~~ That first cup of morning brew . . .
~~ by tkbrown
The first, aromatic, energizing, cup of coffee is almost sensuously approached each morning by millions–maybe billions–around the world. How often is the first cup of coffee anticipated each morning with desire, need, and sleepiness while begging it to awaken and invigorate? There are a multitude of artworks depicting the need for coffee being first and foremost in most coffee-drinkers’ minds while blindly stumbling toward the coffee maker.
The earliest cup of brewed coffee, as we know it today, may have surfaced during the fifteenth century. Use of the brew quickly expanded with proliferation. Today, many countries around the world produce coffee with its aromatic beans which are roasted according to varying guidelines in order to achieve that perfect blend consumed with an almost lustful expectancy when waking to the brand new day.
Some like a strong, black, and robust flavor to that daily knock at cognition’s door. Others prefer a milder, damped-down flavor which awakens with less of a jolt; so, this group might add creams, flavors, or ice to create any number of specialties in the genre. Coffee houses around the world entice patrons with cappuccinos, espressos, demitasse, lattes, frappes–as well as the more recent cold brew.
The above list is just a sampling of the forms in which coffee may be consumed. In whatever form one likes it, one fact is very true: it is one of the most widely embraced beverages known to mankind. There are those who might fight their way through if hindered enroute to that first morning cup. Others are a bit mor mellow, but the eyes my need to be propped open with toothpicks until the morning ritual finally makes its way to the coffee. So, without further ado, I will quietly exit the room, leaving you to savor your morning brew.
Photo Above By: SI Janko Ferlic on Unsplash.com.