Thursday, July 16, 2015

Coffee Confession

Confession: I'm not sure I'm wild about the taste of coffee.  

Gasps are heard round the world, I know, because I drink it. Faithfully. I order lattes and mochas and no milk, no sugar iced coffees and I brew a pot every morning and I heat up cups throughout the day and I am not fully started on my work morning without a cup of Joe.

But I'm not convinced I love the taste.

I will drink weak coffee and strong coffee, and gas station coffee that has sat for days. I will try any road side coffee stand, even in the middle of the Yukon where a family from Seattle must try the mocha to give an honest Seattle Coffee Lovers opinion (which we smiled and said great and drove a few miles down the road and dumped it out the window).  I will drink it hot and cold and even room temperature.  I will drink it straight up black with no frills, or with a drop of cream or with a swirl of French Vanilla.  I will drink it up and down and sideways, one straw, two straws, no straw.

Yet I keep coming around to the idea that I don't love the taste.

I would question myself and ask if I'm an addict, but I can go days without it. I  can go camping and not suffer the unbearable withdrawals....but I miss it.  I miss the ritual of measuring the grounds and hearing the coffee pot start to perk.  I miss the aroma and the feel of holding a warm mug in my hand.  I miss that first bit of morning, when the world is quiet and I'm giving myself another 15 minutes to sit and relax and drink my coffee.

I like the comfortable routine of starting my day off with a cup of hot beverage.  And since I positively hate tea, coffee is for me!



This post is inspired by prompt #1 at Mama's Losin' It!

3 comments:

  1. I feel almost the exact same way except, I really do love the taste of coffee and especially the ritual, but I can also go days without it.

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  2. That's funny. My hubby drinks it, too, though it doesn't like the taste much. It likes the taste of sweet in it. No creamer. I, on the other hand, love the taste & smell of coffee! And I drink it with creamer.

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  3. I'm kind of like that too. I think it's because I haven't found the cup -- the perfect cup of coffee yet. It's my quest to find it. LMAO....or maybe I am just addicted.
    Actually, I go in spurts. I'll love coffee for a while and then I'll get tired of it and drink tea. Then I'll get tired of it and go back to coffee.
    Maybe I'm just weird :)

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