BASIC FLAVOURS OVERVIEW

ACIDITY, BITTERNESS AND SWEETNESS Every coffee has elements of bitterness and acidity. The other flavours like umami, starchiness, saltiness, and sweetness can be developed throughout the roasting or preparation process. Numerous factors, such as water quality affect the coffee’s final flavours. The majority of people connect coffee with bitterness and acidity alone. They will describe […]

COFFEE EXPERIENCES

TO MAKE GREAT COFFEE IS ONLY ONE SIDE OF THE COIN. TO ACHIEVE MAXIMUM ENJOYMENT, LET US FLIP THE COIN AND SEE WHAT ELSE IS THERE TO EXPLORE. A coffee experience is well known for its complex sensory characteristics and is often consumed for the sensory experience it provides. What kind of coffee do I […]

ENJOYING COFFEE

Why I prefer to drink coffee at home There’s one important reason why it’s better to drink coffee at home. It isn’t the fact that no one can make coffee better than you. (That isn’t likely.) The truth is, to fully appreciate something, one needs to be intimately involved in its conception. Thus, if I […]

MORE THAN MEETS THE LIPS

A cup is a vessel dedicated to carry our coffee to great places, so don’t underestimate it! Consider, for instance, the strong parallels this container shares with our clothing. Employing various combinations of apparel, we can flaunt certain parts of our body, soul, and creative spirit. The same is true when showcasing coffee. Imagine the […]

THE EMOTIONAL VALUE OF COFFEE

CUP OF EMOTIONS Coffee’s main role in affecting emotions is carried out by caffeine, which increases our levels of dopamine and serotonin, otherwise known as “the happiness hormone.” For those with a greater sensitivity to emotion, negative effects of caffeine-generated adrenaline can, too, result. One may become too excited or too happy, and too much […]

COFFEE AND EMOTIONS’ CONNECTION

Schedule for the Emotions: Step number one is to gauge the first feeling you experience. Based on this, we begin to judge the coffee before us. It’s like first meeting someone. Based upon our initial reaction, we’ll quickly regard the coffee positively or negatively. Our feelings could be influenced by the package, smell, the person […]

OUR EMOTIONAL RESPONSE TO THE COFFEE EXPERIENCE

Flavors alone are only remembered for a short time. But once they’re connected with some other sensory or emotional response—some moment, person, place, or experience—we can remember the “coffee moment or experience” for a long time.Emotions give even more weight to the coffee experience. Whatever feelings we have while drinking will have an impact on […]

The Easy Way to Brew Coffee☕

A passion (or “thirst”) for new experiences is great, but you should, in addition, have solid knowledge. This advice can apply to almost any situation, and surely it’s something worth taking to heart amidst the coffee-making process. Find that healthy balance.    In doing so, you’ll have enough information to know what you’re capable of […]

FILTER VS. ESPRESSO

VS Price What is the big benefit of filter made coffee? The price of the equipment.  If you want to prepare good Espresso drinks, you should invest money in the following equipment: Espresso machine Electric Coffee grinder Tamper Good filter pot Nano filter basket Softener For the filter method you need the following brewing equipment: […]

Life Is Too Short For “Bad Coffee”

This is a very common saying. In fact, I’ve used it myself on numerous occasions. But that was before I’d come to appreciate the Asian view on coffee culture—one that is far more liberal. In the East, people take a less pretentious approach than their western counterparts, and judgement is splendidly lacking. Does bad coffee […]

WHAT KIND OF COFFEE PREPARATION IS THE BEST FOR HOME BARISTAS?

There are two main coffee preparation methods: Espresso and Filter made coffee. Other methods of coffee preparation are pod options, capsules, instant made or Turkish coffee. In my opinion, filter made coffee brings the best final results. Easy preparation methods such as instant coffee and capsules can offer interesting flavour experiences, but in my opinion they are more […]

BEFORE ALL ELSE: AFTERTASTE

What is “Aftertaste”? After swallowing a mouthful of coffee, every one of its elements mingle together, forming what’s known as the aftertaste. Needless to say, the aftertaste is very important. In many cases, it’s what makes a particular blend so unique. Post-imbibement, sip complete, we’re set to ask the magic question. “What does this remind […]

FRENCH PRESS COFFEE BREWING

French Press coffee brewing is one of the easiest preparation methods. Many people all around the world use this unique brewing device not only to prepare delightful coffee, but also tea. However, compared to other filter preparation methods, the French Press brews coffee that could a less healthy option for some people. The reason for […]

