I was not a coffee drinker until maybe three or four years ago. I tried it in college...with No Doze...because that's what the other kids were doing to stay awake to study.
I got sick and decided I was NOT a coffee drinker.
I remember the first time I heard the word latte. My hubby and I were newlyweds in the late eighties and were visiting one of my best friends in, can you guess where?
Yes, Seattle. No, it is not the birthplace of coffee or even the latte, but for many of us it is the place we think of when we think of coffee. And, oh how I made fun of the word latte--it sounded so fancy.
I do believe I tried a latte on that trip and still wasn't sold I needed to be a coffee drinker.
But, decades later, a cajillion cute coffee spots later, coupled with friends who want to meet for coffee and I am a coffee drinker.
Not black, not daily (although almost!), but a coffee drinker. And I love the "coffee culture". Hip coffee shops, cute mugs, gadgets and gizmos to make it taste better, coffee stations in our homes and coffee signs.
I have made several and this morning, while I am enjoying a much needed cup (need is a relative term--I can't really tell if the caffeine does a thing for me, but mentally, yes!), okay "pitcher" of coffee, I thought I would share some of those signs.
How do you take your coffee?