“Filosofi Kopi” (the coffee philosophy) is an anthology of proses and short stories that is written by Dewi “Dee” Lestari in a decade (1995-2005).
There are 18 literary works in it and I love them all!
I like how the writer using words. Her choices of words, the rhymes and rhythms, the metaphors. I like how she forms stories and proses with those words. I think it’s beautiful. It’s deep and meaningful.
“Filosofi Kopi”, which becomes the title of the book, is the first story in the anthology. It is a story about a man named Ben who is crazy about coffee that he goes around the world to taste every kind of coffee and learn about them. He then becomes an expert barista and with his best friend Jodi, run a coffee house.
The small coffee house get famous. It’s known by the name Filosofi Kopi and its variation of good coffee with a philosophy for each of them (the tagline of the coffee house is: “Temukan Diri Anda di Sini” – “Find Yourself Here”).
Ben was so proud of his coffee until a man come and make him learn a thing that change his life.
Reading the story makes me want to drink some coffee
It’s a great opener. Being the title and put in the first pages of the book, I think it would be the main star of it. But the next stories and proses is just as great. Like I said before, I love them all.
If I have to choose my favorite, “Salju Gurun” and “Spasi” is definitely the ones that light up something in me. I also like “Cetak Biru” and “Kunci Hati”. I can’t forget the surprise in “Lara Lana”. I fond of “Mencari Herman”, “Budha Bar” and “Sikat Gigi”. And of course, “Filosofi Kopi”. (I told you I love them all :p)
I would say that just like the philosophy in Ben’s coffee, each literature in this anthology has its own philosophy. You got to enjoy it like you enjoy the smell of coffee.
Drink the coffee, enjoy the anthology, feel the beauty, absorb the philosophy.