Friday, March 28, 2014

Uh Oh, Addicted

Boot Key Harbor, Marathon, Florida

For most of my life, I've been a big coffee drinker. At work, I would drink coffee continuously during my average 12 hour work day. I think my consumption was 2-3 quarts per day.

When I stared traveling to Scandinavia where the coffee was much stronger, my volume of consumption remained the same. That amazed and shocked some of my hosts. One couple laughed at me when afeter dinner, I declined the customary demitasse coffee cup in favor of a breakfast tea cup.

But during those years, I wasn't fussy. Good coffee, bad coffee, any coffee would do the job.

When we started cruising, my coffee consumption dropped considerably to about 16 ounces per day. I never drank coffee after noon.

But the winter at New Bern gave me free unlimited Starbucks Coffee at The Hilton Hotel. I drank 32 ounces every morning. Now, back on the boat, 32 ounces remained my morning quota, but any brand would do.

The past couple of weeks, the coffee stated tasting bad. My consumption dropped to 16 ounces, and I threw away the second 16 ounces. (Libby doesn't drink coffee at all.)

But this week, the coffee tasted great again. I wanted 48 ounces (1.5 liters) for breakfast I asked Libby what changed. She said we ran out of Chase & Sanborn coffee and she bought Starbucks brand at the supermarket. Uh oh, I think I'm hooked for life.


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