I began drinking coffee when I was 15 or so and the only ‘good’ coffee I had tried thus far was from McDonolads or Pappasalis and a few other cafes in Islamabad. My first encounter with Starbucks was at the age of ten when I had watched You’ve Got Mail and the characters’ obsession with their morning coffee. I knew I wanted to live that life. Waking up to a busy city, walking to work and picking up a coffee on the way and being all cool, something that is not part of Pakistani culture – back home it’s more about your morning chai!
As I grew older things started to change. I came to university in London and realised that coffee and the concept of cafes had much more to it. With various independent coffee shops like Local Hero on Fulham Road and Hot Gossip near university – having coffee was also about the social aspect to it. Sitting with friends, catching up on life or just the excuse to be around people! Then the working life came into play. Getting a coffee and discussing a business plan is another way of making the proposition more interesting than that of sitting in a blank meeting room. This blog is about my coffee experiences over the past four years. The transition from being a student to being a marketing professional in the luxury industry. There is just so much happening in London, it was absolutely necessary for me to share with those who love coffee and everything to do with it.