The bitter taste of coffee, the aftertaste of memories


The incredible brew, I love coffee, a bitter elixir worthy of my taste buds. I’m unable to contain the thrill as I mix dark coffee from the region with sugar, and lovingly stir it as I pour boiling water into the mug.

Every night, I make coffee for two. One for me, and the other for my soul mate who lives at a distant realm…




An avid blogger, twitterer and photojournalist, Zashnain Zainal suffers from an incurable addiction to social work, helping marginalised communities since 1989. Nowadays he travels from the plantations of Malaysia to the slums of Thailand. He can be found at and @bedlamfury

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