03 January 2018

The Coffee Lover's 1 Corinthians 13

Though I stock my kitchen with the prettiest of cups and the fanciest of coffeemakers, and have not coffee, I am become as grounds in the pot or curdled half-n-half.

And though I host parties like Martha Stewart, and understand the tastes and preferences of all my guests, and though I have all money, so that I could afford all delicacies, and have not coffee, I am nothing.

And though I set my alarm for an early hour, and though I determine to get through my to-do list quickly in the morning, and have not coffee, it profiteth me nothing.

Coffee taketh not long to brew, and is tasty; coffee smelleth heavenly; coffee paireth itself with manifold confectioneries, enliveneth every social event.

Doth not cost too much if bought online with free shipping, roasteth easily, filleth me with antioxidants, causeth me no jitters.

Keepeth me awake during the day, but not in the evening.

Brighteneth all things, cheereth all things, energizeth all things, improveth all things.

Coffee never faileth: but whether there be other beverages, they shall fail; whether there be anti-caffeine health fads they shall cease; whether there be decaf it shall vanish away.

For we buy in bulk, and we roast in bulk.

But when that which is ground is ready to brew, then that which is leftover from last night shall be thrown away.

When I was a child, I drank Folgers as a child, I drank Maxwell House as a child, I drank Nescafe as child: but when I became a man, I put away inferior brands of coffee.

For now we see through a mug, darkly; but then I shall wash the mug: now I brew in a pot; but after my guests go home, then shall I brew even as much as I desire in my French press.

And now abideth tea, hot chocolate, coffee, these three; but the greatest of these is coffee.


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