2007-10-31

Warung Tinggi

Every town in Java (and other Indonesian islands as well) has their own coffee brand. Koffie Aroma from Bandung, Kapal Api from Surabaya, etc, have their own reputation regionally (and in some cases: internationally). Jakarta, as the first site in Indonesia where coffee trees were planted, has its own classical brand: Warung Tinggi. The story began with a small food stall in Jakarta Kota (now […]

2007-07-01

Kapal Api

Go Soe Loet arrived at Java island around the beginning of 20th century from Fujian. Working as a trader, he saw that many people love to drink coffee. So he decided to commence a business in coffee, in 1927. To memorise how he came to Java, he chose ‘steam ship’ as his brand. Kapal Api. Keeping the price down so the people could afford it, […]

2007-06-27

Turning Coffee into Theorems

This one is taken from Chapter 92 of Mind Hacks, a book published by O’Reilly. PDF = oreilly.com/catalog/mindhks/chapter/hack92.pdf After you’ve drunk a cup of tea or coffee, the caffeine diffuses around your body, taking less than 20 minutes to reach every cell, every fluid (yes, every fluid) of which you’re made. Pretty soon the neurotransmitter messenger systems of the brain are affected too. We know […]

2007-04-08

Kopi Jawa

Sebelum mulai dengan Java, kita mulai lagi dengan sejarah kopi. Terdapat sebuah versi lain sejarah kopi yang tidak melibatkan domba. Masih dari Ethiopia, kisah ini hanya dimulai dari Ali al-Shadili yang gemar meminum sari biji kopi untuk membuatnya tetap terjaga demi menjalankan shalat malam. Tak lama, kopi menjadi komoditas yang diekspor ke Eropa, terutama dari daerah Kaffa di Ethiopia. Orang Eropa menamainya mocha. Bijinya tidak […]

2003-07-10

RFC 2324

Ada keterkaitan erat antara networker dan kopi. Maka, pada tanggal 1 April 1998, diterbitkanlah RFC 2324, tentang HTCPCP versi 1, dengan kepanjangan Hyper Text Coffee Pot Control Protocol. HTCPCP diturunkan dari HTTP, dengan tambahan beberapa metode baru, field baru pada header, dan return code yang baru. Server HTCPCP diacu dengan prefiks coffee:. namun karena kopi sudah terdistribusi ke seluruh dunia sebelum standar ini diajukan, maka […]