The Caffeinated Convert

My journey with coffee and tea has been inextricably linked with my journey with Islam. Just ten years ago my idea of ‘good coffee’ involved stale, hollow and bland mainstream American drip that I either drank black, convincing myself that it tasted good, or covered up with sugar, milk and other flavour enhancers to make it palatable. My situation with coffee was unfortunately a metaphor for my station in life as well. While able to cover up its emptiness with entertainment, drinking and other common pursuits, when all the covers went away I was left unable to find much...

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