The Enigma that is the Barista

Written by Adam Metelmann on . Posted in drink

The Enigma that is the Barista

The ‘Barista’, (from the Italian for ‘bartender) is a person, usually a coffee house employee who prepares and serves coffee based drinks.In addition to this above description, it should also be noted that the term ‘Barista’ is also one of the most overused and underestimated job titles known to man.

The View From My Cup

Written by Adam Metelmann on . Posted in drink

The View From My Cup

“What are you going to do, as a real job I mean?”

Many years ago, this question was asked to me by a casual staff member at a café that we both worked at. I was so shocked by what they had asked that I had no immediate answer.

What is Japanese Sake?

Written by Jason Adamson on . Posted in drink

What is Japanese Sake?

Sake is a Japaese alcoholic drink made from rice – it is brewed similar to, but not the same as beer and it should be drunk young, as it does not age like wine. Contrary to popular belief most of the sake in Japan is drunk cold.

Warm sake is drunk usually only in winter and only certain types of sake should be heated. Sake goes well with many cuisines but naturally it is best with fish. (Gauntner 2002)

Japanese Beer Names – Great For Naming Your Dog

Written by Jason Adamson on . Posted in drink

Japanese Beer Names - Great For Naming Your Dog

BEER – that cool amber liquid from the gods that we all love. Often when we think of countries that are beer specific, we think of countries like Belgium, Germany and Holland, but today I am going to take you to a place that is internationally better known for its Sake brewing, than it is for brewing our bubbly little amber friend.

What Is Cynar ? – Don’t Worry I’d Never Heard Of It Either!

Written by Dean Lapthorne AKA Dr Noble Rot on . Posted in drink

What Is Cynar ? - Don't Worry I'd Never Heard Of It Either!

I was up in Hai by Goga yesterday afternoon to say hi to Mr Brad Turley, resident Chef extraordinaire, mixer of Shanghai’s best ‘Spritz’  and owner of the greatest collection of Hawaiian shirts in the history of man.

He had just returned from a culinary adventure throughout France and Italy, and was positively bouncing around the room, running on the fumes of a once in a lifetime European gastro-getaway.

Indo Cat Shit Coffee – Kopi Luwak

Written by The Jaguar on . Posted in drink

Indo Cat Shit Coffee - Kopi Luwak

Recently, a good friend of mine donated some kopi luwak coffee to my personal cause, which is, to taste the best of everything in life – possibly without working, because A. I am rich; so i can 
B. Working is tiring 
C. There a lot of people looking to work that can do the work for me cheaply
 D. I dont really have a job.