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!
“The essence of beauty is unity in variety.” –
Felix Mendelssohn, German composer (1809 – 1847)
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 or corn. In doing so, farmers not only gain additional income from the fruits and vegetables. But they also promote a sustainable coffee production and therefore impact on the environment in a positive way. For example, taller trees not only provide shade for coffee plants, but they also stabilize the soil and attract birds. A rich fauna attracts pollinators and supports a healthy soil. Continue reading SUSTAINABLE FARMING – HARMONY IN DIVERSITY
‘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.
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
If the grinder, is not of a very good quality, you will get lots of dust in the coffee. Dust will get into the coffee mainly when you do coffee via French press, Vietnamese or steel filters.
There are two basic types of coffee grinders: blade, and burr grinders.
How we have written in blog, more heree. There three main coffee processing methods:
There are more, less popular coffee processing methods.Continue reading OTHER – LESS KNOWN COFFEE PROCESSING METHODS
1 . The Altitude of the plantation affects a coffee’s quality and taste. It needs to be taken into account that within the same
is an important factor that needs to be taken into account when brewing coffee. For brewed
Microdot and Single origin coffee beans. Many times, not marked on the packaging. But you will know thanks to the price. The Microdots are more