Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Coffee Talk


My preferred coffee drinking conditions are the leisurely mornings. When I think of coffee, I think of those, even though we all know that the majority of mornings throughout our lives are not leisurely. Coffee is often associated with getting us going and moving towards a fruitful day.
Most mornings I am out of the house within 25 minutes of waking up. I shoot out of bed, shower, swipe on mascara, throw on a dress, put lunch in my bag, make up a bottle of ice water for the way in, slosh iced coffee into a tumbler during the summer, yell goodbye to my husband and the dogs, hurry out to my car and careen off through the neighborhood towards the train station. When I don't bring iced coffee from home, I don't even drink coffee until over an hour and a half after I wake up.

But who wants to think about those days? I'd rather think of the days when there's time for coffee to be savored and enjoyed, not those coffee on the go days. If you follow me on Instagram, you know I am constantly photographing coffee like it is Ian Somerhalder. 
I like the days I can sit out back while the dogs sniff around the yard, the days sitting on the front stoop watching the neighborhood wake up and inspecting my flower beds, the days I've been at the beach and can see the ocean over the rim of my cup,
the weeks I've been on a cruise ship and have enjoyed my coffee surrounded by nothing but water, mornings at Lori & Jack's where I sip and listen to the creek rushing by behind the house, times I've looked out the window and seen snow or rain and known I've had nowhere to go and nothing to do except to drink coffee, leisurely, all morning.
Is it Saturday yet? I'd like to be sipping my coffee leisurely in my quiet, clean living room. What are your ideal coffee drinking conditions?
Did I seriously just write a love letter to coffee? Have a good one.











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27 comments:

  1. You wrote a love letter, I devote my life to it! And I rewrote a perfectly good song to it. I would die for it!
    http://tarotsthreeofcups.blogspot.com/2012/07/to-paraphrase-george-and-bob.html

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  2. I love this post! Your letter is touching and wonderful. ;)
    Have a great day and enjoy your coffee!

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  3. oh, i'm with you on the vacation/beach coffee. when we were in anguilla, we would sit on the porch of our villa every morning, watch the sun rise and drink our coffee without saying a word to each other.

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  4. How do I love thee? Let me count ways...

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  5. I love grinding,brewing, drinking my coffee at my home the most. Favorite time is now, out by the HOO! Lucky enough to always have a tiny commute & coffee waiting at my office.
    Very rarely ever buy a cup of coffee. JMJ, amazing how much $$ DD & Starbucks, etc. make on selling coffee. Love all the pics of your coffee cups at different venues.
    Brilliant blog idea. Brilliant daughter!
    Carpe diem- another beauty of a day!
    Love your MOMMA

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  6. haha this is great. I do the same thing with wine..

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  7. Laura - I thought you might be down with this!

    Mother - I'd love having coffee daily by the pool too!

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  8. I don't drink coffee and I feel like a child. When will I start liking it so I can take lots of coffee pics?! :)

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  9. Oh how I love coffee too. I prefer drinking it at home while reading a book but it is usually at working and rush! :( Here's to Saturday coffee breaks!

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  10. I have never thought about it this way, but YES! I like to drink my coffee on my terms. I woke up this morning to 10 emails from my boss, almost left my coffee on the counter and then almost left it on my car. Here I am attempting to actually enjoy it at my desk and it's a struggle. Cheers.

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  11. You totally did and you made it work! I'm impressed by all of your coffee pics. I don't feel fully awake without the stuff and while the k-cups at work are tasty, they aren't enjoyed leisurely. I much prefer a nice latte with pretty art and enjoying a pastry with my husband or a friend...

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  12. I hate coffee. A lot. I can't even walk down the coffee aisle in the supermarket because of the smell. But...if coffee were to taste like what I imagine Ian Somerhalder might taste like, I'd probably give it another shot.

    I just reread what I wrote. It sounds really disgusting. But I stand by it.

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  13. Apparently I am super high maintenance, because if I don't get a minimum of 30 minutes of time for coffee, the Today Show, and screwing around on the Internet and checking blogs and social media, I am a cranky bitch all day.

    Tack on another hour to get read and I need a minimum of 90 minutes every morning. Oy vey. Thank god I don't have to be anywhere too early.

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  14. I get so spoiled during the summer with all my days of leisure coffee. Honestly, most mornings I don't even feel like I need it, so it is a treat. But once we go back to work, it becomes a necessity again.

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  15. Pretty much. I don't want coffee to have the negative affiliation with doing something yucky that I really don't want to do, really early in the morning ... so I prefer vacay/sleep in/mid-afternoon-for-no-reason/friday/saturday/sunday coffee.

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  16. Coffee is my heroin...iced or hot, black or with cream...I love coffee...occasionally I will act like a total college kid and get one of those sugar flavored frappacinos even...I know I should not admit to that!

    Chels @ Red Velvet Rooster

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  17. Why am I just now following you on Instagram?

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  18. Ohhhh cruise coffee and St. Martin coffee look the best! But I totally agree...work coffee is NOT the same!

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  19. I seriously love this!! And coffee is our best friend. There when we need it, in any form!! My fav... dog coffee!

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  20. I love leisurely sipping coffee in a clean kitchen. That's the beginning of a perfect day.

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  21. Cruise coffee! It is pretty awesome. Vacation coffee in general. Oh or after a big meal coffee! Love it :)

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  22. "Work coffee is not leisurely coffee..."

    So true! Drinking coffee at work does nothing for me. I like to get up an extra 15-20 mins in the morning so I can enjoy my coffee.

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  23. Yes. Yes, you did write a love letter to coffee. And although I rarely have a second cup of coffee on workdays, I feel the need for some now.

    LMAO @ Jana!

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  24. Words can not describe how much I LOVE this post and how I much I love coffee. Saturday and Sunday coffee is my favorite.

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