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Coffee, the Elixer of Life

Updated on July 29, 2018
Coffee and creativity just seem to go hand and hand.
Coffee and creativity just seem to go hand and hand. | Source

As soon as coffee is in your stomach, there is a general commotion. Ideas begin to move...similes arise, the paper is covered. Coffee is your ally and writing ceases to be a struggle.

— Honore de Balzac

I love coffee

I love coffee. I love the smell, I love the taste and I love the fact that it helps wake me up in the morning. There is nothing better that waking up in the morning to that heavenly aroma waffling through the house inviting to to get and a have a cup. That first cup of coffee in the morning for me is the best of the day. Sitting there holding that cup of coffee allowing the aroma to drift up to your nose. Oh that heavenly aroma. As the day goes on I find myself looking for ways to have my coffee and to satisfy my sweet tooth. There are many great flavored creams to add to your coffee. I have my definite favorites among them. But, I decided that I need a way to make that special me-time coffee. The kind you can't find in a store. I have included some great recipes that I enjoy from time to time. I also decided to include some sayings and quotes about coffee. Yes, there are people out there who feel to same way I do about coffee.

Coffee, my favorite drink
Coffee, my favorite drink | Source

Recipes

Mexican Coffee

Ingredients:

1 cup hot brewed coffee

1/2 cup milk

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp vanilla

1 tbsp brown sugar

1 tbsp whipped cream

Directions:

In a saucepan, heat milk, brown sugar, vanilla and cinnamon until milk is hot and sugar is dissolved. Add coffee and mix well. Pour into cup, add dollop of whipped cream and enjoy.

Buttered Rum Coffee

Ingredients:

1 cup hot brewed coffee

1/2 tsp rum extract

1/2 tsp butter

1 tsp sugar

1 tbsp whipped cream

Directions:

Add rum extract, butter, and sugar to coffee. Mix well. Top with whipped cream and enjoy.

Choco-cherry Coffee

Ingredients:

1 cup hot brewed coffee

2 tsp chocolate syrup

2 tsp white chocolate syrup

1 tsp maraschino cherry juice

1 tbsp whipped cream

2 - 3 maraschino cherries

Directions:

Mix chocolate and white chocolate syrups and cherry juice with coffee. Top with whipped cream and cherries. Enjoy.


Coffee, it's what keeps me going
Coffee, it's what keeps me going | Source

Coffee quotes and sayings

  • Chocolate, men, coffee - some things are better rich. - unknown
  • I'd rather take coffee than compliments just now. - Louisa May Alcott
  • Coffee has two virtues:it is wet and warm. - Dutch Proverb
  • Remember, even if you don't love coffee, coffee loves you. - Alex Gottschalk
  • He was my cream, and I was his coffee - and when you poured us together, it was something. - Josephine Baker
  • Black as hell, strong as death, sweet as love. - Turkish proverb
  • The powers of a man's mind are directly proportionate to the amount of coffee he drinks. - Sir James Mackintosh
  • I have measured out my life with coffee spoons. - T. S. Elliot
  • Coffee smells like freshly ground heaven. - Jessi Lane Adams
  • Actually this seems to be the basic need of the human heart in every crisis - a good hot cup of coffee. - Alexander King
  • I make serious coffee - so strong it wakes up the neighbors. - unknown
  • Forever: Time it takes to brew the first pot of coffee in the morning. - unknown
  • Ah coffee. The sweet balm by which we shall accomplish today's tasks. - Holly Black
  • I don't have a problem with caffeine. I have a problem without caffeine. - unknown
  • If it weren't for the coffee I'd have no identifiable personality whatsoever - David Letterman
  • Behind every successful woman is a substantial amount of coffee. - Stephanie Piro
  • Given enough coffee, I could rule the world. - unknown
  • Coffee falls into the stomach...ideas begin to move, things remembered arrive at full gallop...the shafts of wit start up like sharpshooters, similes arise, the paper is covered with ink... - Honore' de Balzac
  • Coffee smells like fresh ground heaven. - Jesse Lane Adams
  • In Seattle you haven't had enough coffee until you can thread a sewing machine while it's running. - Jeff Bezos

It's my favorite coffee too.
It's my favorite coffee too. | Source

Coffee Trivia and Fun Facts

  • Coffee was the first food to be freeze-dried.
  • In Turkey, the bridegroom as once required to make a vow during the wedding to always make sure to provide their wives with coffee. If they did not do so it was considered grounds for divorce.
  • Coffee contains lots of antioxidants that help the body fight chemicals called “free radicals".
  • .Legend has it a 9th-century Ethiopian goat herder discovered coffee by accident when he noticed how crazy the beans were making his goats.
  • Coffee beans grow on a bush.
  • The lethal dose of caffeine is roughly 100 cups of coffee.
  • Beethoven counted the number of coffee beans he used to make his coffee and insisted on 60 beans per cup.
  • Johan Sebastian Bach wrote an opera about a woman who was addicted to coffee.
  • Sixteenth-century Muslim rulers banned coffee because of its unusual stimulating effects.
  • A single cup of coffee contains 11% of the daily recommended amount of Riboflavin (vitamin B2), 6% of Pantothenic Acid (vitamin B5), 3% of Manganese and Potassium, and 2% of Niacin and Magnesium.
  • Teddy Roosevelt is and was the greatest American coffee drinker, consuming a gallon a day.
  • The average coffee drinker consumes 3 cups of coffee per day.

In Turkey, the intended bride is required to serve coffee to her parents and future husband when he comes to ask for her hand in marriage; however, she has no say so in the outcome of the request. Tradition has it that her response is in the sweetness or lack thereof of the coffee. Sweet coffee supposedly means she is okay with the arrangement while salty means she is not.

I like coffee because it gives me the illusion that I might be awake.

— Lewis Black

© 2010 Susan Hazelton

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    • KoffeeKlatch Gals profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Hazelton 

      8 years ago from Sunny Florida

      It's my favorite drink. Thanks

    • guidebaba profile image

      guidebaba 

      8 years ago from India

      I love coffee too. Tastes Good and Instant Energy Provider!

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