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…

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…

Erna​ ​Knutsen​ founder of SCA

An inspiring leader, who shaped the specialty coffee culture “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” – John​ ​Quincy​ ​Adams Knutsen emigrated from Norway to the USA when she was 5 years old. In her early 40s, she accepted a job as a…

KINTO – Enjoying a Slow & Wholesome Coffee Style

Slow down and everything you are chasing will come around and catch you. -John De Paola Kinto, is an inspiring Japanese tableware company that handcrafts simple and elegant equipment for preparing and enjoying drip coffee. More and more coffee lovers around the world are now discovering this wonderful company and select their charming and comfortable…

The Bialetti Moka Pot – history

A much-loved coffee brewing device, inspired by a simple washing machine.Little bit history not only for Home Barista) Bialetti Many coffee lovers use the Moka Pot with a big joy to prepare their daily coffee drinks. The Moka Pot not only brews delicious coffee in a convenient way, but using it also brings cozy feelings…

Kalita – Brewing Equipment based on Traditional Handicrafts

Brewing Equipment based on Traditional Handicrafts Kalita is a Japanese, family-run company, specializing in the production coffee brewing equipment since 1959. Its most famous instruments are the Wave Drippers and Wave Kettles.   Kalita not only produces functional and beautiful pour-over instruments, but it also manufactures equipment that reflect the heart of Japan. Kalita and…

HARIO – An inspiring Japanese company, living the Spirit of Kaizen

HARIO – History and Philosophy The message of the Kaizen strategy is that not a day should go by without some kind of improvement being made somewhere in the company. -Masaaki Imai, a Japanese organizational theorist and management consultant HARIO, which means ‘The King of Glass’, is a Japanese company that significantly contributes to the…

HISTORY OF COFFEE – FIRST DRIPPER FROM MELITTA

Decisive Moments in the History of Coffee Culture: Melitta Benz – The Inventor of Paper Coffee Filter Exploring the history of pour-over coffee is exciting and inspiring! It’s a collection of stories about people like you and us –  coffee lovers, who kept asking themselves, how they could improve the quality of their daily coffee…

Alan Adler – The Inventor of the AeroPress – blog

AeroPress The AeroPress is the preferred coffee maker of many coffee aficionados. It’s the only brewing tool that has its own World Championship. Adam Adler – who owns over 40 patents – is the mastermind behind the AeroPress. He is a passionate inventor with an engineer’s mind, based in Silicon Valley, California. Adler appreciates simplicity,…