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Fabulous Gayo Coffee from Takengon

Fabulous Gayo Coffee from Takengon. Why?

If you want to enjoy authentic Indonesian coffee different from instant coffee, then you need to taste coffee Papua, Bali or Gayo original coffee from Aceh Province, Indonesia. The uniqueness of the taste and aroma of coffee from Gayo will bring the audience to feel the same sensation of coffee-coffee from Ethiopia or Latin America with floral-like characters such as black tea to dried-fruit while still carrying the classic taste characteristic nan typical Arabica Sumatra, spice.

Why Gayo Coffee is one of a kind and delightful?

This celebrated espresso in Europe and America is exceptionally remarkable as it develops and is developed at a height of more than 1,400 masl in Takengon, the Gayo Highlands. This espresso plant is overseen by the hands of espresso agriculturists, so Gayo espresso is otherwise called one of Indonesia's best espresso.
 
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Gayo coffee. Image: kompasiana.com
Gayo espresso is likewise ordinarily called Aceh Gayo Coffee. As the name infers, this espresso is overseen by Gayo individuals who are unique occupants Takengon. Aceh Gayo Coffee is of the Arabica sort.

This espresso has been confirmed Geographical Indication (IG). Testament of Geographical Indication is a sign demonstrating the birthplace of a decent on account of geological, regular, human, or blend. In this way, it delivers certain attributes and qualities in the merchandise created. No big surprise if the joy Gayo espresso has been perceived by global espresso sweethearts.

In the event that you need to be solid and appreciate the essence of certified espresso, at that point you have to diminish the utilization of sugar sum or don't utilize sugar by any means. In the event that the first espresso is blended with sugar, at that point the essence of espresso will be harmed.

How to get tasty espresso?

- Use high temp water specifically from the fire/stove. Heated water from a canteen or water gadget does not coordinate or won't feel right. Pour the heated water from the stove/fire into an espresso filled glass and let remain for around 3 minutes.

- Then mixed, espresso powder will come down to the base of the glass, your espresso is prepared to be delighted in.

- Should be taken in the morning before beginning work or late evening.
 
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Fantastic coffee from Gayo. Image: maxmanroe.com
- It is additionally fitting not to drink genuine espresso during the evening, you may think that its hard to rest soundly. Espresso is exceptionally valuable when you savor the morning before beginning the action. Obviously you can likewise appreciate some espresso toward the evening at a rest with your companions, family and business partners.

On the off chance that you need to begin another business, possibly Gayo espresso you can make as a special symbol in your coffeehouse. You can serve coffee or cappucino, which is more tasty than some espresso you find in Paris, Italy, Tokyo or New York.



Coffee with the secret of healthy living and longevity

Coffee has two attractive sides that can affect your health and your happiness. Make sure you drink good quality coffee, and reduce sugar in your coffee. Now you can choose coffee with mushroom or cordyceps, so you are more healthy, fresh, even outlive.

Perhaps you are there who do not believe, that coffee not only keep you awake, but coffee also can make you live longer. Coffee has many benefits for human health, not just because you drink it every day. Coffee has become part of the treatment, for example to reduce headaches and other ailments. Coffee is also used for perfumes, cosmetics, and of course to make you feel at home in the cafe. Coffee can also be enjoyed in the form of other foods such as cakes, ice cream, candy and so on.
 
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President Jokowi enjoying black coffee at the coffee shop. Image: merdeka.com
A recent study at Stanford University called the secret is in caffeine. The compounds are also found in tea, and some health drinks have anti-inflammatory effects. Coffee is also believed to prevent Alzheimer's disease, can even prevent some other diseases.

Inflammation associated with various diseases that lead to premature death, from cancer to heart problems. Inflamed blood vessels, for example, will harden and can easily become clogged or broken. Heart attacks are also common because of the problem.

