Mount Malabar

Ethiopia and Yemen are seen as the mother soil for coffee. Many centuries after the presumed beginnings of its usage as a drink, species of the rubiaceae coffea were being successfully cultivated elsewhere for the first time – namely, on the Indonesian island of Java. While the Dutch colonial powers did not only bring about prosperity to that part of the world, today … Continue reading Mount Malabar

Higashiya – serving, tea and sweets / Everything counts in small amounts

After sitting for several minutes with Yoko, getting acquainted over tea and crab cakes, my joy of finally being back in Japan and interacting with her rose to my upper body, resulting in me expressing how much I wish to learn Japanese. I am guessing that based on her culture and the fact that she does not … Continue reading Higashiya – serving, tea and sweets / Everything counts in small amounts