Monday, February 29, 2016

Coffee mug design specifically for coffee lovers

Honestly, the longer I watch the video clip, the higher the estimation price of the products goes up in my mind. With the same amount of money that I’m going to pay for the coffee gadgets, I probably can get myself a lot of fine quality coffee for months. I am actually very impressed with the coffee mug, but I don’t think if I’m going to pay hundred dollars for a coffee mug. I understand that it is crucial to drink the coffee under the right temperature. I also know that it is very difficult to keep your favorite coffee within the right temperature for a long period of time. I will only consider buying this special coffee mug if I’m always on the go due to my job. I am the type of person who enjoys having coffee in the coffee shop. Perhaps it is because the window for drinking the coffee at the right temperature is short and limited, it makes me cherish the cup of coffee and try to capture the moment every single time.

Sunday, February 28, 2016

The coffee lamp post

This design actually makes me drive in for a cup of coffee. It basically says the coffee is served and ready for you to pick up. All you need to do is drive in. If smoke actually comes out from the coffee cup, it will make the design perfect. If I’m going to open up a coffee shop, I probably will consider getting a big size of coffee cup similar with this design. It should be sending the signal “We are brewing the coffee that you want. Come get it”

Saturday, February 27, 2016

The White and Black Coffee

This photo is impressive. I wonder if the man and woman post for the photo are actually able to maintain that position for the camera man to take the shot. The angle and color is just perfect. It looks simple but might not easy to produce such photo. It really does give a deep impression of coffee. Do you want to get a cup of coffee after watching this? I suppose there isn’t any coffee call White and Black coffee.

Friday, February 26, 2016

The great sea of Mac Donald Coffee

How much coffee do we need to brew a sea of coffee? If there is such a big sea of coffee, what will you do? Will you jump into the sea of coffee and drink as much coffee as you want? Will you swim around and check out how deep the sea of coffee? Will you take a bath in the sea of coffee? Perhaps you can try soaking your hair into the sea of coffee for the color and coffee smell. Or you can get a big tank and bring back as much coffee as you can for daily consumption. What else can you do with a sea of coffee? Build a coffee theme park?

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Mona Lisa and coffee

The first thing that comes to my mind when I saw this photo is how they manage to do it. My guess is they already work it out using a computer and calculated the numbers of coffee cup required and the specific color of the coffee. Next is just prepared and arrange the coffee cup accordingly. The difficult part is how accurate you are able to follow the blue print. It is actually a work of art using coffee to create the Mona Lisa. I don’t suppose the coffee will taste good. Most of the coffee will be too cold to drink. At the end the coffee is good for a look but not for drink. A lot of milk is used for the white color.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

The Ikawa Coffee Roaster

The coolest thing about Ikawa Coffee Roaster is the usage of smartphone app. I’m not sure if the coffee produce will taste good or not. Honestly I have my doubts. But I’m pretty sure this is yet another great coffee equipment to show off to my friends, especially if I’m going to invite some of my friends who love to drink coffee. Brewing a nice cup of coffee already looks complicated and difficult. I’m not sure if I’m capable of roasting some nice coffee beans. If this continues on, I might be planting my own coffee tree. I think I probably want to spend my time, money and energy on drinking coffee rather than doing all the hard work.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Mixing different type of coffee beans

We know that there are a lot of coffee beans sold in the market. If you try to brew each type of coffee using coffee beans from different countries, you will get different taste. So if you are looking for a unique taste of coffee which can’t be found in any coffee shop, the best way is to mix your own brand of coffee. The method is much easier than trying to roast your own coffee bean. The idea is simple but the process is difficult. You will have to go through thousands of combination in order to find the right taste of coffee. This suggestion is only base on the same ratio for 2 different types of coffee beans. We still have yet to include different amount of ratio and trying to combine more than 2 different types of coffee bean. If you really going into details and determine to fine the best unique taste of coffee, you might have to test millions of combination. Take for example if you are able to test 10 combination of coffee beans each day, you can only test 3650 combination within a year. So it might take years of testing in order to find the right combination.

It is actually not a bad idea trying to test different combination using different type of coffee beans. Once you get used to the combination technique and master the taste of coffee, you can easily mix the coffee beans and try to tune the best taste given the ingredients you have. Remember that you still have different type of sugar, different type of milk and different type of water to brew your coffee. A slight different using different type of ingredients can make the coffee taste totally different. The art of brewing coffee is actually the same as playing around with chemicals in a science lab.

