Thursday, March 19, 2009

Coffee Confidential Episode 8

Just like I said, I'm writing something about this episode!

In this episode, Moses goes to Piacenza (Italy), Copenhagen (Denmark), Taipei (Taiwan) and Nairobi (Kenya). It's so cool, he gets to go to different foreign countries!


1. Luigi Lupi, famous world barista for Latte Art
2. "Rosetta" and heart-shaped Latte Art
3. Luigi assisting Moses

1. Moses's Latte Art (the first is not bad!)
2. Moses getting his barista certificate
3. Moses hugging Luigi

Quick facts
- When you're doing Latte Art, the milk's tempature must be at least 60-70 degrees Celcius.
- It might look easy, but it's not.


1. Troels Overdal Poulsen, winner of World Barista Championship 2005.
2. Cooling down the roasted coffee beans
3. Moses telling audience to hear the sound of the coffee beans.

1. Columbian, Brazilian and Kenyan coffee beans.
2. Moses tasting the coffee and trying to identify the 3 coffees.
3. Moses and 3 coffees.

Quick facts
Kenyan coffee = strong
Brazilian coffee = thicker taste, peanut taste
Columbian coffee = a bit of chocolate taste, sweeter, 'clean' taste,


1. Lin Dong Yuan/Lam Dong Yun (林东源), won several barista awards.
2. Coffee (Latte Art)
3. The different kinds of coffee Lam Dong Yun can make. (*)

1 & 2. Moses trying the coffee.

Quick facts (refer to the * picture)
- You can taste 3 different tastes from the first coffee. 3 layers - sweet potato, espresso and milk foam.
- The Pomodoro (2nd coffee) is made of tomatoes and coffee. Firstly, he peels of the skin and takes out the seed from the tomato. Then he puts the tomato in the freezer to freeze it. Then he pours hot coffee on top of it.
- Third coffee - 'Grappa' (Italian-made wine), coffee, a slice of lime, sugar. You can taste the sourness of the lime's, 'sweetness' of the sugar, bitterness of the coffee and the fragrance of the wine. It's like a war going on in your mouth. According to Yun, this coffee has the most unique taste.

1. Izuru Mikami (三上出), Japanese coffee championship judge
2. Moses being silly with the cups!
3. Moses learning how to brew that special coffee.

1. Izuru 'brewing' the coffee.
2. Moses trying his own brewed coffee.
3. Moses, Izuru, and his translator. Izuru praised Moses gave him 90 points for his coffee.

Quick Facts
- You slowly pour the water in the middle of the cone thing until the coffee drips and reaches 150cc.

1. John Karuru, professional cup taster.
2 & 3. Process of making the cinnamon ginger coffee.

1. Moses popping out from the kitchen.
2. Smelling the coffee..
3. Sipping the coffee..

1. Moses's astonished face (he was amazed at how loud John can sip the coffee).
2. John's family singing "Jesus loves me, this I know"

Quick facts
- Tradidional Kenyan coffee: Cinnamon ginger = Water, coffee powder, ginger powder, cinnamon powder, boil for 3 minutes, that easy!

EPISODE 9, HERE I COME! Lol, I like making write-ups for documentaries more than series :P


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