With all the coffee related posts, I recalled a recent discussion that happened with my brother and his friend during their last visit to my place. For some reason the topic of Bali, Indonesia came up and we were discussing the places and things we did etc. I told them how I finally got around to taste the Kopi Luwak. My brother’s friend was wondering what was so special about that coffee. So my brother explained. After that he saw me all wide eyed and disgusted and asked ‘why would you drink that shit’? (well, his pun wasn’t intended, because he said that in my native language…but that is how it gets translated in English)
I had a good laugh because it is indeed that. For people who don’t want to read the Wikipedia because it is too much, here is the first line from that
‘Kopi luwak (Indonesian pronunciation: [ˈkopi ˈlu.aʔ]), or civet coffee, refers to the coffee that includes part-digested coffee cherries eaten and defecated by the Asian palm civet‘
Why would I do that? I honestly don’t know. And now that I have done that, I don’t know why I wanted to do that in the first place and what made me drink it when I drank it. I did want to know how does a world’s most expensive coffee tastes like. Now that I have tasted it, I can tell you that I liked the other flavor (Bali Coffee) that they served us as part of the tasting menu. True, that this Kopi Luwak was very strong and very bitter as any other coffee should be and since my olfactory senses have gone on a life long vacation, I can’t tell you about the smell of any of these coffees.
But did I get that as a gift to my mother when I decided to get her some coffee powder from Bali as a souvenir? Nope. I definitely know that she wouldn’t even touch it, so I got her the traditional Bali coffee 🙂 I could have fooled her but I would feel terribly guilty and would eventually blabber something about it. I don’t want my mom’s wrath descend upon me any time in my life. I have had enough of it. Now, I know that my brother wouldn’t also touch it, so wouldn’t his friend. Where is your sense of adventure, bro ? What about you? Would you try Kopi Luwak?
The Cosmic Photography Challenge is a little tricky this week around. You might want to check out their posts to know about the challenge. I picked Indonesia, because that is where I have been last year. Very specifically to Bali.
What do the people over there equate to Friday? Since Hinduism is widely followed in Bali, they, like us Indians who follow Hinduism, like to do religious events and auspicious events on a Friday.
This is the temple at Ayodhya Resort where a marriage had taken place just before we had checked in.
Wanna join in? Here is how:
Create a post with ‘K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge’ in the title. This week, the prompt is : five ways Friday is said around the world.. Post a photo to your blog, pingback to either Dale’s or K’lee’s post and don’t forget to add the tag #CosPhoChal to your post’s tags and you’re done!
This week, Sylvain’s theme is DoF (Depth of Field)
It is always fun to play with this because of the various possibilities of images that you can achieve. Here is two of them.
First one was taken in Belur and the second in a Coffee Plantation in Bali.
This one I took to see how the image would be if it starts to fade as and when it goes towards the left, like converging of the elements.
And this one was mostly for getting the right half of the face in a close up along with the moss and stuff.
For this week’s photography challenge, here is a photograph of the crowd gathered to see the Kechak Dance in Bali. It was a full house at the Uluwatu Amphitheater. With the Sunset in the background, it was an amazing experience.
And here is another gathering of people to capture the Sunset at Tanah Lot, Bali. It is really a very beautiful place to visit during Sunset. So, next time you are in Bali, you know where to go for your Sunset 🙂