Wednesday, October 29, 2008

God Bless the Soul....

Let me start by proclaiming:

God bless the soul who first decided to grind and boil those funny brown beans!

What would you do if you didn't have your coffee?

I'm not sure what I would do. I don't know if I would have another vice. I don't know if I would replace my brew with chewing gum, sunflower seeds, soda.....I just don't know.

It is hard for me to imagine because drinking coffee is so ingrained in me. For heaven's sake, I have been drinking it since I was 13. I think by my age, it is a permanent fixture in the part of my psyche that harbors habits.

I just don't think I could get the same type of satisfaction from anything else. I enjoy the warmth of the cup - even on a hot day. I enjoy the smell, the taste, the texture and the site. I enjoy the environment that I am in when I drink it. It is comforting and calming; a place where i can be myself without anyone else's expectations boxing me in.

What other harmless vice could replace all those things? I would guess none. So, I am sticking to my good ole' cup o' joe.

What do you enjoy about your coffee vice?

1 comment:

Jonathan Foster said...

you are certainly qualified to talk about coffee. nice.

i only drink coffee about twice a year... in the winter i'll have a cafe mocha... which probably doesn't even qualify as coffee.