Monday, February 22, 2016

Coffee or couple

Perhaps couple of coffee is best to describe the cinema graphic. My guess is the couple decided to have a romantic slow dance while waiting for the coffee to be ready. Although it takes just a few minutes before the coffee is ready to be serve, the waiting process seems to be very enjoyable. I suppose the coffee brew this way taste sweeter than anything else in the world.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

The coffee the red lips or the scorpion?

As you can see at the left bottom of the picture, it says the bite of coffee. I wonder if they are referring to the scorpion or the mouth. The photo is very attractive and creative but I don’t feel the urge to drink coffee looking at it. I suppose for quality and artistic wise the photo actually scores a high point. Unfortunately it fails to make me drink coffee. If you are talking about branding, it actually does make a deep impression in my mind.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

It is actually easy to make a perfect cup of coffee at home

Honestly, it is actually very easy to make a perfect cup of coffee at home. Basically you just have to be strict and follow the rules accordingly. Basically you need fresh beans, grind yourself, store properly, using correct ratio of water and temperature and finally keep your coffee maker clean. Skip any of the process will eventually change the taste of your coffee. Especially if you are hoping to brew the best perfect taste of coffee that you want, you have to make sure that you did every step properly and correct. That means you need to be detail and precise in the process of brewing your coffee.

Friday, February 19, 2016

What that plate under your coffee cup is actually for?

When I was young, my grandfather used to pour hot drinks into the small plate to make it cool off faster so that I can have a taste. Well, back then it was tea instead of coffee I’m getting. But that is the only way I’ve seen people using that small plate under the coffee cup. Especially if you are staying in a hot country which it takes a long time for the drinks to cool off, that small plate under coffee cup seems to become very handy in cooling off hot drinks.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

The smooth flowing espresso shot which makes you cry for coffee

I really enjoy this video clip as it really turns on my desire for more coffee. Perhaps it might be because of the color of the coffee as it flows. From the beginning as the coffee is being squeeze through the holes of the coffee machines, it begin to form a reverse shape of mountains. Several reverse mountains shape slowly gathers and finally combine into one single reverse mountain shape. The color of the coffee mix with yellow and brown shows you that this is a fresh brew coffee. I can watch this video clip over and over again without getting bored. It might be a good idea to just download this video clip into the smartphone and watch it any time I like. I can even show it to my friends who love coffee too.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Interesting coffee maker equipment from Yanko Design

If you are looking for special unique coffee brewing equipment, check out Yanko Design. I’m a coffee lover who always in search for a nice cup of coffee. Regardless of the source of coffee beans or the maker of coffee equipment used, the end result of coffee I’m getting is what I’m concern about. In other words, I will accept it as long as the cup of coffee makes my day. So if you are asking me if I’m going to buy special unique coffee equipment to brew my coffee, I won’t. I usually will just get simple ordinary coffee equipment which I can brew my coffee easily. But if you are asking if I will get special unique coffee equipment to show it to my friends, I probably will. In this case it is not about brewing a nice up of coffee but instead trying to decorate my kitchen with a unique piece of coffee equipment.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

How to start a dividend portfolio with five thousand dollars

The picture shown above might looks simple but it is actually not. The problem is that how can you maintain this cycle in a long term basis. I’m not talking about one or two years. If you really hope to make money this way, you need to do this minimum ten years. If you are not sure if you are able to make any profit or not, just do an estimation or rough calculation if you are able to practice this for ten years. How much money are you able to make if you are lucky enough to live a long life and able to practice this cycle for forty years?

Remember that if you decided to go ahead with this practice, make sure that the money you invested are extra money which you are not require to spend for the next forty years.

Monday, February 15, 2016

Have you ever thought about what is inside your coffee?

Honestly, I only think about if the coffee that I’m going to get taste good or not. If you go deep down and trying to research for the best taste of coffee that you can get, you will end up a surprise or shock to discover some of the strange ways to produce the best taste of coffee in the world. If you really want to continue enjoying your coffee, don’t open the Pandora box. Somethings are better off left in secret.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

The thing that we argue always is the things that we put into our coffee

I like my coffee pure simple back, nothing inside my coffee but only hot water and coffee beans. So whenever I go to coffee shop with my friends or colleague. I get to witness or observe the things that people put into their coffee. The most common things people put into their coffee are sugar and milk. It is not just sugar and milk that simple. Sugar alone has a lot of varieties, shape and taste. We have brown sugar and white sugar. As for the shape we have skull shape sugar. If you are talking about the milk, this is the part which makes coffee interesting. Other than just flavors and types of coffee evolve from milk, we get coffee art from the foam generated from milk. What else do we put into our coffee? Mocha, lavender, chocolate, honey and creamer are the things that I can think of. Sound interesting? Perhaps you can try developing or creating something special to put into coffee. It might create a trend if people love it.

