Et tu, brewtus!

I have a new addiction. It’s the second most traded commodity in the world. Most of it is grown in a belt within 1000 miles either side of the Equator. It’s liquid silver, if I may, called coffee. It started almost a year ago, when my colleague introduced me to a non generic coffee shop in the city. The options on beans was fascinating to know about. Previously, I knew instant coffee, filter coffee, cappuccino, macchiato, espresso, latte etc. Now, I knew there were different flavours depending on where they originate from, what other plants grow in the vicinity, how the beans are processed, how much they’re roasted etc. It was eye opening.

This Christmas, the same colleague gifted me a French Press, an apparatus that makes coffee taste better instantly when you start using it instead of a regular drip. This put me on a path to watch videos and learn more about brewing techniques. Apparently, the hotter the water, the more bitter the taste. Each method and measurement alters the taste and effect significantly. I’ve already tried lattes, cold press, and regular coffee with the device and they all taste good in different ways.

The next adventure in this journey is going to be finding out more about Indian coffees, and trying the different single origins from roasters like Blue Tokai, Flying Squirrel, Indian Bean etc. It’d be interesting to know what my country has to offer in terms of this zero calorie energy drink. I also learnt that the reason the culture for non generic coffee is only evolving now due to the economic regulations in the last century which meant the government had control over the coffee through its boards.

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About milcom
A software developer by profession, Milcom is a football lover and considers music as his religion. While he is not working, he likes reading blogs, listening to music, reading novels or simply sitting idle, in which he is a world champion.

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