The coffee finally arrived a few minutes ago - I was hovering somewhere near the 8th layer of hell waiting it out.
"A morning without coffee is like sleep." ~Unknown
"This coffee falls into your stomach, and straightway there is a general commotion. Ideas begin to move like the battalions of the Grand Army of the battlefield, and the battle takes place. Things remembered arrive at full gallop, ensuing to the wind. The light cavalry of comparisons deliver a magnificent deploying charge, the artillery of logic hurry up with their train and ammunition, the shafts of with start up like sharpshooters. Similes arise, the paper is covered with ink; for the struggle commences and is concluded with torrents of black water, just as a battle with powder." ~Honore de Balzac, "The Pleasures and Pains of Coffee"
“Starbucks says they are going to start putting religious quotes on cups. The very first one will say, 'Jesus! This cup is expensive!'” -- Conan O'Brien
I'm going on the record here to say that I personally despise Starbucks coffee and everything it stands for. The beans taste acrid and over roasted, the service often smug; world wide they're putting the little coffee shops out of business and the shops and employees all look the friggin' same - They're the Gap of overpriced bitterjuice that needs a cup o'lactose topped with another cup o'sweetener o'choice just to choke it down.
A good cup of coffee should need no mixers or chasers - it's inky chewy stimulation should slide down smooth like black ambrosia. And so it does...
XXKHT < - herself, this day, at last!
" Caffeine isn't a drug, it's a vitamin!" ~Unknown (I guess "Unknown" stands for all the fellow unsung BeanAddicts out there)