Sunday, December 7, 2008

A lot can happen over coffee :)

Here’s putting an end to a long dry spell of blog-rastination, I’m putting together few anecdotes on my little space, all sharing a common element, a facet which stands as a beaming witness to few intensely tender moments of my life, an entity which has been my companion in tough-trying times and a bystander to numerous fun-filled gatherings rumbling with giggles & laughter.
As you can very well judge from the title, it’s none other than Coffee-a widely-consumed stimulant beverage prepared from roasted seeds, commonly called coffee beans, of the coffee plant. Before I commence, three cheers for the same. Those who have been part of my ‘Coffee moments’ of course understand that it truly deserves the weightage that I’m giving to it, for those of you who feel its too much of a cliché, skim through the end & hopefully you’ll be able to empathize.

I recently read somewhere-Nothing inspires music much like the beauty of…er…a coffee bean. This has filled me with a fresh anticipation & I hope coffee beans are able to inspire me and someday I’ll be singing melodious symphonies at the top of my voice. The beauty & aroma of coffee beans might not have been able to elicit my musical chords yet but it do triggers a nostalgia in me & takes me back to some wonderful days at Grape City.
Coffee time, back in Grape City used to mean so much. For one, it gave us an excuse to take a break from the routine office work…..It also meant a congregation where we laughed our hearts out at mostly silly (but interesting) & occasionally intelligent conversations. The topics ranged from the most senseless PJs to some truly pioneering dreams & ahem….some intelligent talks…. I share the credits..!!;-) and How can I forget, Neeti’s diving adventures, the tales of our PG & the cruelty inflicted on us.
A series of IP messages used to propagate around 4 o clock. All of us gathered at GC coffee bar and there began a succession of chats & giggles amidst the aroma of freshly brewed coffee beans. The conversations used to last for as long as an hour at times & we all looked so forward to it each day….to catch on latest GC gossip, discuss movies, music, put across PJs and enjoy some witty remarks by the cuddly san..I guess I’m blabbering too much now. I shouldn’t be divulging more of our coffee table secrets….So…I’ll move on from here, saying Adios to good old GC days… :)

Diving deep down in the pages of history, let me quote an interesting folklore. The use of Coffee can be traced to as early as the 9th century, when it appeared in the highlands of Ethiopia. According to a legend, Ethiopian shepherds were the first to observe the influence of the caffeine in coffee beans when the goats appeared to "dance" and to have an increased level of energy after consuming wild coffee berries. I can’t testify the truth in it but coffee can be a great companion for people falling in love. To ask someone out for coffee can be classified as the most convenient excuse to meet. The kind of ambience that coffee shops usually offer, especially when devoid of usual hustle bustle, do mange to cast a trance on me. The deep, crispy aroma of Coffee that fills the air inspires romance….and I feel, accentuates the adrenaline rush, making the reverie more effective.

This is not all…..Coffee also means late night (or evenings to be more accurate) visits to Barista and all of us plunging headlong into a single Dark Temptation. It also means sitting conveniently on snug & cozy couches in Costa & discussing everything from shopping to boyfriends, laughing uncontrollably, sharing memories, thoughts, all of this made so much easy by the free and inspiring ambience, the effect of caffeine and the assorted music playing in the background.

Sigh….I can go on & on with my coffee time memories. So, for now, I’ll savor my coffee. Photograph by NickelBack is playing and I’m once more thinking of the memories that once were and many more that will be…

10 comments:

Impressions said...

Lovely Dear!!
Your blog can inspire and arouse anyone's tastebudes for the taste of java beans...
:)
You know my most memorable friends reunions have been over coffee and I just cherish those moments..
Yes..A lot can happen over coffee :)

Shona said...

Too good!

The mention of Coffee makes me nostalgic abtou Bangalore. Its London weather, "Village House" (a restaurant named Hali Mane, meaning Village house), having Kothas coffee mixed with steaming hot milk and bare minimum sugar.

The thught itself is tantalising to the very corea...

Love you and your writing... :)

abc said...

Awesome girl...Hope to make your coffee moments at Adobe as special and cherished as the old GC dayz...
Love u lots!!muah!!

I anonymous said...

Never knew so much about coffee ;)
Nice blog :)

Neeti said...

You made me remember the good old days :)
Hey, u missed out the best part... Jokes on ur Coffe mug n cuddly san's fav lady on my coffee mug ;)
Coffee moments at GC will always hold a special place in my heart... love u dear, Keep writing !!!

shubhi said...

nice yachu:), keep writing

Kunal said...
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Happy said...

nice yaar...... reminds me of all the good time we people spent together.... :)

jasvinder said...

It's an understatement to say that coffee breaks are best part in GC office.
But it is also true; nowadays coffee breaks are not as happening as it was when die heart fans of Mithun da get together and discuss his each and every movie actions in detail.

Nice article Yachna 

Never felt the same about coffees breaks.

It was fun reading. Keep Writing 

Vishal Kohli ... INDIAN said...

I could actually see the coffee beans, the GC office, Barista Cafe. It painted so many pictures ... brillant. Read ur blog after so long and now I m inspirted to write mine too after my dry spell