Urgh

The downside of being a procaffeinator (found that word through a Grammarly tweet) is that to get that early cup of coffee from a restaurant or cafe when all you have done is just woke up and realized that the house is all packed up and you can’t  heat anything up and you need that coffee to even go out to do anything, even if it is to get that cup of coffee. Urgh…. I need my coffee now!!!

I agree!!!

Found outside a coffee shop near Primrose Hill, London 😉 

K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge: Best Friend

I know that dogs are considered man’s best friend. But since I don’t own a dog, I will go with the next best thing or things for me.

a) Coffee:

May your coffee be strong and your Monday be short.

Photograph of my espresso taken using my phone and edited using my Pixlr Phone app. And looks like I might need one of this today. Monday is never my friend.

b) Books, Travel & Nature:

The world is a book, and those who don’t travel only read one page.

I used two photographs taken on my phone. One was that of my Kindle Paperwhite and the other one was of a Sunset I took during a drive in Bangalore. I used Pixlr on my phone app to do a double exposure but instead of doing it on the full photograph, modified the sunset to apply to only a part of the photograph of the Kindle. I kind of liked it because it combined all three elements into one.


Wanna join in? Here is how:

Create a post with ‘K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge’ in the title. This week, the prompt is : Man’s best friend.
Post a photo to your blog, pingback to either Dale’s or K’lee’s post and don’t forget to add the tag #CosPhoChal to your post’s tags and that’s it!

Adventure or Curiosity? IDK

With all the coffee related posts, I recalled a recent discussion that happened with my brother and his friend during their last visit to my place. For some reason the topic of Bali, Indonesia came up and we were discussing the places and things we did etc. I told them how I finally got around to taste the Kopi Luwak. My brother’s friend was wondering what was so special about that coffee. So my brother explained. After that he saw me all wide eyed and disgusted and asked ‘why would you drink that shit’? (well, his pun wasn’t intended, because he said that in my native language…but that is how it gets translated in English)

I had a good laugh because it is indeed that. For people who don’t want to read the Wikipedia because it is too much, here is the first line from that

Kopi luwak (Indonesian pronunciation: [ˈkopi ˈlu.aʔ]), or civet coffee, refers to the coffee that includes part-digested coffee cherries eaten and defecated by the Asian palm civet

Why would I do that? I honestly don’t know. And now that I have done that, I don’t know why I wanted to do that in the first place and what made me drink it when I drank it. I did want to know how does a world’s most expensive coffee tastes like. Now that I have tasted it, I can tell you that I liked the other flavor (Bali Coffee) that they served us as part of the tasting menu. True, that this Kopi Luwak was very strong and very bitter as any other coffee should be and since my olfactory senses have gone on a life long vacation, I can’t tell you about the smell of any of these coffees.

But did I get that as a gift to my mother when I decided to get her some coffee powder from Bali as a souvenir? Nope. I definitely know that she wouldn’t even touch it, so I got her the traditional Bali coffee 🙂 I could have fooled her but I would feel terribly guilty and would eventually blabber something about it. I don’t want my mom’s wrath descend upon me any time in my life. I have had enough of it. Now, I know that my brother wouldn’t also touch it, so wouldn’t his friend. Where is your sense of adventure, bro ? What about you? Would you try Kopi Luwak?