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Are you really drinking a real fine coffee? 您真的正在喝一杯真正的好咖啡吗?

With my passion and love about coffee, I am attending a coffee Barista training workshop at the Canadian Barista & Coffee Academy. I am trained through a number of educational programs in the art of coffee preparation excellence. 怀着我对咖啡的热爱和钟情,我在加拿大咖啡师学院参加了咖啡师培训工坊。经过一系列学习项目,我在咖啡调制艺术领域有了长足的进步。 _DSC8732 Rafal1 Through this education, I have been informed so much about coffee and have gained professional knowledge. With this knowledge, I am able to really distinguish fine coffee and able to understand the difference between all of beans and making process. As well, I start to become fastidious to discern and judge a coffee. I can not help asking whether so many people are really drinking real fine coffees? 通过学习,我对咖啡有了更深入的了解,并且获得了很多专业知识。这些知识帮助我能确实分辨出好咖啡,并甄别出各种咖啡豆和制作过程的区别。同时,我开始变得挑剔讲究起来,开始辨别和判断是否真的是一杯好咖啡。我不禁会问是否真的那么多人在喝着真正的优质咖啡呢? _DSC7659 _DSC8743 First of all, here are some knowledge I would like to share. 首先,有些信息需要先和你们分享。 The Four M’s in Italian; -La Macchina (The Machine) -LI Macinadosatore (The grinder) -La Miscela (The blend) -La Mano (The person) 影响咖啡的四个意大利语的M: -La Macchina (咖啡机) -LI Macinadosatore (研磨机) -La Miscela (混合) -La Mano (咖啡师) Espresso+Machine The first espresso machine was built and patented in 1884 by Angelo Moriondo of Turin, Italy. No wander Italy plays a big influence in the coffee industry. 第一杯意式黑浓咖啡制造机由意大利都灵人Angelo Moriondo在1884年发明并申请了专利。难怪意大利在咖啡产业享有很大的影响力。 z16149965Q At first, having a proper coffee grinder is almost extremely important. If you don’t, you may waste high quality coffee beans and not have the specific ground that is your preferred brewing method. From coarse, medium, fine, extra fine, or Turkish, the more super fine grounders are, the best possible coffee will be brewed perfectly. From then on, You need to invest a burr grinder replace a blade grinder that unable to grind coffee finely. 第一,有一台合适的咖啡研磨机真的是至关紧要的重要。倘若您缺了这样一台正确高效的研磨机,您很有可能会白白浪费了很多高品质的咖啡豆,而且也达不到完美准确的各种烹煮咖啡所要求的研磨程度。从粗粒、细腻、精细或土耳其式,咖啡豆被研磨得越是精细,煮出来的咖啡就越完美。因此,您需要投资一台好的磨盘式研磨机,来替代那个不能尽善尽美研磨出好咖啡粉的磨刀式咖啡机。 _DSC8724 Burr-vs-Blade 1234 Coffee blend also is important. Blended coffee is means that there are two or more coffee varieties that are blended together. You can blend coffees from the same region or from completely different region. They can be blended Pre-Roast, meaning they are blended and then roasted; or they are post roasted, meaning the coffee is roasted and then blended. When coffee is not blended, it is called “Single Origin”. 咖啡的混合也很重要。混合咖啡意味着咖啡里用到了两种或两种以上的咖啡品种。您可以把产自同一区域的咖啡混合,也可以用来自全然不同产地的咖啡相互混合;它们可以在烘焙前就混合在一起,也可以在烘培后再混合。不进行混合的咖啡被称为“单品咖啡”。 _DSC8634 _DSC9935-副本 col11-3110049878-O And the final step of making the perfect coffee is you. Having more knowledge, proper equipment, and passion, you will be able to appreciate coffee so much more. That will make you the perfect coffee drinker enjoying a real perfect coffee. 最后当然是您自己了!制作出一杯完美咖啡的最后一步就只差您了。掌握了更全面的知识,选用最合适高级的咖啡器具,加上您对咖啡的热情,您一定会更好地品鉴咖啡,成为一名出色的咖啡品尝家来享受一杯真正完美的香浓咖啡。 angela-signature

