Coffee · My Concern

Oyster Mushroom_Cappuccino Progress – 3rd

Lately, I started working in a coffee shop in town. It has been almost 3 weeks, and within that time I have to master the server’s and cashier’s duties. While mastering that two important roles, I shall learn how to make a good coffee-shot alongside with its art – Latte art to be exact. Even though, I am taking charge of server as stated in the contract, I will take another two important roles which is barista and kitchen. Means I shall make a good coffee and another beverages also the foods. However, making a good coffee-shot is not as easy as its written recipe.

How many grams coffee powder, how do we distribute the coffee in the portafilter, how do we extract the coffee, the time accuracy, how do we steam the fresh milk, how do we pour the steamed milk into the espresso based, how do we make the latte art, and many more which probably will be updated once I get another information about this.

And I think, it will be more fun, and of course useful to update my progress here. So, here it is my 3rd attempt on making Cappuccino. I didn’t take a snap of my 1st and 2nd attempt.

Latte Art_Jamur Tiram

It taste plain, the distribution process and the tamping is not good enough. The steam milk needed to have more foam and more milkyness. I didn’t pour the milk evenly. I didn’t intended to make the oyster mushroom, I don’t even know what that is. LoLs.

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