Mittwoch, 10. Januar 2018

ALT WIEN KAFFEE

ALT WIEN KAFFEE are professional coffee roasters from Vienna. They love coffee and they run their company since 2000 and therefore have several years of experience in this very interesting topic.




 Their philosophy:
- highest quality beans, often organic
- fair price for the coffee growers
- straight-forward roasting without
- as fresh as possible




Please find enclosed a couple of fine tastes out of their portfolio:

PANAMA TYPICA
100% Arabica beans
- Cafetalera Fernandez
Medium Intense. Hazelnut, Honey, Red Berries. On the plate fruity, a bit Orange.

MARANELLO
50% Arabica beans, 50% Robusta Beans
- organic and Fair Trade
Intense blend of high quality beans. Medium Dark Roasted. Chocolate, red wine, dried fruits, Citrus. Very good!

ÄTHIOPIEN
100% Arabica beans from Ethiopia
- organic
- Yirgacheffe Amaro Gayo Natural
Single Origin. Exotic fruits, Vanilla, a bit sweetness. Intense and frutiy. Very interesting!

CARUSO BLEND
100% Arabica beans
Medium Dark Roasted. Chocolate, Hazelnut. Straight forward and balanced!

SUMATRA MANDHELING BIO
100% Arabica beans
- organic and Fair Trade
Intense. Chocolate, figs, cane sugar. Sweetness. Very nice!




ALT WIEN KAFFEE are from Vienna. They have a nice Online Shop with a huge amount of different tastes. Check them out!


More Information >>>>>> ALT WIEN KAFFEE

Freitag, 18. August 2017

Anderson Boutique Hotel

"Expect an inspirational boutique style with lots of design, personality and heart."




Facts 
The Andersen Boutique Hotel is located in the rising hipster-quarter Versterbro, in 200m distance to Copenhagen's central station. In the hotel there are 73 rooms and suites decorated in a unique style.
-) Find help at the reception desk 24hours.
-) Everyday wine hour
-) Non-smoking hotel
-) Free magazines and newspapers at the lobby
-) Bicycles for rent available
-) Beautiful and delicious breakfast buffet
-) Free WIFI




Design 
Actually the hotel is decorated in a mixed and match style. You’ll find references to the 60ies, 70ies, 80ies and also to actual design trends like baroque style chairs in the breakfast area from KARTELL.
Still the very colorful, ostentatious interior is harmonious. There are, of course, impacts of Scandinavian simplicity - for example in the small bathrooms.

The wine hour or the honesty bar are for sure parts of the design concepts, as they make you feel at home. 


Around
As mentioned above the hotel is nearby Copenhagen's central station, what makes it easy to get everywhere including the airport. Vesterbro is a former no-go area, you’ll find little evidence of seedy nightlife next to contemporary design shops, little coffees, bars and hip organic restaurants.

The upcoming Meatpacking district is meeting point of the sophisticated residents.

Conclusio
Andersen Boutique Hotel is the perfect starting point for your explorations. The staff is more than kind and will help you with every concern. Rooms are small but clean and cosy. As you will be in the atmospheric city most of the time, the hotel is perfekt for rest. In the bathroom you’ll find body wash sets from Molton and Brown.

Enjoy breakfast with fresh danish fish specialities, awesome bread or delicious sweet pastry. 





Anderson Boutique Hotel

Welcome to Andersen Hotel in the HEART of urban Copenhagen, Vesterbro our hood and one of Copenhagen's most hip areas. An area that is vibrant and known for a variety of restaurants and designer shops.

Andersen is uniquely decorated with materials from Designers Guild and lots of other savvy interior design. Come and get inspired. We offer 4 different room types and 3 color schemes, free for you to choose the colors you prefer and like the best.

With our unique Concept 24 you simply get more time out of your hotel stay. You can have a lay in or relax in the room before your departure. The room is yours for 24H from check in to check out – for free if you have booked directly.

We want you to feel at home. Help yourself to a drink from our Honesty Bar, borrow a magazine or play a board game. We trust in you and in our team and aim to make your stay comfortable and pleasent.

Welcome to the significant and recognizable Andersen Boutique style. Our reputation is about Karma. It is based on the experiences of our guests’ and the mutual effort of our team. Good music to our ears.



Anderson Boutique Hotel @ Tripadvisor

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Samstag, 12. August 2017

Beauftiful Golf Courses at the sea


If you are interested in Golf or playing yourself you should check out this big book about fifty of the most beautiful golf courses located at the sea. The term "Links Courses" initially meant courses located at the salty dunes and rough grass - for sure they all are extraordinary places.

There are traditional courses like St. Andrews, Birkdale oder Carnoustie, but also new outstanding links courses are built around the world, e.g. Bandon Dunes in Oregon or Cape Kidnappers in New Zealand. Also in Germany there are really impressing examples like Budersand on Sylt or Winston Links.

