The aroma of coffee beans was one of the earliest smells to intoxicate me as a child – such was its flamboyant richness. That, and the lush sight of frothy white milk becoming creamier as it mixed with the nut-brown coffee decoction, served in steel tumblers, was perfect happiness.
It is a memory shared by many Indians living in the southern states, the main coffee growing as well as drinking regions in the country.
The pleasure that the beverage gave was so intense that it never occurred to me that coffee could have originated anywhere but in India....
Buy a few plain coffee mugs from the market and paint special designs for each member of your family or friends. They will love it.
Coffee Time [Illustrations by Shinod AP] The things you need:
Oil or acrylic colours Paint brushes Plain ceramic coffee mugs Turpentine oil Step 1: Wash the mugs with hot water and soap. Dry them and ensure that there are no grease or dirt stains....
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