In one study, proved that intake of caffeine inhibits IL-1-beta (Interleukin 1 beta), a kind of protein that serves to trigger massive systemic inflammation. These compounds are also associated with the risk of high blood pressure. Because of that coffee does have benefits. The important thing is you do not drink coffee excessively, especially if too much sugar for each cup of coffee that you consume. In some countries there is a tradition, that coffee is more delicious when taken without sugar, especially if you are also enjoying a sweet pastry. This makes sense, taste and aroma of the coffee will be reduced a lot when you mix it with sugar.

The combination of coffee without sugar and sweet cake certainly help you to avoid being another disease such as diabetes. Try to drink coffee without sugar or reduce the use of sugar when you're sipping a cup of coffee. You will feel different sensations, and you will be healthier and fresher. Sugar is not too good for your health.
 
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President Barack Obama drink coffee before meeting. Image: bostonglobe.com
Your black coffee brewed from ground coffee or you to proceed with a coffee machine of the coffee bean is more delicious and healthier than you drink instant coffee packaging, eg coffee with sugar and creamer. If you drink it occasionally does not endanger your health.

Another issue of the secrets of longevity and healthy life is that you should not drink too much coffee. You will be hard to sleep, even harder to concentrate. You need to consume fruits and vegetables to make your body fitter. Do not rely on coffee to stimulate your activeness in your daily activities. Combine it with a cup of tea, for example, you replace the concept of a coffee break with tea breaks.

If you can consume coffee wisely, you'll be healthier, fresher and more vibrant in this life. You also need to find a better quality coffee or any kind of coffee do not disturb your stomach. Reportedly, civet coffee or coffee combined with the mushroom or cordyceps. It is said that coffee as it is convenient for your stomach, so you will not have problems of stomach acid.

Let's get to know more closely about the different types of coffee

Due to local and international coffee outlets are increasingly incorporated in various malls, office buildings, campuses and in urban areas, then the coffee lovers even more. However, among those who do not understand a lot about the type of coffee or origin of the coffee. Few people are curious about the history of coffee and how coffee can be poured in their cups.
 
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Fantastic coffee aroma. Image: gnet.org
That's why I want to share about coffee for you, so that we can appreciate the coffee farmers and the unique aspects of this coffee. One day you will become a true coffee connoisseur, so you will often have questions about the type of coffee or the aroma of coffee that you sips every day. 

I'm sure there will be some colleagues or friends who invite you talking about coffee when you're relaxed with them in a simple coffee shop in the corner of the village or in a fancy cafe.

We need to know the types of coffee, and how to choose a good coffee, also about the aroma of fresh coffee, as well as ways of presenting a cup of coffee properly. Let's start on the coffee types, characteristics and aroma of coffee that you drink today.

Arabica coffee:

Arabica coffee comes from Ethiopia and grows well in Brazil. This type of coffee has a market share of about 70 per cent of the world coffee market. Arabica coffee has many varieties, depending on the country they grew. Like other plants, the climate and soil where coffee is grown also affects the aroma and taste. You can find Arabica coffee thrives in Mandailing (North Sumatra) Toraja (South Sulawesi), Colombia, brasilia, Bali and others. Although the same species, but between arabica coffee and the other one had a difference in taste. Layperson perhaps a little difficult to find the difference, but a professional coffee taster will understand well, as did the experienced Barista.
 
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Kopi Luwak in Bali. Image: balisurfadvisor.com
In general characteristics of Arabica coffee is as follows:

* Arabica coffee aroma is fragrant odor, like a mixture of flowers and fruit. Coffee is grown in the cool and cold. This coffee is grown in areas with an altitude of 700-1700 meters above sea level, at a temperature of 16-20 ° C, and thrives in dry climates three months in a row.
* Have a sour taste that is not owned by robusta.
* Have a strong sense of the body or when sipped in the mouth.
* Arabica coffee flavor is mild or delicate.
* Arabica coffee is also famous bitter, so you need to add sugar or milk.  

