For the love of that beautifully brewed beverage – Coffee

For the Love of Coffee – YouTube.

While my love for coffee is unquestionable, I always find my sense of humor when it comes to the coffee connoisseurs of the world. The ‘hoighty-toighty’ urban dwellers that spend more time sipping the darn stuff and categorizing this fine beverage instead of enjoying it.

Take for instance Kopi Luwak brand coffee:

“…is one of the most expensive coffees in the world, selling for between US$100 and $600 per pound in 2010”

Yet, guess how this ‘fine brew’ is made:

“refers to the beans of coffee berries once they have been eaten and excreted by the Asian palm civet (a cat)”

That’s right folks, the most expensive and supposedly the best tasting coffee is made from the excrement of wild cats.

I do have to wonder how good that coffee tastes? Now if you’ll excuse me, my coffee mug needs a refill.

Is it really the coffee??

New $7 Cup of Coffee at Starbucks – YouTube.

I just finished having a nice chat with a great friend over a cup of  coffee. We seem to pick a new place each time we have our coffee talks. Which I find oh so interesting.

I’m not a coffee connoisseur by any means. I’m a ‘coffee person’ but I’m just a black cup of coffee kind of guy. I add some sugar substitute, but nothing more. No mocha-latte-chocho-skim-frappe with or without cream. Just a hot cup o’joe.

I’ve tried many types of coffee. I’ve tried the expensive stuff. I’ve tried the down-right cheaper than dirt stuff. Aannd I’ve sipped on many of the middle of the road concoctions. And quite honestly I don’t think it has anything to do with the coffee. I mean, really. In the end, don’t we all ‘doctor up’ our cup o’joe to our liking anyway?

Here’s my point.

Maybe it’s really not about the coffee, or the coffee shop, or the barista or the particular store chain flavor of your choice. Maybe it’s about the conversation? Maybe it’s about the company?