I am a university student, studying for a chemistry major/religion major and aiming to become a cardiovascular surgeon one day.

TheBetterCup and I write posts on mythologies, cartoons and books because those are the things we like most.

To get to know us:

  1. TheBetterCup and I are identical twin sisters
  2. I love mythologies because we were raised to read Greek myths since we are Greek (my dad is Greek born and raised).
  3. We love cartoons (especially and to no ones surprise, Ghibli movies*, Disney movies, Steven Universe*, Gravity Falls*, Adventure Time, Rick and Morty*, and Naruto*).
  4. My favorite book genre is historical fiction, but TheBetterCup likes fantasy and sci-fi.

Here is a list of 9 of my favorite manga (excluding Naruto*, One Piece*, and Boku no Hero Academia* of course). I have spoken about all of them at least once:

  • Haikyuu by Furudate Haruichi*
  • Hoozuki no Reitetsu by Natsumi Eguchi
  • Olympos by Aki*
  • A Bride’s Story by Kaoru Mori*
  • Puella Magi Madoka Magic by Shaft/Aniplex*
  • Saint Young Men by Hikaru Nakamura*
  • Tetsugaku Letra- Sahara Mizu*
  • Birdmen- Tanabe Yellow
  • Sailor Moon- Naoko Takeuch*
  • Ao Haru Ride by Io Sakisaka *

* all time favorites

If I was told to recommend my favorite books I would say: One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami, Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman, Metamorphosis by Ovid, and Under the Fishbone Clouds by Sam Meekings. The Murakami and Gaiman being my favorite authors.

Do you wonder why the blog is called EspressoComSaudade? I just love coffee and the word saudade XD , but if you translate it (roughly) it pretty much means coffee with some nostalgia so its works out well. The word Saudades is a very special word to me. It means a feeling of yearning that you have for a person that is both happy and sad (bittersweet) who you know you will never meet again. It is a Brazilian word (my mother is Brazilian and we do speak Portuguese).

-Blog Barista


Hi!! I’m the Barista’s twin, and I am a university student as well. I am majoring in Computational Media, which is computer science and design, and I am majoring in Japanese (Yay double major!!) Hope ya’ll like the blog ;]

Here is a list of 9 of my favorite manga/anime (not including Naruto, One Piece, or Boku no Hero Academia):

  • Seven Deadly Sins- Nakaba Suzuki
  • Kamisama Kiss- Julietta Suzuki
  • Arago- Arai Takahiro
  • Kaichou ha Maidsama- Hiro Fujiwara
  • Mononoke- Ninagawa and Yaeko
  • Sket Dance- Kenta Shinohara
  • One Punch Man- One (Illustrated by Yusuke Murata)
  • Hyakko- Haruaki Katou
  • Hapi Mari- Maki Enjouji



2 thoughts on “About

  1. interresting “development”

    don’t know if you did it on purpose, but “espressocomsaudade” may also be a wordplay in portuguese.
    espresso means pressurized italian coffee, but expresso in portuguese may mean express as in fast, or express as in to express one’s feelings.
    so espresso com saudade might mean to express something when you are feeling saudade (which is what most people would probably think of when hearing it) but written as a coffee

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