September 18, 2015
I had a meeting last Tuesday morning with a potential collaborator. The meeting was great, the coffee was not. I intended to get coffee on my way to the meeting, but I didn’t want to be late and I didn’t really want to show up at a coffee shop with someone else’s coffee. I think that’s considered kind of rude. …
My husband knows that my morning mantra is “Ok, but first coffee”. He’s accepted this fact, along with my $5 a day coffee habit. I’ve been waxing poetically about the virtues of coffee for ages! You know – the immediate clarity, focus and good feeling it imbues. And get this, as a kid, my favorite flavor of ice cream? You guessed it, coffee!
My preferred coffee drink of choice is a latte. On the weekends, particularly during the winter months, it’s a gingerbread latte made with the syrup from Starbucks (in case you didn’t know it, their syrups are available for purchase). I’ve learned that not everyone can make a great latte which is especially disappointing when you are at a highly touted coffee shop (which was the case yesterday)! Bad coffee aside, the meeting really went well – I was awake and alert despite my lack of caffeine. But, functioning without my morning jolt truly underscored the importance of coffee for me . . . There are lots of things I can forego in the am, but for me to operate on all four cylinders, I need a good cuppa Joe!
More about the meeting another day, just had to get my caffeine fixation off my chest . . . stay tuned for some new projects and possibly an effie’s paper coffee-related product or two!
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