How do you take your coffee?

Jan 29, 2016

It is kind of hard to imagine what I did before coffee. I actually didn't start drinking coffee until Ace was about five months old. I didn't know what exhausted was until about that time. Chris has a huge love for coffee. He is like a mad scientist with all his caffeine inducing gadgets. I know nothing about temperatures, or ounces per whatever, I just know what I like based on taste. 

I often think about that wonderful morning cup of coffee before I go to bed. Or like days that looked like Wednesday where I thought I lived on a different planet and my children's minds were taken over my demon aliens. Ace threw the biggest fit before school. Pierce at some point in the day forgot how to wipe his own butt and well, it wasn't pretty. Avalon also took it upon herself to dispose of her own diaper at some time and the thought of telling me was too big a burden until she peed on the floor. All while Odette is getting her top teeth and nothing in this world makes her more happy than crying and whining and throwing herself on the floor. In all the chaos Caspian had his own batch of shit brewing, literal shit, and forgot all potty training cues to let me know he needed to go outside. Or maybe he displayed them, I was just too busy cleaning up everyone else's bodily mishaps. Only Wednesday will truly know the answers. 

But on that day I enjoyed my morning cup, followed by an afternoon coffee run and post office pick up, and then a five o'clock survival cup to make it to bedtime. Chris was also in the field the last three days, so coffee was the only thing keeping me warm. Other than the scathing play by play texts I was sending  him (not that he even read them) that warmed my cold heart. 

That whole damn story brings me back to my original point which was, over the weekend we went to one of our favorite local coffee shops. I volunteered to go in since there is always a good size line. As I was waiting I just listened to people's coffee orders. Some, so specific down to the temp and size of the grinds. People not so sure of what they wanted that day. Some questioning their very existence as they stood baffled at the menu options.  Other's just wanted a soothing cup so they could read in the corner. For me it was simple that day, 12 oz americano please. 

My drink of choice is much different when not on whole30. I usually go for the good stuff, a white mocha. And man do I miss creamer right about now. But I have come to appreciate the actual taste of coffee, and not just the added sugar.

It was just interesting to listen to, totally reminds me of that scene from You've Got Mail (also my favorite movie) “The whole purpose of places like Starbucks is for people with no decision-making ability whatsoever to make six decisions just to buy one cup of coffee. Short, tall, light, dark, caf, decaf, low-fat, non-fat, etc. So people who don't know what the hell they're doing or who on earth they are can, for only $2.95, get not just a cup of coffee but an absolutely defining sense of self: Tall. Decaf. Cappuccino." - Joe Fox”

If only my Starbucks order were 2.95..........

So, let me hear it, what is your coffee order?


  1. I love that scene in YGM. Ha! When I'm gonna like BUY coffee I go for a medium iced coffee w caramel/cream/sugar. When I am at home it's black. Hot. And black.

  2. White chocolate Mocha...until the holidays hit! Caramel Brulee for the win! At home it's a strong brew with French Vanilla or Crème Brule creamer.

    Motherhood is also what begin my love affair with coffee!

  3. My usual is iced coffee, light and I order it all year round.

  4. I watch that movie whenever I come across it on T V regardless of how far in it is or how many times I have seen it. Love your coffee passion and sounds very familiar....if I am at home in morning I make a crema and I add a little flav creamer too; mid morn its Dunkin Donuts Iced Coffee with skim....if I am out bopping around in evening it can be a 2 pump skinny mocha or if I am trying to be good a skim latte .... I think less cal but never really checked - I add a Splenda if the brew is bitter - need to try an Americano

  5. It totally depends on when I'm drinking it! First thing in the morning, hot. Mid afternoon, cold. But honestly, my absolute favorite is with a hearty carb beside my a donut!!!

  6. I love that line! I always go for a grande white mocha too! More often than not, decaf, because caffeine withdrawal is a bitch.



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