why geo-coffee?


geoscience is the most exciting subject i can imagine. to investigate the world we live in, how everything is connected and belongs together makes it a very wide ranged subject. finally it is a good combination with my passion photography.

i'll try to keep the beauty of my subject, the earth, in some photographs. some of them i present on this homepage. therefore geography, geology and botany are one of the best combinations i can imagine.

coffee itself is essential at various times of day.

and finally what do you want more than a cup of coffee from fresh grounded coffee beans, sitting with friends and enjoying life.

another reason is that i wanted my own domain especially because of my email address: markus@geo-coffee.net! (and a word in your ear: if you come to our geographic institut or know me in a better way, you will know the reason for the expression 'geo-coffee'!).


etymology: latin geographia, from greek geographia, from geographein to describe the earth's surface, from geo- + graphein to write. 15th century

science of the earth's surface, which describes and analyzes the spatial variations in physical, biological, and human phenomena that occur on the surface of the globe and treats their interrelationships and their significant regional patterns.

once associated entirely with mapping and the exploration of the earth, the field today is wide-ranging, and geographers use a variety of methods and techniques drawn from numerous disciplines. subfields of geography include physical, human, and regional geography, which may range in scale from worldwide to a continent, a country, or a city.


etymology: new latin geologia, from ge- + -logia -logy. 1735

scientific study of the earth, including its composition, structure, physical properties, and history.


etymology: italian & turkish; italian caffè, from turkish kahve, from arabic qahwa. 1598

tropical evergreen shrub of the genus coffea, in the madder family, or its seeds, called beans; also the beverage made by brewing the roasted and ground beans with water.

two of the 25 or more species, c. arabica and c. canephora, supply almost all the world's coffee. arabica coffee is considered to brew a more flavourful and aromatic beverage than robusta, the main variety of c. canephora. arabicas are grown in central and south america, the caribbean, and indonesia, robustas mainly in africa. the shrub bears bouquets of small white flowers with a jasminelike fragrance. the fruit, 0.5–0.75 in. (13–19 mm) long and red when mature, is called a cherry. coffee contains large amounts of caffeine, the effects of which have always been an important element in the drink's popularity. coffee drinking began in 15th-century arabia. it reached europe by the mid 17th century and immediately became hugely popular. coffee is now consumed by about one-third of the world's population.