Archive for September, 2014

Sunrise

September 28, 2014
Sunrise

Sunrise

Sunrise at 0656 this morning.

Thunderstorm

September 27, 2014
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poor visibility

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poor visibility

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rainbow

A trip to Sirena Bay, but advised not, as a storm about to hit.

From balcony of room with a view, an impressive thunderstorm, cracks of thunder, lightening, rain sweeping across the sea.

For a brief period, sun peeped through the clouds, a rainbow over the sea, then an hour or so later storm returned, at night a third storm.

Georgia with Adultery

September 26, 2014
Georgia with Adultery

Georgia with Adultery

Georgia with Adultery, latest book from Paulo Coelho.

Georgia with Manuscript Found in Accra

September 26, 2014
Georgia with signed copy of Manuscript Found in Accra

Georgia with signed copy of Manuscript Found in Accra

Georgia with signed copy Manuscript Found in Accra.

Coffee Island

September 26, 2014
Coffee Island

Coffee Island

Coffee Island is a classic example of how not to.

A couple of days ago, a look around, walked out, deafened by a widescreen TV, unable to hold conversation without shouting.

Why widescreen TV? Because all have. Not a  good reason.

People go in coffee shops to relax.

coffee beans

coffee beans

Coffee for sale, many different beans, but no indication of roast date or country of origin, single source or blend.

Coffee is at its best, one week after roast date and for a three week period. From the wide variety of different coffee beans on sale, limited turnover, coffee is going to be long past its best.

Staff tried to be helpful, but unable to give any information on the coffee they were selling.

Coffee should be kept in dark, cool, dry conditions. Somewhat ironic, sign in Coffee Island actually states this.

30C during the day, 27C at night, high humidity, coffee exposed to strong Cypriot sunlight.

freddo cappuccino

freddo cappuccino

Freddo cappuccino requested.

Milk left foaming whilst wandered off to do something else.

It is important to watch, to get constituency right. Clearly was not right, as when poured over the coffee, did not separate into the classic, creamy brown, creamy white layers.

Served in plastic takeaway not glass. Yuk.

Freddo cappuccino not only tastes good, looks good too. But not if served in plastic, not if obscured by corporate crap.

A franchise. Why waste money on a franchise no one bar Cypriots has heard of? And not many Cypriots either. Open an indy coffee shop with skilled baristas who know what they are doing.

Loud music, though not as bad as football a few days previous.

The only positive,  slightly raised above street level, with views along the street.

For quality coffee, go to patisserie amelie across the street.

Sunrise

September 26, 2014
sunrise

sunrise

Sunrise at 0645 this morning.

Freddo cappuccino at patisserie amelie

September 25, 2014
freddo cappuccino

freddo cappuccino

Freddo cappuccino at patisserie amelie.

Top Story in The wk4coffee Daily (Friday 26 September 2014).

A room with a view

September 25, 2014
 a room with a  view

a room with a view

 a room with a  view

a room with a view

View of the sea at 3.17 this afternoon.

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Turtle rescue

September 25, 2014

This morning, a baby turtle stranded on the beach.

Carried back into the sea, but kept being washed ashore.

Carried to rock pools. It was ok, but once it reached the sea, it got washed back ashore.

Carried into the sea.

It started swimming, but then got swept along, and dashed against the rocks. Sadly I think it got killed.

Sunrise

September 25, 2014
sunrise

sunrise

Sunrise at 0650 this morning.