|My favorite way to have coffee; on the deck of a cruise ship.|
I have not always been a coffee lover; we didn't even have a coffee pot in the home I grew up in. However, during my college years I worked full-time, while caring 12 units. My boss was a BIG coffee drinker and often invited me to take a coffee break with her in the middle of our typical ten to twelve hour day. We always went to the same old-fashioned coffee shop that served only (surprise) coffee. No blends, lattes, or cappuccinos; just coffee and a few sweets. Over time I grew accustomed to the taste, and slowly learned to love it. Now, I've brought my entire family, husband, mom, siblings, over to the dark side, figuratively speaking, since I never drink my coffee black.
If you love a enjoying a cup of java, then join me, tomorrow, in celebrating National Coffee Day! You can pick-up a free cup of caffeinated deliciousness at Krispy Kreme and 7-Eleven in the U.S.A. and Canada. Because the best part of waking up really is
Did you know:
-Coffee was allegedly first discovered by a goat herder in the 9th century who noticed his goats acting strangely after eating the berries off the coffee plant.
-Contrary to popular belief, light roast coffee actually has more caffeine than dark roast.
-More than 500 billion cups of coffee are consumed each year; more than half at breakfast
-It’s the second most traded commodity — behind oil.
A few coffee quotes:
“As long as there was coffee in the world, how bad could things be?”
~Cassandra Clare, City of Ashes
"No coffee can be good in the mouth that does not first send a sweet offering of odor to the nostrils." ~Henry Ward Beecher
"I believe humans get a lot done, not because we're smart, but because we have thumbs so we can make coffee" ~ Flash Rosenberg.
"A morning without coffee is like sleep." ~Author Unknown