Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Romancing the green bean: Coffee-and-love haiku

Coffee is an object of passionate love and extreme affection. Late-night coffee is a nice capstone for a lovely evening out, while morning coffee is an elixir---brewed to sate a universal thirst. And since coffee is both healthy and energizing, drinking it can fuel romantic adventures. And speaking of romance, coffee lends itself to poetry, including haiku. Here are a few odes to our beloved black brew.

Ritual of Joy-by Markus Heyder
Lifting it---
the coffee cup
leaves a ring

I love you-by Caroline Risman
Never enough sleep
Children wake so damn early
Coffee, I love you

Morning Coffee-by Nicole Gray
Cold rays of sunshine
You make my morning coffee
Thank you very much

Recipe for Irish Whiskey 
(While I'm not a drinker, I'm learning to enjoy once in a while---and this is a GREAT way in!)
Here's the short-version recipe: Cappucino (lots of foam) and whiskey or Bailey's (even I know what that is). 

According to Kiely Healy, who is an expert in many things: 
"You can feel jittery and tipsy at the same time---with the love of your life." 

Happy Valentine's Day! Enjoy all of the coffee and love that comes your way. 
End-of-workday coffee love
Jess & Kiely rocking the coffee love