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Coffee a necessary evil

View From a Comfy Chair

Every night, I wake up around 3 a.m. and my mind begins to spin with current events, things I need to do today. 

Most of the time, I can wrestle with the issues, and then when my mind when satisfied, I can fall back asleep. On occasion, I just cannot fall back asleep. So, I get up, head to my “Comfy Chair,” sit down, and eventually fall asleep. 

The last time that this happened, I began to wake up to the incredibly amazing smell of fresh coffee. Why does fresh coffee smell so incredibly delicious? It smells better than it tastes, and it tastes great! If coffee smells and tastes so good.

Simply adding cream & sugar to a cup of coffee is still a very popular mix for many people. I am guilty, I use stevia and cream in my coffee, but in relation to the coffee aficionados, I and many others are pikers. The coffee flavors today are basically unlimited. 

First, there are over 120 different species of coffee and 40 plus coffee flavors, and many different types of coffee drinks. Many popular flavors are peppermint, vanilla, toffee, pumpkin, caramel, cherry, hazelnut, birthday cake, chocolate, mocha, and many more. 

Types of Coffee include Cold brew, French, Drip, Percolate, Expresso, Latte, Cappuccino, Macchiato, Vienna Coffee, Egg Coffee, Irish Coffee, Turkish Coffee, Bullet Proof Coffee, Coffee Liquor, Iced Coffee, and it goes on and on.

I have tried several types of Coffee; Turkish coffee served in a small ceramic cup, not a lot of volume of liquid, very bitter, pungent, almost sinewy drink. I drank one and did not sleep for a few days. I have enjoyed an occasional expresso; it does have a moderate jolt to it. I like the Latté version of coffee; I plan to try Bulletproof Coffee; it has butter in it, and everything’s better with butter! 

I do make up a concoction of cocoa, sugar-free peanut butter powder, and vanilla protein mix. I start my day now with this drink as it seems to curb my appetite. 

My second cup of coffee is always cream and sugar. Coffee is served at many places, dinners, food-wagons, gas stations, every type of eating establishment. Any place there is a crowd of people, you will find coffee. On a cold day when you are outside, nothing warms you up like a good cup of Joe!

Not everyone loves coffee or can drink coffee. Some people get jittery or even have heart palpitations if they drink coffee with caffeine. Some people are teetotalers, and some just do not like the taste of coffee. 

Caffeine is a defense mechanism that plants have adapted to ward off insects; if the bugs eat caffeine, they don’t like it, so they leave the plant alone. 

If I have work to do in the evening, I may have a coffee at lunch, but my cutoff is 3:00pm. After that time, I have a hard time falling asleep, and at nap time, I cannot have that happening.

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