Coffee drinking, or rather, hanging out at cafes and local drink/desert outlets (referring to caffeine based drinks, not alcohol) is actually a popular norm here for Aussies, any time and any day of the week. A cup of latte will suffice an evening out with friends. For people from Kuching, it is rather similar, we have kopitiams, and instead of usual ordinary people sipping lattes we have apeks and unkers drinking their kopi-o while talking cock, hitting mosquitoes and barking at each other loudly.
Of course, Kuching people are slowly picking up the coffee (real coffee I mean, not those from kopitiams
and coffee bean) drinking trend. Bars like Bing! and Tao and many others are making a scene in the humble city of cats.
I do not really consider myself a coffee lover, but I do consume a heck lot more of coffee in comparison to all kinds of alcohol put together. I just blend in with the culture here, and those of you who are in Perth would definitely agree with me that hanging out at cafes is kind of the coolest and most enjoyable form of "lepaking".
So, after all this while, some people came to me and asked me, what is a good coffee?? Seriously, if I were to answer spontaneously without much thinking, I would say, if you like the coffee, then the coffee is good !! Ok, that response is annoyingly shallow, but you get what I mean.
Here is a better version of answer that I have found recently.
COFFEE SHOULD BE...
BLACK AS HELL, STRONG AS DEATH, and SWEET AS LOVE.
So, what was the latest cup of drink I ordered from the coffee place??
Of all the things on the drinks menu.. I chose...
ICED CHOCOLATE with Cream and Ice Cream
Coffee lover, I am not.
But coffee drinker, I am a casual one.