Things are a bit slow here in the BlogOPlex as I bounce from the Association for Women in Communications (AWC) conference right now in Seattle (hashtag #awc100 if you want to follow on Twitter) and the upcoming Oklahoma Governor’s Conference on Tourism (#OTIA) in Tulsa, where I’m giving a luncheon […]

Those coffee moments as a parent

Without a doubt Indonesia grows and produces some of the best coffee in the world. There are even some of the best coffee bean roasters and small businesses that are renowned throughout the archipelago. I’m not talking about Excelso’s coffee chain because that is an Italian concern but rather the […]

Sipping the Riches of Indonesia

Kopi tubruk literally means “collision coffee”. The concoction can be found in many parts of Indonesia, particularly in Java and Bali. Sources say kopi tubruk stems from a similar recipe brought over by traders from the Middle East, where it is known as “mud coffee.” Kopi tubruk is the simplest […]

Kopi Tubruk — Mud Coffee

The Gayo tribe in Aceh Nanggroe Darussalam may already have lost the right to use their own name in international trade for their own brand of coffee after a Dutch firm officially claimed Gayo coffee as its trademark. Made from one of the world’s finest varieties of Arabica beans grown […]

Gayo Coffee and the Dutch Grab: Aceh Nanggroe Darussalam, Sumatra

Kopi Bali House, located on the bypass Sanur has long been the hang out of choice for Bali’s coffee aficionados. Owned and operated by Bali’s leading family of coffee traders, Kopi Bali has an almost endless range of coffee on offer for sipping enjoyment on the premises or freshly ground […]

Coffee as Art: Bali

What is it with these multi-national big companies that have total disregard for the environment, the animals that reside there and the laws of a country. I was aware that national parks in Indonesia were a definite no-go zone for anybody — mining and farmers.

Illegal Coffee Threatens Rare Species: Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park, ...