Brewed Bonding: Turkish Coffee
Father’s Day like Mother’s Day really should be a celebration everyday. Being a parent is never easy, whether by blood or assumed responsibly over our loved ones.
With social media constantly bombarding us with things we “need” to buy or spend on to make our father’s happy, sometimes the underlying message of gratitude gets lost in translation or the credit card bill.
That’s not to say, material gifts is actually one of the 5 Languages of Love as featured on the VLOG. Is this your primary love language? Is this how you give and/or choose to receive love?
If the little things seem to resonate with you more, perhaps this episode is for you.
Bond Over Brew
Coffee and I are like two peas in a pod. But ever since my dad and I shared a love for it, three’s anything but a crowd. It’s been absolutely lovely.
I always try to find the best blends through my travels and find that Vietnamese coffee, which personally can double as a dessert is easily one of my faves.
Have you seen my Top 10 Hanoi Food Tour? It’s one of the my favorite episodes on the VLOG and suddenly Anthony Bourdain came to mind with this episode (still so heartbroken over his passing).
How do you like your coffee? I like mine black, no sugar, dark roast and strong.
My dad introduced Turkish coffee to me a few years ago and since then, it’s been a caffeine love affair.
Made even more special when I got the chance to enjoy an authentic cup roasted right before me in a quaint little village of Şirince in Turkey.
On the leftmost is the man who owns the cafe and beside me is our tour-guide-turned-honorary-brother, Ertunga Ecir.
As you’ll see in today’s warm & toasty episode, Turkish coffee is not your typical cup of joe. Rustic, visually satisfying, plus lot of time and yes, love, is put into making a tiny cup that’s to be slowly enjoyed.
Dad has a small Turkish coffee machine from Istanbul and even made sure to learn how to make as close to an authentic cup at home. The things we do for the love of coffee!
When I visit my parents, dad oftentimes ends family dinners with me over a cup of Turkish coffee.
We talk, discuss, argue and laugh about anything and everything. Topics can get heated or heartwarming, as most father-daughters get into.
In my case, bonding over a cup of coffee is the kind of special kick in our relationship.
Cheers to You
How do you bond with your loved ones? Fathers comes in different forms: uncles, teachers, caregivers, godparents, among the few and I wish all of you the most love & respect!
Hope you enjoy today’s episode as this is one of those very rare times I open up about my family. Sending love from my home to yours.
Love & light,
Location: Turkey, Europe
NOTE: This written post is merely an introduction as the main content is in the video. I highly encourage you to watch it for the full experience on what the episode is truly all about.