Sunday, October 20, 2013

Coffee


I’m going to tell you today why coffee now holds a special place in my heart.

First of all, I’m not a huge coffee drinker. I always order the same thing if I go to a coffee shop – a café latte, but hardly ever do I have a strong craving for coffee, or have to constantly run into Starbucks for a coffee fix.

But now, coffee holds new meaning for me.

My boyfriend is here visiting, and along with him he brought a Moka Pot!

In case you don’t know what that is , you can check it out here.

To get to the point of the story – I woke up one morning and the smell of coffee wafting in the room greeted me. I blearily opened my eyes, and I saw him standing in front of me holding a cup of coffee. He set it down the night stand, and gestured at me to drink.

And so I sipped. I’m not a coffee connoisseur, I cannot describe coffee eloquently or beautifully to you. All I know is that the taste of it – it was an in between of a medium to full bodied coffee, awoke me. I think for the first time, the whole experience of coffee became a very different one for me.

First, the smell of it. The aroma that reaches you first, gently tantalizing your senses, teasing softly. You look into the cup, and you see perfectly black coffee, looking innocent enough in its white cup, but with a promise of something more to come. Then, you taste it. You tentatively sip it – the hot liquid burns against your lips, your tongue, and the first flavours of the coffee reach you. It’s bitter, it’s sweet, it’s alive. And after your first sip, the lingering aftertaste in the coffee stays in your mouth, it is a gentle, sweet reminder of the magic in coffee.

Maybe the reason this coffee experience is so different for me is because I’m having it at home, and not at a commercialized joint. Maybe because it was actually brewed in a Moka Pot, instead of the normal 3-in-1 coffee I always drink. Maybe, and most likely, because a loved one is making a nice cup of coffee for me, and not only does that cup of coffee taste good, but it makes me feel good.

It’s become a little more than just a cup of coffee, it’s a little cup of happiness for me, right here, right now.


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