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Myths, Truths, and The 50 Things That I Love About Coffee

Updated on March 14, 2015

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.

Actor and comedian, Bill Murray, loves coffee so much, he has it from the glass bowl
Actor and comedian, Bill Murray, loves coffee so much, he has it from the glass bowl
This pretty brunette starts her day off right with a cup of fresh black coffee
This pretty brunette starts her day off right with a cup of fresh black coffee
This photo of this gorgeous woman looks more alluring with a cup of coffee in the shot rather than a beer can sitting on the table
This photo of this gorgeous woman looks more alluring with a cup of coffee in the shot rather than a beer can sitting on the table

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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.

This businessman knows a good thing for he always has two cups of fresh coffee before he leaves his mansion for the office
This businessman knows a good thing for he always has two cups of fresh coffee before he leaves his mansion for the office | Source

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

A young Sal Mineo enjoys a cup of coffee on the set of one of his films
A young Sal Mineo enjoys a cup of coffee on the set of one of his films
This says it all
This says it all
Sorry. Coffee does not cure hang-overs
Sorry. Coffee does not cure hang-overs
"I say. Are you cultured like me? Well, drink coffee and you will be an important man."
"I say. Are you cultured like me? Well, drink coffee and you will be an important man."
"I feel so famous when I drink coffee."
"I feel so famous when I drink coffee."
"Sure, sweetie. I will marry you."
"Sure, sweetie. I will marry you."
"You all have a great day and remember to drink coffee often."
"You all have a great day and remember to drink coffee often."

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.

This is where I live

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    • kenneth avery profile imageAUTHOR

      Kenneth Avery 

      3 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      vkwok,

      Thanks so much for your comment and I appreciate hearing from another "Coffee Lover."

      Have a peaceful night.

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      Victor W. Kwok 

      3 years ago from Hawaii

      I drink coffee a lot of time with sugar and cream. Interesting hub, Kenneth.

    • kenneth avery profile imageAUTHOR

      Kenneth Avery 

      3 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      GrimRacal,

      That's cool with me. Not everyone likes sweet milk. I am one of them. I was forced to drink this junk in the fourth grade by an overbearing teacher. I respect your views.

      Now I ask you very humbly if you would be my follower. I promise you that it's a journey that never gets boring.

      Thank you for the visit. Peace.

    • GrimRascal profile image

      GrimRascal 

      3 years ago from Overlord's Castle

      I can't bring myself to like coffee - it's too bitter for me. I do love the sweet varieties though, say: the frappes from Starbucks (it isn't considered real coffee though. xD

    • kenneth avery profile imageAUTHOR

      Kenneth Avery 

      3 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Hi, favored,

      Happy St. Patrick's Day!

      Guess what? I love tea also. Cold or hot. Would you have ever guessed? I know people who love the smell of coffee, but do not drink this "nectar of Juan Valdez and his donkey."

      I did a hub on this duo not long ago. A shameless plug. LOL.

      And about memorable times, you are so correct.

      Have a safe and peaceful night.

      Kenneth

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      Fay Favored 

      3 years ago from USA

      One can tell you have a passion for coffee. As for me, I'm a tea drinker. However, I love the smell of coffee brewing and inviting people over to partake and chat while sipping our beverages. It's great how something so simple as cup of coffee produces some of the most memorable times.

    • kenneth avery profile imageAUTHOR

      Kenneth Avery 

      3 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      twoseven,

      Thanks for your nice comment. I am constantly amazed by the writers of Portlandia and the numerous storylines and characters this guy and girl have played over the years.

      Thanks for being so nice to me and come back anytime.

    • kenneth avery profile imageAUTHOR

      Kenneth Avery 

      3 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Tamirogers,

      I am also glad that we ARE friends! Yes, I like Portland and Starbucks. I have a Starbucks down in Tupelo, Miss., where Elvis Presley was born. And get this. A large cup of black, regular coffee at my Starbucks is $7.00! Yep. I am on a fixed income and I do not get that many Starbucks cups of coffee.

      You could swing down here in Alabama where I live and let me pay you the gas money to take me to Starbucks. I just love that stuff.

      Tami, thanks again for everything. Especially for being my friend.

    • kenneth avery profile imageAUTHOR

      Kenneth Avery 

      3 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Froggy123,

      Your comment made me crave coffee, so I am going to make myself a pot of coffee. I would like to sample your brand of coffee. And in answer to your question, "Yes."

      Thanks for the nice comment.

    • kenneth avery profile imageAUTHOR

      Kenneth Avery 

      3 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Hi, Bobbi,

      I am so glad to hear from you. It has been a long time. I hope that you are doing okay.

      Your grandfather and I would have gotten along fine. And yes, you and I would get along fine. Thanks to coffee.

      I sincerely appreciate you sharing about your grandparents and it was GREAT reading your sweet comment again.

      Your Friend for Life,

      Kenneth

    • kenneth avery profile imageAUTHOR

      Kenneth Avery 

      3 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Butch Tool,

      Thank you sincerely for taking time to read and comment on this hub.

      I have been into drinking coffee since the age of six and I love it.

      I am not so addicted that I couldn't go 10 minutes without out it. LOL.

      Have a great day or night and if you are not my follower, I invite you to be my follower. I would appreciate that.

      Kenneth

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      Butch Tool 

      3 years ago from Southern California

      I can barely get through a day without having a good cup of coffee. Every now and then, I get so busy that I forget (proves it isn't totally addictive, right?), but I am a huge coffee junkie for the most part. The sound, smell, and taste are all huge factors for me. I can see these aspects play a critical role in your article, as well.

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      twoseven 

      3 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin

      To be honest with you, once I watched the Portlandia clip, I just came right down to the comments to thank you so much for this hub. The rest of the article could have been horrible, but I trust you, and the start was great. That clip is amazing, and captures everything I simultaneously love and hate about drinking coffee. Thank you for a good laugh and a good read, as always!

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      Tami Rogers 

      3 years ago from Seattle, Washington

      I am SO happy we are friends now! It was meant to be!! I live in Seattle and I am obsessed with the stuff! Great hub--so much fun to read! You need to check out my espresso brownie hub..make these to go with even more coffee!! Voted up and great...Tami

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      Greg Boudonck 

      3 years ago from Returned to an Isla Del Sol - Puerto Rico Will Rise Strong

      Ahhh coffee. It is now 9 pm here in Puerto Rico and after reading this hub, I am brewing some of the best coffee in the world. I have tried many types of coffee, and Puerto Rico coffee is like drinking gold.

      Great hub my friend. Wanna go have a cup o' joe?

    • PurvisBobbi44 profile image

      PurvisBobbi44 

      3 years ago from Florida

      Hi,

      I love coffee and I can hardly wait for it to finish perking in the morning so I can grab my favorite red cup and start my morning chores.

      My Grandfather Knight poured his coffee into his saucer in the morning time when my grandmother walked back into the kitchen; and he would blow and sip until it was gone before she returned to the table.

      He really enjoyed his coffee and was funny being ill-mannered as my grandmother would say.

      Coffee is one of my favorite drinks to warm me up and keep me going.

      I will share this hub with Twitter, G+ and pin it on my Re-Pin Board at Pinterest.

      Have a wonderful weekend.

      Bobbi Purvis

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