Dear Coffee,

Since I was in middle school, we have had a bond no one could break. You have become an important part of my daily routine and something I can not live without. Without you, I would be lost.

In high school, I couldn't make it to class without you. Early mornings were unbearable without your natural pick-me-up. I knew that the first few classes of the day would be a little easier when I had you to get me through them. And before long afternoons full of sports and activities, I would go to you for an afternoon boost.

In college, you have played a different role. Yes, you are still a morning staple but you have also become an afternoon motivator. When I have a long paper due, you help me finish it. When I have procrastinated on homework or a project, you're the boost to get me through the long night ahead of me. Or when I have pulled an all-nighter because I was so behind on responsibilities, you become the only thing keeping me awake and (somewhat) alert.

When I'm on my way to work, I know you will help me to get through my shift. On days I'm working a double or working late, I depend on you to help get me through the long day. Slow works days mean I need you to keep me awake, whereas busy work days I count on you to keep my focused. I know I will be better at what I am doing when I have you.

Thank you for helping me get out of bed. If it were not for you, I probably would never make it to class or work on time. On days where my eyes do not want to stay open, you give me the boost I need to finish off the day. When class gets boring, you encourage me to stay alert and pay attention to the lecture.

You are always there for me and in all forms. Hot, iced, latte, cappuccino, expresso. You have endless flavors and combinations. It's like having something new every time, yet with the same effects no matter the combination or flavor.

You are my sidekick and my energizer. You have seen my good days and bad, but have stayed consistent through them all. I hope I never see the day I don't have you when I need you. Thank you for being my liquid courage and motivation. I love you, coffee.

Forever and always.