For the Love of Coffee

My favorite thing to do on a Saturday afternoon:



I told the young Barista (if it is a dude, is it still Barista? Or does it change, like become Baristus? I’m going to go with Baristus), okay, so I told the young Baristus in the blue skinny jeans that the tiramisu  latte he made for me was so pretty that I needed to take a picture before drinking it.

“Thanks,” he said. “The art on top is my favorite part of making a latte. It’s what makes me love it.”

Thank you, young Baristus in the blue skinny jeans, for loving something, and caring about something, and spreading the good feelings that accompany that to others, in this case, me.

PS. With coffee on the brain last night, I thought about my bucket list desire to try a rare and magical kind of coffee that is known to retail for over $50 a brewed cup. An either odd looking or adorable cat-like animal (depending on your perspective) chooses the best coffee in nature, digests the beans, and people take the beans from the animals poo (I guess the digestive enzymes do something amazing?). After Googling pics of Kopi Luwak (okay, I couldn’t remember that name, so really I googled, “coffee animal poop”) I am officially taking trying the Civet cat coffee off of my bucket list. You Google it. Would you try it? I was all for it until I saw this:

7 thoughts on “For the Love of Coffee

  1. That is funny. I just bought a coffee plant on Amazon the other day because I wondered if I could possibly grow my own beans. Crazy, I know. Like I’d even know what to do the beans once I get them. I’m sure I’ll have to figure out how to roast them and all that. Maybe I should just feed them to my cats?

    Oh, and I just watched The Bucket List on TV last night too, haha!

      • Oh, you found both of them? I haven’t really publicized the NaNoWriMo/Memoir book to anyone I know yet. It’s so personal, I keep debating whether I want anyone I know to actually read it. I’m ok with perfect strangers finding it, but for some reason I don’t want anyone close to me to know it exists! Thanks for buying them!

    • Let me know if you don’t want me to read the NaNo thing and I won’t 🙂 No prob:)
      I remembered seeing something about your book of poetry somewhere and searched for your name in the Kindle Store. Was pretty cool to see you all published and stuff! Congrats!

      • Nah, you paid for it, you should read it.

        Publishing on Kindle is SO EASY. You should try it if you have any short stories, etc. from school. I am so over the whole submission process and am just going to publish my own work from now on. The hard part is letting go of it and letting other people read it!

    • I would love to watch someone make that coffee art sometime. I have only ever been one other place (a Dean and Deluca outside of Kansas City) where there was art on top of my latte. So fun!

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