There is nothing better than having a good cup of coffee.
When anyone proposes to me “let’s go have a cup of coffee”, I think “yes, that person might have interesting things to talk about…”. I had the best conversations in my entire life around CUPS OF COFFEE… and it’s certainly not just because of the caffeine effect.
When you sit with a person around a cup of coffee, you’re not distracted by the food you’re eating, you’re not distracted by the alcohol that makes everything more fun, you’re not distracted by the movie you’re watching, you’re not distracted by the music, the people, the dancing, the body connection, the physical chemistry, so basically, when you’re just with a person sitting around a cup of coffee and talking, it is probably among the most valuable moment and conversation you can really have, because it really stimulates your mind by offering just the minimum needed to truly mentally connect with a person.
I’m not saying people go all philosophical around a cup of coffee, but it’s the place/time to think, to talk, to share ideas, to debate, to connect and to truly 100% be with the other person sitting in front of you.
I can go as far as saying that if you’re with someone (dating, couple, married etc..), the ultimate test to measure how strong your relationship is and if you are right for each other, is to go and have a cup of coffee together in a quiet place and see whether there’s a click or not, whether you talk or not, whether you find it valuable or boring, light or heavy. If this doesn’t turn out pleasant, then I’m convinced that the other person is not meant for you because this the only thing you’ll have after several years of being together and living under the same roof when all the sparkle has gone…
“There are only two kinds of conversations needed for a good marriage…coffee talk, and pillow talk.”
I once liked someone a lot and we were always into all sorts of activities, but as soon as we had a cup of coffee together, I realized that I couldn’t connect with that person, I just blocked and wanted to leave asap! When my friend Mariella asked me why, I simply told her “I couldn’t have a cup of coffee with him.” This is when my theory came to life!
Seriously, how many times have you seen an adult/old couple sitting around a cup of coffee, not talking, each one gazing at different directions or getting busy with their cell phones for a whole hour… this is exactly what I’m talking about! I don’t want to end up like that, and you don’t want to end up like that!
So if it’s not too late, and you’re with someone and seriously thinking about that person, take him/her over for a cup of coffee and see for yourself whether this applies for you or not.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not encouraging to frequently go out for a cup of coffee, diversifying your outings and activities is extremely fun and healthy, but make sure that once in a while, you’ll have a cup of coffee together.
(It just came to my mind as well that most first dates and break ups happen over a cup of coffee)
I would love to have your feedback on this issue and let me know how it turned out!
Am I being too extreme by judging a whole relationship over the cup of coffee test?
On the other hand, it’s really too bad for you if you’re not the coffee drinker type, you’re soooo missing out on life because caffeine is the most popular drug in the world and it’s legal!!! ( I know there’s tea and other drinks, but it’s really nothing close to the coffee experience.)
We always need a cup of coffee when we want to concentrate, when we want to properly wake up in the morning, when we are too tired and need to rest, when we have an assignment etc.. It’s simply because consuming caffeine enhances our senses, focuses and clears our mind, sharpens memory and simply energizes the brain!
Actually, I just read where the word coffee came from:
“English word “Coffee” derivate after from Turkish kahve, which came via Arabic qahwa, which came from Ethiopian kaffa (name of land, while they call the beans bunna).”
Also Coffee historically was seen as a Muslim drink, especially since most of the coffee that was being imported in Europe was from the Arabian ports of Mocha and island of Java.
I am having a cup of coffee at 11.30pm right now while writing this article! No wonder it’s so clever and interesting: P
Below are some really nice coffee quotes:
A cup of coffee shared with a friend is happiness tasted and time well spent.
Caffeine isn’t a drug, it’s a vitamin!!
Coffee has two virtues: it’s wet and warm.
There has never been a better office communication system than the coffee break.
Coffee makes us severe, and grave, and philosophical.
You know when you find good coffee, hot men always work there.
Some coffee + Some thinking = Some great ideas.
Coffee is not a beverage… It’s a moment of pleasure
Without coffee, I have no personality whatsoever!
I’m still so hyper and energetic, I can’t seem to end this article !
If you have the good cup of coffee urge right now, just head to Café Younes in Hamra, it’s my favorite! And after that, you can rent a DVD called Coffee and Cigarettes; the film is really a unique piece of art. I’ve seen it like 7 years ago and still keep remembering scenes from it!
Here’s a great short review about it that says it all beautifully:
“There was a time when anybody could sit at a coffee shop or at a bar, happily light a cigarette and enjoy the timeless combination of nicotine and caffeine. Conversations ensued, ideas were exchanged, friendships were born. As smoking bans everywhere tarnish this honorable tradition, over the last 17 years, multifaceted Jim Jarmusch has shot 11 short scenes with people doing just that: sharing cigarettes and coffee (tea, in a couple of exceptions). What began as a sketch for “Saturday Night Live” in 1986 has resulted in the feature film “Coffee and Cigarettes,” a collage of varied actors and musicians lending their personas to fictionalized situations.
Appropriately shot in black and white, the short, loosely interconnected vignettes nostalgically evoke a time of smoky diners, plastic ashtrays and thick porcelain cups. There is conflict between the characters, although indirect, and it’s this subtlety that makes the film work.
Coffee and Cigarettes may lack a strong plot — or a plot altogether — but it doesn’t need it. The complexity of the characters and the twists and turns of each individual scene will keep you wanting to see more.”
I think I’ll stop here for tonight!!
Good night everyone and don’t forget to share this with coffee addicts or people facing relationship problems!