So what do you put into your favorite cup of coffee?

Saturday, February 13, 2016

You will definitely go for coffee instead of tea after this

This coffee commercial looks normal until it reach at the end. If you are a tea lover, my advice is walk away. Do not click on the video or even take a sneak peek. This coffee commercial is strictly for coffee lovers only.

Friday, February 12, 2016

Perhaps almost everybody have the same experience when visited the coffee shop such as Starbucks for the first time

Let me be clear about this. The customers and the waitress are the victims. Coffee is not to blame either. The main mastermind behind is the person who invented the names or definition. Probably Starbucks is the one we should blame. But blame only the hard difficulties of the first virgin order experience. This process makes you remember your first cup of coffee in the coffee shop for the rest of your life. You will never forget how it is to order coffee from a coffee shop such as Starbucks. The best you can do is bring a long a friend who never visited a coffee shop before and let them try it for themselves. Remember to record a video clip while they are ordering the coffee. Upload to YouTube and perhaps you might make a lot of money.

P/S: It might backfire if they already a regular customer.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Vikings or Coffee?

I fail to see any relationship between coffee and Vikings. But I do know that drinking a cup of coffee with a ship full of Vikings is not a good thing at all. Perhaps this is what it means of Death Wish coffee. Right before the mouth angle shot, the Viking skip in the middle of sea is kind of amazing. Perhaps maybe they should try combining zombies with death wish coffee. It should be pretty cool.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Why coffee in the office or police station taste awful?

Is it just me or everybody else feel the same that coffee in the office or police station taste awful? In my experience, free coffee in the office never tastes good. Thought out my working years and all the company that I’ve been through, coffee is the last thing I’ll drink unless my boss personally place the cup of coffee in front of me. Perhaps maybe it is free which makes the coffee not so good. If I’m craving for coffee or really want to get a cup of coffee, I’ll drive all the way to my favorite coffee shop. It will definitely take more time, higher price and very troublesome. But it is still worth it. Even if I’m going to be late for work, I’ll still wait for the coffee from that particular coffee shop.

As for the coffee in the police station… I never actually try it before. Perhaps maybe nobody offer me any coffee when I was in the police station. Perhaps I haven’t stayed long enough to get a cup of coffee. Maybe the coffee is only meant for those who are working in the police station. Why do I think it taste awful even if I didn’t taste it before? Well, I never heard anybody said anything good about the coffee in the police station. This includes real life experience and the dramas I’ve seen on TV. Whenever they said “Let’s go get a cup of coffee…” it usually means lets go someplace else other than the police station to get a cup of coffee.

Perhaps it is due to the environment where the coffee is brew. Office and police station is not the place to enjoy and relax. It is the aura, element and ingredient surrounding the coffee which makes it taste awful. Or perhaps it is the same old coffee every day and night that you have been consuming it like water for so many years. It becomes just like the air that you breathe in. You’ll never realize the existences until it disappear.

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

The third cup of coffee

This short video of less than a minute tells a lot of story and triggers a lot of imagination. The third cup of coffee might be the main issue here but the story behind is far more interesting. I suppose there is always an interesting story behind each and every cup of coffee we drink. “Life” might just be the most suitable title if we are able to abstract the story behind the cup of coffee and make it into a movie. And usually the best and worst cup of coffee makes a great movie.

P/S: I wonder if that guy puts something strange in the third cup of coffee.

Monday, February 08, 2016

Yawn for a free cup of coffee

In the world of supply and demand, you make money simply by supplying the right demand. If there is a place where a lot of people are yawning, what do they need? Perhaps a nice cup of coffee might shut the mouth and keep the eyes open. Perhaps a nice cup of coffee can help to put up a smiling face instead of a sleepy face. Perhaps a nice cup of coffee can wake them up so that they can continue on their journey. Perhaps a nice cup of coffee can remind people that it is time to get up and keep on moving. Perhaps a nice up of coffee is the key to start a fresh new day of life.

