Ismeta - Born in Podgorica 1949. Moved to Sarajevo for marriage in 1977. Moved to Chicago in the 1990s. Made her first coffee at 14-15. Interview by Dženita.
“When I made coffee, they’d say it tasted the same as chocolate.”
“I remember then what the coffee was like, we had coffee, my mother, myself, my sister, and two of my cousins. The cousins were around the same age as my sister, and I, and we drank coffee, and I made it. I liked coffee a lot, and they always asked only me to brew it for them, to brew coffee for them, because my, because when I made coffee, they’d say it tasted the same as chocolate. And the word spread about how I brew coffee, my mother’s brother heard, my dad’s brothers, my aunts, and no one would drink coffee unless I made it. And me, how….I loved coffee so much that I’d always brew some for me when I made coffee for them.”