Robusta coffee:

Robusta coffee is a descendant of some species, especially Coffea canephora. It grows well at an altitude of 400-700 m above sea level, the temperature of 21-24 ° C with dry months 3-4 months in a row and 3-4 times the rain submissions. Fruit quality is lower than Arabica and Liberika, but if dried properly, as well as if dipangang with the right temperature, the robusta coffee will also be very delicious.

Robusta coffee grows outside Colombia, such as in Indonesia and the Philippines. Just as Arabica, the soil conditions, climate, and coffee packaging process will be different for each country, and produces a slightly different feel. This coffee is likely to have a neutral flavor variations. Sometimes it also has the flavor or aroma such as wheat. Robusta coffee only control 30 percent of the world coffee market. It should be understood, Arabica coffee is more expensive than Robusta. Coffee mill that mixes a lot of Arabica and Robusta coffee before packaging, so they can create new flavors and aromas, so as to create new variations anyway, certainly affects the price.

The characteristics of robusta coffee is as follows:
* This coffee has a taste more like chocolate.
* Robusta coffee produces distinctive odor and sweet.
* The color varies according to the way of processing.
* It has a rougher texture than Arabica.

In addition to the main types, Robusta and Arabica, then there are other types that you may have never heard before. They are: Coffee ekselsa, racemosa, and Liberica (african coffee). They are a type of coffee that sits between arabica and robusta. This type of coffee is currently still in the development stage.
 
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President Obama also drink coffee at the White House. Image: bostonglobe.com
Additionally, you may have heard the coffee is very famous, and expensive, namely Kopi Luwak. This unique coffee comes from Arabica or Robusta coffee beans are eaten by civet. Civet  is swallow coffee fruit, Flemings red, and process it with enzymes in the stomach. Seeds of the coffee fruit was then wasted with feces. The farmer patiently will clean this coffee before drying and further processing as is done for other coffee types.

Coffee is considered as Elixir of the Gods as well as wine is also considered a drinks of the gods. If you read some of the titles of the coffee that exist on this blog, then you will know better about coffee, in which coffee is not just a mere social drinks. Scientifically, coffee also has important benefits for human health, for example, to prevent dementia, and various other benefits.


The secret recipe of Meyer Lemon Coffee Cake

Coffee is part of the culture of the world for a long time, which can be a bridge for social life, politics, the arts, business, and romance. Drinking a cup of coffee every morning or afternoon coffee break has also become routine in the world. Coffee has inspired many people to develop coffee in various forms of drinks and snacks, even for cosmetics, perfumes and medicines.

If you visit a coffee shop or a pastry shop, you also can find cakes or snacks based coffee powder. You will enjoy the cakes or biscuits with coffee as part of a delicious cake recipe, even you will enjoy the fragrant aroma of coffee. Now, you can find a variety of pastries and biscuits in packaging in the supermarket. Do you want to enjoy a coffee cake in different variations? You need to note the following recipe, and you can make this delicious cake in your beautiful kitchen or your coffee shop. 

The ingredients  of Meyer Lemon Coffee Cake:
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Meyer Lemon Coffee Cake. Image: marthastewart.com

For the Streusel
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
6 ounces ( 3/4 cup) cold unsalted butter
3/4 cup packed light-brown sugar
1 teaspoon coarse salt

For the cake:

5 Meyer lemons, cut into paper-thin slices, ends discarded
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons coarse salt
4 ounces (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pan
1 cup granulated sugar
3 tablespoons finely grated Meyer lemon zest (from 4 to 5 lemons)
2 large eggs

For the Glaze:

1 cup confectioners' sugar
3 to 4 tablespoons Meyer lemon juice

DIRECTIONS

1.    Make the streusel: Mix together flour, brown sugar, and salt. Using a pastry cutter or your fingers, cut butter into the flour mixture until small to medium clumps form. Cover, and refrigerate until ready to use (up to 3 days).

2.    Make the cake: Cook lemon slices in a medium saucepan of simmering water for 1 minute. Drain, and repeat. Arrange lemon slices in a single layer on a parchment-lined baking sheet.

