Not so easy. Not here in Sabah anyway. Well, maybe you can, but by the time it is being sold to you, the consumer, it is no longer just coffee. I did the rounds of all the supermarkets in our area looking for decent coffee – found shelves and shelves of instant stuff, and local coffee grounds – but alas, a look at the packet of the latter reveals that it includes everything from margarine to salt to as much as 40% sugar! And I don’t take any sugar in my coffee. There’s even a drink that is a mix of tea and coffee, if you can believe that. I’m sure there must be somewhere sells just coffee…it’s a matter of finding it.
The photo was taken in the Sunday Market in downtown KK, with the girl trying to sell me coffee beans. Ah, I thought, at last. And then I took a closer look. They were all wet and shiny looking…margarine and salt and sugar had all been added. Sigh.
I’m a writer. I need my coffee.