Category: Coffee

Manic Monday: Coffee Woes…

Switching between coffee blends can be a traumatic experience. Recently Kelly and I enjoyed Starbucks 40th Anniversary blend. Great stuff! This week we had to switch to a normal non Starbucks blend we drink. It tastes weaker and not as robust as the previous blend. It lacked the spice, kick and sheer joy of the previous blend. Sigh.

In coffee there are extraordinarily blends, horrid blends and normal blends. Each should be enjoyed for what they are. Yes, I said and mean we should enjoy our horrid blends.

The horrid let’s you know that you still have taste. It tests your character and values. Are you focused on what’s most important? Horrid blends let you better appreciate the better, but also help you cling to what is most important.

The extraordinary blends let you still be surprised and delighted by coffee. We often view average as evil, but I think that is a poor view of average. You cannot reproduce the extraordinary or it wouldn’t be what it is. But, to enjoy the extraordinary takes practice, discernment and readiness for when it happens. It takes being a student of coffee. Are you well trained in the art of coffee so you can be ready and fully able to enjoy the extraordinary?

The bulk of life is the ordinary. Average normal ordinary blends move life. Meeting expectations is a good thing. You know what you are getting. What you are getting is a let down compared to the extraordinary. However, in the ordinary is contentment and enjoying the gift of coffee that God gave us. Ordinary is about enjoying the little things in life. It’s about enjoying coffee as coffee.

Here is to my ordinary blend! Enjoy your coffee!

(especially on Monday)

Manic Monday: More thoughts on coffee

Coffee amazes me. In dealing with some health issues last week it often came up the benefits of drinking what I affectionately call liquid love. Caffeine or not coffee is good stuff!

No doubt the best time to drink coffee is on Monday or Saturday mornings… One for the much needed warm embrace, the other to enjoy golden sun rays, kids playing in their pajamas, and fresh cooked french toast while still wearing a bathrobe.

We often look to big or thrilling events, but is this best? The weight of life is carried by the little things. Coveting breeds in the desire or focus for big things. We miss the little moments than can often leave a larger impact.

On the ‘Monday’ of all Mondays, God comforted Elijah. God placed him on cliff with the comment that He would pass by. After all these huge cataclysmic events, God was not there. And then a gentle breeze, a whisper, and God was there. A small thing.

Thank God for the little things like coffee!

(especially on Monday)