Salty Coffee|قهوه شور



A young man spent lots of time in his favorite cafe and always kept an eye on a girl that he thought would be his perfect match. He finally dared to ask the girl if she’d let him buy a coffee for her and shared the table with her.


He was so happy and excited that he accidentally grabbed the salt by mistake and poured it into his coffee. The girl looked at him with shocked eyes, wondering what he was going.



Realizing what he had done, the young man didn’t want to have a weird first date impression, so he told her; “I grew up in a town surrounded by the sea and salty coffee reminds me of my childhood.”

The young couple fell in love after some time and got married.


Every time he wanted to drink a coffee, she stirred two teaspoons of salt in it to continue reminding him of his childhood.


Forty years passed and they lived happily in love until the husband got sick and was on his death bed. He told his wife that he had a confession to make.


He said: “I’m so sorry to say that I lied to you for forty years. I poured salt into my coffee accidentally on our first date. And when I saw your shocked face I made up a story so you wouldn’t think I am a fool. But you continued to pour salt into my coffee out of love and care.


I always hated the salty coffee, but the beautiful way you looked into my eyes when I sipped my awful tasting coffee made me drink it for forty years.


I would have continued drinking it for a million years just to see you look at me that way over and over again.”



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  1. So beautiful. Your stories always go straight to the heart, thankfully disproving all those who say i don’t have one.

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  2. A beautiful story revealing so much truth about our behaviour within marital relationships!

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  3. I love this story! 💖

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  4. So beautiful,drinking salty coffee ☕️ for forty years doesn’t have to do with anything but strong love. Thank you laleh.

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  5. Such a warm story. Thank you 🌷

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  6. What a sweet story…a bit salty too! A beautiful tribute to what one will endure out of love for another. Thank-you!

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  7. Aww. You just made me want to fall in love….😘😍

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  8. What a beautiful, sweet story!

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  9. Beautiful story and beautifully illustrated Laleh! 😊❤️

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  10. Aaw… 😊 this is one of the sweetest stories I have read 😍 thank you 🙏 for sharing 😊

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  11. Two teaspoons of salt in a cup of coffee is a lot to stomach. Love built on fear of losing the one loved cannot end well. As depicted in the final photo of the cup of salt topped with blood, all the salt he consumed over the years led to his death.

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  12. Ah, love knows no bounds! So lovely too. 🙂

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  13. Maybe he should have told her – then he could have had longer with his love …

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  14. Oh, that was a beautiful story! That’s what love is ❤️.

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  15. When we first married I drank coffee with the sugar Jackie put in it 🙂

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  16. Heart warming love story for cold winter’s night.
    Thank you. 💖💙

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  17. How beautiful is this. I would have liked to hear the girl’s response -.but I guess you wanted your readers to comprehend

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  18. Beautiful! Thank you for sharing! ❤ ❤

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  19. Maybe he was dying because of too much of salty:)

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  20. I poked around your old posts and found a diamond…

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  21. True love will suffer any sacrifice ;D

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  22. This is love, like a fairy tale. I do not thinks she could do it. And he also asked him not to drink so much salt, because it hurts him health. I’m ratger a woman who is hard on the ground.

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  23. 💖 Hearts of golden love! This was such a sweet story, Laleh. 🌹

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  24. Great story. Better to tell the truth earlier and live longer. Lies can literally kill us eventually.

    minor suggestion — wondering what he was [doing].

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  25. Great story with a great moral..

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  26. Haha! Its better to tell the truth. But beautiful story as always! They take me on wonderful meaningful journeys lol ❤

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  27. Ah, such a sweet story! I love it, and I love that it comes with a photo of Think Coffee in New York, a place I used to go to for great coffee when I lived in NYC. What little I know if Iranian culture tells me it is very rich, with a long, deep history. I’m glad you’re doing this blog, and thank you for the follow.

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  28. What a lovely story. Thank you.

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  29. Laleh, perhaps I should try
    some sugar in the falafel?

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  30. My mother and father when they were dating before they were married once attended a wedding reception of one of my mother’s friends who got married.

    As they were sitting at their table waiting for desert after they had dinner, one of the servers had apparently forgotten to take a bowl of gravy off the table.

    When they started serving the wedding cake, my dad apparently mistook the gravy for a bowl of chocolate or hot fudge sundae sauce and proceeded to cover his slice of cake with it. 😂

    I wonder what my dad would have thought if my mother continued to pour gravy over a slice of cake every time my dad had it after they were married. 🤣

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  31. Awwwwww…. I love ‘love’….. Beautiful story line dear.

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  32. Heartwarming… 🙂 Thank you for sharing this story.

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  33. Weer zo’n leuk liefdevom verhaal

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  34. Why did this man wait to be on death bed to reveal he hated salty coffee? He was a liar who lived a life if pretence and lies. He must have lied to her about more other things. He was a perpetual liar. I admire the lady for consistency in serving him salty coffee for well over 40 years. She really loved him and always wanted to please him with what he ‘liked’ most, salty coffee? God bless the couple. How I wish I would engage with such a lady.

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  35. Well thought story, thank you for being so creative and generous to share

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