We live at a time when days are just nights after mornings and mornings after nights. Many of us have lost count of the day, which we are in – we work from home, consume double the amount of the data and casually hashtag every social media post under lockdown and justquarantinethings.
Keeping aside, the revival of the long lost hobby of reading or rethinking our priorities, what we are left to deal with is hunger pangs and random cravings; thanks to the umpteen number of Buzzfeed and Tasty videos we “consume”. May it be the indulgent chocolate brownies or the flaky croissants, the churros or the shakshuka, they always seem exotic and requires ingredients that is never handy. At this time of lockdown, there is not even a farsighted possibility of procuring them considering the current climate that doesn’t favour anyone. That is the most evident reason for the popularity of the viral Dalgona Coffee that is taking its casual rounds on Whatsapp, Instagram and every other social media platform. Of course the original video might have garnered many a million views but what is in vogue is the end product, which is created exclusively in the quarantined kitchens.
What has made this South Korean coffee popular is the simple and yet powerful attitude it poses. Three ingredients plus patience being the fourth, for the exotic café style coffee is sure to take one through the doors of any plush café you have been or never have been to. It gives you a sense of joy, but pride comes first in this case on seeing the light, fluffy froth. More than that, it gives you patience, which we are in short of during these days. The coffee coloured cloud, which dissolves slowly into the chilled cup of milk is a test of these times – of patience, of hope and leading a simple life at the fullest.
So head on to your kitchen to find coffee powder, water, sugar, and beat the froth out of it.