Coffee is the common man’s gold, and like gold, it brings to every person the feeling of luxury and nobility.
I think coffee’s kind of pointless without caffeine, but that’s just me.
Nothing is sad on a beautiful morning save to look down and realize you just had the last sip of coffee and the mug sits indifferently empty.
Does coffee count as a comfort food? Otherwise, I can’t really think of any food that I consumed that really qualified as a comfort food. My parents are pretty healthy, nutrition-conscientious people, so my siblings and I were always discouraged from eating our feelings. Food was never really a focal point around our family events, at least for our immediate family. One thing my parents do, to this day, put emphasis on, however, is their “coffee time.” For as long as I can remember, my parents wake up early in the morning, before sunrise, to enjoy precious moments together over coffee. I caught on to this routine fairly quickly and began drinking coffee as well. At first, when I was pretty young, they limited my coffee intake. By high school, they really couldn’t stop me. They drank lots of it, so why couldn’t I do the same? This argument seemed to justify my regular coffee consumption from that point forward. Whenever I was younger and having a bad day or feeling down, I could always ask for a cup of coffee. Back then they watered it down quite a bit with milk and sugar, but it was probably even more comforting because of that fact. I didn’t really get to consume soda or a whole lot of sweets, so my parents let coffee be my occasional sweet indulgence. Even today, one of the most relaxing and comforting things I can do is to sit down with a good cup of coffee. Coffee has a way of making my terrible days a little better, my dull days a little brighter, and my tired body a little more energized no matter how discouraging life may seem.