進入本文前請想一想，這些單字英文怎麼說：(A) 燒焦的 (B) 可溶解 (C) 苦味
" ‘Garlic coffee' can be a boon to coffee-loving pregnant women abstaining from it as a man in northeastern Japan invented the drink that looks and tastes like coffee but is made up entirely of locally grown garlic." --Kyoto News
"My drink is probably the world's first of its kind," said 74-year-old Yokitomo Shimotai, who was a coffee shop owner in Aomori Prefecture. "It contains no caffeine so it's good for those who would like to drink coffee at night or pregnant women."
「我的飲料可能是世界首例。」七十四歲的 Yokitomo Shimotai ，過去是青森縣的咖啡店老闆，他說，「飲料不含咖啡因，孕婦或者夜晚想來杯咖啡的人，都可以享用。」
Shimotai says that the coffee is the result of a cooking blunder. 30 years ago, he burned the steak and garlic while waiting tables. "Intrigued by the (A) scorched garlic's aroma, he (1) mashed it up with a spoon and mixed it with hot water. The resulting drink looked and tasted a lot like coffee. Making a mental note of his discovery, Yokimoto carried on with his job, and only started researching garlic coffee again after he retired."— Oddity Central
Shimotai 說，大蒜咖啡源自於一次做菜的失誤。三十年前，他在招待客人時，不小心把牛排和大蒜燒焦。美國 Oddity Central 網站報導，「他受到大蒜的焦香味吸引，用勺子把大蒜搗碎，然後混合熱水。混合出的飲料外觀和味道都很像咖啡。當時他只把這點發現記在心裡，直到退休後才開始研究大蒜咖啡。」
"Committed to turning his bizarre drink into a commercial product, Yokitomo Shimotai spent years optimizing the formula, and about five years ago, he finally achieved a result he was satisfied with. To make his (B) soluble garlic grounds, he roasts the cloves in an electric oven, and, after they've (2) cooled off, smashes them into fine particles and packs them in dripbags."
"The (C) bitterness of burned garlic apparently helps create the coffee-like flavor," says Shimotai. He later acquired a patent on this method in 2015 and started a workshop in Iwate Prefecture.
Shimotai claims that his garlic coffee only gives off the aroma of roasted garlic, and doesn't cause bad breath, since the garlic is thoroughly cooked. If you are okay with the smell, the drink does taste a lot like actual coffee.
- Mashed up 搗爛
例句：He mashed up the potatoes with a spoon. 他用湯匙把馬鈴薯搗成糊狀。
- Cool off 變涼；使冷卻
例句：Maybe he's trying to cool off out there in the rain... 或許他想在雨中凉快一下⋯