It's 4:30am and the house is still. Outside, there's no sign of the light that will creep across the sky in just over an hour. The coffee is made and I'm in my office enjoying the small pleasure of my first cup of French roast. Riley got us up to take him outside a little while ago and once that . . .
There's a lot to sing about when it comes to Maui, as these dogs know. One song-worthy thing is Maui coffee. No joke. Of course, we know that coffee is a no-no for dogs, as is anything containing caffeine. But that doesn't mean they can't sing a sweet song about longing for coffee, right? I . . .
I love a cup of hot, strong coffee in the morning, and not just a cup. A big mug. The coffee's got to be good, too. None of that Maxwell House or burnt Starbucks for me. No, it's got to be rich with a great bouquet, and then thickened with a slug of half-and-half swirled deep within. It's not . . .
Today is National Coffee Day Here's what that big, expensive coffee chain knows: convenience is everything. If you put a store on every corner, people will develop habits and not even notice that they're spending $30 or even $50 a week on specialty coffee drinks.They also know that the American . . .
En route home from gold country, but someone texted us this photo, which explains EVERYTHING. . . .
I love to start my morning with a strong cup of coffee. To wrap my hands around the huge, warm mug, inhale coffee's rich aroma and watch a dollop of half and half spread through, lightening it and making it richer, more pleasing to my tongue. No sugar, though.Caffeine doesn't give me a kick. That's . . .
Coffee and writing go back a long way and it's not surprising.Something needs to fuel the pen (or keyboard, today)and the effect of intoxicating substances on writing is unreliable.Except for maybe Dr. Hunter S. Thompson (may he rest in peace),Huxley, Burroughs, Kerouac, Kesey and a handful of . . .
Starbucks has an interesting business model. It's managed to convince millions of people that the burnt taste of their coffee's burnt is palatable and that coffee-lovers should pay $5 and up--MORE, even--- for an oversized specialty coffee drink made with it. Twenty years ago a stockbroker said to . . .
Civilized living requires drinking morning coffeefrom a bright and cheery coffee cup. Yes, a cute little surprise after finishing the last drop.Morning java time is thinking time.Sometimes serious stuff and sometimes not.So here's what I'm thinking this morning about over my coffee:the generosity . . .
Yeah, ok, it's Monday morning & I know what's on your mind. Coffee.There's a study for every side of the debate, but the latest ones say that coffee's good for us. That sounds right to me.Brew it. Drink it.And I don't mean that vileStarbucks Via instant coffee. I mean full-bodied, brewed . . .