The thought of writing this post happened one fine morning…..
An early riser who cannot do without the morning brew (read filter coffee). I prefer my coffee just hot enough…. not piping hot that burns the lips. That reminds me of my brother, Bala anna, who likes his coffee very, very hot, and he never loses an opportunity to tease about the coffee he once had at my house, he called it ‘cold coffee’ just because it was a tad less hot, and from that day until today if at any house/place the temperature of the coffee is not as per his liking, he will turn around and ask in his inimitable way ‘is Sundari around here?’.
And today while waiting for my very hot coffee to cool down a bit, suddenly the blogger in me felt like taking some pictures of the coffee with some props; kettle et al. Did take couple of shots on the kitchen platform to give a black background (black marble). Then moved coffee cup, props and other paraphernalia to the balcony floor (background – natural cream-colored tiles) for more pictures. Paraphernalia included newspaper and reading glasses; just to drop little hints to give away that I am 50++. I am still learning the tricks, and tips of good photography, but being a food blogger I have this sudden urge to shoot food pictures. Bet all bloggers have this shutterbuggish tendencies.
Oh! then why not show off the pictures I clicked and share them on the blog, but what do I write? Of course it needed to be something around coffee… and that is how this came to be written.
By the way guys, my coffee had gone cold by the time I finished. Shhh! Let you into a little tip; never re-heat the coffee after mixing the decoction and milk, it loses its aroma and tastes burnt. Boil the milk well to the desired temperature and then add coffee decoction and sugar as per taste – simply divine!
As a little girl, I somehow always used to think that coffee beans originated in south India, only later upon reading about the history of coffee did I know the story of coffee……
Coffee was first discovered by, it is thus believed, a herder in Ethiopia who noticed that after eating the coffee berries his goats were wakeful during nighttime too. The herder took these berries to the monasteries and from there the news of these berries reached other places.
Cultivation of coffee spread to Netherland and from there to France and then to America.
Now this is an interesting piece of story – Today Brazil is the largest coffee producer. The first coffee bush was planted in Brazil by Francisco de Melo Palheta. He was sent on a diplomatic mission to French Guiana to get the coffee seeds because the French were unwilling to part with this. He, however managed to charm and seduce the French Governor’s wife who presented him a bouquet of flowers with the coffee seeds secretly hidden inside. These coffee seeds were enough to begin, what is today, a million-dollar industry.
To know more about types of coffees check https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_coffee_drinks
Our Indian filter coffee is barely visible in the huge list, but any day filter coffee is my go-to cup.
Do let me know your favorite coffee and read below to know what it says about you.
Check out on my blog how to make your filter coffee: http://www.ladlesandspoons.com/filter-coffee-recipe
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