We Love Coffee. Let’s Celebrate.
Today, September 29th, is National Coffee Day. How do I know this? Because someone posted this information to my Facebook page this morning.
Within social media circles, I seem to be The Coffee Person. If someone comes across a photo of a latte where the foam is shaped into little cats, they post it on my page. If someone finds a coffee meme, or a “72 Different Ways to Drink Coffee” post on Buzzfeed, they post it on my page. I also occasionally get asked where to go for coffee, or how to make it.
I don’t know why I am now the Coffee Person…? I mean, sure I’m creating a book of personality analyses based on people’s morning coffee photos. And I post pictures from coffee shops on a regular basis. And if someone wants to meet up for a chat, it’s going to be at a coffee shop. So go figure – now people think I’m interested in coffee-related tidbits. And while it’s true, I totally AM interested – I’d rather you just bring me some good coffee instead.
I love coffee. I really do. I wax poetic about coffee. I drink it, photograph it, write about it, occasionally roast it, talk about it, theorize about it… When it’s good, it’s really really good. When it’s bad, I don’t bother.
It’s like being a Wine Snob, only better. And without the “snob” part. I don’t drink a lot of it, so I don’t get a huge caffeine buzz (but I can get a bit chatty, sorry). I believe in quality over quantity. I am devoted.
So today is the holiday of My People. Only I guess I’m not going to be able to make it out for an afternoon cappuccino. The Boyfriend is coming home for lunch and we will make a quick pour over to “celebrate.” Maybe we can postpone, and go out for a nice lunch and cappuccino on Saturday. Still – we will take a moment today to express our adoration and devotion to that wonderful beverage, lifestyle and obsession that is Coffee.
But how could I have missed the fact that today is National Coffee Day? HOW EMBARASSING that I had to find this out from a Facebook acquaintance! I must not be plugged in enough. So I immediately went out and got an app that will tell me what all the weird “holidays” are. I even paid the $.99 to unlock the “Planning Calendar” feature so I’ll never be in the dark again about what day it REALLY is. Like, Thursday is National Homemade Cookie Day, ha! And – oh crap! Saturday is National Boyfriend Day. Well I guess I know who will be buying when we go out for lunch and coffee…
What’s your favorite “holiday?” I’d like to know! Leave a comment!