Monday, January 28, 2008

My Whirlpool of Coffee....Click Liquid Comfort

cwp1 This weekend as I was mixing a cup of coffee for me and Hubby, clicked this whirpool, in my cafe' cup.

As the date for the Click event is extended and changed to 30th of every month, decided to send this one also as another entry for Click Event - Liquids, created and hosted by the famous duo in the blogosphere - Bee & jai.

Coffee : There is'nt any day when most of us wake up for a hot sizzling cup of coffee. Be it on the way to work, a long drive, or just to sip at our work desk.

cw2 Check for History of Coffee here

Coffee is a widely consumed stimulant beverage prepared from roasted seeds, commonly called beans, of the coffee plant. Coffee was first consumed in the 9th century, when it was discovered in the highlands of Ethiopia. From there, it spread to Egypt and Yemen, and by the 15th century had reached Persia, Turkey, and northern Africa. From the Muslim world, coffee spread to Italy, then to the rest of Europe and the Americas.Today, coffee is one of the most popular beverages worldwide. Coffee berries, which contain the coffee bean, are produced by several species of small evergreen bush of the genus Coffea. The two most commonly grown species are Coffea canephora (also known as Coffea robusta) and Coffea arabica. These are cultivated in Latin America, southeast Asia, and Africa. Once ripe, coffee berries are picked, processed, and dried. The seeds are then roasted, undergoing several physical and chemical changes. They are roasted to various degrees, depending on the desired flavor. They are then ground and brewed to create coffee. Coffee can be prepared and presented by a variety of methods.

Coffee has played an important role in many societies throughout modern history. In Africa and Yemen, it was used in religious ceremonies. As a result, the Ethiopian Church banned its consumption until the reign of Emperor Menelik II of Ethiopia. It was banned in Ottoman Turkey in the 17th century for political reasons, and was associated with rebellious political activities in Europe. Coffee is an important export commodity: in 2004, coffee was the top agricultural export for 12 countries; and in 2005, it was the world's seventh largest legal agricultural export by value.Some controversy is associated with coffee cultivation and its impact on the environment. Many studies have examined the relationship between coffee consumption and certain medical conditions; whether the effects of coffee are positive or negative is still disputed.
(Text : Source Wiki)
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Coffee is most popular in South India, especially it is a signature beverage in Tamil nadu. In North America, there isn't any street which doesn't have a coffee shop.

The most cherished thing about coffee is its 'Oroma' ....so soothing to the soul.

Well, I have to satisfied with the smell only, cause I and hubby do not drink coffee regularly... We just take about 1/2 a cup each in the weekend. We take a cup of chai(Indian Tea) in the morning and for the rest of the day I sip on Green Tea, which is a definite healthy choice to coffee. So this weekend coffee cup is so special....

Check here for some FAQ's on Coffee.

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16 comments:

Happy cook said...

Hmm that is a excelent looking creamy coffee.

Padmaja said...

Rina!! Lovely entry, I love that rich creamy coffee!!

Mansi Desai said...

Looks great Rina, and the coffee write-up too! so many coffees floating around for the Click I'm already high on my caffeine!:)

Asha said...

Perfect cuppa! Just heard on CNN that folks who diabetic should not drink more than one or two cups of coffee and last month they told us coffee is great for ya!;D

Love the swirl. They make a heart shape with the cream, don't know how they make it!

Vanamala said...

Fantastic pictures rina!!! Lovely

Vanamala said...

Fantastic pictures rina!! Lovely

Shn said...

Its tea/coffee time here and its too chilly outside..all I want is this beautiful cup of coffee :)

DK said...

nothing like creamy dreamy coffee :)

SpicyTasty said...

Its a very nice creativity. Good picture for the event.

Sreelu said...

Esther, coffee to much undi ra, naku okka cup poddune padaka pothe burra pani cheyadu. good entry

Sig said...

That is a beautiful cup of coffee Rina...

Aparna said...

Lovely "cuppa". I'm not really a coffee person myself (though my CLICK entr is coffee) but I do love the smell of freshly brewed coffee.

Cynthia said...

I like this entry.

Sagari said...

beautifulll pics rina

Kribha said...

I don't drink coffee. But I love to watch the decoction blending with white milk. Great picture rina.

Malar Gandhi said...

Rina, I am a die hard fan of coffee, you are stirring my temptations now. Its raining outside...

I loved your anecdote article too:) A very good read, infact.