It’s one of those days.
However, a friend from Facebook, Amarinda Jones wrote a blog about coffee which got me thinking.
(No, she is not a coffee drinker per se. I liked the picture. Please pretend she is holding a coffee cup.)
The picture is Betty Lindley by Vassano Ltd 1914
So, I looked up coffee (while avoiding doing what I was supposed to do). There are tons of listings for coffee. (No, I didn’t count. That would constitute work.)
Coffee, according to the listings, is popular and addictive. (Really?)
The addictive part is because of caffeine.
However, coffee is addictive in another sort of way.
- Coffee is communal. Nowadays, you drink coffee in preparation to go to work – community. You go to a coffee house to buy coffee and drink it in the companionship of other coffee drinkers – community. You drink coffee because you want to be able to interact with others (otherwise you would simply take a nap) – community. You talk about coffee with others – community. You purchase coffee from other lands or flavored with international inspiration – community.
- Coffee is comforting. It warms you inside and out – as you drink it, you are warmed as it goes down; as you hold it, it warms your hands and body. It smells good and pleases your senses even before you drink it.
- Finally, it is something that people like to blog about.