It’s (Inter)National Coffee Day, friends! So, pour yourself a cup of the good stuff, take some time for yourself (it is Monday, after all) and enjoy the moment. Several of your favorite coffee spots are probably offering a cup for free or taste testing of a certain blend. Here are a few if you want to check them out.
Clearly, I had to share this day with you, since My Personal Coffee Break is one of the highlights of my day. If I haven’t already mentioned it, I work from home with crazy hours most days. So, my cup o’ joe is often what I look forward to in the afternoons, and it’s how I start my day, as I wade through client e-mails and catch up on various projects we have going.
I’m not one of those 8-cups-a-day folks, but I do enjoy my morning lattes, as well as one sometimes in the afternoon. Typically, two is my limit. As most of my friends know, I’m usually on the go, doing 501 things at once. So, this time is very calming for me. I laugh with one of my friends about how I am a sucker for anyone who will pour me a cup of coffee (typically this comes up when we go to breakfast together). I know that sounds ridiculous, but it’s true.
I could sit with a coffee and talk to a friend for hours, and I’ve been known to heat up my java several times before I finish a cup, especially on Mondays. I think that enjoying my coffee has more to do with the enjoyment of the experience, rather than getting any kind of caffeine fix. There are many days when I need the caffeine, but more often than not, it’s a soothing practice for me. I am pretty high energy, so I don’t feel the need to use caffeine as a way to get moving. Although, some days it definitely helps.
I’ve neglected to add many photos to my collection of coffee shots under the Coffee tab of my blog. I’ll have to get on that. I know I have plenty of shots to add (seriously–no pun intended). I am also considering a new photography series on coffee, because there’s something so intriguing to me about why and how people enjoy it. It seems that in most countries, you can find people enjoying a nice roast while meeting a friend, or right before work, or after a nice meal. It’s a “universal” experience, if you will. And I would love to document that. I have some ideas up my sleeve, so stay tuned!
Thanks to my friend Lisa for mentioning this glorious day. I had no idea. Heck, who makes up these “national” days anyway? In this case, who cares? I could hug them for this one. 😉