One of the basic distinctions between different coffee beans is whether they belong to the Arabica or the Robusta species. The Robusta species is expected to get a lot more expensive very soon, as one of its main producers, Vietnam, is experiencing a rise in covid-19 cases. The impact of this outburst of the pandemic on coffee is mainly connected to the full lockdown of the Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon, where one of the biggest ports in the country is located. Since the city is in lockdown, even the ports are closed, so no coffee can be exported. The export of coffee worldwide is also impacted by a low supply of  transport containers and overall risingContinue Reading

On Tuesday August 31st, Czech meteorologists from the Czech Hydrometeorological Institute expect heavy rainfall to strike most of the country. Border regions with mountains are expected to receive the most rainfall, with as much as 90 litres per metre squared expected in Jizerské hory, Krkonoše, Jeseníky and Beskydy. This will more than likely elevate the levels of rivers which flow through these regions, so minor flooding could come throughout the day. Moreover, this rain is expected to impact all drivers heavily. Such volumes of water falling from the sky are expected to make most drainage systems overflow soon, so water will be present on the streets. Thus, all drivers should expect low visibility and high risks of aquaplaning, as moreContinue Reading

We are pleased to announce the formation of a new professional English-language theatre company in Prague called CLASSIC STAGE. CLASSIC STAGE will present live and virtual productions of the work of the great 19th and 20th century English-language playwrights, including Tony Award- , Pulitzer Prize- , and Olivier Award-winning plays. Their first production was a Zoom presentation in August, 2021 of Sir Noël Coward’s Blithe Spirit, which will be repeated on Wednesday, September 15th at 8:00 Central European time. The link to register and watch this free performance is They will be presenting Tennessee Williams’ Cat on a Hot Tin Roof live in a theatre and with dates to be announced this November, and they will follow this withContinue Reading

On Friday, at the Palmovka station of the yellow B line of the Prague metro, two foreigners violently attacked a Czech man passing by. Reportedly, they were after his money. The brutal attack was captured by cameras at the entrance to the underground transport, which helped the police quickly apprehend  both suspects. The beating included heavy hits with fists and kicks to the head, so the assailants could be facing up to ten years in prison. Furthermore, no judge is expected to be lenient, as one of the attackers also resisted arrest. The horrifying video has been posted on the internet by the Czech Police. Although the Czech Republic consistently ranks among the safest countries in the world on theContinue Reading

The Ice cream festival is one of the gems of Prague life & its culture! Usually, it takes place in the last week of August, symbolizing the last weekend of hot summer and the beginning of the beautiful and colorful autumn season. Discover the chilliest fest this week with us! Czech this out As you might guess from the name, the Ice Cream festival is devoted to people who love this chilly refreshment on a hot summer day. Interestingly, the fest has been in operation since 2015, and, so far, it is the largest festival of its kind in Central Europe!  We are so proud of the organizers and their success over the past six years: plenty of healthy andContinue Reading

The 47th annual rendition of the agricultural fair Země živitelka, loosely translated – Earth, the provider, has started in České Budějovice. After 2 years of absence, the biggest celebration of agriculture in the Czech Republic is back, and the whole event started with the reveal of the newly modernized pavilion Národní pavilion Z. This building cost the Exhibition Grounds of České Budějovice more than 135 million crowns, so it was only right to reveal it at the start of the Země živitelka fair, according to the chairman of the board of the company, Martin Karban. Guests are welcome to come enjoy the fair by inspecting farm equipment, sampling farm produce, or exploring agricultural life through conversations with farmers. Visitors onlyContinue Reading

The acquisition of the entertainment company JRC, which focuses on the sale of video-games, electronics and related memorabilia, is over. The company now officially belongs under the Smarty group, which also owns the e-shop, which sells electronics, and the authorized Apple Reseller iWant. The company JRC struggled a lot during the pandemic, as it lost a lot of money despite the fact that the gaming industry grew three-fold. To the former owner, Michal Šnobr, this marked the end of selling physical copies of games in physical shops, and he decided to pass the brand onto someone else. The Smarty group, conscious of the fact that selling games on CD’s will not make a profit anymore, has new big plansContinue Reading

The police task force of Hradec Králové arrested three foreign men suspected of several thefts. They are accused of stealing from camping tents, vehicles and cabins at numerous camping sites, recreational places and festivals all over the Czech republic. Their main objective was usually jewelry, money and electronic devices. Although the investigation is currently still in full swing, it has been confirmed that these three men are guilty of at least 25 theft crimes. Some of the thefts are even reopened cases that happened last summer. The investigators inform that these men tend to operate at night. They sneak up on the tourists and quietly take away their belongings. One night, while a man was sleeping in his tent, theyContinue Reading