Lavenders, motorcycles and a feeling of deep “uncool” at Nashville’s Barista Parlor…

There are some places in this world that will just serve to make you feel deeply uncool, no matter how young and awesome you previously thought you were. Nashville's Barista Parlor is one of them. Being quite possibly the biggest caffeine addict on the face of the earth I was more than excited to check this place out, especially as I can walk to it from my house. The Barista Parlor is basically a huge warehouse, painted blue with a...Read More

Jesus, egg curry and a pair of pliers: the continued search for caffeine (and an Indian SIM card) in crazy Kerala…

As I entered the breakfast room this morning, disheartened by the rooftop filth yet determined to get my mouth around a cup of coffee by 8am, I discovered four Germans at one small table. They were dining very slowly in silence in the billowing swish of several zebra patterned curtains, which were blowing at them from the walls under a turbo powered fan. They were making their way through a 'continental breakfast' plate of bananas at a rate which had...Read More

Best 3D coffee art in the world, in Kuala Lumpur…

Holy crap, there are two cats in my coffee! Not something you exclaim every day. You're lucky if you get ONE. But if you're travelling through Kuala Lumpur like I was last week, you must, I repeat MUST stop by Coffee Amo (54, Jalan Sultan) and get yourself one of these babies. Meeew-tiful right? (sorry) It's sculpted 3D coffee art and it took the guy about 20 mins to make... but never mind because art like this is worth waiting for, right?!...Read More

First lesson on how expensive Tokyo is…

No sooner had we arrived and looked lost in Shibuya metro station at midnight last night, than a Tokyo local had whipped out his phone and personally escorted us to our hotel, the gorgeous but somewhat hard to locate Sakura Fleur Aoyama. Now that's hospitality. I got to sleep late thanks to mucking around modeling cool sleep gowns and slippers, marveling at the speedy WIFI and a bed with no bedbugs in it, and of course, exploring the functions on...Read More