Coffee is a very complex and multidimensional thing and just like in human relationships, you must really get to know it before you can understand it. There are a lot of things that affect the taste of your coffee, and I wanted to tell you shortly about some of those things. So sit back, relax and start deepening your relationship with coffee.
Costa Rica is a Central American country that is almost the same size as Estonia in terms of area, but has four times the population. While the crops ideally suited to the Estonian climate are carrot, beet and turnips, in Costa Rica it’s bananas, melons and coffee. In this blog post I discuss how coffee is grown in Costa Rica and what I saw and experienced on my travels.
From May to June, I spent 4 weeks in Kenya at coffee farms and I had a chance to meet about 15 coffee farmers. Listen their stories, get an overview what are the risks and challenges for coffee farmers. How they live every day, what their homes and farms look like. What makes a coffee farmer happy, what are the hopes and expectations of a coffee farmer. In the following interview, you can read the thoughts of an young coffee farmer David from Kenya.
The third annual Helsinki Coffee Festival will be held from April 21 to 23 at Kaapelitehdas. It’s a three day event bursting with coffee lovers and everything around coffee. If you work with coffee or are even slightly interested in it, Helsinki Coffee Festival is for you. These big events can sometimes feel somewhat frightening to beginners in the coffee world, so here are 5 tips of what to do and expect when you enter the festival.
Tallinn Coffee Festival – shortly TLNCF – was held first time this year on April. Festival showed the booming Estonian coffee culture.
As usual, Vilnius Coffee Festival 2020 was held in March and was hosted by LOFTAS. Vilnius Coffee Festival 2020, the three-day event offered everything that was right for a decent coffee festival - lots of different coffees, a variety of barista competitions, coffee lectures and workshops. In the following article I will highlight the best moments in Vilnius Coffee Festival 2020.
Russian coffee culture has developed rapidly during the past decade: numbers of third wave coffee shops and specialty coffee roasters appeared all over the country. Still Russian coffee culture is underdeveloped and it has a lot of potential to grow. Let's see how is Russian coffee culture like!
Outside of Russian borders, Raf coffee might sound something ever heard of. Raf coffee has been booming in Russian in the past decades and now it's starting to enter other coffee cultures as well. See what is Raf about and how to make it!
Lithuanian coffee culture is a one of a kind. Coffee came to Lithuania 300 years ago via Turkey and it was available only to the privileged class. Nowadays in Lithuania, it is common to drink espresso based coffees but it's becoming more common to try out different coffee types. Also specialty coffee cafés are really booming in Lithuania. Let's dig deeper into the Lithuanian coffee culture!