Turkish coffee
2 Jan
2016

Coffee and traveling is a perfect blend for delicious discoveries. While there are many places where you will have no trouble finding your favorite brews, there are certain destinations that elevate the coffee experience to whole new heights. Here are eight of the best coffee recipes in the world and where you should try them.

Cafe Cubano, Cuba
Cafe Cubano
There is nothing weak or watered down about Café Cubano. This Cuban coffee is strong and enjoyed with a shot of sugar.

Café del Olla, Mexico
Café del Olla
Café del Olla is prepared in a clay pot using ingredients that include cinnamon and piloncillo which is a raw form of sugar cane.

Cà phê sữa đá , Vietnam
Cà phê sữa đá
Vietnamese iced coffee is a delicious brew made with coffee and condensed milk. Coffee drips from the percolator that sits on top of a glass with condensed milk. The mixture is then poured into another glass with ice.

Ceremonial Coffee, Ethiopia
Ceremonial Coffee Ethiopia
Ceremonial coffee in Ethiopia is an experience that will test the patience of people who love to haste. The complete process takes about an hour – from roasting to grinding of beans up to the serving and drinking of the brews.

Espresso, Italy
espresso
Espresso is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of coffee in Italy. While the country is known for its dedication to making high-quality brews, Italian espresso remains to be the top choice of many coffee lovers visiting the country.

Flat White, Australia
Flat White
Flat white is essentially a mix of espresso and steamed milk. It is prepared using less milk which makes it different from latte.

Hanoi’s Egg Coffee, Vietnam
Hanoi's Egg Coffee
Hanoi’s egg coffee is a delicious brew of coffee, condensed milk, sugar, and egg yolk. Not your typical coffee, but definitely a must-try.

Kahve, Turkey
Turkish coffee
Turkish coffee is known for its unfiltered process of brewing. The grounds are left to settle in the cup which makes it a sludgy drink. Strong and delicious, Kahve can be enjoyed on its own or paired with treats like baklava.

9 May
2017

coffee table

Ah, who doesn’t love coffee? Just imagine starting the day with a delicious cup of steaming coffee. It’s enough to keep you going for the rest of the day, right?

How much more if you can make your own coffee table to go with it, as well as for you to get more comfortable while drinking it every morning?

Here are some tips for you:

  • Use old pieces of wood. Making your own coffee table should not be that expensive. Whether it’s from an old door or from a loose tree branch, you can always make a coffee table out of these pieces of wood.
  • Use the right tools. To make your own coffee table even more presentable, you should use the right tools – albeit, the right kind of saw. You can even find your jigsaw online, just for this purpose.
  • Observe proper safety. Since making your own coffee table involves a lot of sawing, hammering, and drilling, do not forget to observe proper safety. This is for you or anyone else to prevent accidents from happening, which could impair a person for life.
  • Think coffee. And by coffee, it means thinking about how big your coffee table will be, how many cups can be accommodated, etc. If possible, you can even design it with built-in cup holders or plates just to emphasize its purpose.
  • Most of all, have fun. This might be just an ordinary do-it-yourself project for some, but it doesn’t mean it will also be an ordinary experience for you. You made your own coffee table, for crying out loud! Creativity and perseverance is very priceless, you know.

In conclusion, you don’t have to worry about not having a place to put your cup on while drinking coffee every morning anymore – or even spilling it that easily. You see, all you need is a great do-it-yourself project just like this one, actually doing it yourself, and enjoying the fruits of your simple labor right away.

And if you’re looking to create more do-it-yourself wood projects, read this blog post! You see, old doors and loose tree branches are just only few of the materials that you can use to create an entirely new piece of furniture – and even art piece. Who would have thought that wooden crates, even old ones, can also be made into beautiful wood products? What’s more, you can do it “as is” or when fully recreated.

30 Mar
2017

coffee

Who doesn’t love coffee?

Aside from boosting our energies, coffee is known to have antioxidant properties and helps us prevent serious health conditions like diabetes and cancer. But despite having a number of great health benefits, this fact remains: having coffee – let alone, too much of it – is not really great for us due to caffeine, which may cause addiction like that of illegal drugs.

Thankfully, coffee is not the only one we can drink to boost our energies. Even more so, coffee is not the only one we can healthily drink to boost our energies.

So if you’re looking for healthier alternatives to coffee, here are some of them:

wheatgrass

  • Wheatgrass Juice. Wheatgrass juice is best known to contain every vitamin and mineral known to us. It’s also rich in protein, as well as amino acids (which helps improve our protein content) and chlorophyll (which helps improve our blood production). Moreover, wheatgrass itself helps normalize our digestive system and gets rid of body toxins. It’s also easy to make, especially if you have a juicer like what’s seen on http://juicerkings.com/best-wheatgrass-juicers/.
  • Smoothies (With Nuts). Aside from being a refreshing drink, smoothies (with nuts) are known for being rich in protein. It’s also known to be rich in fiber, which helps normalize our digestive tract. And if you want to be up and running or walking or swimming or rowing all day, nutty ingredients on smoothies like cashew milk and nut butter helps elevate your blood sugar level – just enough to keep you going the entire day.
  • Chai Tea. While tea is also known to have caffeine, its content level is just enough for a person to be up and running all day. That being said, why not drink Chai tea instead? Chai tea is generally made from black tea (which is known to prevent high cholesterol levels, low concentration levels, and problems with digestion), milk, and spices like cinnamon and ginger (both of which are great for preventing liver and kidney diseases).

lemon water

  • Lemon Water. Water, by itself, is already great for preventing every complication known to man. However, mixing it together with lemon can make it even great for preventing every complication known to man. Aside from that, lemon is an excellent source of vitamin C – the mother of all vitamins, which helps fight off serious diseases and helps boosts your immune system at the same time.

How about you? Have you tried drinking any of these before? Do you know other healthier alternatives to coffee? Share them with us on the comments section below!

french toast
17 Jan
2017

french toast

Ingredients

  • 1 bread slice (preferably white toast bread or brioche bread)
  • 50 ml skimmed milk
  • 1 egg
  • 20ml clotted cream
  • 2 gr sugar powder
  • 1 gr cinnamon powder
  • 1 tin of custard
  • 20 gr unsalted butter

How to prepare:

Cut a thick slice off the bread. Soak the slice of bread into the milk and egg mix and panfry it into a buttered frying pan, colour on both sides and finish it off with the sugar powder. Mix the clotted cream with the cinnamon. Open the tin of custard. Serve the bread on a plate, sauce the custard around and spoon some off the clotted cream on the bread. You can serve this with fresh fruits.