So fond of coffee 如此钟爱咖啡

No matter what the season, having a cup of coffee have been my favourite thing to do everyday. It warms me up and fills me with energy. I am so fond of coffee. I don’t think it is just a drink but it has little bit of magic in it! 无论什么季节,有一杯咖啡一直是我每天最喜欢的事,它温暖我,让我充满能量。我是如此的喜欢咖啡,我不认为它只是一种饮料,它有着让人着迷的点点魔力! dvLT1jisjcOrUuojiE2ByZbeHibQLmcoXG-fnxGDmqY,UsxUT1uvuLuPtmS4eV7HMRvIjyGwpIK7Fb3d0jjQLew,8LNl1av6L2wAulK2zzZz7G2OQTxKld1oqJO5N8F-HmY coffee 01 _DSC9928-副本 In 850 A.D., an Ethiopian herdsman named Kaldi observed his goat, frolicking in happiness. He saw that the goat was chewing on the red berries and it let out an exuberant “Bahh!”. This is the story about how coffee cherry was discovered. 在公元850年,一个名为Kaldi的埃塞俄比亚牧民有一天发现自己的山羊时,他看到了当时的山羊嬉戏兴奋无比,正在啃食一种红色的浆果,并不停地发出旺盛的Bahh!”叫声。这就是一个关于咖啡樱桃浆果如何被发现的故事。 coffee 02 coffee 03 What we call coffee bean is the seed of the coffee cherry and that is used to make coffee. The pit inside of the red or purple coffee cherry goes through a process of wash, dry, sort, and roast to make the coffee we know. 我们所说的咖啡豆,其实是咖啡樱桃的种子,就是来用于制作咖啡的。然后红色或紫色咖啡樱桃内的种子经过洗涤,干燥,整理,烘烤的过程,就制造成了我们如今知道使用的咖啡。 coffee 04 coffee 05 75-80% of the world’s coffee is produced in Arabica and the remaining 20% in Robusta. The finest quality coffee bean originates from Arabica, the highlands of Ethiopia. Robust has its origins in the central and western sub-Saharan Africa and has almost double the amount of caffeine with a distinctive earthy flavour. It also has more antioxidants than arabica coffee. Robusta is a sturdy species of coffee bean with higher acidity and bitterness and is primarily used for espresso. 世界75-80%的咖啡产于阿拉比卡,剩余的20%产于罗布斯塔。最优质的咖啡豆就起源于阿拉比卡,那是埃塞俄比亚的高地。也许很多人不清楚另外一种罗布斯塔的咖啡吧,它起源在非洲中部和西部,撒哈拉以南地区,这个地区的咖啡豆有着很浓的咖啡因,几乎是其他咖啡的近一倍,并带有鲜明的泥土气息。罗布斯塔的咖啡比阿拉比卡咖啡有更高的抗氧化剂。罗布斯塔的咖啡豆是一个很稳定的咖啡豆,它含有较高的酸度和苦味,主要用于最基本也最纯正的黑浓咖啡。 _DSC8725 coffee 07 coffee 06 DSC_7541-3110059223-O I am so fond of coffee! Finding out about coffee, enjoying fine coffee, smelling coffee…all of these activities bring me joy. And there is nothing more enjoyable than to converse with friends over coffee.  Are you really drinking a proper fine coffee? Please follow me for next exciting and inspired voyage that is coffee! 我是那么喜爱着咖啡!懂咖啡,喝好咖啡,闻咖啡香味......所有这些都会带给我无尽的快乐。而和朋友一起喝喝咖啡,谈谈笑笑,更是乐趣无穷。你真的喝了纯正的好咖啡吗?请跟随我一起启程下一个令人兴奋和灵动的咖啡之旅吧! angela-signature

