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 work are ‘Power Moments’. They will set the tone for the rest of the day.
Continue reading PEACEFUL CREATIVE COFFEE MORNINGS
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:
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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.
Continue reading TWO COFFEE BLOGS FOR THE NEW YEAR 2019
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.
Continue reading COFFEE QUOTES & INSPIRATION FOR 2019 PART II.
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 not exist. We are all different from each other, but not superior or inferior to others. Compared to all the aspects that differentiate us from each other, there are so many more things that we have in common. Let’s not compare ourselves with ‘others’, but let’s work together and be inspired every day!
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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 me a story that took place in a Central European country. The barista who bought one of the most expensive coffee beans available, which nobody else could afford, won the national competition.
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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 is coming, where more and more coffee roasters and coffee lovers understand that different coffee beans -due to their specific characteristics – need a different style of roasting. As time goes on, the roasting style will no longer depend on whether or not the customer prefers her or his coffee dark, medium or light roasted. Instead, the roasting style will depend on bean’s ‘inside’ and ‘character’. Just as one of my friends, a passionate coffee roaster in Thailand, mentioned: ‘Now, a time has come, where a person’s skin color does not matter. All that matters nowadays are his or her ‘flavours’ inside. And the same is true for coffee beans.’ Continue reading GO DEEPER & DISCOVER THE WORLD OF FLAVORS
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 when I pour water over it and when it is ready to drink. I take the first sip of my morning coffee and I am fully awake. Continue reading ROMANTIC MORNING WITH CUP OF COFFEE