On the Merits of Coffee

Across civilizations, throughout millenium, all over the world, people have consumed coffee.

Coffee is everywhere.

There are specific reactions, images, and ideas when someone says: Turkish coffee, Thai coffee, or Kan Kohi.

There are definitive opinions on how best to make coffee: traditional drip coffeemaker, Keurig, French press, Aeropress, and more. Which one brings out the flavor? Which one is most convenient? Which one can I afford?

There are a multitude of flavors–and the flavors seem to increase with each passing year and season. From Hazelnut to White Chocolate to Toffee. From Pumpkin Spice to Holiday Blend.

All these flavors can be amplified and morphed through an endless array of toppings–think whipped cream, cinnamon, and mint.

And if that weren’t enough, coffee can be served at breakfast or after dinner. It can be served hot or iced. It can go with a meal, it can be your meal.

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Coffee is not a singular drink. It doesn’t look the same, taste the same, smell the same, or feel the same–not in Italy, Egypt, and the United States. Hell, one local coffee shop in California will have a great coffee menu and serve superb coffee, and just down the street, another coffee shop will do the same, but in a completely different fashion. The coffee is different, but it’s still outstanding.

This is the reason coffee feels like the superior drink of choice.

In its history, its cultural manifestations, and roots in every society, coffee stands apart from all others. In its ability to be utterly delicious, while also being exceptionally versatile. Coffee, again, is in a category all on its own.

In terms of the merits of coffee, the merits are manifold and multifaceted. So, raise your mug, cup, glass, or thermos–you’re drinking coffee, arguably the most recognizable, wide-ranging, and delicious of all drinks in the world.

Cheers!

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