Mon, 12 Apr, 2021

Message from a Coffee Mug

By Ashmita Thapa

Art By: Nikita Gautam

Hello all, my name is coffee mug. I am made up of fine white porcelain. I am creamy white in color. A picture of coffee beans is carved on my body. I even have the word “Coffee” tattooed on my body. I love the aroma of coffee, you know.

A guy named Henry bought me from the old boring gift shop. I thank him a million times every day. I hated the gift shop. I was kept in a lonely corner along with a bunch of stupid dolls. Then Henry entered the shop at just the right time. The workers in the gift shop had just polished me. I was shining as bright as the sun. I was gazing all over myself. How pretty I looked, how mightily I shone. Henry stopped right in front of me. Even he could not take his eyes off me, my sparkling body. Henry paid a good amount of money for me. Then he had me nicely wrapped in a shining wrapper. It then became very dark; I could not see anything. I fell asleep soon.

As soon as I woke up, I found myself on a beautiful shelf. I was placed among many beautiful teacups. I was feeling very happy to be in a new place. I was just observing the beauty of the place right when a girl walked towards me. She was the most beautiful girl I’d ever seen. She was Henry’s wife. She was a writer. A beautiful writer I must say.

On this season of monsoon I am the only thing she spends most of her time with. She loves looking out of the window while it rains. She pours the warm water in me, adds some sugar cubes, and then pours just the right amount of coffee. She stirs the coffee and sugar slowly in me. I can feel the tingles. Oh I just love this aroma of coffee. She takes a sip from me.

 Basically I love every type of coffee and she does too. That’s the reason why I am her best friend. Coffee keeps us warm when we’re cold. Did you know it contains caffeine, which is the world’s most commonly consumed psychoactive substance in the world? Coffee helps to burn fat as well. No wonder she still looks so young and fit. A single cup of coffee contains vitamin B2, vitamin B5, manganese, potassium, magnesium and niacin. Isn’t that cool? Moreover, it also helps in decreasing the risk of type 2 diabetes.  It also has a protective effect on the liver. It can help fight depression and make you happier. It increases your life expectancy. It reduces the risk of cancer and heart disease.

So, I request that you all drink coffee and stay healthy. Take care!!