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How did you get started on coffee?

We all remember the first cup.

Amanda M posted in Coffee

5w ago

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Here's a discussion for everyone, sparked by a recent conversation.

When you love coffee, you LOVE coffee. You couldn't imagine a day without it. It gets you going in the morning and keeps you awake during the day. For others (like me), it comforts the soul. But how did it all begin? How did you first try it?

I was maybe six years old. My mother and grandmother would have coffee after dinner when we went to visit. I wanted some too, to be like a grown-up. My grandmother fixed me a little with cream and sugar and served it in a fancy bone china cup with saucer. (Physicians don't recommend children under 12 years old to consume caffeine, so in no way do I condone this.)

It began as a treat, and I don't remember how old I was when I started drinking it regularly, but it was sometime in my early teens. Now I have a couple cups every morning. It is soothing for me, like a warm fuzzy blanket fresh from the dryer.

I love it in the morning when I'm writing, I've loved it on the beach, in the mountains, and in the car on long road trips. Like a Dr. Seuss poem, I've enjoyed coffee pretty much everywhere. It's a part of my life.

How did you get started on coffee? What's it mean to you now? Comment below!

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Comments (58)

  • Stepmom is addicted and would give us "kids' coffee:" mostly cream and sugar with just a hint of the real stuff. Then my dad got a job in Italy for two months when I was 14 and I learned what REAL coffee tastes like. I still remember the sound of the moka percolating on cold Tuscan winter mornings, so fondly in fact that decades later I've tracked down one of my own and make coffee that terrifies my wife but keeps me moving all day.

      1 month ago
    • That's beautiful imagery in your story, thank you for sharing 😁

        1 month ago
  • I can't remember exactly how or when, but my mom is a coffee drinker so, i got it from her i guess.

      1 month ago
  • My dad got me Hazelnut Latte from the coffee shop in his office on kids to work day about 6 years ago. Here I am now melting my head with caffeine doing A-levels

      1 month ago
  • My nana would share her coffee with me. Folgers coffee with hazelnut creamer. It's been my favorite ever since I was a child

      1 month ago
    • Folgers is what I began with too! My mom drank it exclusively for years. But eventually she swore they changed it and she switched

        1 month ago
  • My mom had a percolator and she made a pot of Jamaican Blue Mountain in a coffee set and she asked me if I wanted to try it. I did and loved it, still find instant coffee to taste terrible when compared to fresh brewed coffee and I also have a percolator as well as a filter machine, a drip feed, Nespresso machine and a coffee press.

      1 month ago
    • You have a little cafe in your own home, that's lovely 😊 My grandmother used a percolator for many years, and that's how it was prepared for me. I was considering getting one of my own.

        1 month ago
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