In fact, I hated coffee. The only person who drinks coffee in my family is my father. I never understood how and why some people love coffee. How can people love drinking a cup black liquid that is bitter? That was the question that kept on playing in my mind each time i see someone drinking coffee. Why?
The only other person besides my father who is also a coffee drinker is my fiancee. Although he drinks coffee on several occasions, he knew of my dislike for anything that is bitter in taste and he never encouraged me to try drinking coffee. The closest thing to coffee which i drank was Nescafe, which he knew and always ordered for me whenever we are at a mamak or cafe.
What really got me into coffee was actually the benefits of drinking coffee.
I remember my kickboxing trainer once told me that to lose weight, drinking coffee is the way to do it. I hesitated at first, but when i heard from my fiancee's mother saying the exact same thing i figured i'd give it a try.
I have to be honest, the taste sucked when i tried it the first time. It tasted like drinking liquid tar. But as the Malay saying goes.."Tak kenal maka tak cinta" (you wont love something unless you get to know about it first). Over time, i have grown accustomed and started to love the many tastes of coffee beans. My fiancee always joked about my new found love for coffee, which he always joked around by saying "Once you go black, you never go back".
Another reason was the coffee arts. Those cute, tiny little things they drew on beverages.
I saw a photo on Instagram of a cappuchino with a coffee art on it. It really looked cute, so i Googled pictures of coffee arts. That then led to me searching for videos on YouTube as to how coffee art was made. It opened a whole new world to me.. (literally..)
One thing led to another and here i am writing this entry. A newbie in the world of coffee. I will be posting pictures and write reviews as i embark on this journey of mine.
Let the adventure begin!
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