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There are number of reasons why the beverage is so loved around the world by all and sundry. Here, let’s go through some of them as to why you should be addicted to the cup of joy and its role in enticing deja vu… Coffee lovers would [and should] know what I am gonna stress about…
Because it’s winter
It’s a universal fact that coffee makes for an irreplaceable, amazing winter drink. With temperatures dropping and the weather getting colder, demand for coffee increases for so many reasons, first and foremost being its forte in keeping us warm for long giving us a heat surge from head to toe. Nothing beats catching up with old friends over a cup of coffee while enjoying a handful of dry fruits. – Editor
It makes our brain work
As cliched as it may sound, coffee does get our brain running… and you have to believe me. A cup of coffee is responsible for so many good things happening to your mind and body with its every sip. It kicks off your mind process – caffeine makes the nerve cells speed up without affecting its activity – thus making you more productive and creative.
It can be enjoyed alone
Even if you lack a friendly company, just the thought of having a cup of coffee while gazing out the window panes dotted with mist and fog, is enough to make you feel like in a company of two. Only a devout coffee lover knows the importance of a steaming hot mug of world’s favourite beverage. There is no alternative to a friend that smells like coffee and tastes like chocolate, of course.
It’s [one of] the best beverage in the world
Different people have different opinions as to why coffee is one of the best drinks in the world. This little green bean, once grounded and roasted and in form edible form, comes in so many varieties – latte, cappuccino, mocha, Americano and what not – that you are spoiled for choice. And that is what makes it one of the best beverages in the world.
Coffee joints are too good to snub
After visiting so many coffee abodes in my lifetime, I have come to a conclusion that they are designed keeping the style quotient in view and the common mantra is ‘less is more’. With an interior not overdone, the common goal seems to provide the visitors with an ambiance that does not hinder their creative processes. And yes, the those occasional laughters that come midway of productive, educated conversation, makes the place all the more intellectual. You need to have a keen eye to understand the observations you have just skimmed through.
WORLD’S OLDEST COFFEE HOUSE
Café Le Procope, Paris (1686)
The oldest operating cafe in Paris, and arguably one of the oldest in the world, is known for hosting revolutionaries and intellectuals such as Voltaire, Rousseau, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin.
Best coffee shops
The world is all the more beautiful with some state-of-the-art coffee shops dotted all around its hemisphere. Irrespective of your caste and creed, the little places lend a feeling of warmth and hug you like a BFF.
Here, we list down some of the best coffee places around Karachi:
Butler’s Chocolate Cafe
Alongwith other coffee drinks, the coffee served at Butler’s Cafe is freshly brewed and is a cut above in comparison to other coffee bars. Its vintage decor and old school theme makes all the difference.
Mocca breathes for the brew. The bar prefers small batches of coffee blends carefully roasted to perfection.The beans are served in classic Espresso beverages or French Press, hand pulled Aeropress and even the Hario Dripper for the connoisseur.
New York Coffee
What made their coffee stand out in the crowd is its presentation; layers of caramel, cream and froth that you can see through a crystal glass. The fresh brew is a pure delight.