My Daily Cup of Happy

EN:

Here's a "Good Morning!" to you, my dear,

while there's an earthly coffee and cinnamon scent in the air.

I'd love to ask you, "How do you like your coffee?"

Short like the day or longer like the night?

Naked or smothered in honey? With brown sugar? Two or three sugar cubes? Hot or cold?

Now, I start thinking about how I enjoy my own and without wanting to look too interesting, it's honestly never the same. I don't have a real pattern..

I know for sure that I love milk foam just as much as I love coffee, but sometimes I'd just rather feel the raw taste of the roast and I have it black, nothing funny. That's when the blend really matters.

When I go for black coffee, I feel like I'm getting ready to go to battle with anything waiting ahead in the day. It gives me guts.

Then again, when the coffee shot dives in a sea of milk with about two fingers of foam and a milk mustache, it's a pretty good sign it's somewhere around the afternoon, when the day starts ending before I'm ready to let go of it. You know what I mean?

I don't know what type of person you are, but I'm a night owl.

That's because I do my best thinking in the quite of the night, when everyone else is fast asleep. I feel like I have this advantage and it brings me peace and confidence.

But, as much as I'm a hero in the night time, I'm a total victim when I'm supposed to wake up in the morning. I'm usually tied up between a dozen of pillows, smothered by my way too thick blanket, my legs woven with my lovers and my hair flooding my face. I wake up as if I just landed on another dimension.

I don't hear my alarms even if they're right in my face.

Ah well, I'm lucky that Andrei hears them.

 

RO:

"Buna dimineata!"

iti spun, invaluita intr-un parfum de cafea cu un varf de scortisoara.

Te-as intreba: Tu cum iti bei cafeaua?

Mai scurta cum e ziua sau mai lunga cum e noaptea?

In pielea goala sau imbracata in miere? Cu zahar brun? Cu doua sau trei cubulete? Fierbinte sau rece?

Si apoi ma gandesc cum o beau eu si fara sa incerc sa par poetica, imi dau seama ca nici o ceasca nu se aseamana cu cealalta. Nu am un tipar anume, care sa fie valabil in fiecare zi..

E cert ca-mi place spuma de lapte la fel de mult cum imi place cafeaua, dar uneori simt nevoia sa ii simt gustul pur, fara alte artificii. Atunci conteaza daca este sau nu bun blendul.

Cand o beau neagra, simt ca ma pregatesc spiritual pentru batalia ce inseamna ziua ce vine.

Cand shot-ul de cafea se spulbera intr-o mare de lapte, cu spuma de doua degete si o mustata groasa, atunci, de regula, e dupa-masa si apusul e prematur, cand parca, ziua se termina inainte sa o fi terminat eu, stii ce-ti spun?

Nu stiu cum esti tu, dar eu noaptea simt ca traiesc.

Asta fiindca noaptea imi gasesc linistea, avand sezatia ca sunt cu un pas inaintea lumii. Pe cand toti viseaza, eu iau un avans.

Dar pe cat de eroina ma simt cand luna e pe cer, pe atat de terminata ma trezesc. Incolacita intre perne, strangulata de o plapuma prea groasa, impletita cu picioarele iubitului si parul peste fata, ma trezesc ca dintr-o alta lume.

Nu aud alarmele nici sa-mi pui telefonul pe frunte.

Noroc cu Andrei, ca le aude el.

I WILL START WORKING WHEN MY COFFEE DOES

Then, one of two scenarios happen, either he wakes me up with kisses and promises, or I wake up by myself, all of a sudden, without any idea what so ever of what had happened.

For both situations, my ritual that follows is always the same.

I stretch as good as my blanket allows me to and I stand up to go put some music on. I listen to Magic Fm, I know I'm a looser.

Then I start the Espresso machine and wait for the coffee smell.

I hug my man again before sitting down to cherish our coffees together. In the mean time, we usually make fun of the people on the radio or of each other, it figures.

Then, I'm completely awake. And with a grin on my face too. Laughter and caffeine, these are my only two vices. But you know what? I'm actually quite proud about them.

Now, what does all this have to do with Olivo?

Well, it doesn't.

Just that..

Ori ma ridica el cu elixirul lui de trezire, dintr-o combinatie de sarutari si promisiuni, ori ma trezesc eu, din senin, brusc si dintr-o data, fara sa am vre-un habar ce s-a intamplat.

In oricare dintre situatii, mi-am facut un ritual de dimineata.

Ma intind cat de bine imi permite plapuma care-mi leaga picioarele si ma ridic sa pornesc muzica. Ascult Magic Fm, nu sunt cool, stiu.

Pornesc Espresorul si astept sa simt mirosul de cafea.

Il mai imbratisez o data pe al meu si ne punem jos sa ne bem incetuc cafelele. Deobicei facem misto de cei de la radio sau facem misto unul de altul.

Dupa asta, m-am trezit. Si m-am trezit bine de tot. Cu rasete si cofeina. Singurele mele vicii, de care, recunoscu ca sunt de-a dreptul mandra.

Acum, ce legatura are asta cu cei de la Olivo?

Pai, nu prea are.

Doar ca....

EN:

They inspired me to tell you about my morning ritual, that keeps me going even in the rainiest of days. I think a simple habbit like this can be your best friend, too.

Why?

Because it matters.

Every second should be lived passionately, so it's okay to invest emotions and attention to the details and let them surprise you.

