Kopi Pegunungan Bintang (Star Coffee)

kopibintangyalibica

Oksibil, 1 July, 2014.

Setelah sekian puluh Tahun menunggu pasaran Kopi yang pasti akhirnya Pak Hengky Bidana menarik nafas legah karena pasar kopi bukan dicarinya tetapi pasar mencari pak Hengky B sampai di kediamanya.

Bagaimana suka-duka dalam menekuni usaha Kopi jenis Arabica meskipun tidak ada pasar yang pasti untuk menjual hasil panan setiap musimnya. Uraian ini hasil perbbincangan kami dengan beliau.

BBC : ” Pak Hengky minta maat bisa tanya sekitar pengembangan Kopi jika bapak bersedia kami anak-anak pegunungan yang fokus usaha Kopi penasaran ingin tahu apa yang mendorong bapak tetap menekuni memelihara Kopi meskipun tidak ada pasar yang pasti?”

HB. : ” Anak, sebelumnya bapa mau katakan kedatangan anak sebagai juru selamat untuk saya dan teman-teman petani Kopi yang lain, mengapa? Karena Kopi yang anak lihat ini sudah ber-umur 39 Tahun. Bapa bawa biji Kopi/bibit dari Wamena sebanyak 45 bijik kopi, yang lainya mati yang hidup 15. Dari 15…

View original post 416 more words

Craftsmen Specialty Coffee

The Ordinary Patrons

Craftsmen Specialty Coffee

Craftsmen Specialty Coffee is a cafe in Siglap V that sells coffee and beer as well as ice cream, cakes, waffles and other small bites. They also retail packs of coffee beans, brewing equipment and accessories like syphon and filters.

Craftsmen Specialty Coffee

It is another cafe with the “industrial look” – exposed ceilings, bare concrete floor, “semi-finished” walls and the now ubiquitous “Edison” filament light bulbs. It is getting difficult to tell one trendy cafe from another by the interiors. The distinguishing features in Craftsmen Specialty Coffee are the coffee drip tower prominently placed on the main long table and the display of a variety of craftsbeer and cider.

Craftsmen-2

The menu offers the usual hot and cold coffee plus special brews from the Brew Bar – V-60, Chemex, Siphon, Woodneck and French Press. Prices range from $3.50 (Espresso) to $8 (Siphon). There is a Baby Cino at $2 for kids.

Cakes are…

View original post 211 more words

How Do You Describe Coffee Smell In Words – Visiting Shearwater Organic Coffee Roasters

Talk-A-Vino

DSC_0814Seriously, I really mean it as a question – how do you describe coffee smell? I’m asking here the people who cherishes or may be even worships the good cup of coffee – how one can describe that “pick-me-up” goodness when you walk into the room and smell freshly brewed, real, delicious coffee made with love? It is hard, right? You can describe the effects of that smell (invigorating, uplifting, awakening…), but not the smell itself. But – if you are into the coffee, it is enough to say “the wonderful smell of fresh coffee”, and we understand each other. And let me throw in a few pictures for the good measure…

When I walked into the shop of Shearwater Organic Coffee Roasters in Trumbull, CT, I felt like a kid in the toy store. It was all about coffee – the smell, the coffee makers, huge bags of coffee…

View original post 939 more words