Coffee · My Concern

Is Coffee My Life ?

That’s a pretty easy question yet tough answer. At least for me.

I don’t remember when did exactly I start to like coffee.

Probably it was just me watching my mother drinking coffee every morning, since her teenage life even until now, she is 54. Then I got emerged on it and started liking coffee. I don’t know, not sure.

How do my mother drink coffee ? Like any other households in mostly Indonesia; she mixes the coffee powder with granulated sugar then pouring the hot water. Stir it until the sugar dissolved. We calls it kopi tubruk.

She drinks the coffee after it settles down in the bottom of the cup. And it has a delicate taste !

Anyway I’m not going to talk about my mother’s liking toward coffee.

It’s me, my turn, I wonder whether coffee is my life.

Wait ! Is it even a necessary topic to talk about ? Yes absolutely !


Morning coffee. That’s what cross my mind when people say, “I’m a coffee drinker” or “I’m a coffee lover”.

They can’t start the day without drinking their morning coffee. Either they drink it at home or buy it on their way to their work.

And that is super cool !

However that’s not what I am. I can’t drink coffee in the morning, or I even barely have my breakfast. It makes me nauseous.

Why ? Perhaps, my body can’t adjust itself to caffeine.

*First thing first yeah I know tea also has caffeine on it, and I don’t drink tea often.

Well ~ I’m not sure, I’ve never had any medical check-up before so I just make my assumption.

The coffee affect on my body is probably common for “amateur” coffee drinkers; nausea, feeling super active, feeling excited, dizziness, I even throw up everything I digested before drinking the coffee.

I don’t want to give up on coffee despite the effects to my body.

Observing my own body. I drink the coffee brand my mother always buys, it’s an  arabica  coffee. And yeah my body gives me the reactions I mentioned before.

Lately, I realized that my body reacts quite different towards robusta coffee. I get less nauseous.

What makes my body reacts differently ? I, then, comparing these two species of coffee.

An article here says that arabica coffee has a little bit sour taste, also I find another article here says that the acidity is high. That article also says that the robusta coffee has more, almost double, caffeine than arabica coffee.

Then I understand that my body wants the lower acidity in the coffee and pretty fine with the caffeine.

Yes ! I finally figure it out ! Sorry caffeine, I “blame” you all these years. Now I know !

Since then I often buy my “own” low acidity robusta coffee. If the term makes sense. LoLs.

I can have my morning coffee now ? Nope. My body still can’t consume it in the morning, I can’t stand the wanna-throw-up feeling !

Is coffee my life now ? If “my life” means I can’t live without coffee, then the answer is NO. Then do I still consider as a coffee lover ? Yes I am, I enjoying drinking it whenever I want to.

— It is always delightful to find my “own” coffee — Rani Aisyah

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