I don’t drink much coffee but when i do, it is an adventure.
Opening a bag of fresh beans delights my nose with a well-known, deep, earthy scent. My eyes twinkle with the light shining off of the oily beans. I take a few of the little brown half spheres into my hand and giggle as i shake them like a percussive instrument. Their light airy nature intrigues me.
Placing beans into the grinder fills my ears with soft clickety-clicks. The whir of the grinder wafts a stronger, more chocolately scent toward me. I close my eyes and inhale deeply. Slowly.
Steaming water and fresh ground coffee combine into a gloriously frothy stew. A sign of quality beans roasted to perfection.
The dark, hot brew seduces my senses.
Deep, chocolate earth envelopes me.
I sink into a joyous adventure with my cup of deliciousness. A simple, everyday adventure.
While i enjoy the coffee, i think of all the people, animals, and plants that make this moment possible. I bow in humble gratitude for everyone and everything that brought this delightful adventure into my everyday life.