In any case you will get a good overview of these courses, and can decide afterwards which ones you want to visit on your own. It will be an outstanding experience.








296 pages, 250 photos, 25 cm x 30 cm

Author: Sebastien Audoux
Publisher: Heel Verlag
 (German)
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Donnerstag, 18. Mai 2017

Flying Roasters

Flying Roasters are coffee professionals. Since more than 5 years now. Located in Berlin. They love coffee, and they established a fair and transparent business model. And they are very nice people, too. :-)


They are part of Roasters United, they know most of their coffee growers personally and import only highest quality beans. They experiment a lot and when they are satisfied with the results they offer the roasted beans to their customers. And they seem to really like them!



Please find enclosed three fine tastes out of their portfolio:

Blackcup
A blend of 100% Arabica beans.
- 45 % Peru, Kooperative Cenfrocafe, Arabica washed
- 35 % Guatemala, Kooperative APPAECE, Arabica washed
- 20 % Sumatra, Kooperative Permata Gayo, Arabica washed
ReDesigned Italian Style. Organic. Pretty Dark Roasted. Chocolate, Cacao, a bit fruity.


Hummingbird
100% Arabica beans from Peru, washed.
Single Origin. Organic. Medium Dark Roasted. Lots of Chocolate, dried fruits, Citrus. Our favorite!


Fire Finch
100% Arabica beans from Ethiopia, natural.
Single Origin. Organic. Light Roasted. Exotic fruits, Mango, a bit sweetness, Caramel. Intense. Very interesting!






FLYING ROASTERS are from Berlin. They have a nice Online Shop, also offering subscription models. They also organize Coffee tastings and Barista courses. Check them out!


More Information >>>>>> Flying Roasters

Sonntag, 19. Februar 2017

Kinderhotel Dachsteinkönig



"Enjoy holidays with your family in every aspect..."


Facts 
“Leading Family Hotel & Resort Dachsteinkönig” is a 4 star superior rated family hotel in the beautiful Dachstein region of Upper Austria. It has 105 family suites with separate kids’ bedroom & 12 luxury chalets.

As it is a member of the known brand „Kinderhotels“ the offering for kids is outstanding:
- 2000 m2 indoor play area looked after by a professional team of educationists
- huge outdoor play area in the hotel garden with short slope for kids (beginners)
- bathing complex with astonishing features like a 100 m water slide and pool area including a family water park, outdoor pool (30°C all year round) & children’s indoor pool (35°C all year round)
- beginners ski slope
- kids wellness with e.g. chocolate massage
- childcare for kids all ages the whole day long in baby club, toddlers club, mini club, maxi club and youth club hosted by a professional team and a house own magician.
- petting zoo – donkeys and goats can be watched from the lobby.
- Gymnasium
- Family laundry
- Gokart area
- family bowling, air hockey, pool tables etc.

Furthermore
- Free underground parking
- Relaxing Spa area for adults only
- High class Food and beverages all day long inclusive
- Shop with ski-equipment (winter) and bikes (summer) for rent you’ll find next to the reception.



Design 
With a lot of wood in shabby-chic the interior designers created a warm and familiar atmosphere. Decoration is alpine and not too much. As it is a family hotel kids are welcome nearly everywhere and we are very pleased as the furniture for them is not “funny” but in the same colonial look as for the grown ups – so everything fits in very well.
The tale of the “Dachsteinkönig” is kind of an orientation system within the hotel. Cockerel “Luki”, Dog “Lisl”, black bull “Toni” and the boy “Godei”, the heroes of the tale, are guiding through the hotel. It is a well figured out concept.
The split-levels and alcoves divide the huge restaurant area in comfortable parts so everyone can feel homely. In the well-appointed wine cellar you’ll find specialties from all over the world.

Around
Winter
- Ski lift and “Brumsi” ski-area for kids are across the street.
- The cross-country ski runs around the hotel are astonishing (50km).
- The hotel offers transfers to a toboggan run.
- Winter hiking tours
- The Dachstein massif is breathtaking
Summer
- Hiking to Mountain pastures
- Mountain biking
- Golf course

Conclusio
Very rarely you find a hotel where parents and children are hosted in a way that everybody is so satisfied. The owner Ernst Mayer and his team have created a concept that gratifies all your individual needs as a family in a high class way – wishes are fulfilled even before you have asked for.
Often the devil is in the detail but not here – every nut, bolt and screw is well elaborated so that your holiday will be unforgettable.







Kinderhotel Dachsteinkönig

The Dachsteinkönig Kinderhotel in Gosau – a holiday for the whole family

Rated “Four-Star Superior”, the Leading Family Hotel & Resort Dachsteinkönig in Gosau, Upper Austria, lies at the foot of the Dachstein and is a model for other Kinderhotels across Europe. The best Kinderhotels in Austria distinguish themselves by their outstanding family-friendly facilities and are recognised with 5 Kinderhotel Smileys.

