For the love of coffee

Shallow Photography of Life Is Short Enjoy Your Coffee SignageMany individuals wonder why I am so obsessed with coffee, and think it’s odd that I drink as much as I do. I will have a cup of coffee at least three times a day you see, but I am also quite obsessive in how I go about doing it. If I’m sitting down to watch a movie with a friend, or if I’m settling down to do some work, I just can not operate till I get my cuppa. It can make any moment seem better, and it is for this reason that I just don’t feel like a minute is complete until there is a cup of coffee there. In case you’re still struggling to associate with that feeling though, here is a little ode to coffee which should help to get you on board.

Enlightenment

Did you know that coffee is liable for the enlightenment? I’m not talking about the Shaolin style enlightment, but rather the enlightenment in the renaissance feel that we associate with Da Vinci and technological innovation.

Why is this true? Well you see back in the middle ages, those living in Europe were not able to drink normal water because it was riddled to illness and this lead to only 1 solution – drinking purely beer so the alcohol would disinfect the water.

That of course lead to individuals being somewhat absent minded lots of the time and getting into plenty of fights – in short it wasn’t conducive to the development of society en-mass.

Enter hot drinks like coffee and tea, however, and suddenly not everyone is spending their whole time in the bar fighting, but instead we are in coffee shops discussing politics and philosophy. Caffeine is not only better for you than alcohol, it’s a nootropic that may make you smarter – no wonder society started progressing!

Coffee Culture

And this ‘coffee culture’ that is in charge of our clean water and printing press still continues today and in fact is having something of a renaissance of its own. Thanks to the internet and portable computing, more and more people are taking to the coffee shops once again to work and chat and this is where all the hip young start-ups are starting. Bee Extermination Melbourne FL And if you are still stuck in a workplace? Well I imagine that you use the stimulating power of coffee to help you really get there also.

But even when we are not changing the world, coffee is still a great social lubricant. Would the TV show ‘Friends’ even exist if it wasn’t for coffee? And when you’re by yourself? Then coffee is your ultimate comfort that will not allow you to gain weight and that is incredibly soothing thanks to the heat and creaminess.

When you get good at coffee there’s loads to learn too, and the rabbit hole goes as deep as you want it to. Happy to stay with filter coffee? Fine, but otherwise there is cappuccino, latte, chi latte… the options are endless.

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