05 December 2012

For The Love


I go to bed at night thinking about my morning cup of coffee. Waking up at 5:30 AM every weekday is a certifiable form of torture as far as I'm concerned. If I were totally on my game, I'd plan for an extra ten minutes in the morning to be able to brew a to-go cup for the commute. Alas, I am never on my game.

You know those annoying people who take pleasure in making claims like, "If you'd just cut out your habit of buying that overpriced cup every day, you'd save a thousand dollars a year?"

I hate them.

So, I decided a long time ago that the $10 a week it costs to buy a cup from my favorite local shop each morning is well worth the investment. $2 a day is a small price to pay for my sanity.

P.S. I knew I had it bad when I started performing a tap-dance jig whenever a Folger's commercial come on tv. And I don't even drink Folger's.

P.P.S. How do you drink your coffee (if you in fact, do)? My perfect cup includes a splash of cream and one cube of raw sugar.

P.P.P.S. I'm somewhat of a purist when it comes to coffee. The "pumpkin spice/gingerbread latté" thing is so unappealing to me. Sorry to yuck on your yum if that's your thing, but...yuck.

10 comments:

  1. No worries, I would 'yuck' on coffee anytime! :) I somehow never got to liking or making a habit out of it! I even used to smoke for a long period of time and that seemed to be a shocker "you smoke but DON'T drink coffee?" I still don't think I am missing out on anything... :)

    Now, if I could only kick my addiction to chocolate somehow.....

    Have a great week! :)

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    1. We all have our vices. And I'd say chocolate is a good one to have!

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  2. HAHA! The jig, sanity...love it. Great shot! (I'm not a drinker but Parker would be nodding his head majorly right now!)

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    1. Susan, Tiho isn't a coffee drinker either (except for when he's driving a long stretch at night, like a road trip). He'll never understand my obsession with hoarding various coffee brewers & cute mugs.

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  3. I love my coffee the way I love my beer - simple and unadorned, without crazy flavors. Coffee is not sweet syrup, Starbucks. I put no sugar in mine but I add cream. In a typical Bulgarian fashion, I used to drink it black but my stomach went into rebellion several years ago and I had to make peace.

    I feel you...I bought a coffee grinder to get a fresh brew in the morning and yet, no extra ten minutes for that. But it's nice supporting your local coffee shop. I buy organic coffee and chai tea from the guy who actually rented my house right before me. Small world!

    Love the heart! :-)

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    1. Yes! Coffee like beer: simple, pure, unadorned. Also, I make up for my lack of home brewing on the weekends: I brew at least two cups every Sat & Sun if I'm home.

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  4. Funny, John would totally understand this (he is devoted to his daily Americano, and is on a first name basis with all the baristas in a 7 mile radius), but I just can't drink coffee! It makes me so anxious I actually want to scream, so I just smell John's cup. Which isn't weird at all...

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  5. And what about those people who tell you how many less kilo's you'd weigh if you didn't have milk in your coffee. Bah-humbug!

    Ps love your blog- from a new follower

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  6. Ohhhh I love coffee.
    It's one of the best things about having moved to Australia, the coffee here is extremely delicious.
    My favourite is a cappuccino- no sugar please!

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  7. mmmm, coffee :)

    real, brewed coffee with milk, no sugar. or a cappuccino. no funny flavours or syrups.

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