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Tuesday, March 04, 2008
What do I do with this?

A friend of mine bought me coffee beans from Bali…premium quality coffee beans…any idea what I can do with them...?

I digressed in the search for a solution to my problem, into an adventure of the history of coffee in Indonesia… finding out that Coffee is not a native plant to the Indonesian archipelago. In the 17th Century, the Dutch brought Arabica coffee plants to Indonesia – to grow the plants to break the worldwide Arab monopoly on the coffee trade.

According to one website, coffee plantations were responsible for the development of a lot of Central Java infrastructure. The coffee beans here are from Bali’s Kupu Kupu Bola Dunia (Butterfly Globe) factory in Denpasar, a family business of the Tjahjadi family started in 1935.
posted by Vims at 8:43 PM


Blogger Miss Canthus said...

First, poke a tiny hole in the bag with a pin. Coffee off-gasses.

Are you really serious about asking this question, or am I just the only person who will "take the bait"? Coffee is so common here that it is hard to believe anyone would ask such a question. But since you are from Singapore and offered to send me some gula melaka, I can't let your question go unanswered.

We coffee drinkers grind it up and pour boiling (actually just short of boiling) water over it. Use about 1 tablespoon (15ml) of ground coffee to 1 cup (250ml) of water.

For someone without a coffee maker, you are going to have to let it sit about 4 minutes then somehow sieve it to get rid of the grounds.

Drink it straight up or with sugar, with milk, with cream, with liquer...

8:39 AM  
Blogger kent said...

Eat them straight. You'll be wired for weeks.

10:05 PM  
Blogger Vimaljit said...

thanks Ms Canthus, Im gonna do just that.

Also, about your blog, I think its lovely :) Im learning so much from it.

8:24 AM  
Blogger Vimaljit said...

btw, I dunno about making coffee from beans cos (1) i usually buy coffee for 1 dollar here or (2) drink 3 in 1s...and (3) punjabis drnk more tea than coffee...

8:27 AM  

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