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…

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…

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…

Is coffee harvesting by hand an easy task

“Work hard, be kind, and amazing things will happen.” – Conan O’Brien 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! Coffee grows in mountainous…

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…

The Aroma of Tarrazu

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 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…

The 10 Best Specialty Coffee Shops in Ubud, Bali

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 and drinks mindfully,…