Coffee, one of those drinks that is truly universal in not just its appeal but also its ubiquitous nature, has become a very passionate hobby of mine for the last few years. My journey with coffee began during my childhood days when I was travelling across India in our beloved Indian Railways. The watered down decoction and the histrionic vendor is immensely attractive to an eight year old who is done having the 'healthy' Boost and Horlicks. Since then, I have been hooked on to Coffee, our Indian style coffee to be specific.
So, what do you do when you suddenly feel the urge to have a great coffee? One that you can't find in your typical neighbourhood or in our boring yet common cafés. You travel! And this travelogue is one such trip that started with the idea of having coffee, not just any coffee but something that can be etched in your memory for a long, long time. Have I found such a place? Oh my! you bet I did.
VOLUME 1: HYDERABAD TO VIJAYAWADA, 300 KMS
If you have read my earlier travelogue, you would have understood that I'm a thorough planner and everything has to be organised to the T. So, I planned a leisurely course with all accommodations booked well ahead of time and enough breaks on each leg of the journey considering the fact that we are going to travel on motorcycles. Unlike my last trip to Coorg, this time the group has expanded to 7 people with 4 each on a motorcycle and 3 in a car, which by the way can be very useful for the ones on a motorcycle since you can dump most of your luggage in the car thus freeing you of potential back aches and costly spas afterwards.