The second thing I do in the morning is turn on the coffeemaker. (It would be the first thing, but my cat’s breakfast takes precedence, mainly because he won’t stop his incessant meowing until I’ve filled his bowl.)
Coffee. For me, it’s a delight and a fuel; a comfort and a necessity.
Are you a coffee lover?
When you’re holding a cup of coffee, isn’t it like a perfect moment? There’s the taste, the smell, and the warmth, all at once, all carrying you to a pleasant perkiness for your day.
Here’s an entertaining myth of coffee’s origin:
The classic version of the Kaldi tale has our hero – a simple goatherd — caring for his flock in the forests of Southeast Ethiopia. One day, he noticed that his goats were munching on a tree with bright red fruits, and immediately afterward began dancing animatedly. Kaldi – curiosity piqued – tried some fruits himself, became filled with energy, and began dancing along with the goats. A passing monk witnessed the dancing, put two and two together, and brought some of the fruits back to the monastery. He and the other monks started using the fruits to keep them stimulated during long periods of prayer, and so coffee was introduced to the human race. (From scaa.org)
Morning isn’t the only time that I enjoy a cup. When I can get away with my writing for several hours in the evening, there’s nothing better than coffee to keep my creativity churning. And if I have any chocolate around to consume, I become a non-stop literary machine.
Coffee is in the air:
Just like you, I give myself time during the week to “play” on the internet. Pinterest is one of my playgrounds. I created a board called Just Coffee, Please where I pin images (like the ones on this post) that celebrate coffee.
Trivia: 400 million cups of coffee are consumed in the U.S. every day. That’s enough to fill 14.2 Statues of Liberty. Click here for an infographic with 19 more bits of coffee trivia.
Coffee. Just looking at the word makes me smile.
Do you like to start your day with this wonderful drink?