Whether it’s a French press, a velvety cappuccino or an iced latte on a hot summer day, if you have a love for coffee, there’s a good chance that it’s a fierce love. An all consuming love. An “I can’t picture my life without you” love.
The fierce relationship between coffee and coffee-lover is nothing new, though. And is there a better way to honour this relationship than to write about it? If a writer falls in love with you, you can never die after all.
“Good communication is just as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard to sleep after.” – Anne Morrow Lindbergh
“I gave up coffee. It’s almost worse than giving up a lover.” – Sandra Bullock
“I never laugh until I’ve had my coffee.” – Clark Gable
“This morning, with her, having coffee.” – Johny Cash, when asked of his description of paradise
“Coffee is real good when you drink it gives you time to think. It’s a lot more than just a drink; it’s something happening. Not as in hip, but like an event, a place to be, but not like a location, but like somewhere within yourself. It gives you time, but not actual hours or minutes, but a chance to be, like be yourself, and have a second cup.” – Gertrude Stein