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An Ode To Coffee


Photo by Southern By Design

An Ode To Coffee

Oh coffee wonderful coffee

How early in the morning you’re poured to greet me

Before my eyes are barely open your aroma is sweet upon the air

I owe my very life to the single serve ability of my coffee maker

Without you I would be thrown into thee endless waiting abyss

Truly “The bean of my existence”

Oh coffee wonderful coffee

Written by~Southern By Design (MM)

Photo by Southern by Design


Expressing my love for the creation of coffee and the design of the Keurig single serve that makes my mornings easier and happier. via Discover Challenge: Designed for You

Check out my other offerings on coffee and food: Praise Be To Coffee~The Bean Of My ExistenceThe Love Of FoodGive Me Sugar and No One Gets Hurt




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Praise Be To Coffee~The Bean Of My Existence

“To me, the smell of fresh-made coffee is one of the greatest inventions.” -Hugh Jackman



I have what many would dub as “OCD” or Obsessive Coffee Disorder. I am also quite the coffee snob and would go as far to consider myself even a coffee connoisseur. I have worked formerly as a barista at Starbucks (surprise, surprise) and it has even been known to be called my second home. I like to think of myself as “Norm”…it’s where everybody knows my name! (If you don’t get the Cheers reference, I’m sorry for you!)


“You’d have coffee on a drip if you could, wouldn’t you?” 
― Kristina Adams, What Happens in New York

The answer is, “Yes, yes I would!” 



IMG_3545I enjoy my coffee many different ways. Not just coffee, but espresso is amazing too! I do NOT, however, enjoy the price tag that comes with Starbucks these days! So, I have gotten to the point where I do a lot of brewing at home. I buy the Starbucks espresso, and have an individual espresso maker. I have even got a frother. I make my coffee, iced coffee, tea, iced tea and espresso/lattes from home about 75% of the time. I even have gone as far to buy my syrups from Starbucks, if so desired. (Not everyone knows, but they will sell them to customers, just ask!) I have figured it out and my price tag on this habit has gone way down since making it from home! Honestly, I just CANNOT afford a twice a day habit otherwise!

“It is inhumane, in my opinion, to force people who have a genuine medical need for coffee to wait in line behind people who apparently view it as some kind of recreational activity.” -Dave Barry

13151834_829464563847462_4548214850113530614_nSo, how do I like my perfect cup o’Starbucks? Yes, I am indeed one of those folks that does not order plainly. I like a quad shot, iced Venti, caramel macchiato, with two pumps of vanilla, soy, extra caramel and light ice. Yes, this will not only keep me running for days (or at least a good hour) but it is probably enough calories for days also! So, I do not get this but on a rarity. Now, a normal brew for me looks like a dark Starbucks roast with some cream and touch of sweet (perhaps a flavored cream or a touch of coconut sugar). What about you? 


“I don’t know how people live without coffee, I really don’t.” -Martha Quinn

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