3.    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 9-inch angel food cake pan. Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Beat butter, granulated sugar, and lemon zest with a mixer on medium speed in a large bowl until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. With the mixer running, add eggs, 1 at a time, then the vanilla. Reduce speed to low. Add the flour mixture in 3 additions, alternating with sour cream.

4.    Spoon 1/2 of the batter evenly into cake pan. Arrange 1/2 of the lemon slices in a single layer over the batter. Spread remaining batter evenly over the top. Cover with the remaining lemon slices in a single layer. Sprinkle the chilled streusel evenly over the batter.

5.    Bake until cake is golden brown and a tester inserted in the center comes out clean, about 55 minutes. Transfer pan to a wire rack set over a baking sheet, and let cool in pan for 15 minutes. Run a knife around the edges of the pan, and remove outer ring. Let cool on rack for 15 minutes. Run a knife around the center tube. Slide 2 wide spatulas between the bottom of the cake and the pan, and lift cake to remove from the center tube. Let cool completely on rack.

6.    Make the glaze: Just before serving, stir together confectioners' sugar and lemon juice in a medium bowl. Drizzle over cooled cake, letting excess drip down the sides. Let glaze set before slicing, about 5 minutes.

The quote from marthastewart.com

Layers of thinly sliced Meyer lemons lend a mellow complexity to this otherwise classic coffee cake. Thought to be a cross of a lemon and a mandarin, the fruit has an orange cast, a thin rind, and a heavily perfumed flesh that's valued by chefs.

You can try this great recipe on weekends, and enjoy in the evening with family or friends. You can enjoy the Meyer Lemon Coffee Cake with a cup of coffee, espresso or black tea. To enjoy afternoon tea or a delicious coffee break, it looks like you do not have to wait for an invitation from Buckingham Palace or the White House. I'm sure, enjoyed a weekend can be done with the loved ones.

This unique recipe I got from marthastewart.com, you can visit this great website any time if you want to get a variety of special recipe.

From Bali with Kopi Luwak, great coffee from paradise

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Lunch and coffee break in Kintamani, Bali. Image: indonesiaexpat.biz
Bali is not only famous for its beautiful beaches and unique cultural arts. Agro tourism area in Pondok Pakuaji, tumble Village, District Mengwi, Badung regency, also could be an alternative if you are visiting the island. Besides being easily accessible, visitors can also recognize different types of plants and spices as well as the taste of Kopi Luwak (civet coffee). Coffee Luwak is great coffee from paradise. 


Agro tourist area located on the east Pakuaji Pondok Taman Ayun Mengwi. Once inside these attractions, visitors will be greeted plantation unspoiled scenery. Tourists can also see up close the various types of agricultural crops ranging from chocolate, cinnamon, until the coffee plants.


   Most tourists visit this place to look for civet coffee. Tourists can also see the process of making Luwak coffee and try it in small cups. Besides enjoyed in the middle of a lush garden, tourists can also take home civet coffee as a souvenir.

The facts about coffee that should be known by coffee aficionados

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There are some facts about coffee that should be known by coffee aficionados, so they can acquire the efficacy coffee for health and happiness, and to avoid the negative effects of coffee. Let’s find out now.
  
The true coffee drinker would proudly say, that cup of coffee could make their activities more optimal and more healthy life, so that every day becomes a day-to-day is always productive and enjoyable at the same time. Meanwhile, for those who are having problems with the coffee of course regard coffee as the main enemy in their lives. As in the case of tea, the coffee has two sides opposed to each other, where the coffee has many health benefits and enjoyment aspects. On the other hand, coffee can also make your body uncomfortable, even make you unhealthy.

The researchers from Australia found that coffee or tea consumption could potentially reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes symptoms Rachel Huxley, a researcher from the University of Sydney, Australia, said that "A cup of coffee with a reduced risk equivalent to seven percent,". Meanwhile, the American Association for Cancer Research, reported that coffee consumption can reduce the risk of death due to prostate cancer. Other studies have also suggested coffee could reduce liver diseases, Alzheimer's, stroke, and Parkinson's. Of course the results of this study is good news for coffee fans all over the world.

