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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.

Manual coffee grinder available in Kathmandu

Posted in Where to buy?, blog on April 4th, 2010 by admin – 7 Comments
Manual coffee grinder available in Kathmandu

Manual coffee grinder available in Kathmandu

Someone once asked me if manual coffee grinders could be bought in Nepal for taking on a trek. If you have something like that for a trek, then you can take beans which obviously remain fresher for longer than ground coffee.

I don’t know what my answer until stumbling into Nepal Organic Coffee Products shop in the A1 Bazaar in Thamel. See the map below for location, which is near to the Everest Bank.

And of course, coffee pots are available here too!

Nepal Organic Coffee Products store in A1 bazaar, Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal

Nepal Organic Coffee Products store in A1 bazaar, Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal



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