The charm of tidying up and simplicity 理清及简化的无穷魔力

In my summer reading, “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up”, gave me key important inspirations: To declutter, to change and then to be joyful. 这个夏天我读到的“改变人生的整理秘笈”给我很多发人深省的启迪:断舍离,因改变而喜悦。 Simplicity tct_64 I learned when you or your home is gloomy and sad, it is the time to throw away things that are no longer needed and to reorganize and make changes and to embrace the new joy whatever for household chores or inspired minds.  There’s a great charm in tidying up and enjoyment and calmness it brings. 当您感到闷闷不乐,家里看上去阴暗杂乱,或许心里也悲伤的时候,那就应该是时候了,整理一下那些不再需要的东西或心绪,将它们统统清理或作出改变,敞开胸怀迎接那些新喜事物或收获新的心灵启迪。清理家什或清醒自己,总能带来巨大的魔力,您能从中体会到安神静心,自得其乐。 6hPGRYOmELM6VUvO8D_ddjC28VKn2P7uXNL67u9SEH0 col19-2965538587-O As well, I enjoy things that are simple and pure including coffee. There are so many different types of coffee maker but for me, I love the classic French press. 其实我喜欢那些纯简的事物,譬如咖啡。冲泡咖啡有多种多样的粹取器具,而我唯独钟爱法式压榨冲泡法。 05 A French press, also known as a press pot, coffee press, etc, is a simple coffee-brewing device patented by Attillio Calimani in 1929. Many coffee lovers find that the French press gives a wider range of flavours. This is due to the fact that there is no paper filter so coffee loses fewer oils. The French press coffee maker keeps the best nature and rich flavor of coffee itself and tends to brew a lot stronger than drip coffee makers. 法压,也叫压滤壶、咖啡压壶等等,是一种简单的咖啡烹煮器皿,于1929年由Attillio Calimani发明专利。许多咖啡爱好者都公认法压能最好地保留咖啡繁馥的香气。因为咖啡壶没有滤纸,所以咖啡能尽少地流失油分。法压制作的咖啡能最好地保持咖啡本身自然浓郁的味道,要比滴滤咖啡壶烹煮出的口味更为醇厚。 french press I love the first flag store of Starbucks in Seattle and it reveals the beauty of simplicity. I selected one set of French coffee maker and clever coffee dripper. 我喜欢西雅图星巴克的第一家旗舰店,店里就很好地呈现了简单之美。我在那里挑了一套非常纯粹和简单的法压器具和咖啡滤器。 03 01 DSC00220 R8av7dngIIpDYgG35bP0JKz51_v0pT3CKQaIh3FjyEA,Jc4De-6TfS4FicVyTCzi8UqZNm793Z3Q0a2XdA_X1lg The simplicity clears my thoughts and calms me down and encourages me to meet any challenges. Life is more beautiful with simplicity. 简单质朴的东西能让我理清杂绪,心态平和,迎接新的挑战。生活因简而美。 angela-signature2-a-moved-out
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Delicious Lab 美味实验室

