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 picture. Continue reading LIFE IS LIKE CUP OF COFFEE
Two main coffee brewing methods
It can be any method, where the water consistently flows through ground coffee from the filter to the cup. The exit holes of the coffee-maker are open and not blocked. Pre-infusion gives you control over clarity and extraction of the coffee brewing process.
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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
The Monk of Mokha
Book by Dave Eggers
Do what you love. Dream Big. Be Bold. Make It Happen.
The best-selling author Dave Eggers tells the inspiring story of Mokhtar Alkhanshali, a young Yemeni-American coffee-lover. Mokhtar was working as a doorman of a residential complex in San Francisco. He had a ‘safe job’, but no clear ambition. It was one of his friends who pointed out the mysterious statue of the Hills Bros. Coffee company, which happened to be located not far away from his workplace. There it was, something meaningful and magical: a statue depicting a Yemeni man drinking a cup of coffee! Continue reading MONK OF MOKA
“Some pursue happiness – others create it.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson (American essayist, 1803 -1882)
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 coffee at home. I would be happy, if you would share it with me.”
People sometimes ask me this question or similar ones. They start to investigate and try to find “my secret recipe.” But I do not have my secret recipe or treasure. In fact, many people are searching for a myth similar to El Dorado, the mysterious lost City of Gold. Continue reading BEAING A HOME BARISTA
You travel on until you return home; you live on until you return to earth. – Ethiopian Proverb
Ethiopia is a fascinating country. ‘The Land of Origins’ has a rich history, hospitable people with deep spiritual traditions, indescribably beautiful landscapes with striking natural contrasts. Ethiopia is the home the world’s rarest animals and plants and the origin of the Blue Nile which merges with the White Nile in Sudan to form the longest river of the world. Continue reading ETHIOPIAN COFFEE BEANS
Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean. – Ryunosuke Satoro,
Japanese writer, poet
Coffee and food
Why don’t we pair coffee with food, in order to enhance the complex flavors of both?
In doing so, we could first smell and taste our coffee drinks. With no food at all to identify their distinct texture, body, and flavors. Then we could start investigating how well various different coffee beans pair with different exotic fruits, herbs, artisan dairy or nuts. Which food flavours are complementary to the identified flavors of our chosen coffee beans and visa versa? We can be curious adventures that are having fun, discovering and creating memorable experiences around coffee, which will open up a new world of flavors to us! Continue reading FOOD AND COFFEE PAIRING
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 experiences in the lives of their guests.
Continue reading TOP 10 CREATIVE COFFEE SHOPS IN CHIANG MAI, THAILAND
Coffee filters were invented in the early 1900s by Melitta Benz, a housewife from Dresden, Germany with a big passion for coffee. She was brewing coffees daily and was not happy with the fact that too many coffee grounds were getting into her final cup. To solve this problem, she linked two things together in a way they have never been linked before: Coffee and paper. Her simple, but revolutionary idea was to use paper to filter out the coffee grounds. Benz punctured the bottom of a brass pot with a hammer and nails and lined it up with a thick and porous sheet of blotting paper that she took from the school-notebook of her son. Continue reading COFFEE PAPER FILTERS