You probably clicked on this post thinking it was about my meaningful relationship with alcohol, but nah.
I’m talking about a liquid attraction of another kind: coffee.
I spent the first 45 years of my life not understanding coffee and screwing my nose up if I accidentally encountered it in sweet things.
I didn’t understand the appeal of cafés with their boring toasted sandwiches and hot beverages. They just weren’t my scene. I’d sit there sipping my peppermint tea and wishing it was wine o’clock.
When I decided to try and distance myself from chemical-laced carbonated, caffeinated beverages I drank cold, caramel-infused coffee with stevia and lactose-free milk.
Well, swallowed it miserably.
It wasn’t very nice (understatement).
Then I met DD.
DD loves his coffee. And he’s turned me to the dark (roasted) side.
I realised my transformation was complete last week when I went to a work function asked for a “flat white” and was told there was “just coffee.”
“Just coffee” is a watery, boring thing.
Frothy flat whites are where it’s at. They’re DELICIOUS.
I’ve also given up on that stevia/lactose-free milk nonsense. Give me a teaspoon of raw sugar and full-cream milk, thank you very much. Then I’ll stir it with a spoon and lick it clean with relish.
I’ve taken to turning up at DD’s in the morning with a couple of regular flat whites that we sip companionably.
We’ll also sit in cafes pondering the big issues over a cuppa.
When we’re old and grey … well, older and greyer … I fantasise about us going for an ocean dip each morning, then settling into our favourite cafe for coffee and brekkie together before we amble home.
I tend to overthink … it drives DD a bit batty. Tomorrow is too far away for him to contemplate, let alone the distant future.
But my sweet dreams (and mad plans) are what’s always kept me going. Take those away and I start to wither like a plant that’s been denied the sun.
Ooops, I’ve digressed … back to coffee. Do you like it? How do you have it?
Song of the day: Seth Macfarlane “You’re the cream in my coffee”