On the Write Track

Coffee is my breakfast of champions

Before I decided many years ago to make journalism my career choice, I never really wanted a cup of coffee.

Things changed a few years into the career for me. It is as though I figured out just how much coffee can help me get through my days.

I am not sure what everyone considers the best kind of coffee, but to be honest, I’ll take almost anything that says coffee on the container or Keurig coffee cups.

Getting back into a routine has made me realize just how important coffee is to me in the mornings.

I realize that some say coffee is bad for you, but I will take that risk and have a cup each morning before starting my day. If I don’t, it just seems as though I have trouble getting my thoughts together to write. It seems like my mind cannot get through the fog without the coffee.

There are probably many readers out there that can relate to how I function. I would probably have to have coffee every morning, no matter my chosen profession.

Coffee has just become a part of me that I hope never gets mad at me and wants to part ways. I couldn’t handle that departure. There’s just no other beverage to replace it. While I do love sweet tea, it is just not the same as coffee, my dear friend.  

When I get ready to begin working on my assignments, plain coffee seems to help me organize things and begin to speak like a normal person and not an angry gremlin.

I know the caffeine in the coffee helps get the day going, but I also enjoy the different flavors on the market today. This time of year, I enjoy purchasing the pumpkin spice variety and will rotate that with French vanilla flavors in my coffee.

While some don’t like the Keurig coffee cups, they certainly are convenient in the mornings. The only thing you have to remember when you are still half asleep it to put a cup into the machine. Using the Keurig is a good way to make sure you don’t accidentally put too much coffee into the filter at dawn. That kind of mistake could cause you to have extremely strong coffee, the kind that will have you bouncing off the walls.

Some might prefer to bounce off the walls in the mornings, but I don’t need but just a small amount of caffeine to get me through the day.

I don’t know about the readers out there, but I can certainly tell when I have to rush in the mornings and forget my coffee. The lack of coffee usually leads to a very rocky day. Usually, I don’t have time to go and purchase a cup of coffee if I can’t find a cup around an office, I just hang in there and finish the day. I never like leaving home without coffee, but it does happen.

The best part about coffee is that there’s so many choices out there for everyone to enjoy. Another example would be iced coffee, which is the same as coffee, only a lot colder. It took me a few times of trying this kind to like it, but I finally decided it was a good selection. So many coffees, so little time.

For me, coffee is my breakfast of champions.