Saturday, July 23, 2011

The Mornng Fog

No, I'm not talking about the weather. I'm talking about the fog in my brain many mornings that is only satisfied by a good cup of coffee. Do you have that issue too?

Yesterday on my long list of things to do while in centro was to go by La Ventana and buy freshly ground coffee. I love the coffee from Chiapas. I also enjoy immensely the fragrance of freshly ground coffee. If it would taste as good as it smells in solid form, I think I would like to eat it!

Everywhere I went after buying the coffee, the fragrance followed me. Kinda like the comic strip Charlie Brown when the cloud followed Pig Pen. Ha. The fragrance actually made my stomach growl. That could be either because of the smell or the fact that I have no been on a diet for two weeks.........who knows?

After lunch of a god awful bunch of greens that I'm convinced was picked out of the fields surrounding San Miguel - nary a piece of lettuce - I reached home and set the bag of coffee in the kitchen. Anticipating Saturday morning coffee.

Instead, the WHOLE house now smells like Chiapan coffee. No floral fragrance here.
Just strong coffee. Delightful.

I've had my one cup this morning. The fog has lifted. I'm in rare form and ready to tackle and enjoy the day. How about you? Do you have to have a cup or two of coffee to get going in the morning?


Tancho said...

My fog seems to return halfway through the afternoon, tried strong coffee, but only a doze for 15 minutes seems to take care of it.
Kind of a pain when I happen to be driving.....

Jonna said...

Oh yeah, we have to have our chiapan dark roast every morning. I'm just getting mine now, iced, since we had no electric last night and despite it being really hot and kind of miserable sleeping, the worst was realizing that we only had whole coffee beans and no way to grind them this morning. Now happy at my favorite cafe with wifi and great coffee.

Dan in NC said...

Bought a "cheapy" expresso machine 3 years ago. There is NO morning until a dbl shot latte is whirling thru my system! Getting too olde for a regular coffee to jolt me awake!
Dan in NC

Marc Olson said...

Yes....Chiapas or Veracruz, depending upon my mood. It's the only I can really get the day started. If I feel lazy, like staying in bed late, all I have to do is think about the coffee, and I have energy to get up. For me it's one of life's greatest small pleasures.

Carlos Ponce-Meléndez said...

I just was thinking about it, why do I read some blogs? For me it feels like a small chit chat with somebody. I enjoy the casual information about your day, your life, nothing deep, just casual. I read about 5 to 10 posts a day (depending on time and how do I feel), from different blogs and I enjoy it very much.