I love coffee! 

Ah a little cup of coffee heaven just for me.

After a rather stressful morning I sat down recently to a much needed coffee in one of those lovely, trendy cafes where I’m never quite sure if I fit in because I’m not tapping away on an Apple Mac or if I’m lowering the average age by five years. It struck me there and then just how much I love coffee. I’m like actually in love with it. I drink it every day, several times a day. I go to bed looking forward to my morning cup of joe.  People rave about tea but I just don’t get it. Coffee all the way. When I got pregnant I went on a mission to find the best tasting caffeine free version so that I could still partake (I didn’t get morning sickness but my word did I suffer with caffeine withdrawal when I had to go cold turkey overnight).

To that end here is my little ode to the dark stuff and why it is so bloody brilliant:

  • The wonderful smell. Who doesn’t love the smell of fresh coffee wafting through the house, or when you first walk into a café tantalising you before you take a sip.
  • It wakes you up. After a night reluctantly partying with the toddler at 1am, 2am, 3:30am and 4:36am when you know you have a really important presentation to give to really important people at work in a few hours, a cup of coffee in the morning defibulates me back into functioning mode (not too dissimilar to the scene in pulp fiction when John Travolta stabs Uma Thurman in the heart with an adrenaline shot) and I am able to prepare myself for a day at the office.
  • It gets you out of the house. Friend: “Do you want to meet for coffee?” Me: Coat on, Willow in the pram, out the door before the sentence is finished. When the only conversation you have had that day is with a toddler who is more interested in putting random shiz in the washing machine than talking to you then the offer to go and sit with a hot coffee and maybe cake and a human to talk to who won’t try and wipe their nose on your sleeve is an offer never to be turned down.
  • Coffee “makes” me buy nice mugs.  I therefore enjoy the experience more and feel fancy drinking out of the posh cups.
  • It’s portable. Paper cup, plastic cup, travel mug whatever your choice you can take your lovely coffee with you wherever you go. (OK I realise that technically all drinks are portable but it’s frowned upon to cart a demi carafe of merlot, indeed my second favourite drink, to baby group at 9am)
  • You can put booze in it. Baileys coffee anyone? (please drink responsibly – only one bottle to be consumed at a time).
  • Come to think of it you can put it in cake, ice cream, chocolate…. I’m that one person in the world who likes the coffee Revels.  Send them all to me!

So that’s why I heart coffee and long may

our love affair continue.

Do you love a particular food or drink? Leave me a comment to let me know what it is and why you heart it so much.

Speak soon.

Kat x


  1. March 7, 2017 / 8:53 pm

    Oh my goodness. I’m afraid to say this. I hate it! (Arghhhhh runs for cover) I hate the smell, the taste, everything about it. But I so wish I didn’t. Like you say, it’s such a social thing and asking if you want to “Go for a tea” just doesn’t have the same ring to it. Maybe I could train myself to like it?! Thanks so much for linking up to #TriumphantTales and hope you come back next week 🙂 xx

  2. amindfulgeek
    March 8, 2017 / 3:51 pm

    I read this and immediately had to go warm up my cup sitting on my desk. You explain it perfectly. Sometimes coffee can have a negative effect on me with anxiety but I usually have a cup a day. I love the smell and taste. It reminds me of waking up and motivation. #TriumphantTales

    • March 8, 2017 / 4:00 pm

      Ah waking up to your first cup – it’s what I live for now but yes it can make me jittery too. I try to avoid after 4pm but sometimes the temptation is too much! Thanks for reading xx

  3. March 8, 2017 / 8:21 pm

    Sorry to say but I can’t stand coffee. The smell, the taste.. I have tried it a few times because I want to drink it but its just awful. I love tea. A bit too much I think. I need to cut back a little bit. Oooh now I want a cup of tea. And maybe a big piece of cake. Perfect! Haha #TriumphantTales

    • March 8, 2017 / 8:37 pm

      I have to say I’ve had a mixed response about coffee. It’s a love/hate thing. The general consensus is that everyone looks cake though. Go help yourself to a big slice! Thanks for reading xx

  4. March 9, 2017 / 8:56 pm

    To me there is nothing better than a good nights sleep followed by a coffee in the morning! I love coffee, however only really in the past 8 years have i liked it! I used to be a tea only drinker and now I’ve come to the light! I also love being one of those coffee shop snobs with my laptop out hoarding a comfy spot for hours =] Thank you for linking up to #TriumphantTales, I hope to see you again next week!

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