Amazing, joyous, tasteful, essential, energizing coffee. Coffee seems to make everything better. It can solve almost any problem.
Coffee is like an invitation. I mean how often do you meet your friends and loved ones over a good cup of joe? In my experiences, coffee is brought up in daily conversations. Mostly the coffee-crazed addicts stating how they need their caffeine fix for the day, but it has woven its way into my everyday life.
Coffee is diverse. You can have any kind you like whether it's iced, hot, small, large, sweet, or bitter and that's the beauty of it.
Oklahoma has recently been facing education funding issues. Oklahoma ranks as 49th in teacher salaries. Over the past week during the Oklahoma teacher walkouts at the capitol, Michelangelo's Coffee and Wine Bar in Norman offered teachers a free coffee stating that they support them.
In addition to reinforcement, coffee brings good memories.
Some of my first memories of coffee were in my youth when I would stay with my papa or grandma and wake up to the smell of breakfast and coffee brewing. They would sip on the coffee while we talked about life. I always wondered what it would taste like but knew I was too young to try it.
College has made my an avid coffee drinker. It might sound like a cliche but it's also quite necessary. Coffee is an integral part of any college town with several coffee shops buzzing day and night to fuel our tired minds. Coffeeshops where people of all kinds can congregate. Whether you're meeting up with old friends, sipping coffee with new ones, cramming for exams, escaping the world –coffee stops are an important part of student life.
Numerous studies have found that caffeine can increase alertness and concentration, and may even boost cognitive performance. Research published in the past five years has found that regular coffee drinkers seem to have a lower risk of type two diabetes Parkinson’s disease, and Alzheimer's disease conditions that may affect the sharpness of your brain.
Drinking coffee is more than just your health or a morning routine. It is a social movement.
It's a break from our technology-filled lives. A moment for a sweet taste of coffee with face to face interaction. It's much needed.
When was the last time you lingered over a cup, talking about whatever was on your mind? When was the last time you and a friend met at a coffee shop for a quick chat – planned or unplanned? When was the last time you put on a pot of coffee to share with someone?
If you haven’t done these things lately, you should. It’s worth it.