Have you ever gone to a lab where its filled with mouth watering sweets and desserts instead of laboratory instruments and syringes? Ice Cream lab in Beverly Hills, LA was an amazing place of imagination and deliciousness. 您有没有去到过这样的实验室,那里充斥的不是各种器械和注射器,而是各种让人垂涎欲滴的糖果和甜点?坐落在洛杉矶比弗利山冰激凌实验室就是这样一个兼具天马行空和可口美味的奇妙地方。 GWdz54djXrLZYgVAuXvuDadviwNWN3yvEuFfc2ZXMec sPOBhOmo5UQr9ZWuvX586qIfpIBbbFhP6o48V32zzXg As the name suggests, this lab makes eating ice cream a fun experiment and experience. At ice cream lab, they have a unique way to freeze and make the creamiest made to order liquid nitrogen ice cream. 正如名字告诉您的一样,这个实验室可是制造冰激凌,让品尝冰激凌成为一种有趣的实验和体验。在冰激凌实验室,他们有一种独家方法冷却原料,从而制作出奶味浓郁的液态氮气式冰激凌。 Cream lab 02 za7tprvQonj5sQb2Ki0-mYo4Xkol7joZwhRhT-oeX7A Ice Cream Lab’s idea revolves around the molecular gastronomy cooking concept, utilizing liquid nitrogen as the style of preparation to instantly freeze different natural ingredients and turn it into ice cream, otherwise known as “Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream” 冰激凌实验室的想法是伴随分子美食烹饪的理念发展而来的,他们使用液态氮气即刻冷冻的方法,来迅速冷冻各种天然原料,使之成为冰激凌,因此而得名“液氮式冰激凌”。 p5EFTNASgLYQSD5ww1OE3cpvVrB8asKI_LnDTItqoDQ Cream lab 03 Ice Cream Lab’s ice creams are notably more flavourful than typical manufactured ice cream. Since natural ingredients are used to make the ice cream, there is no need for artificial coloring or preservatives that are used in other ice creams. 冰激凌实验室出品的冰激凌相较于传统冰激凌而言,以其口味馥郁纯正而闻名。因为采用全天然原料,所以无需使用其他冰激凌中常见的人工色素和防腐剂。 FgVNqbTIIP8jeKql3bEkKE11iD20HbLIctYE1LG9vB8 Cream lab 04 Just like Ice Cream Lab, California is a state of fun, exciting, and innovative lifestyle. California's sunshine, California's fascination, California's life are all waiting for you. 正如冰激凌实验室,加利福尼亚就是这么一个生活中充满趣味、欣喜和革新的美丽之州。加州的阳光、加州的魅力,加州的生活, 就在那里热情而奔放地等待着每个喜爱她的人。 Cream lab 05 IMG_1655 IMG_0637 It is where everything is an experience. Are you ready to have your own experience in amazing California? 在这里每一件事物都变成一种经历的过程。您准备好在迷人的加州开始您的体验了吗? angela-signature2-a-moved-out

My cafe passion in Vancouver 情迷温哥华咖啡馆

Hanging out in cafes is one of my passions that always remind me of how beautiful life is. I feel spoiled and blessed by every cup of coffee wherever I am in the world. As I drink coffee, I taste little bit of heaven with every sip. 到咖啡馆里坐坐的悠闲时光总能勾起我对美好生活的热情。无论身在何处,只要一杯咖啡,我就感受到呵护备至。当我品尝咖啡时,每一口香醇都让我感受到极尽美好的至爱滋味。 Cafe 03 Living in Vancouver for many years, I am surrounded by abundance of coffee. One of my favourite places is Beaucoup, a cute little café with the best croissants. 在温哥华居住了多年,我发现身边总少不了咖啡香的盈绕。其中我最喜欢的喝咖啡去处之一就是Beaucoup,这家颇具法国风情的可爱的小小咖啡馆,居然让我品尝到了最好的可颂面包。 IMG_2681 IMG_2686 Another amazing place is Revolver in Gastown. Started out in 2011 by amazing family, it is the best café in Vancouver. 还有一家叫Revolver 坐落在Gastown。2011年由一个非凡的家庭组建起来,也算得上温哥华最好的咖啡馆。 Cafe 04 twomythos l1008300 Recently I came across another beautiful café in Yaletown, Small Victory. They have amazing baked goods and great tea selection, even Macha that has been imported directly from Japan. 最近,我在Yaletown推门而入一家赏心悦目的咖啡馆Small Victory。他们自制的烘焙品让人惊喜,此外还有系列绿茶可以选择。甚至还从日本直接进口了抹茶。 Yaletown-cool Photo-2015-01-25-13-40-35 banner-2 If you are heading out to have coffee and brunch or meet with girlfriends, I would recommend Belcafe in Hotel Georgia. It is the perfect place for great conversations and cup of coffee. 如果您正要出门喝咖啡吃早午餐,抑或和女友照面,我会推荐您Georgia酒店的Belcafe。那里是伴着咖啡说说话的不错地方。 Cafe 07 Cafe 02 Explore Vancouver and enjoy a cup of heaven. 探索温哥华,咖啡齿间留香的美好尽在那一刻。 angela-signature2-a-moved-out

