There really is nothing more tempting and soul saving in the world to a writer then the smell of freshly roasted coffee beans in the morning, middle of the day, afternoon, evening and in the middle of the night (say, 3am?)
You know you’re obsessed when you look in your pantry and you’ll most likely find instant coffee on standby, gourmet coffee bags, coffee beans, coffee bean grinder, plungers, percolators, some form of Avanti Espresso or Baccarat Brilliante, and a bottom or top of the range coffee machine sitting on your kitchen bench.
There are coffee snobs, and then there are the true coffee addicts aka the caffeine desperados. You know which one you are if you’re faced with the possibility of scrapping the bottom of an out-of-date-Nescafé –jar-with-instant-coffee-granules-that-have-just-gone-stale to make your morning coffee. Yes I have done this before, and the granules were black.
I think my addiction started when I was at college writing 2,500 word essays five hours before the deadline. I had grown to appreciate a perfectly balanced double shot latte or (my favourite) a creamy piccolo, but college brought me to a whole other level, the ‘I need a coffee right now or I’ll never be able to figure out the over-representation of minority groups in the rural criminal justice system’ level.
WordPress seems to be flooded with caffeine related posts, especially if you’re following writers, readers, book review bloggers and freelancers!! This suits me perfectly.
Writing and Coffee – why? by Nate Philbrick (You Write Fiction)
Coming through coffee – by Brady Tighe (coffee fuelled stagnation destruction)
The Cup of Coffee by Ali Trotta (alwayscoffee)
Some of my coffee blog siblings:
I remember reading a few more coffee related posts recently by the bloggers I’m following, which is the reason why I’m writing this post in the first place (but can’t seem to find them short of going through every single follower one by one haha) J
Hope you all have a successful, caffeine-brewed day!
Cover photo sourced from CCC: https://playamart.wordpress.com/2013/07/17/ccc-cafe-coffee-cancion/