All-inclusive family holiday: Everything under one roof. Just the way it should be.
An exciting programme of activities for the whole family every day – a family bowling alley at the hotel – family water play area in the swimming pool – a great range of excursions in the wonderful Salzkammergut – a stone’s throw from the nearest cable car (to the Dachstein West hiking and ski area) – culinary options to suit all tastes – special dishes for allergy sufferers, vegetarians and vegans – soft drinks available around the clock – wellness activities for adults and children

“A holiday can only be called a family holiday when there is something for both children and adults. This is something I firmly believe in and is what makes the Dachsteinkönig one of the best Kinderhotels in Austria.”

Ernst Mayer, hotel owner



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Samstag, 4. Februar 2017

Rancilio Silvia - Espresso Machine


After several years of enjoying ESE Espresso pads, which provided some quite good Espresso quality, we did a step forward and advanced to the Rancilio Silvia. A very well known espresso machine with a filter holder.

It comes in a great and modern design, and offers very good reliability for many years. Also spare parts are available in many places. Beside that it delivers awesome Espresso.

You have to make sure that you combine the machine with a high quality coffee grinder (e.g. Bezzera BB005, semi-automatic, designed for professional use). And you have to spend some time in the beginning to grind the exact amount of coffee (14.5 grams), and adjust the right level of grinding. Then you will extract about 40 ml of finest Espress liquid with an unbelievable Crema.

The machine also comes with the possibility to produce nice steam, and therefore enables you to prepare great Capuccinos or similar coffee beverages. Also energy will be saved as the machine will turn off automatically after 30 minutes. 

So... After spending some time with your new Espresso machine (and watching some helpful Video Tutorials in the web) you will be rewarded with a somewhat perfect Espresso. Taste for yourself, Junior Barista!! :-)


"Made for Espresso Lovers..."




Rancilio Silvia

Influenced by modern design, Silvia is perfect for any type of décor and offers totally professional levels of performance and reliability. Thanks to Silvia, you no longer have to choose between style and functionality or design and performance. Experience the pleasure of a perfect professional espresso.

Silvia is equipped with a special boiler wrapped in a foam thermal insulator with a high rate of heat absorption. A feature that enables a significant reduction of energy consumption when the machine is on. In addition, the internal parts of the coffee machine in contact with water do not release toxic substances and do not compromise the quality of the beverage in the cup. The aim is to maintain great reliability and thermal stability, main characteristics of the Rancilio Home Line from its beginning.

Pods & Caps. Silvia can be equipped with special adaptors and filter holders, studied for the use of various pods and caps available on the market (optional). These systems allow to preserve the freshness of ground coffee aroma and facilitate to obtain an espresso always perfect.

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Sonntag, 22. Mai 2016

Weingut Gager

Weingut Gager is one of the very well-known premium wine estates in the middle of Burgenland in Austria. They specialized on highest quality red wines, based on Blaufränkisch - but also other varieties, especially produced in Cuvees (blends).

Only the grapes fom the best located sites around are processed, in a region that is known for heavy and loamy soils. The family enlarged its wine estates in the last year, and has also built an impressive new house with great architecture. The also offer rooms to rent, so you can enjoy great design and great wine.


The wines have won lots of (international) trophies, and can be fully recommended. Taste for yourself! :-)







Cuvee Quattro
Zweigelt/Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon/Blaufränkisch, Barrique
Deep dark red color with black reflections; it has a smells of cherries and raspberries with beautiful wood- and chocolate tones. The wine is very juicy and powerful – there are beautiful cassis and berry shades with strong tannins. This brilliant blend is considered the flagship wine of winery Gager.

Cuvee Cablot
Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon
Dark purple with ruby red and black reflections; there are flavors of exotic spices, plums and nougat. Cherry fruit, cassis and dark berries dominate the taste of this powerful wine

Merlot
Deep purple with an opaque core; fine exotic wood spice flavors with fresh berries, cherries and tobacco; juicy, ripe fruits with a pleasant sweetness of extract and well integrated tannins; fine chocolate notes in a long finish






At the end of the 80s the first red-cuvées arises in Austria and our Quattro was one of the first. With the harvest from 1988 we created this wine and thus began his successful story.

Always remained true to our philosophy our Quattro has developed to our driving force and become our most known wine in Austria…

GAGER – 4 corners in a square
4 varieties, 4 colors, 4 squares

That´s the vision of its distinctive design, which since 1989 adorns the Quattro bottle. With its long tradition, history, and success – its label has now become our logo and trademark.


WEINGUT GAGER and Cuvée Quattro are inseparable now and in the future, and we promise that we will give our best every day to ensure it stays the way!


More Information >>>>>> Weingut Gager

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