We sit down with Amina Abdi Rabar of Capital FM, Nairobi. This fiery MC, radio and TV show host, wife and mother shares her love for that ultimate cup of coffee.
How do you like your coffee?
I love a regular house coffee. I’m what many consider a sweet tooth so I tend to take it with lots of sugar. Let’s be honest, coffee tastes so much better with some sweetness.
What’s your go to pastry when having coffee?
Two of my favourite C’s, I’m talking about a croissant or carrot cake.
Are you a traditional coffee drinker or are you willing to explore when it comes to your cuppa?
I don’t mind exploring different blends and combinations, you never know what you’ll find. I tend to have an open mind when it comes to coffee. Exploring and drinking is some form of art for me.
Which is your favourite blend of coffee and why?
Wow! That is a hard question when you think about it. I don’t think I have a specific one.
Which is the best setting to enjoy a hot cup of coffee?
In a casual setting, you get to experience the conversations with different people. Another is during a crazy time schedule. An example is my own, taking coffee makes me feel like I can do it all- without feeling tired. So because of that, yes it should always be part of an experience whether mixing with new friends and family or cutting through a hectic day.
Do you get some sense of pride when you hear people talk about Kenyan coffee?
Have you tasted our coffee? It’s amazing. I always find it amusing when people pack lots of Kenyan coffee when travelling away from Kenya and the visitors who come here, taste it and are hooked after one cup. After that, they buy as many packs as they can carry. A sense of pride just washes over me.