Thursday, February 14, 2013

Life Is A Cup Of Coffee

One of my daily pleasures is a morning (whatever time I actually get up) cup of coffee.  Some people think that my love for coffee is a bit geeky, and that's cool with me.  Here you have something that is really rather versatile and just as unique as the places it comes from.  The many ways in which it can be had is another reason it's appealing to most of the worlds population.  I personally enjoy coffee in all of its many forms.  While I mostly drink it black so that I can truly enjoy the flavors of the ground it was grown in, I have to admit that I like it all types of ways.  Coffee with cream, coffee with cream and sugar, iced coffee, Turkish coffee, espresso, cappuccino......the list goes on.  Coffee to me isn't just a drink I have in the morning to wake myself up though, it's a whole event.  The conversations that have surrounded coffee cups have got to be some of the most profound known to man.  At least they have been to me, in my world.  Talk about a fly on the wall, how about the coffee in the cup?  Ok, it doesn't roll off the tongue as well, but you get what I'm saying.

When I write it gets me going.  When I talk it gets the thoughts flowing.  When I wake it is the start to my day.  I can remember the first cup that I ever had, I was 11 I think.  Loaded down with sugar and milk it was the beginning of a life long love affair.  I've always had in the back of my mind the idea that I would one day own a coffee shop somewhere, somehow.  It's still something I hold onto and I do believe at some point in the future it will be feasible.  Coffee has always been involved in most things I do.  I kind of relate drinking coffee to a lot of things......thinking, talking, reading, writing.  I just can't help myself.  So to be able to take part in that aspect of other peoples lives would be a pretty cool thing.  There is a new coffee shop that opened up down the street from mean and I've been meaning to check it out.  You know, support the little guy.  Since they've closed down many of the book stores, I haven't really had I place I liked to go and drink a cup.  I don't do Starbucks, not a fan of their coffee.  I'll have to make a it a point on my next day off to stop in there and check it out.

I realize this isn't the usual "everything is meaningful" kind of post, but this is something I like to share with people as I would a good book.  I'm not all serious all the time anyway.  The opposite, in fact.  And my door in life is always open for anyone that would like to have a cup of coffee and a chat.  After all, it's what I do.

Do you do coffee?


  1. Lifes too short to drink crappy coffee! Gosh, do i adore it, i agree-gets my creative juices flowing. The aroma, the taste, the way it gets me going. Although they say its bad for you, i dont know if its something i will ever give up!

  2. Dude, I LOVE COFFEE. Nothing geeky about it! I recently got a Keurig and it's epic. I am also a Starbuck's addict.

  3. I like the rhythm of your post; it has a nice beat.

    Every morning I have several cups of decaf coffee, but nothing fancy. Yuban. I prefer it to Folgers. My late significant other opened my eyes to a whole different way to experience coffee. He preferred Pete's and would buy whole bean and we'd ground it cup by cup–and we'd have several cups each morning. He liked his coffee hot and would put a bit of cream in these beautiful ceramic cups that were tall and slender. The cream would come to room temperature while the water was boiling. Anyway, it was a morning ritual that I have not gone back to, nor do I think I ever will, but I'm glad I experienced it.

    I don't care for Starbuck's either. There coffee is way too strong for me.

    I switched to decaf over a year ago to try to manage my headaches. I think it helped. I was going to give up coffee altogether, but I simply can't. I need it. I love the taste with a touch of cream. I stopped using sugar in my coffee about five years ago. I was slowly weaned off of it.

    I've finished my coffee for the morning, but now I'm craving one more cup!

  4. Sometimes all we need is a cup of coffee!