TCT Recipe: Kale & BC Smoked Salmon Salad – by Chef Robin Kort 茶非茶菜谱:BC熏三文鱼甘蓝沙拉 – 厨师Robin Kort制

My friend Chef Robin Kort always emphasizes “Eat Local” - to use as much locally-grown and locally-sourced food as possible. Locally grown food is better for your health, better for the environment and it supports your local food producers. In fact, Vancouver has always been at the vanguard of the local food movement. 我的朋友厨师Robin Kort一直很强调“食在本土”的概念 – 即尽可能地使用在本地生长或以本地为源头的食材。这样的食物不仅对您的健康益处多多,对我们的环境也大有好处,还能帮助到我们当地的食品供应商。事实上,温哥华始终是这一倡议行动中的先行者。 TCT party BC salmon salad 03 TCT party BC salmon salad 10 One of the dishes Chef Robin Kort prepared for us at our holiday party demonstrated the use of local products and ingredients. Robin厨师在节日派对中为我们准备的众多菜肴中的一道,就很好地体现了使用本地产物的理念。 TCT party BC salmon salad 06 TCT party BC salmon salad 01 Kale & BC Smoked Salmon Salad Serves 6 as a side dish BC熏三文鱼甘蓝沙拉 6份一道可做配菜 Ingredients: 1 bunch Kale 1 red pepper, diced 8 oz smoked salmon 2 ears fresh corn 1/2 tsp smoked paprika pinch cayenne salt 1 Tbs lemon 1 Tbs walnut oil 原料: 1颗甘蓝 1只红椒,切丁 8盎司熏三文鱼 两瓣新鲜玉米 1/2茶匙烟熏红辣椒粉 盐 1茶匙辣椒粉 1茶匙核桃油 TCT party BC salmon salad 04 TCT party BC salmon salad 05 TCT party BC salmon salad 02 Directions: Boil the corn for 5 minutes and then slice it off the cob (set aside). Destem the kale (remove the leaf from the hard stem). Steam the kale until bright green (2 min). Run it under cold water to stop the browning. Slice it into bite sized pieces and then toss the rest of the ingredients including the corn into the kale except the salmon. Serve the salad and place the salmon on top. 步骤: 将玉米水煮5分钟后剥落(放置待用)。羽衣甘蓝去茎(从较硬的根茎上把叶子摘下),微蒸甘蓝至亮绿色(2分钟)。过一下冷水防止色泽泛沉。切成方便食用的大小,随后将其余包括玉米的食材倒入甘蓝叶中拌匀,注意不要放入三文鱼。沙拉装盘,最后将三文鱼置于顶部。 TCT party BC salmon salad 08 TCT party BC salmon salad 07 Bon appétit 祝您胃口大开 angela-signature2-a-moved-out