Sunday, February 07, 2016

The Coffee Bean Cup

The first impression is too much coffee, way too much coffee. My second thought is that it might be difficult to clean the cup. Dirt might catch in between the coffee beans easily. It might service as a great gift for coffee lovers and for decoration. I don’t think it can serve as my favorite coffee cup. I still prefer the simple ordinary white cup to have my favorite coffee. I suppose the white color cup matches the black brown color of coffee. A coffee cup which I’m going to reuse it for thousand times for my favorite coffee should be easy to clean and maintain.

Saturday, February 06, 2016

Why Starbucks like to supersize your coffee?

First of all I’m not a fan of Starbucks. There are basically two situations that make me step into Starbucks. First situation is I need a seat with power socket and WIFI enable for my laptop to do my work. Second is when my friends or colleague invited me to join them at Starbucks. Starbucks coffee taste is consider average but with a lot of varieties. One thing I don’t like about Starbucks is that they tend to persuade customers to supersize the orders. Did you notice that Starbucks don’t offer small size of cup? Actually they don’t call it small but short. The regular size is called Tall which is 12 ounces. They even have larger size which is call Grande and Venti. Both are size of 16 ounces and 10 ounces.

I love drinking coffee and I usually have it in small size. This means Starbucks don’t have the small size (8 ounces) that I want. I have no choice but to get the Tall size. This is the time the waiters tend to persuade me to get a larger size. The most common persuasion I heard is that it only cost a little bit of money and you’ll get a bigger cup. It is actually a very persuasive deal if you think about the price of the coffee. Unfortunately not everybody wants to drink a big cup of coffee. And if the person is unable to finish the large cup of coffee, it is a waste. Besides if you really want to enjoy the cup of coffee, it is not about the quantity but quality that matters. And coffee always tastes much better when you only have just enough to drink.

Friday, February 05, 2016

Interesting way to design your coffee shop

One way to design your coffee shop is to make use of the things you have. Especially if you have a huge collection of books, CDs, action figures, posters or anything else which consume a lot of space, you might need an idea to actually store them and make full use of them. Check out the pictures below for a unique kind of coffee shop. I think the walls and floor in the pictures are covered by books. I assume these books are for decoration instead of reading purpose. The same concept can be apply by using CDs, posters, action figures, toys or anything else. Basically it is to create an eye catching environment so that customers can enjoy their coffee which takes a look at the surroundings.

Thursday, February 04, 2016

Why coffee and tea are amazing for you

Coffee and tea is good as long as you don’t over consume. It also depends on your body condition. Take for example when you are sick, it is best to avoid having such beverage. Sometimes you need to be careful when consuming coffee and tea with other food. A wrong match might create chemical reaction that burdens your stomach. Sometimes it is the add on such as sugar or milk that turns the cup of coffee unhealthy.

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

6 fancy ways to brew coffee

Honestly I never thought there are so many ways to brew coffee. Whenever I order my coffee I only hope that my coffee taste and smell good regardless of the brewing method used. I am actually curious if there are any significant differences when we brew the same coffee using different methods. Personally I prefer to use paper drip. It is fast, simple and economic. Unless I have the time, energy and money, I will go for siphon. I suppose that will be more than just drinking coffee but trying to enjoy the whole process before and after having the cup of coffee.

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Men vs Women on coffee

Well, I think it is not just coffee. Almost anything is different when it comes to men vs women. This is actually an interesting topic because you can actually discover which customers your coffee shop is attracting. For me I like my coffee plain simple black with no adding. The most I’ll just add a little bit of sugar if the coffee is not as good as I’m expecting. 

Monday, February 01, 2016

9 coffee drinks with clever nicknames

It is fun to have nicknames for the coffee that you order daily. But if you have never heard of the nicknames or being the first customer to the coffee shop, you might have trouble figuring out the coffee that you are ordering. You will have to learn the nicknames and the coffee that it links. This is actually nothing when you compare to the coffee menu in a foreign country which you have no idea what it is about. Imagine if you are trying to order a cup of coffee in Japan, Indonesia, China, Russia, France or Germany and you don’t know the local language at all. Google translate might be able to help but be prepare to get something different. The best way to make sure that you are getting the right coffee is search for the image of the coffee online and shows it to the waitress. But if you are just trying to get a cup of regular coffee, the simple word “coffee” will do just fine. I think most people around the world understand and know the thing call “coffee”.