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The Dalgona

As an everyday ritual, I woke up and sat on the potty seat with my phone in my hand to go through (see how I can’t even say read) the most crucial trending content on my Instagram. The world and washroom visits seem incomplete to a lot of us without our phones.

Dalgona Coffee was trending. A celebrity who was making the coffee prompted me to see the video. By the end of the video I wanted 5 life minutes back, only to attribute them to my mom. As a kid, I have seen my parents, grandma, aunts, uncles, strangers’ whose houses we were made to go to, do this dalgona stuff. Our fridge always had this beaten coffee stored for emergencies. Our parents had all kinds of emergencies – my dad being a pediatrician had to go for caesarian visits in the middle of the night and my mom had coffee pangs any time of the night. We were not allowed to drink coffee as kids and that’s what made it special then. I remember the smell of coffee being mixed with sugar, the gooiness of the resulting mixture and the happiness my mom felt when she saw the froth. My dad even explained the science behind the froth (he can’t help it – he is a very smart man).


Also, just realized if you say "Corona Dalgona" it means Do Dalgona in Hindi

If we have all known dalgona coffee in some shape or form, why did it become a big trend? I guess we all need old wine in a new bottle in these quarantine times – the zeal to experiment, with the comfort of the known. Thoda coffee dal g(d)ona.


Gyan (from wikipedia): The name is derived from dalgona, a Korean sugar sweet, due to the resemblance in taste and appearance, though most dalgona coffee doesn't actually contain dalgona.


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