by Nick (Coffee Detective)
Coffee and conversation off the Holloway Road in London.
For me, the experience of drinking coffee changes according to the environment in which I drink it.
When I drink coffee at home, it's pretty much a need. I wake up and need a coffee. Same as when I'm sitting at my desk working.
But once I'm out of the house and in a coffee shop or restaurant, the experience changes.
In a restaurant, my coffee is something to enjoy at the end of the meal, but usually plays second fiddle to the meal itself.
As for the coffee shop experience, that's my favorite. I don't sit down in coffee shops alone. I'm always there with someone. And it's the combination of coffee and conversation with one or two other people that creates my favorite coffee-drinking environment.
In a way, this is what coffee does best. It anchors the moment. It creates a shared space in which conversation can flourish.
It also creates memories. I have clear memories of sitting in a particular coffee shop with a particular person at a particular time.
Of course, these memories last longer when I remember to take a photo of our coffees before we drink them!
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