Today we’re sending out some love to all the bangin’ singles out there (single origins, that is) with a few love letters from the crew to their most memorable coffee trysts. Hope they bring you some love this V Day too xx
MY DEAREST HUYE MOUNTAIN,
I’m not sure if you’ll remember me; we met only briefly at a recent speed dating session (you know, the staff cupping?). All we shared were a few citrusy sips, but I can’t stop picturing a future with you. You’re my dream bean, with your syrupy, toffee-tinged voice, heart for fighting poverty, and impeccable reputation.
The mere thought of you gives me a caffeine buzz! Rumour has it you’ll be in town this March, and I hope we can make plans for it all, from long blacks on the beach to flat whites in the city. Heck, even sharing a piccolo latte in secret would be an honour if you can’t commit to more. Let me know. I’ll be waiting, Keep Cup at the ready.
DEAR LA PLAYA,
I miss you. Was it just a Summer fling or can we make it work long distance?
I understand that your father Reuben needs you back in Ecuador
but that doesn’t make it any easier. So this Valentine’s day can I just say…
I miss your body, I miss your smell,
I miss the way you made me smile every morning
(and sometimes in the afternoon…)
Please come back next year.
I LOVE YOU,
OH LA PLAYA
How I will miss you when you are gone!
Ill always remember the time we tasted Bergamot that hot summer morning
& that Ribena-like sweetness in the afternoon.
I have never tasted a coffee quite so special, such clarity, such punch!
I love a coffee with punch! Think of me when you’re back in Ecuador.
ALL MY LOVE, MY VALENTINE
MY LOVE, MY LOVE KARATU
How many the ways i love you.
The way you made my mouth feel,
With seductive flavours of orange peel.
I miss holding you in my fingers;
Your fragrance of citrus still lingers.
I’m grinding you still in my dreams,
Your body, so bright and so clean.
Come back! my Kenya! my dear!
And i’ll drink you all day and all year.
MY SWEET KINYARI
I’m a changed woman because of you. I always thought I liked them dark and bold, but the moment my lips met your marmalade sweetness, I knew my life would miss the taste of your nectar. I know you’re not in town much longer so I’m wondering, just because its Valentine’s Day, can we meet for one last cheeky rendez-vous?
Coffee is green, we make it brown, Chelelektu is yummy, so let’s toss one down! But seriously, Chelelektu, I want you in & around my mouth at all times. A clean natural is what every man dream of; a lady on the streets but a freak in the bed. You’re sugary sweet & more than a little fruity-tutie, I love you Thanks for brightening up my days, reliving my hangovers, and making a delicious cold brew when I need you most. I look forward to growing old together.
CHELELEKTU, THIS IS FOR YOU
Your beauty is so natural, you taste great as a batch brew.
In ‘spros you are so sweet,
you make my knees weak.
Melting finish of toffee,
out of this world for a coffee.
My heart is yours,
with love it pours.
I want you on my lips again, you are a solid 10.
DEAR KATESHI AND ISANYA…MY HEART IS YOURS.
From unlikely sub-Saharan soil your raw beauty was born. You entranced me, blindsided me, with your complex charms. Pioneering women’s hands nurtured you. Caturra dared a union with that bastard Hybrido de Timor. And magic blossomed. You whisper, pucker, and kiss my lips with delicately tart green apple. Black plum entices me and crimson citrus grapefruit zest sparks my senses. You are my African queen. I am yours.