I am not ashamed to admit that I’m one of those java junkies that loves going to bed for no other reason than knowing that when I wake up I get coffee. Oh, yeah. I’m that weirdo. (I’m also one of those other weirdos who can drink a cup of regular coffee late at night — I’m talking 10 pm, after I get home from work — and have no trouble falling asleep an hour later. I have long suspected that late night coffee actually helps me sleep. Like I said: weirdo.)
Despite my current adoration for this culinary confection of caffeine, I am a fairly new coffee drinker. As in I only started drinking about six years ago, although I vaguely recall drinking coffee as a kid. Y’know, where it’s like thismuch coffee and thismuch milk and sugar.
Truthfully, the only reason I started drinking coffee was because I was working in a coffee shop. A Barnes & Noble Cafe, to be precise, which, while not an actual Starbucks, serves ‘bux products. I was quite familiar with the espresso drinks, being a longtime fan of them, but I figured I better familiarize myself with the regular coffee options as well.
As a rule we always served the House blend. Sampling a small cup only seemed to reconfirm my distaste and while I’d try the different varieties we occasionally offered, I became convinced that coffee and I were just incompatible.
But, then, see, the holidays rolled around and with it came Starbucks Christmas Blend.
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What was this madness? A coffee I actually enjoyed drinking? Inconceivable! Yet I could not stop drinking it. And thus, my love affair with coffee and my annual purchase of Christmas Blend began.
Of course, upon getting my Keurig last Christmas (only thing I asked for) I was in a bit of a fix. While I know they sell reusable cups that you can make ground, bagged coffee in, I’ve never bothered buying one since there are plenty of K-Cup varieties I will happily drink. So when Coffee Cake and Cardio posted a photo showing a box of Christmas Blend K-Cups, I was all over that shit, man. Christmas Blend with some Sugar Free Peppermint Mocha creamer has become my favorite morning ritual.
Then again, I did only buy one box. Maybe I need to go back for a second….
Any other coffee fiends out there?
Love from the ashes,