Coffee Culture

Baristas for the Day!

What would two coffee addicts do when they go to new places? Sign up for Barista course! 

This is a throw back to when we did the coffee tasting in 6/8 Kafe in Birmingham, UK. Following one day of fun cupping session, we had an intensive one-day barista training with Alex, one of the barista experts in the city. 

We started by adjusting the parameters for the tamp, doing espresso shots, then some funny attempts to make perfectly-foamed lattes. That was a lot of coffee! 

Learning the work behind a perfect cup of coffee made us appreciate baristas even more... We highly recommend coffee cupping or one-day barista course for any coffee-lover or for couple activity day... 


Take a look at our instagram account for more "shots"!


Ozone Cafe

Ozone Cafe is one of our fav stops , not just because we like their coffee, but their interior is cozy, perfect for a social gathering as well as quite read...  and they offer a collection of unique snacks too.

What we also like is how the roasting place is celebrated in the interior where you see freshly roasted coffee is being prepared... and you can imagine the how the aroma can fill the space! 

Smell the Beans Doha!

We had the pleasure of visiting Doha recently and one of - if not the only - specialty coffee shop in the city. 

Flat White was opened not so long ago in The Pearl district in Doha, offering the locals a breath of freshly brewed coffee and an original experience for all coffee lovers.


We had the pleasure of meeting Mariam, the person behind “Flat White” and soon we engaged in an elaborate conversation about coffee culture in the Gulf. Mariam made sure that there is no sugar available in the shop as an approach to raise awareness about quality coffee and breaking the habits of toffee nuts and caramel syrups drinks that are common in the country. 

By using this approach, Mariam explained, people started conversations with her and the staff about coffee and with one person at a time, “Flat White” is contributing to a positive shift in Gulf’s coffee culture. 


So if you are in Doha anytime soon make sure to pass by “Flat White” located in the Leasing Office in The Pearl and have a cup of their signature flat white or black coffee… 


For more information follow their instagram account


Istanbul: The Road Less Traveled

About a month ago we had the pleasure of exploring the lovely city of Istanbul, with its dual identity it was difficult to see and experience everything within a short time. 

Istanbul is one of the most culture-rich, diverse city we have been to. There is a lot of everything! traditional and modern, authentic and not so authentic, Eastern and Western... and the list goes on. 

For art and design enthusiasts like us, we have chosen to take the road less traveled, with minimum focus on the tourists attractions, we sought to find Istanbul's true flavor of today! And what we have found spoke of a love story that we were happy to witness... 

It would be our pleasure to have you in a virtual tour of our explorations and we will also love you visit our instagram on : for more content.







Coffee Culture

Through This Blog we will hopefully share with you our interest in Coffee and its blooming subculture through its specialty in terms of bean source and technicality.

Our Traveling list expands every year along with our love to coffee. we have a nice list of places in:

= United Kingdom

- Bahrain

- Malaysia

- Turkey


We will keep you updated and if you have any experience which would love to share please email us on :



Crust and Crema

We were fortunate to have a coffee tasting session three days ago at Crust and Crema new branch. This Cafe/Restaurant is one- if not the only- specialty coffee in Bahrain and must say that a shop like that stands out among commercial / franchise coffee such as Starbucks or Costa.

Stores and individuals who share this enthusiasm are the foundation in establishing coffee culture around the world. We hope that through these images we can share some of our experience visually.

Support your local coffee shops and support good coffee.