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 Bourbon and Typica are the two main varieties of the Coffee Arabica species. They are considered to be the two “Heirloom”or “Heritage” Arabica…

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,…

Ethiopian coffee beans Typica variety – ‘Heirloom’ coffees

Heirloom’ coffees  – Enjoy delicious historic flavors When trying to capture the essence of Ethiopian coffees, Intelligentsia Coffee & Tea, a Chicago based US coffee roasting company, cites the American dancer, Isadora Duncan (1877-1927): “No, I can’t explain the dance to you. If I could tell you what it meant, there would be no point…

Ethiopian ‘Heirloom’ coffee beans – 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…

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 Coffee and food 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…

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…

Green coffee beans Classification & Grading, coffee beans grade

The evaluation and grading of green coffee beans is an important step in ensuring an excellent final cup of coffee. Only the finest quality coffee beans should be used for the preparation of extraordinary coffee drinks. Excellent roasting and brewing practices combined with poor-quality coffee beans will not create memorable coffee experiences. Specialty coffee roasters…

Peaceful & Creative Coffee Morning – morning rituals

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

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…

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…

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…

Is it coffee harvest by hand an easy task – Moments from farm

“Work hard, be kind, and amazing things will happen.” – Conan O’Brien Visiting a coffee farm 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!…

Geisha coffee (or: Gesha) – Specialty coffee beans

“Geisha coffee 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…

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…

High of pouring of water to coffee grains at coffee brewing

Power of water stream 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…

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 1. 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…

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…