I guess it was not so much the taste or smell of coffee, that started my coffeeobsession (to be honest, I kind of disliked it at first..you know you did as well when you had that first sip and probably thought ‘who would ever drink this dirt?’), but rather the appeal of meeting up with friends after school and catching up. I guess I didn’t really notice it then just yet, but it didn’t take long before I would start to get curious about and appreciate, not just the coffee I drink, but also where I was meeting up for coffee and what goes into running a coffee shop; even worked at a Starbucks near my high school for a day once (curiosity got to me what can I say).

Basically, ever since I started drinking coffee, which was when I was around 13 or 14 I think, I had, not necessarily a dream, but more like a curiosity about what it would be like to run a coffee shop. And by this I do not mean owning, or be a manager of, some franchise like Starbucks or Costa Coffee. I see my own coffee shop like this: a small place in one of the side streets somewhere near a main square (not sure in which city just yet); dark red-wood countertops, with bright wooden floors, some paintings of local artists on the wall; tables to sit down as well as a few of those where you can just stand (for those who just want to come in for a quick macchiato); possibly two floors (if location and money permit of course); in terms of coffee I would import from different parts of the world, so I guess it would be more of a specialty café and a little shop. Anyhow, that’s just the vision I have. For those in Ljubljana, go to Cafetino in Stari Trg and you’ll know what I have in mind…something similar, but still give it my own charm.

Perhaps one day, when I get tired of whatever job I have, and/or when I have enough money of course, I definitely plan on doing this. For now, however, this little café in my room will do. Have to start somewhere right? Oh and still looking for a good name for it, so I’m open for suggestions 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coffee quote of the day: “Black as the devil, Hot as hell,
Pure as an angel, Sweet as love.
” ~Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Perigord

Next time: The history of coffee

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