Posts Tagged ‘kathmandu’

Tea and coffee together?

Posted in blog on October 21st, 2010 by admin – Comments Off

This popped into my inbox the other day.

Kaldi’s Coffee-Chiya launched

“Kaldi’s Coffee Chiya is going to take the market by storm due to its taste.” – Kaldi’s marketing head Siyaram Bhandari.

Only in Nepal you might say, with a little help from the Japanese. And that help may have been in the way of a lesson in Chindōgu which apparently means useful tool. Wikipedia explains:

Thus, chindōgu are sometimes described as “unuseless” – that is, they cannot be regarded as ‘useless’ in an absolute sense, since they do actually solve a problem; however, in practical terms, they cannot positively be called “useful.”

And so tea and coffee find a home together with “the freshness of tea, combined with the aroma of coffee” and “coffee at the price of tea”. Handy. So it joins the backscratcher’s t-shirt, the butter knife and near-far glasses.

Having said all this, I have yet to taste this delicious product, and welcome feedback from anyone who has! I predict though we should stick to good coffee.

Gaia Café Location Map, Kathmandu

Posted in Where to buy? on August 26th, 2010 by admin – Comments Off

Gaia restaurant and coffee shop location, jyatha, thamel, kathmandu

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This is Gaia restaurant and coffee shop in Kathmandu. Click to enlarge the map or see a full size kathmandu map here:

Pick up a coffee pot in Arniko skateboard shop

Posted in Where to buy? on March 5th, 2010 by admin – 16 Comments

Now handily available in Sagarmatha Bazaar in Thamel in the Arniko flagship store. Don’t know where that is, check this map to help you.

Arniko store, Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal

Arniko store, Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal

Where is the best cup of coffee in Kathmandu?

Posted in Which coffee is best? on February 20th, 2010 by admin – 19 Comments

A picture of a cappuccinoI like Kaldi’s cappuccino (probably because of the milk) and Café Society will always make you a good cup.

Here is a list of cafés to get your memory functioning:

Where is your favourite, reliably-good cup of coffee to be found in Kathmandu? Please share your wisdom below!

[UPDATE: Would be great if you knew what kind of coffee they use there. Is it foreign fluff or home-grown gold? Perhaps ask them next time...? ]