Since I moved to Germany, I started drinking filtered coffee. That’s right, the one that comes in big mugs, the one you see in American films, the one that in… [Continue Reading]
The introduction of various ‘benign’ drugs such as coffee and tea in the 17th century created houses and salons where people could gather and exchange ideas whilst enjoying their favorite… [Continue Reading]
Η εισαγωγή των διαφόρων «καλοήθη» ναρκωτικών, όπως ο καφές και το τσάι τον 17ο αιώνα δημιούργησε οίκους και σαλόνια όπου άνθρωποι μπορούσαν να ανταλλάξουν ιδέες ενώ απολάμβαναν το αγαπημένο τους ποτό…. [Continue Reading]
For a non-Nordic person Finland and Sweden may be rather mysterious and unknown countries. Despite the cultural differences that can easily be spotted when observing daily life a bit closer in the two countries, there are many interesting things that Finns and Swedes have in common:
För en icke-nordisk person brukar Finland och Sverige ofta vara rätt så mystiska och okända länder. Trots kulturella skillnader som lätt kan upptäckas om man betraktar det dagliga livet i de två länderna noggrannare, så finns det ju många intressanta likheter mellan Finland och Sverige.
Una delle dipendenze per le quali noi italiani siamo conosciuti al mondo, a parte la pizza, la pasta e il Pulcino Pio, è quella per il caffè. Per quanto da un punto di vista globale l’Italia non ne sia il maggior consumatore, noi italiani siamo soliti esaltare e lodare talmente tanto questa nostra tradizione da averla trasformata in una delle nostre più grandi dipendenze.
One of the addictions Italians are most known for, apart from the addiction to pizza, pasta and the Little Chick Cheep, is the one to coffee. Despite the fact that, globally speaking, Italians are not the world’s largest coffee consumers, we are used to worshiping and praising this tradition of ours so much that we ended up transforming coffee into one of our strongest addictions.
Yesterday morning, the unthinkable happened. Not only was it a Monday morning which alone is very hard to digest, not only was it snowing which is very inconsiderate from the weather, but we also ran out of coffee. It hit us harder than we thought, probably harder than any snowstorm would. We were trying to avoid looking at each other, leave alone talking. The office fell into grieving silence.
Have you ever heard of Luwak Coffee, the coffee made from an Indonesian civet-cat ‘shit’? If you are a “coffee geek” you must have known about this coffee. Coffee Luwak is no regular coffee like the one from the shop or supermarket that you drink everyday…