Ode to Coffee
Good morning world. (It’s morning where I am, anyway…) I’m awake now. I’ve had my coffee. 😉
This morning I completed my usual half-asleep ritual: fill coffee pot with water, put filter in, measure coffee, and wait as it gurgles into a glorious pot of bittersweet coffee…ahh. Then I began to wonder, why coffee? What’s with the ongoing international obsession? Or worse, where would we be without coffee?
Would we be a bunch of coffee zombies staggering around mumbling, “Cofffeeeeee, coffeffeeeeee….ahuggghh coffeeeeeee…”?
I hope not! Hahah. We would just find a new addiction. Tea, perhaps? Or…chocolate…mmmm….
It’s not the coffee we need. It’s the caffeine. We can fulfill our caffeine addiction with tea and chocolate too. So why have we chosen coffee for so long? I drink coffee because my Mom drank coffee. It just seemed like the right thing to do when you’re a grown up.
Caffeine is a stimulant. That is why so many of us caffeine addicts seek some kind of “fix” in the morning. It stimulates breathing, heart rate, and other nervous system functions. Once consumed caffeine remains in the body for up to 6 hours! Wow. I must have a constant level of caffeine coursing through my veins…haha. I usually drink…ahem…several cups of coffee a day.
So there you have it–my weakness is coffee! And now, a poem for my beloved coffee:
Oh coffee how I need you
You awaken me each day
With your sweet aroma
And your blissful taste
Drink up a cup
And then I’m up
Ready to start the day!
That’s all I’ve got. Hahah. Enjoy this poem as you sip (or gulp, in my case…) a cup of coffee! I think I’ll go make myself another cup of coffee now…
What’s your morning ritual? Is coffee a part of it, or are you on the caffeine-free wagon?
- Coffee Concern (everydayhealth.com)
- 7 Surprising Health Facts About Coffee (kimberleyvassalinsurance.wordpress.com)
- Get Your Buzz on For National Caffeine Awareness Month (bellasugar.com)
- How much coffee is safe? (leggotunglei808.wordpress.com)
- Morning coffee rituals (edwinaluck.com)