Look. The word is in the title of my blog. It might be the thing I talk about most when I’m not talking about Catholicism, running, or librarianing. Actually it might be the thing I talk about most. It’s a necessity, and as such, it gets today’s focus. Also… I’m writing this late in the evening because Thursday’s reality consists of getting up early, packing a truck and trailer, and driving my own Honda 300+ miles. And that’s just the start of moving. And since moving isn’t possible without coffee, may I present…
The Ways In Which Coffee Rocks My World
- I like caffeine in the morning and afternoon. My tummy doesn’t like carbonation. TADA, coffee!
- The smell of freshly ground beans at 7AM, before thoughts can actually formulate in my brain… oh, lovely.
- If you try to talk to me before 9AM, I’ll be cranky. If I have coffee, I’ll be slightly less cranky.
- There are like a bajillion scientific studies that say coffee might be good for you. That’s much better than a bajillion scientific studies saying it will definitely kill you. I’m on the right track!
Based on familial evidence, there’s no way coffee will kill me.
While roadtripping, a refill of a mug at Sheetz is 89cents. EIGHTY. NINE. CENTS.
- It’s easy to say, “hey wanna grab some coffee?” and then you suddenly have a very convenient excuse to get some Timbits too. And Timbits are always a good thing.
- Cheap. Date. Especially if you’re treating a friend.
- Coffee facilitates conversation. Yes, I’ve had some great chats over a soda. But the thing is… the hot temperature of coffee, plus the fact that one is inclined to sip over a period of time, just lends itself to conversing. Sitting on a cozy couch staring out the window in the morning might lead someone to think, “lazy!”. But sitting on a cozy couch staring out the window in the morning while holding a cup of coffee helps me appreciate the coziness of it all. Hot beverages…what a lovely, lovely thing.
And also, to test this theory? Talk to a random stranger in a coffee shop. It’s not all that strange. [Caveat: choose the person whom you address wisely].
Am I a little head over heels for coffee? Yes. No shame. I’m a big fan. And I’m incredibly grateful to live in a place where access is readily available and doesn’t break the budget. What’s your reason for loving the java?