- “Even a bad cup of a coffee is better than no coffee at all.”
- Before I had a child, I didn’t fully understand coffee . Sure, the beans and the beverage were in my life, present in many forms, pleasant-smelling and energy-giving. But in the last two years, my eyes are open to the depth, motivation and joy coffee can bring. When I wake up in the morning, as the sun is barely sharing its rays with the world, coffee is my first rational thought. As I hear the shouts of a toddler, I fantasize about the smell of coffee, poured fresh and warm into a mug. Some days, as I scurry from meeting to meeting in my chilly office building, I daydream about complex flavors of a fresh pot.
- On a good day, I have a cup of Dark Matter Coffee, roasted in Chicago by people we know and love. We get it shipped to Ohio, because when you find something you love, you should stick with it. We make it in a French press, which yields good flavor and has been generally endorsed by People Who Know About Coffee.
- “What on earth could be more luxurious than a sofa, a book and a cup of coffee?”
- Sometimes we slum it with a Peet’s light roast. Weekends often have a quick trip to Starbucks (the closest coffee shop to us) for a mocha or a vanilla latte. On a bad day, I have a few pumps from the office carafe, which is sometimes bitter, sometimes weak and sad. I still drink it, but I don’t feel great about it.
- I’m not a coffee purist who drinks it black. Sugar and half-and-half are essentials for me. There’s cheap coffee, over-roasted coffee, strong coffee and weak coffee. I like it in all forms, really. You complete me. You’re a damn fine cup of coffee.
- FRESH POTS!
(A classic, cautionary tale about caffeine, starring Dave Grohl)
It’s National Coffee Day, so treat yourself to a cuppa.
P.S. For Gilmore Girls fans: An investigation into the question, ‘Did Luke really make a good cup of coffee?’