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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 ReservedOriginal content here is published under these license terms: X License Type:Attribution, Share […]

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 ReservedOriginal content here is […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 ReservedOriginal content here is […]

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! […]

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 […]

LIFE IS LIKE CUP OF COFFEE

A cup/mug of coffee – Seen as a beautiful metaphor There are many word pictures – so-called metaphors – for our lives. Life can be seen as an adventure, a battle or perhaps a journey. Metaphors can inspire us. We use them to make sense of our lives. Word pictures help us seeing the big […]

PEACEFUL CREATIVE COFFEE MORNINGS

Go within every day and find the inner strength so that the world will not blow your candle out. – Katherine Dunham 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 ready for […]

COFFEE WAVES & WISDOM

Happiness comes in waves. ? Coffee as a product and the way of life associated with it is developing in several different ‘waves’. Three significant waves of coffee advancements have been recognised by coffee lovers:

TWO COFFEE BLOGS FOR THE NEW YEAR 2019

The New Year celebration with cup of coffee Usually, The New Year, I am starting with my traditional cup of coffee, created from the nice people that I have met during the previous year. For each person, I add one coffee bean. Copyright secured by Digiprove © 2019Some Rights ReservedOriginal content here is published under these license terms: X License Type:Attribution, Share […]

COFFEE QUOTES & INSPIRATION FOR 2019 PART II.

Bag of coffee beans from The Coffee Collective Make a new friend.  Prepare a cup of coffee. I am going to do amazing things in my life. But first, I need a cup of coffee. One more cup of coffee today so that this Monday will be shorter. Copyright secured by Digiprove © 2018Some Rights ReservedOriginal content here is published […]

COFFEE QUOTES & INSPIRATION FOR 2019 – PART I.

A balanced life means to hold one cup of coffee in each hand. Weird is just a side effect of being awesome. Coffee is always a popular topic. Copyright secured by Digiprove © 2018Some 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, […]

CUP OR MUG OF COFFEE?

Cups vs. Mugs Beauty comes in all shapes and sizes What are the differences between cups and mugs? There are many possible different definitions for cups and mugs. Generally, it can be concluded that the capacity is the main aspect that differentiates cups from mugs. Cups are smaller than mugs. A cup typically holds not […]

TASTE OF COFFEE AND ART OF LIGHTING

The art of lighting “The secret to life is to put yourself in the right lighting. For some, it’s a Broadway spotlight; for others, a lamplit desk. Use your natural powers — of persistence, concentration, and insight — to do work you love and work that matters. Solve problems. make art, think deeply.”  – Susan […]

COFFEE IS N’T COMPETETION

Life is not a competition. Living a fulfilled and meaningful life is about cooperation and compassion. Specialty Coffee Championships I like the idea of ‘Specialty Coffee Festivals’ that celebrate the idea of unity and diversity. It does not matter, who is ‘the best’ farmer, ‘the best’ roaster or ‘the best’ barista because ‘the best’’ does […]

COFFEE & SOUND PAIRING

Gourmet coffee & Music Pairing Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything. – Pato, classical Greek philosopher (427 BC – 347 BC) Experiencing specialty coffee engages all of our senses. Including the powerful sense of hearing, which triggers emotions and memories. When sounds are […]

World Barista Championship (WBC) + IDEA

World Barista Championship (WBC): Who is the winner? Why changing passion for competition? It is competition, which started in Monte Carlo, Monaco in 2000. The first winner was Robert Thoresen from Norway. It is running every year in different place around The World. The last one took place in Amsterdam. A couple of days ago, somebody told […]

GO DEEPER & DISCOVER THE WORLD OF FLAVORS

Four coffee essays My last journey to Thailand inspired me to think differently about the process of coffee roasting. In the recent past, I observed, how light roasted coffee became more and more popular in Europe. I remember that earlier on, coffee lovers generally preferred more dark roasted coffee. Now, I realize, that a time […]

ROMANTIC MORNING WITH CUP OF COFFEE

The new day always starts with coffee Many people say: “My day starts after a cup of coffee.” I say: “My day already starts when I prepare my coffee.” I wake up slowly as soon as I start smelling the aromas when opening the coffee bag and grinding the beans. I like to smell the […]

COFFEE NOMAD PHILOSOPHY

There are many different ways to enjoy coffee. It all depends on you and your preferences. The magic of lightly roasted beans I like to drink light roasted coffee – simple and straight, without milk or sugar. I prefer more acidic coffee and enjoy discovering as many different, vibrant flavors and aromas as possible. Freshly […]

ONE DROP, SECOND DROP……

Moments fro Asia During my last day in Chiang Mai, I rented a bike and decided to drive out of the city center to explore more interesting places. After driving around for a couple hours, I discovered a Buddhist temple, next to a small village. I left my bike at the gate I entered the […]

COFFEE PREPARATION PRAYER

It does not matter if you are preparing Espresso, Pour-Over, Chemex or Hario. Do not mind what other people are saying. Only you know, what is best for you. You chose your favorite coffee preparation process. Do not let other  people manipulate you. A coffee prayer could help you to improve the way you are […]

BEAING A HOME BARISTA

“Some pursue happiness – others create it.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson (American essayist, 1803 -1882) Home Barista I met an old friend of mine the other day. We spoke about life and traveling. After a while, he said: “Marek, you know a lot about coffee. I’m sure you have a secret recipe for preparing excellent […]

MY CHILDHOOD COFFEE MEMORIES

How it was started When I was about 3 to 5 years old, I experienced the magic of coffee for the very first time. I remember a friendly neighbor, who often came to visit my family during the afternoons for a chat and a cup of coffee. Back then, my parents prepared coffee with a […]