I have a backlog of coffee posts but when I started this blog I was aware that I will not be able to dedicate a lot of time to it so I have back then decided not to stress out. I have to say though - this coffee blog writing is not only changing people's perception about me (suddenly everyone is sharign their coffee links and stories with me - which I LOVE dearly!) but it also changes the intensity of my every day experiences. So my three random experiences from the last few weeks were:
1. Coffee at the Bodleian.
Last week on Monday I was invited to one of the offices of Bodleian Library to talk social media by a friend who was kind to invite me for a coffee at their canteen. It's a closed space available only for people with Library passes which on the top of my usual fascination of academic institutions and Gothic architecture created this funny feeling of suddenly landing in a magic land or maybe a movie? Something close to the reality yet not quite right. I was happy to try their fair trade coffee and I have to say I loved it! There was something paradoxical in drinking a coffee from plastic cup in that place...I am not sure what but I will remember that cuppa.
2. Coffee at the Blackbaud offices in London.
Offices and coffee. While hosting a training on social media in Blackbaud Europe offices in London I had the opportunity to try out their range of pre-packed sachet coffee. Those moments when I am making my choice (Ethiopia!) and press few buttons but do not really get to see the coffee itself are a bit surreal too. But most of all they bring out the geek and the kid in me. Do you not feel like you are winning something when you buy a can of coke from a vending machine?;)
3. Mocha dessert from Sainsbury's.
Very unexpected little present from my boyfriend in response to my evening craving for something "creamy, sweet, dessert-like and most of all totally forbidden at this time of the day". Apart from a mild dissatisfaction that the coffee beans are actually made of chocolate I really loved it. And as I wished for - it was indeed really, really heavy so I do not think I ate anything else that night. A lovely cup of sweet pleasure though, do try it out;)