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Apr 05, 2019 20:32:37

Coffee is fascinating ☕️

by @jasonleow | 219 words | 223🔥 | 261💌

Jason Leow

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Recently I'd been really enjoying coffee-tasting. It all started during my month-long stay in Ubud, Bali, where I frequented this cafe called Seniman. They roasted their own coffee, and is probably the best third wave coffee place in Ubud. I wasn't much into coffee then, until I got used to and started expecting great quality coffee every other day. Now, in Kyoto, I'd been frequenting a cafe called Light Up Coffee Kyoto. They serve great single origin espresso-based coffee and drip coffee, and every cup comes with a tasting card to share where they sourced their beans, how it was roasted, and what tastes to look out for. I love it.


It's like a riddle played with only your tongue and nose. Bloody fascinating. You can taste it like it's wine - there's flavours, feel and finish, body and acidity, light or dark roast, hard or soft water, espresso or drip or cold brew. Learning about how the coffee gets extracted and how it interacts with water, is like those chemistry lessons we used to have in school, only now way more fun and relevant. I dropped chemistry in school actually - it was too boring and technical and all the lab work just turned me off. But now I wish they taught chemistry through coffee! Wouldn't that be great fun?! 



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    @jasonleow - are you posting any pictures of your coffee experience?

    Brian Ball avatar Brian Ball | Apr 22, 2019 06:51:40
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      @brianball yep will post some soon on Instagram (@jasonleow)...are you a coffee fan too?

      Jason Leow avatar Jason Leow | Apr 22, 2019 22:16:33
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      @jasonleow - you're not alone.

      Brian Ball avatar Brian Ball | Apr 22, 2019 07:18:44
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      @brianball ☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️

      Jason Leow avatar Jason Leow | Apr 22, 2019 22:19:40
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    @jasonleow Funny, I'm working on my coffee addiction these days :')

    Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Apr 05, 2019 18:38:06
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      @jasonleow @basilesamel I'm a big fan of coffee, especially the Bulletproof variety.

      Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Apr 05, 2019 10:09:25
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      @basilesamel yeah me too (surprise surprise). I have a love-hate relationship with coffee. On one hand, it amplifies my anxiety whenever I'm stressed. On the other, it tastes so damn good. 🤷‍♂️ Sometimes I try to restrain my daily dosage, esp during stressful periods. When on vacation, I let go a bit.

      Jason Leow avatar Jason Leow | Apr 06, 2019 20:04:23
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      @brandonwilson ooooh heard loads about bulletproof but not tried. It's not so much for taste but for productivity isn't it?

      Jason Leow avatar Jason Leow | Apr 06, 2019 20:04:58
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      @jasonleow @basilesamel It leads to pure energy and is a substitute for breakfast in the morning. I do like the taste, but I drink it for the health benefits.

      Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Apr 06, 2019 06:09:26
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      @basilesamel - aren't we all ;-)

      Brian Ball avatar Brian Ball | Apr 22, 2019 07:19:08
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      @brandonwilson - I tried the bulletproof with the butter, but felt my arteries clogging. I think if you read between the lines, Dave supplements his butter coffee with Adderall - so definitely tune in to yourself.

      Brian Ball avatar Brian Ball | Apr 22, 2019 07:20:49
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      @jasonleow @basilesamel @brianball Dave does lots of crazy things, but I think BP coffee is more on the tame side as far as biohacks. I think the ghee and brain octane oil is enough without anything else to give me the jump start with energy. I'm about to embark on a high-fat, ketogenic diet. I'll let you know whether the arteries clog up.

      Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Apr 22, 2019 07:44:44
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      @brandonwilson oooh keto. Nice. Remember to write about it on 200wad! Would love to read about biohacks

      Jason Leow avatar Jason Leow | Apr 23, 2019 17:40:17
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