What is the first thing you when you get up in the morning?
One of the first things on my morning list, after cuddling with the dog, is to make coffee. I used to brew an entire pot. I would drink half and then reheat the other half the next morning. Disgusting I know. I’ve decided that I owe it to myself to have fresh coffee every morning, after all I work hard. Fresh coffee is the least I can do for myself.
Over the years my coffee habits have changed. My tastes have grown. I evolved from heavily flavored brands, pausing briefly in Folgersville, to Starbucks. This morning, as I write this post, I sip a fair trade french roast that’s half decaf. (Hey it’s better for you and I’ve decided that my students should not suffer my caffeine induced mood swings.)
I like a no nonsense cup of coffee, strong in taste, piping hot. I want in a mug that keeps it warm and has a handle large enough for me to grip with three (even four) fingers. It should be accompanied by a good book, a good blog, or a good friend.
Coffee should be an experience. In the morning it should set the tone for the entire day. So I believe in relaxing with my coffee. The rare morning where I stop at the coffee store is usually a rushed one. I like to take my time, enjoy my coffee, and relax. My day is filled with enough chaos so I believe in starting it with a little peace and quite. Coffee.
For more Tuesday Slices of Life visit Two Writing Teachers.