Some interesting facts about coffee

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There are some fascinating facts about coffee, which will enrich your understanding about coffee, so you can measure how many cups of coffee you drink is right for every day. Coffee has benefits for your health, but coffee also have negative effects.

Are you a coffee drinker of coffee, which be categorized as a beginner? Therefore you need to know some information about the coffee. You can read some of the topics in this blog. If you are a true coffee connoisseur, the following information can be an additional reference for you to share with your friends who have recently started drinking coffee. You can relate this article while chatting in your favorite coffee shop.

Coffee is a popular beverage which has a lot of fans. For coffee lovers, cup of coffee in the morning is something that must be provided, before doing activities throughout the day. It should also be understood, that not everyone resistant to the effects of caffeine. However some studies suggest that drinking coffee may reduce the risk of diabetes, of course with the record you just mix the sugar in moderation. Now, you can choose a sugar made from corn to prevent the disease, which is caused by excess sugar.

Here are some studies that could strengthen your reasons to enjoy a cup of coffee.

Talk about coffee, once again reviews the wonders of coffee

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Coffee has become a part of history and social life of mankind, and now there is a coffee shop on every corner of the town and village. Coffee is not just because of the genes of Arabica and Robusta, even coffee growing with glory cappuccino, cafe latte, coffee civet and various variations of coffee, which can be found in liquid, cake, ice cream and various other coffee recipes. 

Coffee has a unique facts and legends. Coffee is also beneficial for human health both physically and mentally, but you must be wise in coffee because coffee consumed also have harmful side effects on your health.

Do you like black coffee? Coffee contains caffeine, when taken in proper doses, then black coffee is very useful for you physically and mentally. Over 500 billion cups of coffee are drunk each year, or around 1.4 billion cups per day. Over half of this is consumed during breakfast. If you open a new coffee shop, the coffee drinkers will grow faster. If you want to open a new café, make sure you hire a barista who understands coffee beans well, not just experts prescription dispensing coffee or espresso.

Urgent information for the true coffee connoisseur

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Are you a true coffee connoisseur? Perhaps you've been addicted to coffee, so no day without coffee.

Coffee has long been a part of social events, business meetings, political negotiations, or the meeting of two lovers who are in love, also interspersed with a cup of coffee or cappuccino. It looks like coffee is part of the life of the world in a variety of situations. I'm sure more people drink a cup of coffee than a glass of wine or champagne.

Most people drink coffee in the morning, at the office and after dinner. Drink coffee and other beverage that contain coffee such as cappuccino or caffè latte become a life style. That’s why a lot of Café or coffee shop provides black coffee, espresso, cappuccino, cafe late, etc. Coffee can make you happy, healthier, richer, and also other side effects.

Millions of people around the world look forward to a cup of coffee whether at home, whilst on the move or at work. The aroma, taste and the sense of feeling “refreshed” after a cup of coffee brings pleasure to many of us, as we go about our daily lives.

True story about Kopi Luwak, unique coffee from paradise

What is your favorite coffee? 
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Jack Nicholson drink kopi luwak in Bucket List movie. Image: youtube.com

Surprise yourself with Kopi Luwak, a very unique and rare coffee from Paradise island such as Bali, Sumatera or Java island. Kopi Luwak or Civet coffee (the mongoose coffee), is different from the coffee from Africa, Jamaica, Gayo, Java, or coffee is grown in Colombia. 

Before you drink civet coffee, perhaps you need to know the unique story of this rare civet coffee. Why Kopi Luwak or civet Coffee so rare? 

Are you a fan of coffee or a true coffee connoisseur? If you are one of the coffee addict, then you must have heard about the reputation of Kopi Luwak. Now, you can get this strange coffee in a coffee shop in a few well-known cosmopolitan city, not only in Jakarta. Just look for the information on Google or other search engines, you even can buy kopi luwak online at reputable online stores.