different views-say caffeinated

Had to edit and re-edit because my thoughts can be liberal at times!!Read and get to know why!

I wrote sometimes back of my changing tastes, Just to update you now they are getting much better and real. The first time I said -chocolate, it was lets call it ,a true lie-just like the movie,thank goodness I am not that bad with guesses, Well, we all must start somewhere you know. Right now ,in my cup is some coffee whose source is the slopes of mount Kenya, the chocolate is quite more pronounced with even more tastes detected , like the citric is top notch. The flavors are something else and by that I mean great.A perfect balance of  sweet ,flowery ,black currant with a slight woody touch leaves my nostrils and palates dancing in sophistication.Since I do not intend to open a mercury or copper mine in my body in the near future thanks to the sugar cartels running our markets, nowadays am having it sugarless and as you grow into it ,it tastes even better.

Let me torture you no more with desire, so lets forget about my coffee(as I continue to sip it mdogo mdogo of course (Swahili for slowly slowly) and focus on other things like Mt .Kenya ,wonders of the world,etcetera etcetera,etcetera -as an English teacher in class five used to say. I can bet it is with her I first heard of the word etcetera! Ok, I knew of ‘etc’ but did not know it was a short form of that word! Then was when someone looked at the timetable and another inquired which teacher was coming next and the answer would be ‘etcetera,etcetera,etcetera!!!’ The only reason why I missed the ‘monitor’ during English speaking days was because during such days  I was silent and very well behaved!! Continue reading “different views-say caffeinated”

A different cup altogether

Honestly, I am not a football fan but with the little I know about football, between Manchester United and Arsenal, I will root for Manchester any day. There is something about arsenal fans I cannot relate to…I will not dwell on that though Continue reading “A different cup altogether”

Cold &Caffeinated flashbacks

With this cold weather,#kenyanwinter, one sure way to keep warm is by keeping a good cup of coffee by your side. A sip every now and then will most definitely keep you warm, awake , Chilled,sane among other sound attributes not to mention the quickest way to do away with those Continue reading “Cold &Caffeinated flashbacks”

Coffee expressions

With this rain and some of us have not marked ourselves safe for the rains happening in Southern Kenya!  Where again is Southern Kenya? Any way  I will do that when Ndakaini  dam gets full or at least the task force on the same gives its report when the rains are not yet over because if it does so after the rain season is over what will be the use of their report? 

It is raining. I am stuck in the office. Yet again I forgot nowadays it always rains every evening , I wonder who should get the blame for my forgetting,I guess my middle name should take the blame, as for ‘ME’ it wasn’t me!

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Of sipping and spitting

So lately I joined the sipping and spitting club!

Let us say I am half way there, thanks to one phenomenal lady, Mbula Musau through Utake Coffee and Coffee Quality Institute . She is the first Q instructor in East Africa. Wait , did I just say East Africa? no, Africa.yes ,the first Q instructor in Africa .I asked her what her English name was and she said she was given none!! That means She simply is pure African!

Without flattering she is kind and down to earth save for that she once almost left me asleep in Daresalaam. Continue reading “Of sipping and spitting”

Fretting? a coffee

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The attitude that I am trying  to pick of late is “no fretting…”

Do not get it twisted though, I have always been a ‘no fret’ kind of person save for two things ;

  1. A constant stare-I do not like to feel people eyes on me…(working on it!)
  2. Slow traffic (how can I deal?)

The other day an Ex- friend of mine (we have down graded from friends to being acquaintances)  told me they will be applying ‘my attitude’ on stuff!

While I am working on the above two issues, my general attitude is “Why fret while you can be ‘easy like Sunday morning’ and let the universe take care of its own? In any case the sun must rise tomorrow morning and still set as it usually does in the evening.”

…and in the spirit of coffee,

                                                 Coffee, fret ’em dark circles,a rub a time

                                                 Coffee, fret ’em weird wrinkles,a rub a time

                                                 Coffee, fret ’em damn nerves,a sip a time

                                                 No fret ,’em odds favor us,a chill a time

Above all our creator is in charge. No fretting.

via Daily Prompt: Fret
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town and bits of coffee

Had it not been that someone was picking her up at the bus stage she would have alighted in the middle of the traffic and walked the remaining distance. More so she did not know her destination so all she could do was practise a little patience in the more often than not standstill traffic occasionally counting the number of cars on the other lanes. Continue reading “town and bits of coffee”