Humanity runs on coffee … ;)

I found it so amazing while I was having my favorite black coffee in the morning. No matter where I am, my bed coffee is black coffee and its special when I come to my hometown at my parents place.
This coffee is actually organic which is from our own backyard at my Mom’s place. They pick the coffee seeds, dry them and grind them at home and they also add fenugreek seeds. Believe me the flavor it adds to the coffee and the important part is the benefits of fenugreek, all this adds up an extra love to the coffee.
My Mom knows when I come home she makes this for me all the time without asking me as she know that will make me happy :).

“You are what you love, not what loves you.” ~ Charlie Kaufman

It’s so amazing to see that Kerala as a state has its own uniqueness within being North of Kerala and South of Kerala, the way they eat certain things and the names that they have for, even though it is the same thing and funny part I find is that in south of Kerala people are more inclined towards coffee and on the north side its more of tea. This is all about the crop that they cultivate and they get used to that side of the place… similar to what we have in California – the south cal and north cal 🙂 – people’s language usage of vocabulary, food habits etc differ and based on that people identify which part of the place one belongs to!

“Perhaps it is our imperfections that makes us so perfect for one another.” ~ Douglas McGrath

I always took pride in the traditions that our ancestors carried and things that I have seen my grandparents practicing those such as these making your own coffee powder, spices, snacks out of crops that grow in your own farm or garden – I always treasured those memories and felt proud of these. Today I see that my Mom specially brings this coffee powder from her hometown for me and when I talk about these to cousins they probably like the today’s coffee latte, cappuccino etc… and what we miss is that after all these processed items consumption, we hunt for organic products…which was our basics that we were using for our well being…!

I feel sorry for even thinking that this will slowly with the generation of my parents will end too. Because earlier these coffee beans were powdered at home in the special equipment such as stone grinder which is a physical hardship but that’s similar to what people do today at the gym lifting weights.
Soon this changed, now these coffee beans and fenugreek seeds are added and taken to the mill to grind it…and then probably the coffee beans will be just sold to the companies and then it will go with that tradition.

“Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.” ~ Jacques Barzun 

It’s better to enjoy while it lasts…and hence this coffee is a special for me until I am here!

“We must not only obtain Wisdom: we must enjoy her.” ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero

~ Dawn


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