Monday, December 21, 2009

See what's the differences??

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Kopi Luwak 2

I had a disheartened week after brought back these beans of Kopi Luwak from Indonesia.

I was saddened by its normal taste and plain character the first week I tried, it's pure and clean, though.

I almost come to curse these freshly roasted and overrated beans!

But, wait a minute!! it's fresh,and it could be too fresh to brew for its development is yet to complete its course.

So, I took 4 weeks finished trying these beans,

First week, I had to keep it to myself, as it's normal and plain.

Second week, the character was formed, sweetness tasted, pure and crispy. Pleasant after taste.

Third week, smooth, straight, neat and full body, mouth watering after taste, sensed of fully developed, tinge of fruitiness, like an ripened apple.

Fourth week, smooth and matured, sweet and tinge of cherry. Aftertaste like eating a sheer ripe fruit, pleasant!

And, after finished trying it, I've found a new way to brew it, it's the best way to brew these Kopi Luwak, I think : p , let's see what's the difference!

These beans appeared a bit darker, smelled rich and chocolaty.

I grounded into this size.

Slow boiling pace.

A moderato stay, near to stewing it

Look, rusult shows, creamy leftover,

Scummy surface. Yap, it's kind of 'turkish' coffee!

With a litte bit of scum soaked into the soup!

The locals of indonesia used to make this kind of coffee, directly boiled it, and drink it togather.

But, to me, just don't make it too much and over cooked, as this type can get it wrong easily.
See, the coffee cream maintained, hence, the aroma retained, I think.
and looks smooth, gloss and fine!

Now, it's a ready cup of Kopi Luwak!

The much talked and the Most Expensive Coffee in the World!
( Expensive because of much talked, or much talked because of expensive??)


After 7 types of its kind, I like this coffee much.

But, don't ask me what price it deserved, it is expensive, indeed!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

The most original/real/trued taste of Kopi Luwak ....

" Kopi Luwak " / 'Civet Cat's Coffee', or Animal Coffee,

is the most talked and expensive coffee. Many people, who'd tried it, majority of them can't really tell how's the taste, what's so special and how it really is, and, would say it doesn't desever the money.

I've tried 5 types of 'so call' Kopi Luwak, which come in difference packaging of difference companies, and, i can tell you that they are all difference from each other; and, I still can't make up my mind which one is the genuine 'Kopi Luwak'.

But, the price still maintain 'Mountainous High' for all the while.

After much of the curious talks and quetions, I decided to go after this legend

Than, I planned one trip for this 'legendary' journey.

After went through some special 'arrangement' in indonesia.
I got myself the opportunity to come close to this true.
And, it's still fresh !!

According to the coffee company, as the bean of 'kopi luwak' is limited souce, so, the quantity of fresh bean they can obtain is limited regardless of thier company size.

So, this the amount they reaped in for this time, a fews of Kg, they put it under the sun to dry it, natural process, according to them.

A couples kgs of fresh bean,
included mud, twigs and ssssshitsss!!!

Let's have a close-up

After so much talks about this 'legend',
at last, I have this opportunity to try it real fresh, and, I should be able to tell you all the genuine and the true taste of 'Kopi Luwak' after this!!
Let taste it!!!
Errrrrr, ,,,
Sorryyyyy...... to let you know that...i don't have the guttt.. to taste it..
Sorryyyy, dear friends, I still can't tell you the genuine and the real taste of 'kopi luwak'
but, it does smell a bit shitty...

It's not as smell as bad like those of cat, though.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

About Syphon Brews Coffee

Hario Syphon, consisting of 3 major components.

1) Lower Bowl, attached to the Standing Arm.

2) Upper Funnel, which comes with rubber neck ( Usually standing on its Cap ).

3) Filter with String, cloth or paper.

To brew, We need to fill the water amount which is suitable to the capacity of the Lower Bowl, for this MCA 3 model, the amount of water is about 360cc.

When the water is reaching 90 degree of Celsius after boiling it,

It's time now to set the Upper Funnel up which is filled with coffee powder.

Due to the hot steam pressure in the Lower Bowl, the hot water then, will be pushed up into the Upper Funnel, the water will start heating up the coffee powder, hence, the temperature will getting up until it reaches its optimum level.

The wonderful design of the syphon is, the temperature of the water coming into the Upper Funnel from the Lower Bowl will maintain a consistent of the 90 degree of Celsius (Which is deemed to be the optimum degree for brewing coffee, off course, some can choose between 85 degree to 93 degree). It's because of the remaining water in the Lower Bowl is keep heating up the temperature.

So, we can brew the coffee under this optimum heat so long as we wish!

Look at this bowl of coffee juice, so, creamy, so rich!!

(You can tell the coffee if the ground's fresh by just look at the bubbles when brewing)

Within 1 minute or 2, when the Lower Bowl became vacuum, and the temperature is colling down, the Lower Bowl will then be sucking the water in the Upper Funnel back onto it, and the scum will be filtered at the Funnel's neck (Which is pre-set).

And, the crystal pure coffee is reaaaaaady to served freshly!!

(Syphon brewed coffee is said to be the purest coffee of all brewing method due to it's optimum temperature and natural pressure, it really give you the taste of what the bean is up to!)

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Qualita Oro, LAVAZZA's bean

Lavazza, Qualita Oro. Labelled as 100% arabica, come in 250gm pack of beans. Let see what's it! Emm, look is woodsy and natural, but, smell a bit of plum and earthy.

Let's try brewing with 24gm. Grouded into this fine, using Hario MCA 3 Syphon with 360cc of filter water.

Normal way of brewing, water temperature is about

87 degree of Celsius. Water staying for a bout 20's.

30's after, look at the leftover.

A bit dry, with little creammy scum.

Finaly, a freshly brewed of Qualita Oro!

Let's 'gulp'!!


Taste just like it smells. Aromatic, plummy, erthy,sweet and sour....n.....longggggggg aroma after bitter taste..

The Bean story begins

Coffee Lane, Penang. Not a street name, but a cafe' with Syphon brewed coffee. My idea is, in Penang, should owned a place where coffee is Freshly Ground, Freshly Brewed and Freshly Served!
Thus, the Bean and I, begin the journey here,
10-B, King Street, Penang, Malaysia..........