Hi Ya’ all coffee nerds…
Hope the weekend is going all good.
Tomorrow is Sunday and i had the chance to put on something very interesting.
We recently spoke to Ria Sim, a passionate coffee lover and who runs a very informative blog Cafe And The City.
It was a very nice discussion and we requested Ria to answer some of the questions commonly asked about coffee or the way it is brewed.
Angela: First all we’d like to know how you got started with your blog?
Ria: I post my passion for coffee, food, and art each day with a touch of humor. I created Cafe and the City out of my love for San Francisco and want to share the charm it has to offer. Being a cafe wanderer and frequent visitor to New York, I’d like to take my readers through my discoveries of the two cities that capture my heart. Come with me on a journey to my next coffee adventure.
Angela: How long you’ve been attached with coffee? (Your personal and emotional attachment with this drink)
Ria: I only started to drink coffee about 7 years. Before that I drank it sparingly. I started to fall in love with coffee when I discovered the many amazing cafes in SF and NYC. That’s really when my obsession began. I love going to cafes, smelling the aroma of coffee all around me, and simply enjoying the vibe of the cafe.
Angela: Can coffee lead to dehydration (debunk this myth)
Ria: In my opinion you get dehydrated if you lack water. It doesn’t take coffee to dehydrate you…there’s alcohol too. I drink a lot of water everyday so regardless if I had x amount of coffee…I’m fine.
Angela: How to brew the best cup of coffee?
Ria: Honestly, I really don’t know. I brew a simple cup of coffee at home every morning but will go to my local cafe for the serious stuff! The key is also great beans!!
Angela: How many cups of coffee do you recommend drinking per day?
Ria: I can’t “recommend” how many someone should drink. It’s really a preference or choice. Some people need 2-3 cups a day and some 1/2 cup. It all depends in my opinion.
Angela: Which coffee maker do you recommend to brew a perfect cup?
Ria: I have a simple Cuisinart coffee maker(its old). Easy to use and clean. One day I want to get the Breville. I have a French press which I enjoy. There’s so many out there that’s so amazing. I’m in love with the La Marzocco Linea Mini. I doubt I’ll ever own one (pretty expensive)…so I literally sketch the machine and pretend to play barista (see my ig video post featuring the Linea).
Angela: A final take you would like to give to our readers about coffee
Ria:Coffee, in my opinion is based on taste and preference…like wine. I really can’t tell someone to not drink a particular brand. Something I love may not be thrilling to someone else and visa versa. What I recommend is to not be afraid and sample as much as possible. Regardless if it’s a unknown brand…or a brand not too popular, try it! Same with going to cafes…don’t forget to take a left turn and check out that little unknown cafe, you’ll never know what you’ll discover. I see coffee is a journey and one of the fun thing about a journey is finding the unexpected!! Don’t stress…just enjoy the process and have fun!
We thanks Ria a lot for sparing her precious time for us and our readers and sharing her thoughts and experience with this heavenly drink.