A blissful moment is followed by the next. That's how a life of moments, of experiences and memories comes together, one by one.

I care a lot about everything, from the coffee I drink to the peck I give, because I believe in them. I truly believe that while alone they're not worth too much, but that together they build a life worth living.

I try really hard to live in the present, but I rarely succeed.

But when I do, it's most commonly whenever I just take a second to enjoy the first sip of my coffee, imagining how it fills me up with life.

It's stupid I guess, or maybe it's the caffeine doing it's job, or it might as well be a placebo, but I don't care. It works and I'm extremely passionate about it! It's my weapon.

But, coming back to Olivo, which, by the way, opened a new caffé in our city center, called BUJOLE, I just want to thank them for their heart felt gift.

I'm talking about the package you already saw in the pictures above. They sent me a CUP OF HAPPY, literally, that ended up being "my daily cup "- just like they called their newspaper.

Which, by the way, is at their 4th edition and offers quite a handful of fascinating information about coffee. It's the type of info that's going to impress whomever joins you for your next cup. I mean, being knowledgeable is way sexier than any perfume, agreed?

 

These being said, I'll just leave you with a few resources.

You can find The Daily Cup at Olivo and you can find my happy cup here.

You're going to find a lot of coffee-related things on their website's shop too, from different coffee roasts to this gorgeous Cluj-MUG that I've already added to my personal wishlist.

http://prajitoriaolivo.ro/shop/

RO:

M-au inspirat sa-ti spun despre ritualul meu de dimineata si ca, asa cum mi-am creat eu tabieturile mele care ma poarta zambitoare prin cele mai innorate dintre zile, asa cred ca ai putea face si tu.

De ce ai face asta?

Fiindca conteaza.

Fiecare secunda trebuie traita frumos. Trebuie sa o lasi sa te invaluie.

Un moment trait frumos e urmat de urmatorul. Asa se inlantuie o viata de momente, de trairi si amintiri. Una cate una.

De la cafeaua pe care o beau, la pupicul pe care il dau, eu chiar cred in ele. Cred ca toate, adunate, ma fac sa traiesc o viata buna.

Ma straduiesc sa raman in prezent si reusesc doar cateodata.

Dar cam singurele dati cand chair imi iese, e atunci cand sorb din cafea si-mi imaginez cum imi da viata.

E o prostie, poate, sau o fi efectul cofeinei? Sau o fi placebo? Dar nu-mi pasa. Pentru mine e atat o pasiune, cat si o arma.

Dar mergand inapoi la cei la Prajitoria Olivo, care, daca nu stiai, au deschis si o cafenea (si bistro) absolut impecabila pe nume BUJOLE, chiar in centru, as vrea sa le multumesc pentru cadoul lor plin de suflet.

E vorba de un colet care mi-a ajuns in prag chiar la inceputul saptamanii. Asa cum ai vazut mai sus, in el am gasit un "CUP OF HAPPY", care a ajuns ulterior sa-mi fie cana de zi cu zi, sau "my daily cup" cum se numeste si ziarul lor, haha.

Aporpo de ziar, e la a 4-a editie si contine informatii chiar fascinante despre cafea. Genul de info pe care il poti planta intamplator intr-o conversatie, cu fix tipa sau tipul ( sau seful ) cu care ai iesit la o ceasca. Cel putin pentru mine, cultura generala e un boost de sex appeal, mai ceva ca un parfum bun.

 

Astea fiind spuse, te las cu cateva resurse utile.

Ziarul il poti gasi la chioscul sau bistroul Olivo, cana mea o poti gasi aici.

Tot pe site-ul lor poti gasi si diverse sortimente de blenduri de cafea si multe altele coffee-related.

Apropo, printre altele, mai e si o cana cu dragul nostru orasel pe care am pus ochii, si care intentionez sa o adaug la colectie.

 

http://prajitoriaolivo.ro/shop/

 

& THIS IS FOR YOU, THE COFFEEHOLIC

OLIVO OFFERED ME 3 VOUCHERS FOR MY LADIES

 

If you're a coffeeholic just like me, then I want to give you a voucher from Olivo!

It's a 15 ron discount on anything you may have laid your eyes on, on their website. Actually, it's a discount for anything from the Olivo shop, restaurant or coffeeshop that has a minimum value of 65 ron.

I want to share 3 vouchers to te first 3 people that comment on this blog post. I'll just leave them at the Olivo chiosc on Eroilor street, and if you're one of them, you can just pick your voucher up right there!

You can already use it on your trip there, and you can pick up your own copy of The Daily Cup No.4 while you're at it!

I'll announce the winners on Thursday ( 24.03.2016 )

Kisses!

XX

 

Daca esti la fel de impatimita ca si mine, as vrea sa-ti ofer un voucher de la Olivo!

E vorba de un discount de 15 ron daca ai pus si tu ochii pe ceva de pe siteul sau magazinul lor! Sau defapt, ce vorbesc, e valabil pentru orice consumatie de minim 65 de lei de la Olivo.

Am sa ofer cele trei vouchere primilor 3 comentatori la aceasta postare. Am sa le las la chioscul prajitoriei Olivo si, daca te numeri printre primii trei, il vei putea ridica direct de acolo!

Cu un drum, poti pune mana si pe The Daily Cup No.4 sau o cafeluta la To Go.

Joi ( 24.03.2016 ) la pranz, vom afla cine a primit voucherele!

Pupici!

XX