About ten years ago I was introduced to the magical concoction that would become a burning passion of mine. The powerful potion that I’m speaking of is coffee. I know what you’re thinking...How could someone be passionate about or consider coffee drinking a hobby? Well, you know how some people are wine connoisseurs? There are coffee aficionados too! And I definitely consider myself one of them.
My first cups of coffee started out more milk and sugar than black gold. Much like a good steak, I think it’s hard to appreciate the notes of a particular kind of coffee when it’s covered up by other flavors. As I became acquainted with different types of coffee, I found that my taste buds changed. I no longer only wanted sugary sweet coffee drinks, but instead desired to really taste the true flavor of the coffee.
In fact, coffee makes me SO happy, I often check into the coffee my desired destination is known for before I book a vacation. Jamaica and Costa Rica, for instance, have some of the best coffee in the world in my opinion. I savored the whole beans I brought back from each of those trips for as long as possible after I returned home. And the hubs knew better than to touch said international coffee treasure trove. Haha!
My day just isn’t the same if I don’t start it with a steaming cup of goodness. And it starts off the best when I have time to grind my own beans and break out the french press. Now, not everyone in my life understands my love affair with java, but I’ve made it my mission to convince my friends and family to at least give it a shot. Considering there are so many different blends that range from mild blondes to dark roasts, there is usually a coffee that’s just right for everyone. So, when I have a friend who thinks she doesn’t like coffee, I usually ask her to meet up for a coffee date and I take her to visit a few of my favorite java joints so she can sample several cups. And more often than not, we can usually find her poison.
Now I find coffee to be delicious enough to enjoy on its own, but sometimes, a tasty treat makes a coffee date all the better. Most of my chums and I are hard core Nutella fans, so it wouldn’t be unheard of to find us sipping on a cuppa Joe and noshing on some form of Nutella tastiness!
Nothing beats clutching a hot cup of coffee while having a dish fest with your best girlfriends! Am I right? As you can see from these pics, my bestie and I definitely enjoyed our coffee date! And there will be more where that came from...
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