1.11.05

Smell the coffee?

Coffee

For the first time in months, we have exercised our coffeemaker.

We used to make coffee every morning without fail. Back when Terz was also teaching, he would wake up before I did, so he got the coffee going first thing. In June 2003, I stopped drinking coffee everyday: we were on vacation in Kyoto then, and for some reason, I went off the coffee and, miraculously, did not suffer any withdrawal headaches. Since it seemed exactly that easy to break the caffeine habit, I did.

Lately, I've been having a lot of coffee. I blame this firmly on my colleague James, who has devious plans to make me drink as much coffee as he does. The difference between James and me is that he drinks it for its narcotic function, while I'm all about the aesthetics --- fragrance, flavour and fluidity. If anything, I'm more likely these days to drink it when I'm already feeling awake, not in order to stay awake.

Which is why it wasn't till 1 pm today that I cleaned out the coffeemaker and revved it up for a first brew.

By the way, if anyone has suggestions as to where I can purchase socially responsible coffee grounds, let me know. The giant mall that is Singapore isn't exactly a fertile environment for independent coffee sellers to set up shop.

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7 Comments:

At 11/01/2005 3:23 pm , Blogger bowb said...

apparently starbucks is a socially andenvironmentally responsible purveyor of coffee.

 
At 11/01/2005 4:37 pm , Blogger ampulets said...

i got a packet of organic NZ kopi grounds from that organic food place at Mohd Sultan. Tastes pretty good so far.

 
At 11/01/2005 6:00 pm , Blogger Popagandhi said...

starbucks is "apparently" so. I don't care if they are or aren't, but their take-home coffee is more terrible than what you get there. (my mother tried to scam me into drinking it.. someone bought us a pack of beans. i could tell instantly by how acidic and flavourless it was!)

/coffeenazi

bunalan at Holland Village has a small selection of organic coffee. it's pretty good. their teas are good too. social responsibility-wise, i don't know, but greater wealth for bunalan means greater wealth for me (i fix their computers.. ;P). that's social responsibility!

 
At 11/05/2005 1:12 pm , Blogger Tym said...

bowb > I still have my doubts about them... Irrational, I know, especially since I did buy a packet of their Fair Trade coffee just this week.

ampulets/popagandhi > Thanks for the suggestions!

 
At 11/05/2005 3:18 pm , Anonymous Chin said...

I heard from my Indian friends one can get good BRU coffee either in Mustafa or the shops outside Mustafa.

 
At 11/08/2005 7:12 pm , Blogger Popagandhi said...

yup! i swear by BRU coffeeeee....

 
At 4/28/2007 7:53 pm , Blogger Sivasothi said...

Some links here.

 

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