Thursday, May 7, 2015

Good Coffee and Bad Coffee

If you ask any coffee enthusiast, that person will tell you that there are several types of coffees and their taste will depend on various factors like the type of land where the plant was growing or the type of care it receives or the temperature it is generally growing in and so on and so forth.

I am a coffee nonthusiast. I drank my second cup of coffee in the past 30 days today and these two cups are my total quota of coffee I drank this year. So, yes, a typical coffee nonthusiast.

In my vast experience, I have realised that there are actually two kinds of coffee - *spoiler alert* -

Good Coffee and Bad Coffee

My first coffee of this year was in Starbucks and I chose the simplest milk coffee present. Nothing humungous considering my extreme nonthusiasm. It was good and with every sip, my mind said, ‘I can drink this more than once a year.’ Of course, after that I went awake for two days and thus realised the impact a cup of coffee can have on a noob.

This brings me to my second cup that I just sipped halfway through (after putting in 4 extra packs of sugar in it!) and then threw away. This was gifted to me by McDonald’s. Now, I am not bad mouthing McD here. In fact, I love the fries and the wraps they make and Mcswirl is really something. In fact, I might be their silver or gold star customer by now.

However, that coffee was brewed in the pits of Tartarus. I am awake so yes, the impact is similar but I am not drinking this thing to stay awake unless its a matter of life and death.

And for the people who might say that I might have accidentally drank cappuccino, you might be right. But that doesn’t make it a good coffee. My tongue won’t differentiate the coffees based on names now, will it.

So, from a coffee noob to other noobs out there, if you want to give coffee a shot, go to a place that has at least 10 varieties. It will be easier to find that good coffee than trying that cheap joint with one flavor. You might have to kiss a few frogs before finding the prince/princess/coffee but as I said - There are only two types - Good Coffee and Bad Coffee and you have to find the good coffee only once.