As I was waking up last Saturday morning I smiled inside as I realized what was in store. That tasty concoction that I had anticipated was waiting for me. I had excitedly shared the news with my husband the day before - proudly exclaiming the fact that we had two of these yellow bags of goodness for the price of one! I knew he would be as excited as I was [insert "really?"] [insert chuckle]. As I walked to the kitchen I anticipated a day filled with perfection because of this simple pleasure. My poor husband had no idea what was coming...when I asked him about making this new find he replied that he had made the coffee that was still left in the old bag intending to use that up first before we opened the new one! WHAT!!!!! I quickly descended into a ranting lunatic!
They served their idols, which became a snare to them.
I am still surprised at how this innocent looking treasure could have the power to throw me into the tailspin I was in. My friend had turned into my idol!
...Excuse me while I go meet a friend for coffee ;)
Here is the litmus test:
If you rip someone's head off over a cup of coffee,
you've probably made it an idol.
This post got me thinking about coffee slogans and coffee facts. Enjoy!
The best part of waking up, is Folger’s in your cup
What do you want most from coffee? That’s what you get most from Hills.
-Hills Brothers Coffee
Good coffee is like friendship: rich, and warm and strong
-Pan American Coffee Bureau
Bring on the day
- Starbucks DoubleShot
Work can wait. Smooth out your day, everyday
- Starbucks Frappuccino
Imagine what a bit of Classic can do.
When it's time for Me, it's time for Melitta
A new experience every week
- Tchibo Coffee
- Coffee is the world’s second most traded commodity, taking a backseat only to petroleum
- Coffee market earns nearly sixty billion dollars annually
- Brazil is the largest coffee producing region. Colombia ranks second
- No coffee is grown in the United States
- When coffee first reached Rome, Christian priests believed that Satan had invented coffee as a substitute for wine which Muslims were not allowed to drink.
- Since wine was used in Christian practices such as Holy Communion, priests thought that coffee must then be from the Anti-Christ. Faced with strong beliefs that coffee was the drink of Satan, Pope Clement VIII asked to try a cup before making a decision. When he did, he blessed the drink as a Christian beverage, resulting in massive imports of coffee to Italy and the Western world.
- Today, US coffee drinkers consume approximately 3.1 cups per day on average
- Over eighty percent of Americans consume coffee
- On average, coffee drinkers will spend $164.71 per year on coffee
- Coffee drinkers that get a cup to go from a local coffeehouse before work will wait in line nearly forty-five hours each year
- Coffee is the world’s second most popular drink after water