A Letter to (Real) Coffee

My dear Coffee,

I’m sorry. I’m sorry I have left you behind. I thought, perhaps, I could move on and try something new.

But I was wrong.

I truly did not realize how much I admired your strength. Your preparation took a long time, but it was well worth it.

Here in Korea, there is an imposter. It promises robust flavor in an instant. While the latter proves true, the former has shown itself to be an incredible fallacy.

My darling Coffee, why did I not make room for you in my suitcase? At the time, I suppose, I thought other items to be of more value. I could not have been any more wrong.

I miss you so. I believe that, no matter the cost, I may have to have you sent to me.

Please forgive me,


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  1. Hahahaha!! Sweetie, just go to E Mart. Or is it H Mart? or is it Home Goods? Go to the grocery section and pick yourself up a bag, or cannister of your favorite American coffee. Of course you’ll need a coffee maker.

    1. I don’t have a coffee maker, but at home I used to use the old manual stovetop Espresso makers. That’s what I was thinking about purchasing from Amazon or something. I need some espresso coffee grounds though.

  2. Oh Jess you definitely are your mother’s daughter! I love you sweetie and just so you know I enjoy using your little espresso maker in the weekends.XOXO–love you–your mom

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