My love.... Coffee!! :)



Oh how I love coffee. I love it hot, I love it iced, I love full-caf, half-caf, de-caf, with cinnamon, with whipped crème, with heavy cream. With friends, alone at the computer, reading a paper, staring into space, driving my car. I can’t imagine life without it.
Which is pretty funny because the first time I tasted coffee, my mouth was so assaulted it tried to curl up on itself. ‘Yuk!’ said I. Mom laughed and told me it was good that I didn’t like it because then it would not become a habit. Little did she know…

Somewhere along the line, I made the connection between coffee and brain fog. Coffee made me a believer in the idea that one could actually live through the morning without anyone getting hurt! ;) And there are countless souls still walking the earth, thanks to coffee. (Little do they know, but let’s leave it on a need to know basis.)

Not to mention the fact that coffee can keep you awake when you should be sleeping. When you absolutely, positively must stay awake to finish that post, read that chapter, watch the end of that movie. Coffee is there for you. It does not judge, does not desert and does not care if you have a fat ass. It doesn’t care if you are popular or smart, funny or an idiot, it just is. It is quite simply the Zen of beverages. It is the oneness of the allness, the yin and the yang and above all, the reason to get out of bed in the morning.


Well, if you aren't such a big fan of coffee, you can also mistreat it in a lot of ways. Read them for yourself...
· Coffee can be used to dye paper and fabrics. If you put the beans in hot water their color will start to come out. You can use that water to dye fibers.


· If you need a good facial scrub, you can coarsely grind some coffee beans and use them to scrub your face. They have great exfoliating properties.


· Also, coffee is used in order to clean, purify, minimize the pores and remove the dead cells. The mask is prepared from a cup of coffee grounds mixed with the white of an egg and should be applied by massage on the face. When the coffee gets dry, remove it with warm water and use a moisturizing face lotion afterwards, especially those who already have a dry complexion. :)


· The power caffeine has against cellulite is world wide acknowledged, taking into account the fact that most of the anti-cellulite body lotions use it as a main ingredient. As a home-made natural product, a paste made of warm coffee beans and olive oil can be as effective as the commercial creams. Prepare this mixture and then rub it on the areas of your body that are affected by cellulite, then rinse off the remainders.


· If you’ve been preparing food and your hands smell like it, rub some coffee beans between your hands for a few seconds; you can also suck on a coffee bean to freshen and clean your breath, no matter what you’ve been eating. ;)


· Have a garden? Coffee makes great compost if you don’t use it in excess, and sprinkling coffee grounds and orange peels around plants will keep cats from bothering the plants or using the garden as their personal litter box.


· Greasy pans can be cleaned with the left over ground beans that you used to exfoliate and scrub your face.


· You can also use coffee beans, placed in a bowl in your refrigerator, to get rid of food smells that might accumulate in there.

See, that’s coffee!! Isn’t it useful for everyone now! Wow, I feel elevated jus by talking about it ;)

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Scattered Thoughts... said...

Oh.. when did you start reading minds? The first 3 paragraphs are my thoughts actually.. how can you claim them as yours and write with exactly same feeling :D

and BTW, thanks for those dadi maa ke nuskhe ;)

Simply Sur said...

ST: Hmmhmm...t seems wise men think alike!!
& plz dont say 'thanks' for the 'nuskhe' right away... atleast try 'em!! Well, if not now, just keep 'em safe somwhere.. u gettin married i heard! U might need 'em!! :D

Nikki said...

Hello!

I love coffee too! Strong-bitter coffee!

Interesting blog!

Simply Sur said...

Thanks Nikki :) N i like ur blog too..the funny un funny one more ;)
Keep viisting..

Vinnie said...

some coffee lover u r!!
i never knew abt coffee being used for so many things...this is quite an 'informative' post!

to Coffee with love!

Simply Sur said...

Yea Vin.. go ahead.. u too can call t 'nuskhe'.. I wont mind t!! Remember v dont have to b decent here... :)

To Coffee with all my love!! :P

Still thinking said...

I saw a poster when I was last in Sikkim. The poster read:

'Coffee!!!

You can sleep when you're dead.'

Loved the frame, clicked a pic and now it is in my album. No need to say more coz you know what coffee means to me by all this.

With coffee I survive!

Simply Sur said...

Hey thats a gud one Still...
"You can sleep wen u r dead"!!

So the feeling is mutual!! :)

Palazzo said...

Me too! rsrsrsrs