This Cup of Coffee

This cup of coffee, the morning cup is the “jewel of all coffees “..it has absolutely no match. It simply tastes different…forget the brew, forget the blend, it’s the whole experience…an experience one fails to recreate later on throughout the day; I’ve endeavored to duplicate it though…for a certain period of time I’ve been wondering with each sip of the magic brew whether it tasted as good as the earliest one only to admit the evident: regardless of the place, whether outdoor or indoor, sipping my first coffee in silence seems the most enjoyable mission . This recurrent daily small pleasure is one of the simplest and cheapest life enjoyment, it’s the ritual I look forward to when at night I close my eyes in bed , and despite the build up I’m never disappointed. It’s a selfish pleasure…no company needed…

One home requirement though: the mug…it should fit one specific style and shouldn’t be heavy, absolutely not…who wants to do weight lifting  in the morning?!

However I have to admit, my morning coffee is not the crowned King of all beverages … I have another daily ritual: the afternoon tea …and that’s another love story.

Arabic coffee, at The Emirates Palace Hotel’s Beach tent, Abu Dhabi UAE7 December 2018

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Capuccino italiano, Hotel Villa d’Este Cernobbio, Lake Como, Italy ­– 15 July 2016

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Palace cappuccino sprinkled in real 24-carat gold flakes at Le Café,­ the Emirates Palace Hotel’s – Abu Dhabi UAE 24 April 2015

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Latte, historic Demel Konditorei (1786) ­Vienna Austria ­– 12 July 2016

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Mochachino Mzaar Intercontinental Kferzebian Lebanon ­– 26 December 2017

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Café liégeois Liège, Belgium ­–3 Septembre 2018

Café gourmand Champs-Élysées ­– 9 September 2018 & Butte aux Cailles ­– 8 September 2018 Paris, France ­

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Kopi Luwak AKA civet coffee Bali, Indonesia ­–20 August 2012

It includes partially digested coffee cherries eaten and defecated by the Asian civet. Coffee producers claim that this process improves the coffee due to the following:

⁃ selection as the civet choose to eat certain cherries only

⁃ digestion affects the composition of the coffee cherry

Although kopi luwak is a form of processing rather than a variety of coffee, it has been called one of the most expensive coffees in the world, with retail prices reaching US$700 per kg.

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Coffee with a spectacular view Hotel Alila Jabal Akhdar, Oman ­– 13 October 2017

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Tent service “morning coffee” campsite between Paro and Thimphu, Bhutan ­– 11 October 2016

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“On cloud nine” coffee between London-Abu Dhabi, Airbus A380’s lounge Etihad Airways

4 thoughts on “This Cup of Coffee”

  1. I love coffee too, except for the predigested and excreted kind.
    But my favorite is with cardamon.
    What a good idea to take pictures of it in different places.

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    1. Thank you 🙏 Actually I took thesese pictures as souvenirs with no intention of documenting them .
      Honestly, I found the Luwak coffee quite overrated…
      The one with cardamom, the Arabic coffee, I like it too…I still remember my first sip , 33 years ago, at an Emirati wedding 😍

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