C to Z Challenge. . . COFFEE!!

Ah, C. An open circle. A hug in the making. Representing so many influences in my life. Should I talk about my CAT, trying to trip me if I take too long a step? Or maybe CHOCOLATE, that nirvana of food (I do have a great low carb Chicken Mole) Nah, KITT CRESCENDO handled chocolate masterfully. I would discuss cancer but I can not do so and pretend to be polite. Too many friends, too many losses.

Which leaves…coffee. MMMMM, COFFEE. As I explained when I visited ALLY SHIELDS earlier in the year “Ah coffee, the nectar of life. I drink it hot. I drink it cold. In an emergency I would not be surprised if I drank from a pot three days old. I draw the line at old enough to have floating organisms and I just canโ€™t agree with certain brands being the best part of waking up, or good to the last drop. I have a Keurig, a French press, and a drip coffee maker. Oh, and several cones with filters. Just in case Iโ€™m isolated by a flood or blizzard.

I generally wake up in the dark and stagger to the kitchen to let the first group of Salukis out. On the way, I click on my

Faerie Queene

Faerie Queene

Keurig. The first cup is hot water. The second cup is water with apple cider vinegar (insert face mashed together while I shudder a bit) or sometimes lemon juice.

Then I drop my first pod into the one cup coffee miracle. I use this ORGANIC coffee in biodegradable pods. So I don’t worry so much about all that plastic stuff (I could use c**p here, in keeping with the letter of the day!) ending up in land fills. All mine end up in eventual garden plots along with the rest of my kitchen detritus. Amazon delivers eighty pods monthly. It’s almost enough. Hmm now I see I can get 120 pods delivered, for less than $2.00 additional. Interesting, I’ll have to look at that later.


Good Morning, have you had your coffee yet?

My first cup is black. Ahhh, bliss. Some of the brain cells start to fire in earnest. Eventually in between goofing with the ‘lukis and checking e-mail I move on to BPC…Bullet Proof Coffee, a low carb treat of coffee, quality butter, coconut cream. Yeah, high fat, but low carb and a great way to ease into the rest of the day.

In a pinch I’ll drink drive through coffee, or maybe hit Starbucks. Not for the blends, but for a cup of what’s on tap, then I add nutmeg or cinnamon and a touch of cream.

Yep, keeps me going.

What are your choices in favorite beverages of the day…starts with C or not?


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9 responses to “C to Z Challenge. . . COFFEE!!

  1. Coffee… The nectar of the gods. Totally agree. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. I enjoy coffee but tend to drink decaf. I like plunger coffee although a recent birthday saw me the new owner of a pod machine. I also enjoy tea – generally decaf tea bags but recently (same birthday) I was given 2 packets of specialty tea Vanilla and one called Melbourne Breakfast. I drink tea and coffee black but enjoy cappuccinos when out – again decaf on skim milk. I can’t stand Starbucks coffee – the coffee is revolting. Australians in general stayed away from the chain when it opened here and most of the franchises closed.

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    • When I was in Australia all I wanted was plain brewed coffee. I could get tea, or espresso, but not plain coffee
      I’ve enjoyed some of the decaf coffees and most teas I’ve tried


      • Yeah, I’m in New Zealand, and sometimes I just want a normal filter coffee – very hard to come by! As the world is becoming more international it’s becoming a bit easier now.


      • fortunately some of my hosts understood the NEED for coffee. Where are you in NZ? Every time I admired something in the North Island I would be told it was SO much better South Island.


      • I now have a coffee percolator, so if I’m at home that hits the spot ๐Ÿ™‚

        I’m in Auckland. The South Island is more beautiful, in terms of sweeping natural landscape, but we’ve definitely got some competition!

        There is a gorgeous national park in the central North Island (Tongariro) and the South Island have nothing on us when it comes to beaches. Ninety Mile Beach in Northland, and Whangamata along the East Coast are my favourites, but my partner prefers the rougher beaches out West.


      • I hesitate to add another coffee making method!

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  3. A Cup of tea (does that count as starting with a C??). I used to have coffee but ended up having too much and it would make me jittery. Not good! So now I have like 6 cups of tea to make up for it lol


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