A blog about the Coffee culture of a less known, but vibrant city within the EU
Find yourself in one of the inspiring coffee shops within this innovative and timeless city
Košice – the second biggest city in Slovakia – has a rich history and a long multicultural tradition. It’s a fascinating cosmopolitan city, where curious explorer can experience a special blend classic and contemporary Slovak, Hungarian, German and Jewish traditions. In 2013, Košice was the European Capital of Culture. Continue reading KOSICE – MULTICULTURAL SPOT OF CENTRAL EUROPE
What to look for when buying coffee beans:
1 . The Altitude of the plantation affects a coffee’s quality and taste. It needs to be taken into account that within the same coffee growing region, the coffee plants may grow at various different altitudes. Higher elevations produce harder, higher quality beans. The harder the beans are, the higher will be their concentration of sugars. Continue reading HOW TO BUY COFFEE BEANS, PART IV.
It is general name for people who are mainly working with espresso machine in coffee shops. Similar name it is is used also for professions like are “Solicitors” or “Layer”. For the reason it can be confusing for some people. Continue reading BARISTA, BREWER AND HOME BARISTA
The Akha People of Northern Thailand
One does not have the ability to throw away our customs any more than a buffalo has the ability to have its footprints one place and its body someplace else.
Continue reading COFFEE FROM AKHA PEOPLE
10 tips to improve your brewing
Buy freshly roasted, whole beans. I prefer to purchase beans that come with a roasting date that is not older than 2 to 4 weeks. I use them within 6 weeks.
Continue reading COFFEE BREWING & ENJOYING SKILLS
Coffee & Cheese – … And Miracles will happen
A miracle is when the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. A miracle is when one plus one equals a thousand.
– Carl Frederick Buechner, American writer and theologian
Pairing wine & cheese
Serving wine in combination with cheese is a pleasure and a feast for the senses. It’s a wonderful culinary delight and a form of art. Intuitive and creative live enjoyers pair wine and cheese – and somehow end up preparing culinary experiences during which the result is greater than the sum of all parts. Continue reading COFFEE & CHEESE – PAIRING
Light and transparency are some of the main features of La Viet. The high and open space of the innovative coffee shop is surrounded by glass walls, allowing passers-by to see what’s going on inside. Glass walls also surround the roaster and workshop inside the building. Pipelines are visible across the walls; they remind the guests that they are drinking their coffee in a place, which is also a factory. Continue reading UNIQUE COFFEE SPOT IN CENTRAL VIETNAM
The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge.
– Bertrand Russell
COFFEE TRAVEL STORY NO.1
When I was travelling around Asia, I spoke with many local baristas. I also used the chance to participate in various coffee brewing workshops. Continue reading LOVING COFFEE KNOWLEDGEABLY
Trust our Instincts or Rely on Knowledge and Data?
Tuning into our physical sensations and gut instincts will help us in making the right decisions, not only when preparing coffee. Let’s not ignore what our body is trying to tell us.
Let’s not just follow recipes, without seeing, touching, tasting, listening and smelling. Continue reading HOW TO PREPARE GOOD POUR-OVER COFFEE
LIFE IS ART.
The Gallery Drip Coffee shop is located at the bottom floor of the Bangkok Art and Culture Center, right next to the entrance.
Surrounded by lofty glass windows, the space of the coffee-shop is limited yet it is bursting with inspiring work of art. Guests are invited to enjoy coffee while appreciating art in a relaxed atmosphere. Pi and Natthiti use their shop to promote the work of fellow artists.
Continue reading THE GALLERY DRIP COFFEE, BANGKOK – A WORK OF ART