Myths, Truths, and The 50 Things That I Love About Coffee
Hail to coffee
It's everywhere. It can be anywhere. And no matter the location, it's legal to use. I am not yakking about medical marijuana, but coffee. Yes, coffee. That hot, black liquid that makes a dark moment lighter and a scowl from the "Stress Monster," seem easier to face.
Coffee comes in all flavors, brands, containers, and grinds. If you like it finely-ground, that can be done very easily. If you want coffee weak enough to see the bottom of your cup, you are fooling yourself. You are just drinking coffee-stained water.
I grew up drinking something rural people (used to) call "Sawmill Coffee," strong and will wake the sleepiest head. It's delicious even to this day. Charles Babb, a banker friend of mine from my hometown of Hamilton, Al., tells me the story about "Creek bank Coffee," crude from the first sip. You fill an antique coffee pot, set it over an open fire and fish the night away from your chosen creek bank. No need in explaining how this coffee arrived at its name.
Are you a coffee lover?
Coffee: "My" starting place
There is not really a true starting place for this piece. I have "jumped in over my head," as people do who do not think things through. I guess the most-suitable place to start is with a question:
"Was there coffee when Jesus walked the earth?"
Answer: "Why wouldn't there be coffee on earth. After all, He created "all" things that were created." St. John, 1 Chapter.
I mean if there were people who drank wine, then it stands to reason that there was coffee for the people who didn't wat the trouble that over-indulging can give. I will go as far as to say that I believe that Jesus even shared a cup of coffee with the people he met and yes, He drank water too.
So my point is: Coffee is not in any way new to mankind.
I really overdid myself on graphics for this hub. I just couldn't control myself. Before I get to the real "meat" of this story, please humor me as I now present:
Amazing-But-True Facts About Coffee:
- Coffee is not addictive. This is an urban legend. I know from experience. I have went as long as five hours without a cup of coffee and never had a meltdown. So there.
- Coffee, even if guzzled by the gallon, will not sober-up a drunk person. This was just a way in film to show that the drunk man's friends were "trying" to give him the help he needed.
- There is not a traffic law that says it is illegal to drink coffee and drive a motor vehicle, but I would place this point in with texting and driving. Some person while taking a sip of delicious "Joe" might lose their judgment for a split-second and cause an accident that will hurt someone else or themselves.
- Coffee is not able to start a camp fire--just extinguish one.
- Of the two vintage pick-up lines, "Sweetie, want to grab a drink of whiskey?" or "Sweetie, care to grab a cup of coffee?" The coffee line is most-successful.
- You see more people with coffee in their hands in old movies than you do alcohol.
Coffee is a deep subject
These are but a handful of amazing facts about coffee.
Now for your reading pleasure, I would like to share "Myths, Truths and The 50 Things I Love About Coffee," with you, my valued followers.
"Girl time" is a better time with coffee
Sip your coffee, read, and enjoy
1.) The taste is tough to beat.
2.) I feel like Humphrey Bogart when I have my morning coffee.
3.) I feel in good spirits when I have coffee.
4.) I love how it smells as it brews or perks.
5.) I love the fact that not many people will turn-down a cup of coffee.
6.) Coffee brings people having an argument together.
7.) Coffee gave Portland, Oregon a huge financial boost.
8.) My cat, “Festus,” is attracted to my coffee in the morning.
9.) I used to love to drink coffee on camping trips rather than beer.
10.) Places that sell coffee are easier to find than package stores.
11.) When I was single, girls loved drinking coffee with me.
12.) I seldom take sleeping aids because coffee makes me sleepy.
13.) I like drinking coffee while I write hubs.
14.) I “look” highly-intelligent while I drink coffee.
15.) Preachers cannot preach against drinking coffee--unless people make themselves sick on coffee.
16.) I had rather smell coffee on a woman than booze.
17.) Hot coffee can be used as a weapon against burglars. (See final minutes of “Fast Times at Ridgemont High”).
18.) Coffee can go with almost any food. Even raw oysters.
19.) Dr. Hunter S. Thompson, father of “Gonzo Journalism,” drank coffee along with all types of booze.
20.) Coffee was the drink in war times. Sure, our soldiers had beer and whiskey while on liberty, but coffee ruled.
21.) In some countries, coffee can be used to barter food, clothing and even a ride to town.
22.) Some civilizations still view coffee as a “drink of the gods.”
23.) Coffee woke me up far better than an alarm clock in my working days.
24.) Many of Hollywood’s stars got their start in coffee commercials.
25.) I may be “nuts,” but I love coffee with hotwings.
26.) Coffee, you may not believe this, stimulates creativity in myself.
27.) When drinking coffee you will never hear, “You sot. You are drinking coffee.”
28.) Coffee grinds prior to brewing can clean your hands of paint and ink stains.
29.) Coffee is easier made than brewing your own beer.
30.) ATF agents will never raid your home in search of coffee “stills.”
31.) Giving a stranger a cup of fresh coffee is a great way to make a friend.
32.) I love sipping coffee because it lasts longer.
33.) I love hot and cold coffee. In my drinking times, I hated hot beer.
34.) Drinking black coffee gives off a signal that I am a purist.
35.) Giving a package or two of coffee is a great Christmas gift idea.
36.) In coffee beans doctors have found a chemical that helps people with arthritis.
37.) Coffee has never given me heart burn or a stomach virus.
38.) Coffee is the only drink that I can taste when I am suffering from a head cold.
39.) If you want fast-attention (by pretty girls), drink coffee at a wild, booze-fest.
40.) Where I live, coffee is more economical than alcohol.
41.) I can sit and drink coffee on my front lawn all day long and the police will not stop to tell me to stop it.
42.) A person will not pass-out from drinking coffee for hours on end.
43.) FACT: when I was a boy, a man named Goodloe Fikes, a neighbor, drank three pots of boiled coffee per day.
44.) I can walk into any police station or hospital ward and always smell coffee.
45.) If you drink coffee for years, the restaurants you frequent will not ask what you want to drink. They will know.
46.) Pouring hot coffee into a fireant mound will kill them instantly.
47.) Coffee was recognized in 1969 as the “International Drink of Fellowship.”
48.) Strong, black coffee slows down my heart rate.
49.) Many times, if I am not hungry, I drink coffee and that need for food is met.
50.) No person has ever or ever will serve a prison sentence for drinking coffee.
Well, these 50 things I love about coffee will make a good start.