your most memorable coffee drinking experience? you asked.
If you had asked me this two weeks ago, I would have given you an entirely different response because my most memorable coffee drinking experience happened last week unexpectedly. I was walking in the downtown Frederick looking for a good coffee place where I could pick up a quick breakfast along with a cup of joe. There was a place where my favorite café during my teenager days used to be at before it went out of business a decade ago. I had also noticed that there was a sign showing there was now a new café, Joanie’s Café. Of course, I decided to check it out and what I saw was a total opposite to my old favorite cafe. The place was filled with fabrics, sewing machine, old artworks, vintage things and many other stuff I could not figure out. If anyone had walked in and seen the clutter, they would have thought that café was currently out of business.
But my perspective immediately changed when the owner came out of kitchen and asked me how was I then offered me a cup of coffee. The owner had a long messy hair up in the ponytail. She wore her slouch pant and turtleneck as if she wanted to reveal that her home was this cafe.
She came back and suggested me to order a latte instead because that was her best. I normally never order a latte but since she made the effort, I agreed.
The foam above latte was perfect. If you had smelt the latte, you would know that it was infused with hazelnut. Best of all, it was in a mason jar. It was easily the best latte ever. What made it even better was that the latte came with a tour of the café in which I found out the building was a historical site in the downtown. She took me to the attic and told me that there would be an anti-valentine party happening during the valentine weekend. But I was more mesmerized with the beams at top of the ceiling of the attic. It was thick. The beams gave away so much character. You just knew that the men back in 1800s had labored hard to ensure the structure was strong.
During the entire time, the best latte I ever had was in my hand as I enjoyed the welcome, warmth, and comfort that Joanie’s Café had offered to me from the moment I entered into the cafe. Because of that, the latte I had that morning was the most memorable coffee drinking experience.
Here you go, now you know.
—my cousin’s ex boyfriend remembering my grandma on Facebook
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You asked me
When will I see you again?
It must not be too long
Before I finally see you again
I looked in your eyes
I saw the depth
You promised me that
We would be friends having a dinner
But you were too deep, so was I
A dinner would mean a kiss
A kiss would mean feelings
I knew that you secretly knew
This would happen
If we allow ourselves.