COFFEE WILL ALWAYS BE MY FIRST & TRUE LOVE

Cafe Latte @ Theobroma Chembur

I barely remember when I started drinking coffee though I do clearly remember how my fondness for it grew. I am undecided as to whether to blame or praise my one year IES coaching sojourn in New Delhi; but the coffeeholic me was born there. What drove me to it, it’s difficult to fathom; I for sure ended up enjoying a variety of coffee at a variety of cafes and food joints.

But that’s not the point I want to make; what I want to express here is that coffee will always be my first and true love. Here it’s why:

Coffee gives me the much needed energy kick in the morning!

Whether I am too sleepy or too exhausted or too grumpy (my usual state for most mornings 😝), all I need is a cup of coffee to get going alongside breakfast. Trust me, the aroma of a freshly brewed cup of coffee does wonders in awakening all my senses.

Cafe coffee day @ Phoenix Kurla

However, getting into the math of how coffee does that, definitely visit the articles in the link below.

Biology of coffee by Inverse

Biology of coffee by The Conversation

Coffee helps me relieve stress!

I know it sounds a little weird but coffee does help me de-stress from the daily personal and professional routine😌😌🀩🀩. Sipping a cup of coffee is like entering my zen mode.πŸ’†β€β™€οΈπŸ’†β€β™€οΈ

Cappuccino @ The Burrow Cafe

Variety of options to explore always…never making you feel bored of coffeeπŸ˜‰!

I am not going to refute the fact – that I am the reason for profit margins of cafes in and around Mumbai 😝 – as pointed out by my dear friends and colleagues. Rather to support this, here’s another interesting fact:

Visit a Starbucks cafe and ask them about the types of coffee beverages they make. You will learn that they encourage customers to explore their beverages either through various formats like whole bean, ground, instant, nespresso, verismo or K-cup pods or through roast methods like blonde roast, medium roast, dark roast or decaf. Each method has it’s own taste or aroma while sipping one’s cold or hot beverage.

You see, therefore, it’s not just a simple cup of coffee…there’s just abundance of wonderful options to sip a cup of coffee….β˜•

Pic @ Starbucks Cafe

Coffee makes me productive!

Picking up straight from her blog and in complete agreement with blogger De Elizabeth (Thought catalog), coffee sure does makes us productive. A cup of coffee definitely clears the mental block and emanates from me all sorts of wonderful ideas to facilitate my daily work with ease and efficiency.

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Even though my reasons are infinite, to stop myself from turning this blog into a book😝, why don’t you lovely inquisitive people join me and discuss this further over a cup of coffee.

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Pic courtesy: McDonald’s πŸ™ˆ

When you have got food on your mind….

Pic taken @ Poetry, Bandra West: New York Cheesecake and Nutella Cheesecake….with the former being my current love…. 😍😁

I am not a foodie in true sense. Why do I say so? Well, if you ask me an honest assessment of myself with regards to exploring food across cultures and places….I have so far developed a peculiar taste and like for certain kind of foods only. I do have a fairly good idea of the various cuisines within India as well as abroad (All credits go here to multiple food shows broadcasted on television & on web, my average cooking skills, my travel due to work, yummy home cooked food at family and friends’ and so on…). On a serious note, I finally suit myself to food that tickles my taste buds and bowls me over. And it cannot be just anything.

However, the point I am trying to make is whatever level or category or kind of foodie I am….food’s always on my mind. Have a sneak peek here…πŸ˜€

What can be better than a cheese filled dosa early in the morning that keeps your stomach full till afternoon…

Pic: Cheese tonic shots dosa @ Pure Milk Centre, Kandivali west

How about a yummy lunch that gives you a moral boost to tackle any client at work or any sort of work….

Pic: Gujarati thali at Sasumaa, Vadodara

How about a mind soothing filter kaapi after a tiring day at work…

Pic courtesy: TripAdvisor, Cafe Madras in Matunga

Note: I will brag and blog about my coffee love separately πŸ˜›

Imagine a dinner that contents you so much that all you want do post completion is have a nice evening walk only to gorge on desserts later for a good night sleep…

Pic taken in a Parsi food joint either in Pune or Mumbai. πŸ˜³πŸ™ˆ

Annndddd…..

Do not forget to eat the πŸ˜πŸ˜‹ dessert below:

Pic: Brain freeze icecream parlor, Kandivali West

Food, if you ask me, has been my stress buster since a long time. Eating the kind of food that satiates you is definitely crucial. And that’s why it is always on my mind.

P.S.: Sometimes do have lip smacking cheese fondue for your evening refreshmentsπŸ‘‡

Pic taken while half eaten @ Grandmama’s cafe, Juhu