A Bittersweet Love Story with Salty Coffee
Drinking coffee with salt might seem strange, but sometimes love stories are even stranger. This tale is about a young man and a woman who fell in love over a cup of coffee.
The First Date
Their first date was at a coffee shop, and he was incredibly nervous. Words seemed to escape him. In a moment of anxiety, he asked the waiter for salt to add to his coffee. It was an unusual request that raised her eyebrows, but he went ahead, changing the color of his coffee and, quite possibly, his fate.
The Salty Coffee
He explained his unusual choice: “When I was a little boy, I was living near the sea, I liked playing in the sea, I could feel the taste of the sea, just like the taste of salty coffee. Now every time I have the salty coffee, I always think of my childhood, think of my hometown, I miss my hometown so much, I miss my parents who are still living there.”
A Connection Forged
Her eyes welled up with tears as she heard his story. This simple act of adding salt to his coffee had revealed a piece of his heart. It touched her deeply, and it marked the beginning of their beautiful connection. Eventually, they wed.
A Letter Before Goodbye
After 40 years together, he passed away. But before he left this world, he left her a letter revealing a lifelong secret.
The Truth Revealed
In the letter, he confessed: “Please forgive me; forgive my whole life’s lie. This was the only lie I told you—the salty coffee.” He explained that he had actually wanted sugar that day but had been too nervous to correct himself.
He continued, “I tried to tell you the truth many times in my life, but I was too afraid to do that, as I have promised not to lie to you for anything.” It took his impending departure for him to muster the courage to share this secret.
A Sweet Revelation
He concluded his letter with a heartfelt sentiment: “Having you with me is my biggest happiness for my whole life. If I can live for the second time, I still want to know you and have you for my whole life, even though I have to drink the salty coffee again.”
Love’s True Flavor
Years later, when someone asked her about the taste of salty coffee, she replied, “It’s sweet.”
This story reminds us that love can be found in the most unexpected places and that sometimes, the quirkiest moments can lead to the most profound connections.