For the love of coffee!
|Let's meet up for coffee?
On va se prendre un petit café?
Zeit für einen Kaffe?
Prendiamo il cafe?
Kape muna tayo?
Vil du ha en kafe?
As this suggestion can be translated in all the different languages, not only does the coffee culture appear to be timeless, but we get to realize that it is also without any doubt one of those things we can consider as being "spaceLESS" - a phenomenon which all nations/people seem to like having in common. From the traditional black coffee to the hip caramel macchiato (of course never forgetting some of those lovely pastries accompanying our drinks), from Vienna to Manila passing by Capetown to Buenos Aires, our interest for "coffee time", or the more accurate term would be our enthusiasm for wanting and loving to get together, is why I proudly announce to be part of the coffee society. And adoring it.
It is funny to think it through but don't you believe that many nice feelings occur in these spots without us even being truly conscious about it - and thus on a daily basis? Just the taste of this rich aroma, appreciating it with a good read or the quotidian su-do-ku makes my day! But the coffee society is evidently more than the love for coffee, it is the people blending with it. The coffee break makes us enjoy the free time we get from our busy lives. One knows how blissful it is to have the "typical and usual" place to spend quality moments with our friends and loved-ones. Meeting up for coffee after an eternity in order to catch up on each other's long "what-you've-missed"-lists always sounds like a great idea. Getting to know someone and especially managing to know him/her better looks like more fun when it is without getting thirsty. And that get-together. Exactly.
When I sometimes look back, I recall having defining and awesome encounters around the coffee table. Simply being in the company of .........! Those conversations which mattered! Whether it would be wanted or accidentally, serious or easy-going, having debates or sharing life experiences! I can still see, smell ad taste every single moment as it revives and sweetens my precious memory and presence of these unique individuals. I've had my opinion persist but definitely also got it twisted! I've been through hardcore laugh or profound tears! But more than often, it's just a delight always adding a few points to having life touched in quite the most basic way: by talking and by listening.
The coffee society then remains one of the best -- and my favorite -- proofs to be able to recognize beauty in the ordinary. Indeed, we might regard it as absolutely normal, routine and being without any particular importance whatsoever... WHICH IT IS! But we can ascertain that this natural product turned out to be the easiest yet most effective way to manage to bring people together. It starts so small... it begins with you and me... looking into each other's eyes... And God knows our persons entwined has the possibility to trigger a bigger-than-life follow-through. Interacting, discussing, sharing, reaching out, enjoying and literally crashing into each other's lives does light up a bulb or two. And doesn't the coffee make the ride a little tastier? Sure it does. Drink away.