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I don’t know what it is about Mondays that my first thought is always, “Coffee.” Actually, I’m sure we could come up with multiple reasons why coffee is the first thought! I think about coffee a lot. I’d drink it all throughout the day if it wouldn’t keep my nursing baby up at night. As it is, I limit myself to one cup in the morning… maybe another cup in the early afternoon. And I relish it. Here’s the thing, though. Although I can taste the difference between a good cup of coffee and a bad one, I value the time factor more. Left to my own devices, I will fill that reuseable k-cup and blast out a mug of puddlewater to get the caffeine through my veins at lightning speed.
I’m so glad that my husband is a coffee
snob critic connoisseur. He values the taste much more than the convenience and takes the time to make a perfect cup every time. He researches the best beans, grind, preparation. He has two methods currently (I’m not counting my cute, but lame-o Keurig): an espresso maker that is on the fritz (So sad! His lattes are amazing), and a backup French press. For the French press, we like to use Ruta Maya coffee (roasted right here in Austin!). And the best part? If he’s home, he’ll make me a coffee whenever I want. Doesn’t matter if he’s just home from work or about to leave, he’s always ready to make me the perfect cup. Now, that’s love. There must be a quote about how making coffee for someone is the highest form of affection.
In honor of the drink that gets us through every Monday and beyond, here’s a round-up of some great coffee quotes, courtesy of one of my favorite sites, GoodReads. Get buzzed!
“Should I kill myself, or have a cup of coffee?”
― Albert Camus
“It is inhumane, in my opinion, to force people who have a genuine medical need for coffee to wait in line behind people who apparently view it as some kind of recreational activity.”
― Dave Barry
(To be fair, it’s both for me.)
“I no longer drink nearly as much as I used to but, still, my motto is Sine coffea nihil sum. Without coffee, I’m nothing.”
― Sarah Vowell
“Coffee, she’d discovered, was tied to all sorts of memories, different for each person. Sunday mornings, friendly get-togethers, a favorite grandfather long since gone, the AA meeting that saved their life. Coffee meant something to people. Most found their lives were miserable without it. Coffee was a lot like love that way. And because Rachel believed in love, she believed in coffee, too.”
― Sarah Addison Allen, The Peach Keeper
“Sometimes I write “drink coffee” on my to-do list just to feel like I’ve accomplished something. —STATUS UPDATE”
― Darynda Jones, Sixth Grave on the Edge
(There you have it! You’ve already accomplished something today.)
This is too much fun. I’ve got work to do, though, and I bet you do, too. Not a coffee drinker? What’s your motivation, energy-giver, reason for living? Really, I need to know. Whatever your jam is, make it a good one today!