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,