I looked up Coffee on google. Just what is Coffee?
Let’s see what came up.
Coffee – A beverage made by percolation, infusion, or decoration from the roasted and ground seeds of a coffee plant(merriamwebster.com)
Alright, that’s the definition.
But the amazing thing is that coffee is what you want it to be.
The beauty of it
It can be something which you make every morning. Perhaps a luxury item for a special occasion. It can also be a place, time, memory or whatever you perceive it to be.
In my case, coffee is a time of its own which slots into my daily schedule. It’s something that’s always there and allows me to take a deep breath and relax in this fast-paced world that surrounds me.
Coffee brings me joy, providing me with room to interact and spend time with the people I love. Not only that, I get to acquaint myself with strangers; sometimes I end up becoming very good friends with them.
This not only represents the fulfilling time I get to spend with people but also the adventure.
The adventure? Like exploring?
Yes, the adventure to explore new flavors, fragrances, sweetness, bitterness and fruity notes of coffee. I can imagine myself pouring hot water into a coffee dripper filled with freshly ground coffee. The beans should be four days old after roasting (well….. that’s how I like it).
The best part is that I get to play some classical or jazz music to add another dimension to my idea or perception of coffee. Nothing makes the experience so much more worthwhile than listening to some very laid back music and bringing time to a halt.
Sometimes we may get a little too concerned with the definition of coffee and the various talking points that accompany it. The varieties; the roasts; the extraction methods… Such things.
In the end, coffee is what you want it to be. Create your own idea and indulge in it.