Wednesday, May 03, 2006

For the LOVE of coffee

OK, I confess to you all, for all my natural and health food inclinations, I have never been totally able to rid myself of coffee. Quite frankly because I dun-want-to. I love coffee! It is the drink of royalty! (well, at least in my small part of the universe) I love the way it smells, I love the bitter taste. I like it black and I love it the way my grandparents made it...very European, espresso with lots o'scalded milk and sugar. :::sigh::: (I think they call them lattes now) I loved coffee before 'Starbucks' was around. (You do not want to hear my opinion on these so called coffee houses and what they claim to sell as coffee). I gotta tell you, coffee in Israel, now was awesome! That was coffee! When you get there be sure to check out Mordechai's little place in Tsfat and the 'Cream and Dream' on Ben Yehuda Street in Yerushalayim.

I have had to cut down ALOT, don't drink near as much as I used to. I used to be a pot a day, now I just a enjoy a small cup or two in the morning with my beloved. AS much as I adore coffee, my tummy does not share my affections. So, we have come to a compromise. Ah well, a little is better than none.
Anyway, here is to all of us coffee drinkers, especially those of us who have had to switch to decaf chai during the day. It's not so bad...not really.

COFFEE: Do stupid things faster and with more energy!

For sure coffee drinkers can laugh at themselves...and quite maniacally too!


A Simple Jew said...

I too think about returning to drinking coffee after my caffeine detox

On a side note, here is a book about an frum family in Philly in the 1920s here

NotQuiteJuneCleaver said...

ahhh...You are home safe my friend! If you were closer I would make you a pot of my decaf (and it rivals any you have ever drank) and you would tell me ALL about your journey.

Philly Farmgirl said...

ASJ thanks for the link! I shall have to check it out.
Girl...the decaf sounds wonderful! I would enjoy so much a nice long shmooze with you over a pot of decaf! Probably end up talking your ear off!