Post Author: Michael Johnson, Senior Project Manager
With my recycle bin overflowing with empty coffee cups, and my coworkers dishing out their daily dose of ridicule over my obsession with a daily coffee or two, I decided to sit down and let you all know why I love coffee so much.
First off, the smell…I absolutely love how coffee smells. There’s nothing better than waking up to the mesmerizing smell of coffee.
When I was younger, I remember driving in downtown KC near the Folgers plant and always enjoyed the smell of coffee in the air. Back then, I just couldn’t enjoy the taste. I tried and tried and tried…but I just didn’t like it.
My parents always told me it was an acquired taste. And boy were they right.
Coffee, to me, is just the start of every day. It means I’m here and I’m gonna give it my all…for at least one more day….and I’m going to be upbeat and wired.
As I’ve gotten older, I associate coffee with all the things I enjoy doing in life.
Each weekend morning, my wife and I wake up with our two dogs, Gus & Reggie, and walk them down to the coffee shop. Our dogs get a big bowl of water and a couple of dog treats the shop so graciously provides their four-legged customers.
My wife and I each get a cup of coffee and a small bite to eat, sit outside an
d talk about how our week went and the fun plans we have for the weekend ahead.
In addition to the great smell and amazing taste, coffee also provides moments in life where I visit with my dog or join a group of friends, chilling and catching up.
Even better, in some quick online coffee research, I found that coffee has some pretty amazing health benefits.
This includes cutting muscle pain after a workout, lowering your risk of Alzheimer’s disease, fighting depression and lowering your risk of heart disease.
If you haven’t found the love of coffee yet, get out there and visit your local coffee house, get healthy get that cup of coffee!