ESPRESSO TIME

Espresso I noticed that many coffee-shops in Europe – including some famous ones – offer shots of ‘Espresso’ that are in fact ‘Ristretto’ shots. A Ristretto shot has approximately half of the size of an Espresso shot. These coffee-shops should correct their menu to avoid misunderstandings between the baristas and their customers. After all, who […]

FILTERING OUT POOR FILTER CHOICES

Use Cone (Hario V60) or Flat-Bottom Dripper (Kalita, Melitta, Brewista)! Often times, it’s a difficult decision choosing the right filters for your dripper. Many people give the matter very little thought . . . but this can be a mistake. If you’d like to make an informed decision, read on, as I’ll share my top […]

THE ART OF COFFEE DRINKING

There’s nothing quite like a fresh start Coffee is not just a drink. It’s a wonderful sensational experience! To fully appreciate the aromas and flavors of our coffee drinks, we should make it a habit to cleanse our mouths properly before taking the first sip. What’s the best way to cleanse our palates? There are […]

DOES DAYLY LIGHT AFFECT FRESHINESS OF COFFEE BEANS?

Coffee beans and light. Light changes everything… The stored coffee beans affect : Air Moisture Heat Light Copyright secured by Digiprove © 2018-2019Some Rights ReservedOriginal content here is published under these license terms: X License Type:Attribution, Share AlikeLicense Abstract:You may copy this content, create derivative work from it, and re-publish it, provided you include an overt attribution to the author(s) and the […]

Why I Love Filter Coffee So Much

My first memorable experience with coffee was smelling the drink while I was in the kitchen with my mother. She’d put on a pot for herself or friends, and soon our house would be a cafe. The aroma still returns me to those soothing days of youth. Later on, when I was a teenager, a […]

ON COFFEE FARM – COFFEE FLOWERS AND COFFEE CHERRIES

Coffee farm Smart coffee-farmers are also passionate bee-keeper! That way, they are making sure that plenty bees and butterflies are dancing around their coffee-gardens. Fruitful work enables them to harvest excellent coffee beans. After all, they can also collect and enjoy delicious honey! Copyright secured by Digiprove © 2017-2019Some Rights ReservedOriginal content here is published under these license terms: X License Type:Attribution, […]

GREEN COFFEE CLASSIFICATION

Overview 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. Copyright secured by Digiprove © 2018-2019Some Rights […]

HARIO – AN INSPIRING JAPANESE COMPANY

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 – History and Philosophy The message of the Kaizen strategy is that not a day […]

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, […]

GREEN COFFEE BEANS CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM – SCAA

History of SCA SCAA – Specialty Coffee Association of America founded as small group of coffee professionals in 1982. Now is the World largest coffee trade association. SCAE – Specialty Coffee Association of Europe founded in London on 1998. Copyright secured by Digiprove © 2019Some Rights Reserved Original content here is published under these license terms:  X  License Type: Attribution, […]

OUTDOOR COFFEE MOMENTS

“Our senses are like a gateway into the world,” says Whitman. “And as we open that gateway through developing our sensory awareness, the world blossoms into a symphony of colors, scents, tastes, sounds, and touch.” – Kenton Whitman, naturalist, writer & educator  Copyright secured by Digiprove © 2018-2019Some Rights Reserved Original content here is published under these license terms:  X  […]

MINDSET FOR SUCCESS WITH SPECIALTY COFFEE

Mindset is your rudder in the boat of your life. – Shan White, Life Coach Let’s be the best version of ourselves, every day! Let’s practise mindset work with specialty coffee! We strongly believe that being the best version of ourselves starts with a positive growth-mindset. Coffee Nomads never settle! Our mindset determines how we […]

COFFEE DRINKING RITUAL

Drinking rituals How people drink and enjoy coffee around the word differs greatly. I find it fascinating to explore various unique coffee drinking rituals. For example, in Ethiopia – the birthplace of coffee – it is a long spiritual, sacred ceremony, which also includes the roasting of the beans. Copyright secured by Digiprove © 2018-2019Some Rights Reserved Original content here […]

