAT SHOULD BE EXPERIENCED BY COFFEE LOVERS

‘A good life is a collection of happy moments.’ – Denis Waitley, American motivational speaker, writer and consultant Haraz Mountains, Mocha, Yemen: Historically significant coffee growing region. Yemen was the first country, where coffee was harvested outside of Ethiopia. Mocha is a city in Yemen, located close to the coffee plantations. Mocha coffee is well…

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…