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…

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…

Sustainable Farming – Harmony in Diversity, coffee farm experience blog

“The essence of beauty is unity in variety.” – Felix Mendelssohn, German composer (1809 – 1847) Coffee farm 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…

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 – Kissaten

The passionate pursuit of an ideal Kodawari 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…

My ideal Kissten in Chiang Mai, Thailand

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…

The Aroma of Tarrazu coffee – visiting coffee farm – coffee blog

San Marcos, San José, Costa Rica We rented a car for 1 week and explored the Tarrazu region, which is located in the Central Highlands of Costa Rica. This area is a gourmet coffee growing center of the country and a mecca for coffee-lovers. While driving through the highlands and valleys, we passed many coffee…

The 10 Best Specialty Coffee Shops in Ubud, Bali

Ubud / Bali /Indonesia Bali’s vibrant coffee culture offers unique and inspiring experiences. Art is part of Balinese traditional life. More than 90% of Bali’s population practises Hinduism. They believe that gods and goddesses exist in the elements of nature. The spirit world and the human world, as most Balinese believe, interact constantly. By preparing food…

Specialty coffee shops tour around Chiang Mai, III.part – coffee blog

Rakuda photo artisans & cafe Address: 11/2, soi 1, Inthawarorol, Sripoom, Chiang Mai Website: https://www.facebook.com/rakudaphotoartisan/  @rakudaphotoartisan Rakuda was created to create. Located in Chiang Mai’s Old Town, Rakuda’s team celebrates the love for handcrafted films and coffee drinks. It’s a spacious place which includes a film lab, a gallery for exhibitions, a rental darkroom and a…

Košice, Slovakia – A blog about the Coffee culture of a less known, but vibrant city within the EU

Find yourself in one of the inspiring coffee shops within this innovative and timeless city Košice – the second biggest city in Slovakia – has a rich history and a long multicultural tradition. It’s a fascinating cosmopolitan city, where curious explorer can experience a special blend classic and contemporary Slovak, Hungarian, German and Jewish traditions….

Coffee tour around Chiang Mai / Thailand, by bike or scooter

7 excellent coffee places outside Chiang Mai’s Old Town Renting a scooter or a bike is a nice way to explore Chiang Mai and its surroundings. There are many excellent and inspiring coffee places outside the city center of Chiang Mai. Here are my favorite ones: A Day in Chiang Mai Coffee Brew This is…

Coffee Walking Tour in Chiang Mai / Thailand

Chiang Mai, Thailand – 7 Coffee Places that should not be missed in the Old Town   Chiang Mai’s picturesque old town with its ancient temples and city wall can easily be explored on foot. Let’s walk on charming lanes and experience the city’s vibrant speciality coffee culture. There are many inspiring coffee places to…

TOP 10 SPECIALTY COFFEE SHOPS IN DUBLIN  THAT YOU SHOULD NOT MISS

The speciality coffee scene in Dublin has exploded in recent years! In June 2016 the city hosted the World of Coffee. A major part of the three-day event are the World Barista Championships. 3FE and Coffee Angel are internationally well known roasters and coffee shops and are the forerunners of Dublin’s thriving specialty scene. Well…

The Scent of Coffee

The Nose is a fine Judge. -Serge Lutens Next time, when we enter a coffee-shop, let’s take a moment to consider the scent of the space. Do we smell the appetizing fragrances of freshly roasted beans or brewed coffee? Is there anything in the air that strikes us? Let’s pick up the scent in the…

Central Bali – Ubud Unique Coffee Culture – travel blog

A Journey To Ubud’s Coffee Places Bali’s vibrant coffee culture offers unique and inspiring experiences. Art is part of Balinese traditional life. More than 90% of Bali’s population practises Hinduism. They believe that gods and goddesses exist in the elements of nature. The spirit world and the human world, as most Balinese believe, interact constantly….

Coffee culture in Asia

Coffee travel around South – East  Asia When I was travelling around Asia, I spoke with many local baristas. I also used the chance to participate in various coffee brewing workshops. I am amazed, how baristas in Asia generally have a strong desire to really understand the complex processes of coffee growing, harvesting, processing, roasting,…

My favorite coffee places in the ‘Lion City’ Singapore

Singapore, offers an interesting specialty coffee culture. It’s a blend of traditional and futuristic, forward-thinking highlights. It combines traditional Asian coffee preparing rituals that are inspired by the Buddhist tea ceremony with various modern aspects. A lot of inspiration comes from Australia’s unique coffee culture. Coffee-lovers in Singapore are dynamic and creative, but also associate…

Specialty Coffee Shops in Hong Kong – Two more interesting observations

 In Hong Kong the weather is usually hot and humid with plenty of sunshine.  I was surprised, when I discovered that most specialty coffee shops serve their coffee drinks together with a glass of warm water. In Europe, we usually drink cold or even iced water – and not just during hot summer days. When…