I gave up drinking coffee 5 or 6 years ago. Why? Why, would anyone in their right mind give up the ol’ day starter, jitter juice, life blood, Juan Valdez’s Best? Well, it started with a cleanse I did where I was only allowed green tea and, it turns out, my stomach is much happier with green tea. My morning mind muddle really misses the morning mud however. And the aroma. I love the smell of freshly ground coffee beans and the warm swirling steamy scent from that first pour. Mmmm. It’s the aroma that has tempted me into a few cheats lately. So I suffer with a bit of bent-over-cramping, and I’m unable to do anything but lay on my left side for a couple of hours while I writhe in pain and sweat profusely, whatever! It’s so worth it sometimes.
Well now that you know about my relationship with coffee, here are a few more (15 actually) tidbits about coffee you can impress your coffee shop cronies with the next time you meet at your local java hut. Thank you to Matthew Inman at theoatmeal.com for your insight and humour!