I start every morning off with a nice hot cup of joe... mmmm! I really don't like having to make it though. Sometimes I wish I had a butler just so that I didn't have to make my own coffee every morning. It seems like an easy fix, right? I should just program it to start brewing every day at the same time. Well... my coffee pot is kind of crappy because it doesn't keep it's minutes correctly. It's starts off okay, but before you know it it's 10 minutes fast and then 20 minutes fast, until it's over an hour off. So the whole programming thing doesn't really work for me. Okay, enough complaining about my own lazy coffee making problems.
There is something magical about coffee to me. It has this way of warming you to the bone on a cold winter morning and giving the perfect jolt of energy on a breezy summer morning. It also has a magical way of bringing friends together. You can invite someone over for coffee and before you know it, the chatter is flowing. You can offer to brew a pot of coffee after a meal has finished and it can have the same effect. I love the fact that coffee itself is reason enough to invite someone over. I am lucky enough to be in a family of coffee lovers, so it makes it that much easier to be in love with it's magic.
As a child, I would find myself seeing the "future" (older) me waking up early, putting on my robe, opening the morning paper to read of worldly events, sitting down to enjoy a hot cup of coffee... all while having the bare, raw, beauty look to me. (you know how people like Sandra Bullock and Jennifer Aniston look in the movies) The truth is, I look completely disheveled and probably more like a zombie from "The Walking Dead." I grab whatever coffee cup is clean and walk into my living room and usually find a couple toys that my son left laying out from the night before. Oh well. It's always more glamorous in the movies than in real life. However, even if "little"me didn't quite envision my future with relationship with coffee the way it really is... I wouldn't trade it for the world!