Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Stuff-I-Like: #1 Coffee

Coffee, unlike life itself, should be taken very seriously. A good cup of coffee is like sex, magic and love. It’s a feeling one can’t really define.
(Source)

In my opinion, the only reason coffee hasn't seen as widespread regulation or taboo as alcohol or tobacco is because caffeine is far more addictive and loved than nicotine/ alcohol. I love coffee, but would defer from making this a forum for discussing its positive/ negative health effects. Because, frankly now, which true coffee lover really gives a damn! I am an insomniac all by myself anyway; I don't NEED caffeine for that. And drinking coffee because it reduces the risk of colon cancer, is like getting down to it solely to boost immunity.


What person of substance wouldn't love Coffee... the smell, the taste, the look, and also, the culture - the cafe culture. The filter coffee, the latte, the au lait, the Irish brew, the one from the anals of South-East Asia (no spelling mistakes there), the frappe, the liqueur, the frappuccino... and above all muggle brews, the BLACK ! Oh how I missed it, my only regret of living in this backwater town full of chaiwallahs, who not only kill the taste of coffee, but follow it up dark alleys, beat it up and rifle through its pockets (Thankfully, we have a Cafe Coffee Day outlet now, which works OK to my needs). So many would just call it a beverage, putting in obscene quantities of milk and sugar to take away the "bitterness". But then there are those who believe it should be respected and revered for its own sake...

Everybody should believe in something. I believe I'll have another coffee.

Peace...

8 comments:

Abhilash said...

Hmmm... Do I see a connection with Stuff White People Like

Shrey said...

Well, I had to come up with a list of stuff I like, and when I asked people who knew me what goes first, it was Coffee, unanimously. Perhaps they too, were inspired to say so due to Stuff White People Like, but my love for coffee is not a big secret. Rest assured, I am not a big fan of "Religions my parents don't belong to" or "Threatening to move to Canada"...

bibhash jha said...

I think coffee , besides its refreshing nature . has got something which creates a bond among us .. a coffee bond .. we hang out with friends and enjoy coffee together . Have discussions while coffee . Its a socializing element .

Ashish said...

I can guess...it's the effect of "A lot can happen over a cup of coffee"...

and a lot did happen, finally Shrey updated his blog :)

I'm not that coffee snob so so it is just a source of caffeine to be a night owl ;)

Ronnie Felix said...

Whh . thanks for the nice post,
let's forget everything ,

Just love coffeeeee

Apoyando said...

Just the way Alcohol and smoke lovers don't give a damn ;)

ramesh said...

i have never had sex or done magic or loved (except family, but i guess he did not mean that) .. but when i ever experience one of those i will see ..

Somnath Meher said...

YoYo next? :)