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 […]

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 […]

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 ReservedOriginal content […]

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 […]

10 TIPS TO IMPROVE YOUR BREWING SKILLS

Coffee enjoying & Brewing skills 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. Copyright secured by Digiprove © 2017-2018Some Rights ReservedOriginal content here is published under these license terms: X License Type:Attribution, Share AlikeLicense Abstract:You may copy this content, […]

THE AROMA OF TARRAZU, COSTA RICA

TARRAZU 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 fields. We saw quiet mountain […]

HOW TO PREPARE GOOD POUR-OVER COFFEE

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

CHIANG MAI (Thailand) – A COFFEE PARADISE

Chiang Mai region The mountainous Arabica coffee growing regions of Chiang Rai, Doi Chang and Doi Tung are only a few hours drive away from Chiang Mai – a vibrant but at the same time quiet city that embraces a culture of experimentation. Chiang Mai is an amazing place in Northern Thailand, where you can […]

THE CHEMISTRY BETWEEN WATER AND COFFEE ☕

Knowing what difference water can make About 98 percent of your cup of coffee is water. Knowing and taking into account the quality and characteristic of water is a crucial part in the art of coffee-brewing. Different locations around the world have different kinds of water. The mineral balance and added substances of the water […]

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 […]

HAWAII KONA COFFEE

Nature is where it all begins for the Hawaiians. In fact, they call themselves keiki o ka aina children of the land’. – M. J. Harden, Author of Voices of Wisdom Hawaiian Elders Speak Hawaii – the 50th state of the USA – is an awe-inspiring geographical wonder, located out in the middle of the […]

TOP 10 CREATIVE COFFEE SHOPS IN CHIANG MAI, THAILAND

Creativity is booming in Chiang Mai! Experience this thriving city and the art of making things happen! Expect the unexpected and get inspired! The interior design and atmosphere of coffee shops in Chiang Mai are not ‘faceless’. They not only reflect the personality and visions of their owners, but they also create new and memorable […]

THE VARIOUSE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN HONEY PROCESSES

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 – the […]

COFFEE BREWING AND INSTINCTS

Barista and coffee brewing Many Baristas or coffee lovers are too much concerned about numbers.  They ask themselves, how many grams of coffee beans should I use? How many minutes should the pour-over process take? They worry about aspects that are less important in creating a delicious cup of coffee. Many people are changing nearly […]

SHOULD WE DRINK WATER BEFORE, OR AFTER COFFEE?

Question: Should we drink water before or after coffee? Answer: It’s recommended to drink 2 glasses of water before drinking 1 cup of coffee. That way, we can enjoy the aftertaste of coffee longer. If we drink the water right after the coffee, Baristas could think that we didn’t like the coffee and that we […]