Tempo English Weekly

Monday, December 04, 2017


“Coffee is a lot more than just a drink; it’s something happening.” - Gertrude Stein

A day, coffee, and a Sufi. In the harbor town of Al-Mukha, Yemen, the guru of the mystical fraternity Shadiliyah poured the black-colored drink for his students, to keep them awake during the night of chanting the praise of Allah.

Eight centuries ago, the teacher Abu Hassan Ali bin Umar adopted something the…

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Monday, February 12, 2018

The Malady of Papua

Young coconut shell was on the lunch menu of Fransisca Patatcot and her son on Saturday two weeks ago. Sitting next to each other on the wooden porch of the Santo Petrus Paulus Church, Pulau Tiga District, Asmat Regency, Papua, they snacked on the coconut shell. When the coconut shell was finished, she began eating the husk.