:: Poop Coffee from Indonesia

Yes, you read that right and no, that is not a typo. Since moving to Poland, I have learned so much about other countries and cultures but learning about Kopi Luwak coffee, or the slang phrase ‘poop coffee’ is (by far) is the most interesting to date.

My husband’s coworker recently went to Indonesia and brought us back this bag of coffee beans. They sure look normal, but the process is anything but. Not to mention, this is the most expensive coffee in the world (selling in some parts of Asia for $80 a cup!). Kinda ironic isn’t it? Anyways, here is everything you need to know – and more than you might want to – about Kopi Luwak coffee 🙂

This coffee comes from the Indonesian island of Sumatra where this small, cat-like animal lives (locals call them luwaks). Kinda cute eh? Well, these cute little things love to eat a red, ripe coffee cherry – bean and all. While the bean is in the stomach, it undergoes chemical treatments and fermentations. The bean finishes its journey through the digestive system, and ‘exits’. The beans are then collected from the forest floor, cleaned, roasted and ground just like any other coffee. Umm…who do you think tried this first?

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:: Wroclaw’s Anonymous Statues

If you find yourself at the intersection of Piłsudskiego and Świdnicka streets in Wroclaw, you may  see these interesting statues on the way from the Rynek to Arkady Mall. One one side of the street, the bronze, lifelike statues are seen going into the ground whereas, on the other side they appear to be emerging from the ground. After walking by these statues almost every week since moving to Wroclaw, I decided it was time I found out the meaning behind them.  And so, here is their story.

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:: London, England – Off the Beaten Path

When my friend from the US called me and said she was heading to London, England for a long weekend, I was sure to start checking for cheap flights. Since my family lives in England, it’s been high on my “to do” list to take a trip here and her visit was just what I needed to pick a date to go. I managed to find a flight from Wroclaw to England for about 50 USD.

My friend and I have both been to London before and were, therefore, able to explore more of the neighborhoods of London rather than use our time visiting only the tourist attractions. Granted, we did go to a few tourist hotspots (I mean, who can go to England and not visit Buckingham Palace?!) But it was honestly really refreshing to see some of the city I haven’t explored before. Here’s a look.

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:: A Cute Shop in Notting Hill, London

I am officially back in Wroclaw after a fabulous trip to London! Of course, I took a ton of photos that I will be sure to post soon but I just could not wait to share THIS store with you: a store only for door knobs/door knockers! EEK! Imagine my excitement when we just stumbled upon it while strolling through Notting Hill. My heaven!

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:: Jatki Street, Wroclaw

On today’s Wroclaw Wednesday, I would like to share with you a cute little street found in the city called Jatki Street. This street is home to a handful of boutique shops and houses some of the best original artwork in the city. Due to the number of shopping malls in Wroclaw, boutique shops are few and far between which makes this street even better and worth a stroll when visiting for a taste of something original.

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