Coffee Break [29/6/20]

It can be a struggle to get through the second half of the day.

I miss coffee shops. There’s a decent place right by our dog park. I’d often dash in and grab a mid morning cup to go while my dog enjoyed a short post play nap. Or running errands around town I had my choice of quiet spots to get a caffeine fix. Nowadays I have to settle for virtual experiences. And I’ve learned just how mediocre my city’s cafe scene is. The coffee is fine, I like the stuff but I’m not exactly a connoisseur. The ambiance however is seriously sub par. If I lived in Copenhagen I could order my brew from a 19th century phone booth. In Montreal I could sip a latte surrounded by cats. Dubai’s Chillout Ice Lounge looks like a great place to savor a hot beverage in the desert. But the place I really want to order a fresh cup of joe from is the East Beach Cafe in Sussex, England.

If and when things get back to normal, I doubt I’ll be satisfied with my local vendors anymore. It’s probably for the best, I drink way too much coffee.



  1. I miss my Dunkin’ and all the people that work there! My auto reload is like $50/every week-ish and I haven’t been since March. I get that I’m saving money but I’m not enjoying the making up for it in dirty dishes at my house. 

  2. I mean, it’s Kentucky. 
    I was never a big coffee drinker.  For the longest time, the only way I could drink it was if I paid way too much money at a Starbucks for them to load it with all kinds of shit to mask the flavor and the bitterness.  Eventually, my mother turned me on to NM Pinon Coffee, which is excellent.  It was the first coffee that I could just brew at home and put some milk and about a tsp of pure maple syrup (trust me) in there and I’d be good to go.  But, since I started working from home–and waking up 1.5 hours later than usual–I very easily ditched the coffee and just have juice or milk or water with breakfast.  It’s just as well, because caffeine doesn’t really affect me much at all.

    • …I know it’s basically crazy expensive compared to most coffee but once upon a time I had the odd bag of Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee & I swear it’s the only kind I ever came acroxx that I could drink actual jugs of & never hit that had-too-much-coffee moment

      …so if you come across some of that it might be worth a go?

        • …well, sort of?

          …I find with most coffee I can get through enough in a day to feel like I go off the idea…but not with that stuff…I drank it from when I got up to when I crashed out & there was never a time I didn’t think “I could go for another cup”

          …guess it could just be me…but I sort of figured that might be one of the reasons it’s that much more expensive than most

  3. You should see our racetrack, GORGEOUS! And there are some beautiful buildings in Louisville. But everything else is sort of blah. 

    I’ll have to look for the NM Pinon Coffee, see if I can get it online. You’ve mentioned the maple syrup in coffee and I just can’t see it. I don’t use sweeteners in my coffee but I’m going to try this one day out of curiosity.

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