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

Sources of a Lifestyle

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 … Continue reading Sources of a Lifestyle