How does one start writing about the single most popular stress buster in the world…? (The others just follow ok, now read the blog) 🙂 The only partner who has been in my highs and lows… The only guy ( well, I think coffee is a person too… but then it can be a guy or a girl depending on ur mood swings…;) ) who has seen all the emotions of mine and still chose to remain calm and patient.. The BEST listener in the whole world… You can talk for hours and he will still remain quiet… BUT yes, you talk a lot and chances are he might ‘turn cold’ as well..! 😉
The perfect start to any day….!! One cup of this and you see the magic happening from within..!! What is about him that is so addictive..? What is it about him that one can never get enough of? What is it about him that makes one want more and more…? What is it about him that makes the world go high…?
SO technically, YES, there is the caffeine and also slightly acidic in nature…!! But it’s a mix of many things… The Aroma… The Flavor… The Color…and YES the Taste…!! Ah… the TASTE!!
Coffee is by far the BEST drink (I see all the guys reading this shouting BEER BEER….) but then. Sorry mates, nothing beats a hot Cuppa…!!!
Whether you sip a cup sitting on those well-polished wooden chairs in a five star hotel, whether you sing away to Sting /Akon and enjoy your Cuppa in a coffee shop or you simply slurrrrrp it up in a road side nayar shop…Coffee tastes good everywhere!! It is a poor man’s drink of ecstasy…! You get it for five and five hundred…!
Those times when you have had a bad day at work…. Come home and sip that coffee and everything becomes normal again… The times when you had a fight with a best friend, meeting over a cup of coffee solves almost everything… An argument with the husband…? Make him a cup of filter coffee and you are golden…! The times when everything seems to go the wrong way, when the whole world seems shrinking, one cup of coffee solves everything (but YES, with some Illayaraja to the ears… I can’t write a blog about stress busters and not have IIlayaraja mentioned in it)….
Today coffee has traveled across the borders… One can see Brazilian, Caribbean and Colombian coffees off the shelves in the Indian malls today… Every street today has coffee shops… It is become a meeting point for a casual chat with friends, for shortlisting the potential life partner and even business meetings…Coffee clicks for everyone!!! 🙂
But for me, the love for the filter Kaapi never seems to fade… You can blame me for being a Tambram for that, but then yeah, I mean, what’s wrong in sticking to the basics?!? 🙂
The entire process is enriching….You take that dark brown dusts of paradise and fill it up in the filter, and pour boiling water to it and wait for the small beads of brown beauty to fall into the vessel and then smell the aroma of the pure decoction filling up the walls… Heat some milk and mix the decoction to it and give it a shake and to top it all, add some decoction on the top… smell the whiff of the steam coming from the cup and then take that sip… AH!!!!! B L I S S…!!
So next time when you have a coffee, whether at home, work, cafeteria, coffee shop, lounge, road side, on the go or a five star hotel.. Always remember to smell it first, take in the aroma… and take the first sip and relish the taste.. Give time for coffee, it’s not a drink to hurry!!! Give the coffee, the love he deserves for he gives us much more in return!!
Time for my coffee break, gotta go!! Bye bye! 😉