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Edgar’s Blog: International Coffee Day

Coffee? Yes please it’s International Coffee Day!

Coffee is what some of you might drink on a daily basis. This Thursday and Saturday (29th September & 1st October)  it is International Coffee Day in a lot of countries. A good day to have a think about coffee. Although I love tea I don’t hate coffee. The opposite actually! I truly can enjoy a good cup of coffee. But hey, I’m a turtle. I don’t need coffee to get me going.

That said, a lot of people need coffee to function. Waking up, arriving at the office, after checking all the emails, before the first meeting, after the first meeting and so on. Do you really need all that cafeïne? I don’t think so. I think people just need a short break. Of course a bit of cafeïne will help you focus but some fresh air will so too. Don’t make yourself dependent on coffee, energy drink or even tea. With a little variation you can get back in control. You don’t have to be a true coffee or true tea drinker. Tea and coffee can go very well together!

Get inspired on International Coffee Day to enjoy a good quality cup of coffee. There lots of things to consider in the coffee. The origin of the coffee bean is one thing. Then there is the roasting proces, and then grinding. And then you just have coffee. Quality also depends on the machine, water and barista. From there you have endless choices. From a espresso, cappuccino, macchiato to frappuccinos.

Hopefully you can appreciate quality over quantity. Just like I do.


Cheers, Edgar

Earth Peace day

Edgar’s Blog: International Day of Peace

What is peace?

I think it’s the ultimate freedom that is obtained by a harmonious society without any violence. Peace is something we all would like. But for some this is more important then for others. Especially those who have seen a lot of violence will appreciate a peaceful environment the most. Today it’s international day of peace. And this day helps us to remember that peace isn’t something to be taken for granted. Just 75 years ago the whole world was in war… And still today there are wars, terrorist attacks and criminality.

But let’s keep a positive view on this topic because we are getting more peaceful every day. Nowadays we are connected with people all over the world. We like to explore new countries, new cultures and new people. This makes it easier to respect others and to be equal. It’s a blessing if you live your whole life in peace. And we all should strive for a peaceful world. In the end we are all stuck together on this planet and as one of my old friends always says – nobody gets out of here alive so let’s enjoy it peacefully while we can!

Cheers, Edgar

Japanese wooden box on black background

Edgar’s Blog: Positive thinking

Positive thinking sounds very logical. But is it?

We all want to show the world that we are doing very well. You share the good moments, good food and good parties all on your social media. So in a way we try to show everybody that we live our lives positively. But do we always think positively? Well I think we can do a lot better. If it’s raining people complain, if it’s warm people complain, if the traffic is bad people complain. Complaining is always a good opportunity for a conversation and that is sad. So it’s time for a change!

The famous Dutch soccer player Johan Crujff always said: ”Elk nadeel heb ze voordeel”. Meaning every disadvantage has an advantage. Why would we put focus on the negative if we can emphasize the positive. So today, what disadvantage will you turn into an advantage?

You want to know mine? This weather makes me feel hot and bothered but it gives me a chance to drink my delicious matcha kuchicha out of my lovely design tea bottle. This cold brew tea is a great alternative to a glass of alcohol. That makes me feel cool and cool!

End of the summer I only have 3 bottles left so if you want a set send me a mail quick.

Cheers Edgar

Tea with Edgar Cold brew tea. Positive thinking