COFFEE AROMA – SENSE OF SMELL

The sense of smell can be extraordinarily evocative, bringing back pictures as sharp as photographs of scenes that had left the conscious mind. – Thalassa Cruso (1909 – 1997), plant lover Smell We smell and sense the world around us every day. A lot of what we actually “taste” is done through smelling. Our sense […]

TWO IDEAS FOR BETTER “COFFEE LIFE”

Mindful Coffee Moments: Grinding Coffee Beans The mortar and pestle are ancient grinding utensils and historically closely associated with creating medicine. They are effective tools to prepare ingredients and to bring out aromatic and essential oils in a natural way. In the Ethiopian culture, coffee preparation is a mindful ceremony during which the beans are […]

THE ENERGY OF COFFEE

Energy in coffee – four small articles Smell, Taste, Enjoy or what is true coffee passion. Every coffee-lover should have at least three coffee monkeys inside themselves. Each monkey has a different task. One focuses on tasting flavours. Another one explores the aromas with his/her nose. And one more monkey feels the body of the […]

WATER TEMPERATURE AT COFFEE BREWING

Water temperature The water temperature plays a crucial role in the brewing process and affects the aroma and flavours of the final coffee drink. Coffee grounds are filled with various oils, acids and chemical compounds. There are soluble and insoluble particles. The soluble particles affect the aroma and flavor and the insoluble particles contribute to […]

THE EFFECT CUP OF SHAPE ON TASTE OF COFFEE

Large-sample experiment, conducted in Brazil A recent study had been conducted during a specialty coffee event in Brazil. The goal of the study was to investigate whether or not different shapes of coffee cups will affect the coffee drinking experience of taste and flavour. 276 participants – both amateurs and professional consumers – were asked […]

WHY IS COFFEE SO POPULAR?

Simple things and small shifts in thinking can change our life… and the world. Often times, we are getting too comfortable in our daily routines. We stop challenging ourselves and lose the drive in making our life more meaningful, interesting and fun. One of the thing is “coffee”. Overview There is a way to make […]

COFFEE BREWING – SMALL DETAILS

Ideal recipe for coffee brewing, what it will work for each coffee “DOESN’T EXIST!” Coffee recipes are ideal, for beginning and coffee shops. Once you start with coffee brewing. After, you will get some new skills, try to avoid of using some recipes. Even in good coffee shops, where are experienced Baristas and often they […]

BARISTA’S PHYLOSOPHY IN ASIA

Asian Baristas philosophy Skilful masters of life keep moving forward, no matter how good or bad their circumstances are. They are attentive and notice the bitter ‘beans’ of life. At the same time, they keep in mind that interesting, memorable and balanced moments develop from a kaleidoscope of flavours. Copyright secured by Digiprove © 2018-2019Some Rights Reserved Original content here […]

IS IT COFFEE HARVEST BY HAND AN EASY TASK?

“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! […]

COFFEE CUPPING, WHAT IS MEAN?

“May you taste, smell, and touch your dreams of a beautiful tomorrow.” –  Jonathan Lockwood Huie, philosopher of happiness About Coffee experts and aficionados organize coffee cuppings to taste, analyze and grade various samples of different beans for quality. Exactness and patience are vital skills for successful cupping sessions. Coffee cupping events are fun and filled […]

CREATIVE SPECIALTY COFFEE SHOPS IN PRAGUE

Overview Did you know that Prague is the home of a famous, metaphorically called ‘Dancing House’ – a building that represents the Yin and Yang philosophy of life? The Yin and Yang symbol dates back to ancient China and represents the belief that everything in the universe consists of two forces that are opposing but […]

SUSTAINABLE FARMING – HARMONY IN DIVERSITY

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

LIVING AN INTERESTING LIFE…. WITH COFFEE

I was brought up to believe you should always live the most interesting life you can.     Nick McDonell, American writer What makes coffee experiences interesting?  Moments that we remember…Forever For me, interesting experiences are inspiring moments that I will remember. Let’s close our eyes and let’s think about the last time we truly enjoyed wonderful […]

YEMEN – PLACE WHERE COFFEE STARTED ROAD AROUND THE WORLD

History ‘If Ethiopia is the heart of coffee, Yemen is the mind.’ – Albert Zijlstra, Volcanocafé Between the 8th and the 12th century, wild Coffea plants had been discovered in the jungles of Ethiopia. It is believed that local nomadic mountain people were the first ones noticing the coffee’s stimulating effect. Copyright secured by Digiprove © 2018Some Rights Reserved Original […]