Buzzed on Coffee

A daily caffeine addict’s look back on how it began and led to lavender honey lattes

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The Beginning

I remember as a 10 year old child grabbing a steaming cup from my mom to get a taste. I took my first sip of the freshly brewed coffee and immediately scrunched my nose in disgust.

The Inflection Point

When I entered college in Michigan, I had no intention of drinking coffee daily. I knew my sister and mom drank (and still drink) it for years every day, often 100% black no milk no sugar, but unlike my friends, I got no Keurig or instant coffee pods in preparation. I thought I would save money by only occasionally getting coffee at the local cafes while studying.

The Social Side

Let’s grab coffee.

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What I have realized even from writing this is the magnitude of influence coffee has played in my life. The impact is professional, financial, and deeply personal. I still drink it every day, even in quarantine. I save a lot more money now by making it from instant Starbucks packets, and my mom and I often do pour over coffee together, splitting what we brew.

Poetry book “Under Clouds and City Lights” publishing April 2021

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