Being in Indonesia and Japan, visiting farmers, traditional and specialty coffee shops, tea houses, and experiencing cultures exotic to the western mind, is all exciting, satisfying and inspiring, indeed. It is an adventure, a spectacular event, and traveling is romantic in itself. This trip is nevertheless centered on merely better understanding the layers and details of the raw physical ingredients that contribute to the Aristippösian Poet brand and approach. To see first hand how different ingredients come to be; becoming more aware of what the coffee, tea or cashew mean to the people where they grow and take a closer look at how they enjoy these fruits and crops and how they depend on them.
Every single day has been a tornado of impressions, a rainfall of different takes, older methods, innovative new ones. Each visit presents high chances of becoming surprised, emotional, at times angry.
Cultures, individuals, conversations, looks – everything becomes relevant.
The relationship to a customer must responsibly include the relationship to the hands that manage the soil producing the product the customer wants.