Author: Heinz Rainer
Ultimate coffee delight
- Robusta and Arabica Laos coffee grow on picturesque Bolaven plateau on prime volcanic soil, surrounded by untouched nature.
It seems coffee maker s around the world have now discovered Kopie Luwak . Taiwan is one example where the coffee culture has spread throughout the country. Coffee grinder profession is a sought after profession with high skills necessary, so that we the consumers can enjoy a supreme cup of coffee, if ground to perfection.
Kopie Luwak is harvested from the Asian civet cat which itself found coffee beans palatable. In early morning people gather the cat s droppings in the coffee plantations ( as on picture above ).
Its steep price tag has been a major drive behind Vietnamese civet cat farmers to gather their version of Kopie Luwak, yet real connoisseurs prefer the ‘ wild ‘ variety of Kopie Luwak – rather than the domestic species.
A word of caution about drinking coffee
Coffee over indulgence should not be taken lightly. There are many risks associated with it. They can include heart racing, even failure.
Symptoms vary, but in general the patients may complain of dizziness, breathlessness, chest discomfort, nervousness, irritability;
difficulty in getting to sleep or staying asleep , (anxiety), lack of appetite, loss of weight, restlessness, silliness, being elated, euphoria, confusion, dis-orientation, excitation, and violent behavior.
The symptoms of caffeine overdose are varied and bizarre and could be easily misinterpreted….
Coffee drunk in excessive amounts can sometimes be unrecognized. Still coffee is drunk by hundreds of millions of people around the world.
COFFEE – MORE
Coffee houses Vienna and coffee terms
- all about coffee
- coffee forum corner
- There is more to coffee than beans
- start with terms of different coffees
Coffee with Rum
Coffee with cocoa
Cafe poire Williams
Kaffee ohne Kaffein
Kaffee mit Schokolade
Cafe au lait
coffee cooling tray
coffee roasting terms
Full City +
Pour – over
Wei je na ka fe
Affogato (It. : drowned ) :
Espresso served over gelato ( ice cream ). Traditionally Vanilla is
used, but other coffee use any flavor.
Alexandrino : an Espresso topped with a layer of condensed milk,
sometimes served with cinnamon stick for a spoon ( popular in some
Portuguese coffee houses ).
Americano (It. : American ) : Espresso and hot water, ideally using
equal parts each, with water added to Espresso. Popular rumors
purports that the Americano was invented by European baristas during World War 2, because they were only familiar with Filter ( drip ) coffee during that era.
Cafe Bonbon (Fr.: Candy coffee) A shot of Espresso served in
a small glass filled with condensed milk. The shot and milk remain
separate until stirred, as in a black and tan.
Breve (It.: short) : Espresso in half and half, in proportions equal to
those in a Cafe Latte. Similarly, a moccha breve is espresso, chocolate, and half and half in proportions to those of a cafe moccha.
Laos coffee has an excellent taste as a result of its organic origin
Volcanic natural soil. We are happy to bring this to you more from Laos coffee Arabica, with its splendid taste and fragrance.
Lao coffee grows abundantly in fertile volcanic soil on Bolaven plateau of Champasak province Laos. Laos coffee Arabica. This is the famous ‘Kopie Luwak’, exotic coffee beans with a difference. Devoured, and expelled by the Asian civet, this coffee has a hefty price tag – and is na favorite amongst coffee connoisseurs.
Coffee is a popular beverage worldwide with a multitude of nutritional benefits.
Diterpene cafestol, one of the major components of coffee, contributes to its beneficial effects through various biological activities such as preventive, anti-tumor, liver protective, anti-oxidative and anti-inflammatory effects.
Studies examined the precise molecular mechanism of the anti inflammatory activity of cafes in terms of prostaglandin E(2) production, a critical factor involved in
ETHIOPIA COFFEE GROWING
This series of photography shoes the various stages of coffee
cultivation, harvesting, storing and trading as it is practiced in
Orchids on Mekong
I enjoy taking floral pictures. One cannot believe what a simple Nokia Mobile phone Camera can do ! This shots were taken in Accra. How much love and care goes into this. Rachel can be proud of her magnificent Orchids.
