p02rlpxcIt’s like I’m drinking the dying embers of a log-fire – smoky and tinged with the tang of creosote. As I concentrate harder, I notice its smooth, viscous texture that seems to mask a sharper undertone – like a blade cloaked in velvet. I’ve never paid so much attention to a cup of coffee in my life. I’m not sure I’ve grasped its secrets just yet. But if I do, I’m told it might just offer me a glimpse of some of the big questions in life.
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Limu5Many believe that Ethiopia is the birthplace of coffee (not South America, which some believe). The indigenous coffee trees (which some experts say, are the only native coffee trees in the world) first grew in ancient “Abyssinia,” which is now present day Ethiopia. These trees blossomed in an area called “Kafa,” which may as well be the root word for coffee. In the tenth century, coffee was considered a food.
Ethiopia’s coffees are exported either as “washed” or “sun dried/natural”. There are nine distinct coffee growing regions in Ethiopia. Lekempti, Illubabor, Djimma, Harrar, Teppi/Bebeka, Sidamo, Yirgacheffe, and Limu. Limu coffee (washed) grows to the South-West of Ethiopia between 3600-6200 ft. Limu coffee is renowned for its good cup, sweet, spicy/winey flavor and balanced body and is therefore sought after by many roasters, around the world. Washed Limu coffee is one of the premium gourmet coffees in the world. The bean is medium size, has a distinctive rounded shape and green color.

 

n-COFFEE-large570For many people, coffee is the perfect way to start the day, end a meal, or help to recover after a long weekend. But while humans may tend to love the bitter flavour — usually with some cream and sugar — some insects find it toxic.
One of these coffee haters is the mosquito, particularly the species Aedes albopictus, also known as the Asian tiger mosquito. It’s not found in Canada but it can be found in pretty much any tropical area of the world as well as most of Europe and the United States. As with all mosquitoes, it’s a pest and a bite can lead to a bump and that annoying itchiness.
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Coffee Cup ImagesThe prettiest coffee cups in Japan do not hold any coffee. Instead the serve as one-of-a-kind canvases for finely-observed panoramic scenes of Japanese street life by the Tokyo-based illustrator Adrian Hogan. First created for an exhibition about coffee culture in Tokyo, Hogan’s impressive cylindrical sketches cleverly match the moving streetscape when twirled around—a delightful feat of draftsmanship by the Australian expatriate.
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