I never want coffee to be the reason I am "unable" to talk to people before 8:00 a.m.. That is a choice that people make, it is not up to coffee. They have become so reliant on this beautiful beverage that they suck it down without a thought, and then they suddenly power up. This kind of behavior abuses coffee. My coffee habits consist of breaking out my lovely French press, and brewing a cup of Café Bustelo; I pour that delicious coffee into my favorite mug and I sip and savor that beautiful beverage. I don't drink coffee everyday, I have it about twice a week. I keep my coffee habits for enjoyment, and I never want abuse it. Another fun coffee habit I have is stopping by Starbucks every one in a while. I don't like my coffee frappuccinos sweetened because I love the delicious bitterness of their coffee. Starbucks, while it may be cliche, is my little haven for treating myself and celebration. It is also a place that my friends and I have used for social gatherings, again centering coffee around friends and social gatherings.
When I stop into Starbucks, I notice something that other people may not notice about about Starbucks. I call it Starbucks Culture. Starbucks Culture is when the baristas are friendly, and there is a group of people at the bigger table catching up, and in the corner there is a business man on his laptop, using the free wifi, and sipping on plain, black coffee. It is a fun place to people watch. Coffee is the center of Starbucks Culture, it is what has made Starbucks. Coffee is Starbucks, and coffee helps hold it all together.
Coffee is important to me because it arouses memories for me. When I was little, I remember Sunday mornings were filled with a glorious, coffee smell. My dad always made his morning coffee, and the scent would travel around the house. Coffee brings me back to simpler times, and when I drink coffee now, I have simple moments.
Coffee is like an escape, it takes me away from stress and chaos, and it replaces it with calm and quiet. Coffee will always be important to me, and it will be important to me for all of the right reasons.
What beverage are you most passionate about?