LET'S TALK ESPRESSO.
What is it about this wonderful stuff that gives us so much pleasure? There's so many ways and too many directions to really see the facet face of this alluring potent diamond liquid loves evil web of deciept and desire. One thing that's for certain is that it has the awesome power to keep us always interested in it and always seeking each day to re-kindle our loving relationship with the golden muddy murky depth of our passion for drinking it up.
The tradition of coffee is steeped in a thousand years of romantic charm. The ritual mystic and fascination with the entire coffee experience from the seed to the cup is a laborious journey that captivates the souls of those involved in the production of the cup we drink. The love and sacrifice to deliver the bean to the cup can only be described as "crazy passion"; pimpin coffe ain't no easy job. The love of how a simple beverage can bring so many tiny notes of pleasure is truely amazing, and the way the trail of labor along the way capitvates the drinker is magic. The way this love of that which is the coffee path and how that spirit is soaked up by the enjoyment of the day's first and the day's last cup can be seen and heard as the voice and the image of the gods. The way that a good cup can bring friends together at home and community together at the coffee shop is very powerful mojo indeed.
We can talk about the ritual, romance, and magic of the bean forever. We can adress it's ability to capture the attention of people and community in keeping the gathering focused to deliver results in measures of labor. The history of coffee culture is very deep and wide. Entire civilzations and the cultures within them have been forever shifted for good and evil. Revolutions have been brewed behind the walls of the coffee house. Religion has employed coffee as a direct channel to the gods. Entire economic systems have evolved as a result of the human passion for both tea and coffee. Some of the greatest artistic achievments of our time are fueled by the community of coffee. Some have written about the mystical powers and how time can be tracked by the moments within the enjoyment of the cup. It gives us warmth. A great cup takes us somewhere else for a few precious moments. These moments are gounded in the ability for momentaraly disarming us and giving us the power to re-align the this moment leaving the rest of our today a bit more tangible, a bit more focused, and a lot more enjoyably productive.
To have these moments gives us a sense of purpose beyond the drudgery of our daily toil. It gives us hope and the ability to see beyond the tree in our face. It transforms simple tasks into fruitful rewards. It moves us toward seeing past our limitations and give meaning to daily ritual that is so important to our spiritual , community, and family connectedness. All this from a simple bean, grown in earth, washed with water and cooked over fire. lovingly molded with so much vigor, passion, and excitment. Never growing old. Three simple elements lending so much goodness. Always staying fresh in our minds. A good friend. A coaxing hug. A calming place. A comfortable blanket. A soft kiss and a kick in the pants. Its ALL about the LOVE.
Coffee is God...Drink it UP!