I love coffee! I love the smell of it, the feel of it, the taste… there is nothing quite like it in the world. People tend to talk about the things that are on their mind and the things I love are always top of mind for me. If you meet me at a dinner party, you are likely to hear about the fun I have with my coffee rituals and that is just what happened the other night.
I attended a very fun dinner party at a friend’s house and had the privilege of spending time with a beautiful, intelligent and (most importantly) playful young women. She was delightful to speak to and to see with her young daughter but when I mentioned a love of coffee, the fun really got under way.
This lovely woman explained how she loves the warmth and solace of coffee so much that she replace “tea time” with “coffee time” when playing with her daughter. Just like many little girls who dressed up and put their pinky out to sip a pretend cup of tea, my friend and her daughter have developed a whole ritual around the enjoying of a cup of coffee. It was delightful to see them lift their pretend cups to their faces for a long aromatic breath of fresh coffee drawing past their noses.
It was delightful to see them lift their pretend cups to their faces for a long aromatic breath of fresh coffee drawing past their noses. Joy danced on their faces as they lifted the cup, blew ever so gently across the top of the cup, bringing the coffee to the perfect temperature and took a long, gratifying sip. Followed by a delightful sigh filled with a combination of elation and comfort rarely experienced.
What a wonderful moment mother and daughter share with each other. May they continue their unique tradition for many years to come. I feel honored to be privy to this magical connection they shared.
So please, however you drink your coffee, enjoy it to the fullest. Whether you have well-developed rituals or you are inspired to come up with your own traditions from this article, we would LOVE to hear about them. Please click here to send your coffee moments to us. Whether they are peaceful or chatty, your coffee moments are always welcome!