‘Freshly grinded’

One of the conveniences of living in an Indian city is that one can get excellent value for money.


Reliable, useful journalism needs your support.

Over 600 readers have donated over the years, to make articles like this one possible. We need your support to help Citizen Matters sustain and grow. Please do contribute today. Donate now


Let’s take the example of coffee…if one wants a quick shot of the drink, there’s always the ubiquitious neighbourhood Darshini to provide a "baitu" thimbleful. But if one wants some freshly roasted and ground coffee powder to take home, there are plenty of shops to cater to that, too. Here’s the signboard of one shop in the Jayanagar 9th Block market area:

frsh cfee 180211

I go in, and the shop owner asks me which kind of coffee powder I want, and whether I want a blend of coffee and chicory. I go off to do my other chores, and the beans I asked for are roasted. It’s a wonderful smell that drags me back to the shop, and the shopkeeper then grinds my beans to the exact consistency I want:

grinding coffee 180211 9thblk

I come home with the fragrant package and almost always make myself a cup of fresh filter kapi just because of that aroma and taste! Long live our local shopkeepers, who provide such excellent services for us.


WE WANT TO THANK YOU
for reading Citizen Matters, of course. It would be fantastic to be able to thank you for supporting us as well. For 12 years we have strived to bring you trustworthy and useful information about our cities. Because informed citizens are crucial to make a better city. Support Citizen Matters today.

DONATE NOW

About Deepa Mohan 768 Articles
Deepa Mohan is a freelance writer and avid naturalist.

3 Comments

  1. Absolutely, Deepa. Thanks for your homely brew. Sad that local stores and street vendors are being replaced by ‘super’markets selling ‘branded’ and ‘packaged’ stuff!

  2. Absolutely, Deepa. Thanks for your homely brew. Sad that local stores and street vendors are being replaced by ‘super’markets selling ‘branded’ and ‘packaged’ stuff!

Comments are closed.