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 Between the 8th and the 12th century, wild Coffea plants had been discovered in the jungles of Ethiopia….

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…

Ethiopian ‘Heirloom’ coffees – A mysterious and colorful palette

You travel on until you return home; you live on until you return to earth. – Ethiopian Proverb Ethiopia is a fascinating country. ‘The Land of Origins’ has a rich history, hospitable people with deep spiritual traditions, indescribably beautiful landscapes with striking natural contrasts. Ethiopia is the home the world’s rarest animals and plants and…

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…

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…

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…

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

A much-loved coffee brewing device, inspired by a simple washing machine (Little bit history not only for Home Barista) 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…