Do y’all have a crutch something you just have to have on a daily basis? Mine has become coffee! Coffee was something that was enjoyed every once in a blue moon, like a trip to Barnes and Noble. Holding that cup of warm coffee as I prowled the aisles of delicious books. Good memories! Then as my hormones began to slip further and further it was something I depended on to wake me from my zombie state every morning. I was able to limit myself to coffee only in the morning. I refused to let it continue throughout the day no matter how heavy my eyelids were. I did have a brief affair with tea, it’s nice to have a rendezvous every now and then. But nothing can take the place of coffee! Thankfully this sinful goodness is allowed during the “Great Gut Cleanse of 2016.” And thankfully I take my coffee black because as you guessed it, there are no additives allowed.
There’s also a beauty in grinding the beans first thing in the morning. It releases this amazing smell throughout the kitchen that just makes it feel like home. We used to use a Keurig but I’m pretty old-school and missed the simplicity of a large pot of coffee. Here in our home town we have a great little store off the square that sells locally roasted beans called the Panhandle, sadly they are closed until the summer. We have a back up though and it’s not as local as a stroll to the square, but it’s dang close. We loveeeeee Avoca Coffee Roasters. If you haven’t had the pleasure of Avoca coffee or tea I highly recommend ordering some, you won’t be disappointed.
It’s nice to be able to keep something that is tied to more than just a need of functionality in the morning, it’s a feeling of warmness and a feeling of love. Yes, this was a whole post dedicated to coffee because every once in awhile you just need something random and corky.
Stay well y’all!