What is coffee? Stupid question, right? When you look up the definition of coffee, it tells you that it is “a drink made from the roasted and ground bean-like seeds of a tropical shrub, served hot or iced.” Simple. obvious. Delicious. But it isn’t what coffee merely is, it’s what coffee can abstractly do that interests me the most.
- Coffee Bridges the Gap.
Conversation can be awkward. Especially if you just met the other person, the other person is awkward, or you are straight up awkward. But coffee takes a little edge off of the uncomfortableness that may occur in conversation. It allows you to take a moment to sip it and it actually helps the conversation by talking about how sweet, good, bitter, or strong the coffee really is.
Some friends leave a bad taste, while others are brewed just right. Conversation can also be extremely pleasant between good-to-best friends, whether that be two people or a group. The recipe to a healthy relationship is a dash of laughter, a pinch of adventure, and a heaping spoon full of good conversation. I like to call coffee the ambassador of friendship. It truly brings people together and it lets society use the excuse, “Oh, I can’t, I’m going for coffee,” without anyone getting upset or mad because how can you be mad over coffee?
2. Coffee is an infinite world of variety.
Iced, Hot, Dark Roast, Light Roast, Frappuccino, Machiato, Espresso, Americano, Latte, Flat White, Drip, Caramel, French vanilla, Mocha, Hazelnut, Coconut, Caramel mocha, Pumpkin spice, Peppermint, Amaretto, “foam,” “no foam,” “2 shots,” “cream and sugar,” “medium….”
These are only the top things that came into my head. I would bet that there are hundreds of thousands of varieties to choose from when it comes to coffee. It’s one of those things that makes my head spin, like when I think about how “God has always been,” or how I will never know how many pieces of grass there are in the world at this very moment. The examples I gave have their own extensions, and then more extensions after that. It’s a never ending chart of coffee types, flavors, kinds, etc. and it all comes down to the person; each person has their own free choice of what coffee they want. It is tailored to them.
3. Coffee is naturally delicious and calming.
There is nothing better than waking up to the smell of coffee being brewed. Wait, I was wrong, there is something better… drinking it. Coffee brings joy and satisfies taste. And yeah, coffee is known for waking someone up in the morning or throughout a hard day at work… but personally, a soothing, warm cup of coffee can do the opposite too by aiding me in sleep as well.
In all simpleness, coffee is calming, delightful, and a great gap holder.