TCT Recipe – BC Dungeness Crab Cakes: by Chef Robin Kort茶非茶菜谱:BC当地珍宝蟹蟹饼

One of the highlights of our TCT first annual Christmas party of Visas is to have well-known exclusive Chef Robin Kort to demonstrate and prep her divine dishes in front of our clients. 汇加与 茶非茶首次年度圣诞派对 其中的精华在于我们特请了知名的厨师Robin Kort 现场为我们制作她精心准备的各道美食。 Crab cake image 02 Crab cake image 05 Crab cake image 09 She emphasizes the use of local products and ingredients. One of the crowd favorites is the BC Dungeness Crab Cakes!!! Chef Robin makes it simple, fun and delicious. 她非常注重食物选取当地原材料。其中一款深受大家欢迎的菜肴“BC省珍宝蟹蟹饼”,就非常简单、有趣和美味。 Crab cake image 03 Crab cake image 08 Crab cake image 10 After the event, we received lots of the requests for the Crab Cake recipe and Chef Robin was kind enough to share it with us. 派对过后,大家纷纷现场定单这款美味佳肴, 厨师ROBIN 欣然接受,和大家一起分享美食。 BC Dungeness Crab Cakes: by Chef Robin Kort BC 省当地珍宝蟹蟹饼: 厨师Robin Kort编制 Ingredients原材料: 600 grams crab meat / 600克珍宝蟹蟹肉 7 mashed yellow potatoes / 7个黄土豆泥 1 cup fresh corn / 1杯新鲜玉米 pinch cayenne (make them as spicy as you like ) / 一些cayenne辣椒粉(随个人喜好随意添加) 1 clove garlic-minced / 1瓣大蒜切碎 2 Tbs fresh coriander or parsley chop fine / 2汤匙新鲜的香菜或百叶香剁碎 2 sprigs of green onion chop fine / 2小枝葱花剁细 1 lemon zested ( just the peel ) / 1个柠檬表皮黄色部分磨皮 1 tsp lemon juice / 1汤匙柠檬汁 1 egg / 1个鸡蛋 1 Tbs olive oil / 1汤匙橄榄油 Salt to taste / 少许盐 1/2 cup Semolina flour to dust crab cakes with before frying Peanut oil for frying / 半杯小麦粉,用于先粘一下蟹饼,然后再用花生油煎炸 Crab cake image 01 Mix all ingredients together well and form into golf ball sized rounds and press slightly flat. Spoon semolina flour onto a plate and coat the cakes in the flour. 把所有原材料混合在一起搅拌均匀,然后用手捏成一个高尔夫球大小的肉球,再轻轻压扁。 轻轻在盘子里撒上小麦粉,裹在蟹饼外面。 Crab cake image 07 Heat peanut oil in a frying pan till very hot but not smoking. Fry the cakes for 2 minutes a side. 煎盘里预热花生油,直到烫但不要冒烟。放入蟹饼煎炸,一面煎2分钟。 Crab cake image 04 Serve with an aioli or mayonnaise, a sprig of cilantro and a squeeze of lemon. 最后配以蒜泥蛋黄酱或蛋黄酱,少许香菜和柠檬汁佐餐。 Bon appétit 祝您胃口好! angela-signature2-a-moved-out

French Pastry in New York 纽约的法式西饼店

I have a weakness for French Pastry! 我对法式西点毫无抵抗能力! The French have turned dessert into a real art form and it's such a delight to explore. 法国人真正把甜品做成了一门艺术,让发现的过程都充满了乐趣。 french-pastry-in-new-york-laduree-infront-of-window My daughter loves macaroons! They are so pretty, aren't they? I think its such a lovely thing to serve to my family and to guests. 我女儿很喜欢马卡龙!它们漂亮极了,不是么?这样的东西拿来招待家人和宾客再精美不过了! french-pastry-in-new-york-laduree-outside french-pastry-in-new-york-laduree-waiting-in-line-up french-pastry-in-new-york-laduree-paying Laduree Paris in New York had a beautiful display of macaroons. I was in heaven! 来自巴黎的拉杜丽甜品店开到了纽约,这里陈列的各色马卡龙赏心悦目。对我来说就像步入了天堂! french-pastry-in-new-york-laduree-outside-showing-what-angela-bi-bought Do you have a favourite french pastry? 您有什么喜欢的法式西点? Tell me which one in the comments below! 在下面的评论中告诉我吧。 Wishing you the most delicious discoveries! 愿您有美味的发现! angela-signature2-a-moved-out

Happy International Women’s Day! 国际妇女节快乐!

March 8th is International Women's Day, and what a great excuse to get together with a friend and treat ourselves a little. 每年三月八日的国际妇女节,都给了我们女性朋友们一个和闺蜜小聚、好好犒赏自己一番的理由。 col8-3110049807-O col6-3110049798-O col5-3110049794-O I hope women all over the world can share a sisterhood moment today. 祝全天下的妇女同胞们都能在今天拥有分享属于姐妹情谊的时光。 col7-3110049817-O Wishing you the best discoveries, and a day of celebrating how great you are! 也愿您有很棒的发现,欢度为自己而骄傲的一天! angela-signature2-a-moved-out