The Javanese Coffee Philosophy
The Javanese coffee philosophy runs through the cultivation, coffee preparations, and the taste of the coffee itself.
Coffee cultivation teaches us to be perseverant; to make peace with nature and recognize the greater power beyond us that controls nature.
Drinking coffee is associated with a calm and clear mind, which could sharpen our thoughts to only make decisions beneficial to others and ourselves. It hones our empathy; in that way we could maintain the harmony in our community.
Coffee is bitter, but behind its bitterness we could still taste the many other flavors that are complementing each other and produce an enjoyable bitterness. All you have to do is to taste deep and appreciate any flavor that comes, even if it’s just a hint.