One cannot believe what a simple Nokia Mobile phone Camera can do ! This shots were taken in the garden of my in-laws. How much love and care goes into this.
ITALY BRUGHIERA OUEST AUTOGRILL ON MILAN LINATE HIGHWAY
ONE OF THE BEST – AUTOGRILL ON ITALY ‘S HIGHWAYS
OVERALL, Italy ‘s highways are excellent, with some exceptions ( portions of SAVONA – MILAN ).
I normally use the Chiasso Milano Highway when coming from Switzerland Lugano or Zurich.
The drive via St. Bernadino mountains is one of the most scenic rides one should not miss, except perhaps in the Winter season, where ice and snow covers the roads downwards to MILAN.
MOON FESTIVAL – ORIGINS IN HISTORY
The Moon festival
We post some of our first wordpress blog articles – some of which are on cloud storage and are being retrieved.
Unfortunately wordpress is subject to frequent attacks and as a result many blogs are lost.
Those that could not be saved are those written in Taiwan. Backups weren’t made in time.
All readers are reminded ( perhaps there is no need ) how important it is to backup your data frequently in different ways. ( This post was retrieved from the original sql dbase of our host ).
Moon cakes are eaten throughout the year in some Chinese cities during the Festivities
Called the Moon cake or Mid-Autumn festival falls on August / September each year. The precise time is announced yearly by Chinese Geomancy experts and varies each year.
What is the Moon festival? Every year on the fifteenth day of the eighth month of the lunar calendar, when the moon is at its maximum brightness for the entire year, the Chinese celebrate “zhong qiu jie.”
Children are told the story of the moon fairy living in a crystal palace, who comes out to dance on the moon”s shadowed surface.
The legend surrounding the “lady living in the moon” dates back to historic times, to a day when ten suns appeared at once in the sky.
The Emperor ordered a famous archer to shoot down the nine extra suns. Once the task was accomplished, the Goddess of Western Heaven rewarded the archer with a pill that would make him immortal.
However, his wife found the pill, took it, and was banished to the moon as a result. Legend says that her beauty is greatest on the day of the Moon festival.
Other Moon Festival Legends
Tales and Fables in historic China
According to this legend, there was a “Man in the Moon” and was seen at on earth carrying a writing tablet.
When questioned, he said he was recording the names of all the happy couples who were fated to marry and live happily forever after.
As a result today, just as June is the traditional month for exchanging nuptials in the west, many Chinese weddings are held during the eighth lunar month, with the fifteenth day being the most popular.
Of course, the most famous legend surrounding the Moon festival coincides with the most important event in Chinese history: The MONGOLS INVASION
Overrun by the Mongols in the thirteenth century, the Chinese threw off their oppressors in 1368 AD.
It also is believed that moon cakes – which the Mongols did not eat – were the perfect vehicle for hiding and passing along plans for the rebellion. Families were instructed not to eat the moon cakes until the day of the moon festival, which is when the rebellion took place. (In another version plans were passed along in moon cakes over several years of Mid-Autumn festivals, but the basic idea is the same).
The moon festival is a special way to celebrate the Mid-Autumn harvest moon.
NICE AIRPORT SOUTH OF FRANCE
HOW TO REST AT NICE AIRPORT
When you leave from Nice South Of France ‘s ‘Aeroport de Nice’ you will not have same facilities like on other International Airports around the world.
Nice is a smaller Airport with little to do except sipping a coffee or having a croissant at Du Paul s outlet in the Waiting area after Security.
We were fortunate to spend some few minutes at the Library VIP Lounge which is located in the middle floor section, accessible from the waiting area Terminal 1.
Location can be found here :
The Lounge is generally well stocked with food items and snacks, sandwiches, it has a good Coffee machine ( Be careful – boiling water ).
As every Lounge, seating arrangements are as comfortable as expected.
As a Google Local guide I create reviews with some added photos . It appeared I was the first member to have mentioned the existence of the Lounge.