A Heaven Minus Adam

Sri Lanka – March 2017

No coffee

No AC

No WIFI in the rooms!

No, itโ€™s not hell, just a detox retreat ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‰

The bright side?

Daily sunrise walk on a turtle nesting beach followed by Pilates, post breakfast massage treatments, post lunch โ€œrelax time โ€œ, and predinner yoga.

After surviving three days of splitting headaches and a state of constant lethargy I discovered I can live without my morning dose of caffeine and WhatsApp!

All in all I got a taste of hell and heaven, a heaven minus Adam ๐Ÿ˜‰

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When we the picture with the waves turned out to be a picture with the rising tide.

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Colombo

This Cup of Coffee

This cup of coffee, the morning โ˜•๏ธ is the โ€œjewel of all coffees โ€œ..it has absolutely no match. It simply tastes different…forget the brew, forget the blend, itโ€™s the whole experience…an experience one fails to recreate later on throughout the day; Iโ€™ve endeavored to duplicate it though…for a certain period of time Iโ€™ve been wondering with each sip of the magic brew whether it tasted as good as the earliest one only to admit the evident: regardless of the place, whether outdoor or indoor, sipping my first โ˜•๏ธ in silence seems the most enjoyable mission . This recurrent daily small pleasure is one of the simplest and cheapest life enjoyment, itโ€™s the ritual I look forward to when at night I close my eyes in bed , and despite the build up Iโ€™m never disappointed. Itโ€™s a selfish pleasure…no company needed…

One home requirement though: the mug…it should fit one specific style and shouldnโ€™t be heavy, absolutely not…who wants to do weight lifting ๐Ÿ‹๏ธโ€โ™€๏ธ in the morning?!

However I have to admit, my morning coffee is not the crowned King of all beverages … I have another daily ritual: the afternoon tea …and thatโ€™s another love story ๐Ÿต โค๏ธ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Arabic coffee @ The beach tent

Palace cappuccino sprinkled in real 24 carat gold flakes @ Le Cafรฉ

  Emirates Palace Hotel – Abu Dhabi, UAE ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ช

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Cafรฉ liรฉgeois- Liรจge, Belgium ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช

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Cafรฉ gourmand ๐Ÿ˜‹ @ Champs-ร‰lysรฉes, and @ Butte aux Cailles-Paris, France ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท

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Latte @ historic Demel Konditorei (1786)-Vienna, Austria ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น

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Capuccino italiano @ Villa dโ€™Este – Como, Italy ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น

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Mochachino @ Mzaar Intercontinental- Kferzebian, Lebanon ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ง

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Coffee with a spectacular view @ Alila – Jabal Akhdar, Oman ๐Ÿ‡ด๐Ÿ‡ฒ

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Tent service โ€œ morning coffee @ campsite between Paro and Thimphu- Bhutan ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡น

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“On cloud nineโ€ coffee – A 380โ€™s lounge, Etihad Airways ๐ŸŒ

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Kopi Luwak AKA civet coffee – Bali, Indonesia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ

It includes partially digested coffee cherries eaten and defecated by the Asian civet. Coffee producers claim that this process improves the coffee due to the following:

โƒ selection as the civet choose to eat certain cherries only

โƒ digestion affects the composition of the coffee cherry

Although kopi luwak is a form of processing rather than a variety of coffee, it has been called one of the most expensive coffees in the world, with retail prices reaching US$700 per k