Wednesday, September 29, 2010

It is National Coffee Day


Well, I mean everyday is an unofficial coffee holiday, but this one is O-F-F-I-C-I-A-L (I think I spelled it right.  It's so hard putting a dash after each letter...that's what she said...)  Most of the people I know enjoy a couple of mugs each day, well except for my family.  But I still love them...

In fact, I’ve got a cup right here next to me.  However, I usually don’t drink that cup.  It just sits here keeping me company as I write.  Then I do take a sip and I remember that it’s cold, so I have to refill my mug.  But, it’s here right next to me.  Oh wait, I just took a sip, so you can ignore this paragraph.  Oh look, I took a sip again!

I wish I could pass along some coffee trivia to you all, as this seems like an appropriate place to do so.  Something like, the coffee plant was originally harvested to make twin births more common or an unripe coffee bean tastes similar to bubble gum.  But, those are false.  Actually, I don’t know what an unripe coffee bean tastes like, but I imagine it’s far worse than bubble gum.  It probably tastes like dirt and I don’t know, a bean perhaps.  Or maybe it tastes like cotton candy, just without the candy.  You know, the way the paper cone tastes, I mean not that I’ve had just the paper from cotton candy.  I’m just sayin…

One way I would like to have coffee is with a French Press.  I’ve had espresso, a counter top coffee maker, a Brew Station, Starbucks  and while camping I’ve made quite a few pots over a campfire, but never from a French Press.  Although I like the name that Wikipedia gives it: A Coffee Plunger.  Wouldn’t want that near the toilet.  I also have not had coffee and a donut.  I’ve had both separately, but never together.  I guess you could say I haven’t dipped my crawler in a cup.  Actually, maybe you shouldn’t say that.  People may look at you funny.

And I do like coffee mugs.  Last year I asked my Facebook friends to send me photos of their mugs to be displayed in MugShots.  I probably should have made a coffee table book of coffee mugs, but that sounds too Seinfeldish.  While I was recuperating from my stroke, I actually got a few coffee mugs as gifts.   Each one is a part of my personality.  That sounds kinda weird.  What I mean is that each one REFLECTS a part of my personality…

We are entering my favorite time to drink coffee: the fall and winter and spring and summer.  It’s my favorite because they have all those holiday creamers and because at places like Starbucks they have special flavors – like Pumpkin Spice!  And of course it’s cool then.  I drink hot coffee when it’s hot but I usually start feeling sweaty while doing so, I know: too much information.  Maybe I should try iced coffee…

So in honor of National Coffee Day I say to you: raise up your mug and join me for a toast.  Although after reading this post, I should probably cut down on my daily caffeine consumption.  But where’s the fun in that?!!!

6 comments:

LesleyG said...

As much as I get up some days JUST for coffee, you are right, it's even better in the cooler months!

lgsquirrel said...

I join you to toast this wonderful black liquid elixir. You might be interested that I posted on coffee trivia and on the world's costliest coffee, Kopi Luwak. If you have not heard of it, you will be surprised to learn where it comes from. ( http://lgsquirrel.wordpress.com/2010/02/08/do-you-know-where-your-coffee-has-been/ )

meleah rebeccah said...

I live for coffee! I couldn't start my day without it. And, I have made coffee with a French Press. It's awesome!

I Wonder Wye said...

I don't drink the stuff (gasp). But I love the smell of fresh brew...hot tea all the way...

secret agent woman said...

I love coffee and have a cup or two every morning. But I have to tell you, I think flavored coffees and creams are an abomination. Coffee should taste like coffee, not pumpkin or - gah! - hazelnut.

pharmacy said...

Interesting, to be honest, I didn't know about the National Coffee Day... it's a good idea 'cos there are to many brands, and people can enjoy from all them.