Monday, May 28, 2007

Kaapi and Cappuccino

So, what did I do this weekend? I drank a cup of coffee. And now, If you're wondering why would I be blogging about some cup of coffee I drank, its purely because I have understood that "life is not solely composed of tasks, but tastes."

Okay, continuing: I drank another cup of hopeless coffee at the ubiquitous Cafe Coffee Day. Hopeless, I say, because that is exactly what it appears when compared to the kaapi at any of the numerous Darshans or Saagars in every nook and corner of the city.

Filter kaapiIt's not that I realize my preference for kaapi only now but the law by Mr. Murphy, or any of the corollaries following from it probably played their part. I was there meeting a friend and it is only obvious that I ask the individual for a cup of tea/coffee. The answer in most cases is yes, for almost everyone knows my affinity for caffeine. The problem here was that I meant a filter kaapi and the friend here was more of a cappuccino type. No problems, I thought as it was just a matter playing my own convincing self but no, it was not to be. The friend wouldn’t budge an inch, and when I saw that condescending glare, CCD it had to be.

An hour and a half later, smoking passively all the while, I silenty shelled out two 100ers; bid the friend adieu, and headed for the same old darshan. Filter kaapi, it had to be!


Naresh said...

Sipping instant coffee, sth a trade-off btwn kaapi n cappuccino, i couldnt ask for anyth better to read :P

If luck had it that way, the frnd u mentioned wud have been me, for I had plans of meeting u this weekend, but somehow I couldnt! So the nxt time i meet u, kaapi it is!

Nitesh said...

This can't be a mention about me!! For, kaapi it is, for me too!! ;)

Shruti said...

hmm, remind me one of my very bad experience in CCD..
i was not a coffee lover but i went there to treat my roomi as she is an addict to coffee.
We ordered somethind Cold coffee and when it came it was more like that crushed ice with with different flavours on it...
It was too bad..we never went there after that...

enginerd said...

Another weekend almost gone! No kaapi together as yet :(

Absolutely. Kaapi it is for you. I know your taste for coffee from the Taka-Tak days ;)

Shruti, yea I know how crappy those Ice blended coffees taste at CCD. Cafe frappe is good though.

desh said...

when u meet with naresh call me, me too wanna meet him

btw kaapi is good and its a well known fact tht u like them

whr did th idlis go btw ;P ???

ccd is kachra, ppl like nitesh n akshat make for the yearly turnovers :P

neway remember th cold coffee n othr stuff at municipal market???

Anand said...


That Naresh has simply disappeared from the planet. I just can't seem to find him. I think we'll have to call him at some CCD only; else he won't come.

And please don't remind me of our fantastic food trips back then yaar at the Municipal market and all!

Prasoon said...

Coffeeeee - I can see an addict here in this post speaking up for his "high held" cup of coffee. errrr - kaapi it is !

Anand said...


Nitesh said...

That was for the hatred of the roof top cafeteria!!

@Anand, Daisy,
I seem to be lucky now.. Get to see the king once every 15 days or so ;-)