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Anonymous asked: Where can i buy single origin coffee beans in India , preferably online .
Hi. You can get single origin coffee beans from Blue Tokai Coffee. They do it with lots if care. You should definitely try their coffees as they have an online store. Cheers.
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7th COFFEE SATSANG: Coffee For A Cause
Date: 19th October. Registration and Details: Facebook
Fees: Rs 500
Coffee & Environement?
Do you know that most of Indian coffee is grown in Western Ghats? Do you know that Western Ghats are amongst the few geological hotspots? It’s like the heritage status for the regions. What if I say that most of the coffee growing regions are in danger due to the climatic changes. Yes, it’s an inconvenient truth. So, we dedicate this workshop to improving the environment, so that we keep getting great coffees.
What does it have to do with our coffee workshop?
Well, you see if we make wise decisions such as paying higher prices for the organic coffee or fair trade coffees or if we support the good folks who work in the field of environment, we can bring about some positive changes.
How? - Dil Dariya Dukan Party is the answer.
Good fellows Anup Poonia and Supriya run an NGO called Indian Youth Climate Network, which works to bring the environmental issue on the More about their activities here -> .
We are hosting them for a Yard sale called “Dil Dariya Dukan Party”.
Money raised from that stuff will go to the IYCN. More details here ->
We have decided that we will donate 20% of our collections to IYCN. So, friends let’s get together in big numbers and make it a success.
11 10 / 2013
Anonymous asked: Hi, I am interested in knowing about the freshness of coffee. Does it stay fresh for three to six months?
Rule of thumb: Coffee is like bread. It’s at its best two or three days from the date of roasting. Coffee experts, baristas and roasters suggest that till 14th day from the date of roasting the coffee beans retain its profile. After 14 days profile and notes become less and less obvious.
Therefore, stocking up coffee beans for 14 days is the ideal period. However, if packed in air tight containers, you can keep it longer, say 30 days.
11 10 / 2013
Real Adventures Have No Hashtags.
Like countless others I also love to travel. However, I can not head to hills in the summers, and to Goa in the winters or to Europe when there’s money, or rather loads of money. I go for that mystery lurking behind the unknown. It can be a impulsive road trip to the nearest town or the farthest mountain peak.May be that’s one reason I do not have a plan to travel around the world or India.
And, then there are these crazier people like Kyle Dempster, who traversed across Kyrgystan on his bike and ascended the peaks as well. His journey was full of uncertainty and unknown. It came to a point where he did not know if he would survive. Go watch this video and see for yourself.
09 10 / 2013
Everybody Needs a Pep Talk.
Coffee is not everything. It’s the life around coffee which makes it better. Our struggles, our joys, our successes and our failures give us a reason to grab that beverage made up of roasted beans and do things. You see, we all need a pep talk, and especially if it says things like…
Not cool Robert Frost
Do something awesome
Never stop dreaming unless your dream is stupid…
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Coffee 101: How not to brew French Press by Livemint
Thanks Sidin Vadukut for writing an article on French Press Brewing Method.Though I am excited to see specialty coffee to get some coverage in media, but the excitement fizzles out as soon as I see the information shared in a careless and slipshod manner. These are early days for Indian specialty coffee and we need some kick ass interesting write ups.
Though I have been learning about coffee for the past 11 years and doing workshops for the past year, I do not claim to be an expert, coach or any other Jazzi. Following are my thoughts on why the article imparts all the wrong information.
" Pick the right beans. Grind it gently
Also, what does gentle grinding mean? Is it like grinding with cotton balls or silk threads?
Well, if we take the measure suggested, it might still peel the skin of the eyeballs ( you see I am trying to be funny like him, but I am already failing miserably). I meant that the accepted range by Specialty Coffee Associations of the US and Europe and the third wave coffee roasters like Intelligentsia, Stumptown, Blue Bottle Coffee and Tonx is somewhere between 10 to 12 gms for 200 ml, or half of what is suggested in the article. A variation of 100% is unheard off.
Obviously the focus you see is more on humour and less on talking about coffee. The article assumes as if readers have been brewing French Press forever. If one goes by their brewing guide, one has to ultimately rely on one’s own judgement, because there is none in the article.