My Morning Coffee Tastes Better When I Don't Make It
In this economy, it’s way more cost efficient to make your morning coffee at home. We all know this. We’re supposed to wake up each morning, shower, do a lengthy skin care routine, brush our teeth, make breakfast, pack a lunch for the day, and make our own coffee. We all know what a well-put-together adult “should” look like. They’re sitting (not standing) at their dining room table (not kitchen counter) eating a well-balanced breakfast (not just cereal) with a fresh coffee they made (not purchased) and reading the news (not watching dumb internet videos). I couldn’t possibly be expected to do it all. HOW DOES ANYONE DO IT ALL??? One will have to be sacrificed. I choose to sacrifice the making of my coffee.
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My shower and morning water I take with my pills and vitamins (thank you, I’m healthy) wake me up just enough to get me going and out the door. I make my breakfast and eat it quickly because I obviously woke up late and don’t have time to enjoy my food. I rush out the door and, on the way to work, I pick up a coffee. I drink this coffee in the first hour or so of my job while I settle in to the day to day tasks of my job. The coffee tastes better and the beginning of my work day is much more energized.
Two months. I made coffee at home for two months. The pandemic was at it height. I was laid off. I had no choice. It was fine. Just fine. Anyone who says they like it better at home is LYING TO THEMSELVES. I guarantee that if money was no object, everyone would prefer to buy their coffee from a nice little coffee shop. You might be like ‘Wow, Francesca, you’re right. I wonder why that is. My coffee always tastes better when I go buy it. You should get an award for this anthropological research.’ Sadly, the anthropological community does not accept humor op-eds for published research sites. I’ve turned to Morning Moot to publish my studies and results that we just enjoy paying for convenience. Convenience tastes better. I didn’t have to do any work and I got a delicious coffee that I can now take my time enjoying? If you disagree, please reach out; Then let me make you a cup of coffee from my kitchen counter, dusty-ass-Keurig and you’ll see what I mean.
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