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Sunday, June 24, 2012

38/365 coffee

There used to be a coffee house right across the street from here.  It wasn't there very long.  On tuesday nights they'd have open poetry readings that I'd attend.  On Sunday I'd bring my New York Times and sit for a long time over coffee, and good conversation with John, the barista.  I drank regular columbian coffee, and it was good.  The music was good, too.
One moring, on my way to work, I passed the coffee shop and there were cops inside, and the owner, bleeding from his head, a shocking sight.  He was attacked by a robber with a wrench or something.  The shop closed soon after that.  I miss that little place.
It is a ritual for me that I come over to Evie's nearly every morning for coffee.  She serves it black, sans my creme and sugar.  It took me a lot of years to get used to the taste of it.
I like the Danish blend of coffee that Gevalia puts out.  Perfect with a swirl of half and half, and a teaspoon of sugar, turning the rich brown coffee to a creamy caramel color.



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6 comments:

  1. I love my morning coffee. I've tried all manner of creamers and cream and sugar, anything to add a little something to the otherwise acidic taste. I've tried all manner of coffees, hoping for the one that tastes like it smells. Haven't found it yet but have settled on Pete's Sumatran. I also like Starbuck's Morning Joe. Actually, I don't really like any of them so don't know why the hell I keep drinking it. I guess it's just a comfortable habit.

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    1. Sure sounds like you like them, Mr.C. Perhaps it is the effect more than the taste itself, huh?

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  2. That is about the saddest story I will read all day. I frequent so many different coffee shops...

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    1. It was sad. Maybe I'll find another little place like that someday.

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  3. A Danish blend, eh? I'll have to look for that, and try it. :)

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    1. Wish I had some right now. Good to see you Uncle Treehouse.

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