excerpt:. Coffee or Tea, Mr President? Boston Globe

coffee has an interesting way of showing up in our cultural conversation. an exCerpt, of coffee and its collective appearance as a character in the every day.


President Obama

coffee has currency”

This could be the beginning line to a fine piece of literature, a short story, a novella or even a novel.  Or, it could be a line from Matt Viser, a Boston Globe writer who attempts to discover the source and drinking coffee customs of the White House.

I find myself being amused at a fellow coffee lover – Viser drinks coffee – quest to uncover what exactly is consumed in the presidential office. However, since its top-secret information, and of course it would be – ha – Viser still speaks to a very fundamental truth about coffee’s power. Historically, coffee as a beverage has been a witness and a party to some of the most historic times in the history of this country.

One can only imagine bills signed, or not, over coffee, speeches drafted and rehearsed over coffee, breaks needed for coffee before ink was penned on documents, or even cute meets of future lover among the house wings  And, while in this article it’s supposed that the President drinks tea, which counts too since its part of coffee’s culture, lets remember the power of our beloved beverages in our own lives. I love both coffee and tea. So, however, and with whatever the White house sips, I only hope that it is special, sourced responsibly and that they all sip well.

America is still here, so something is being brewed right, right?

xoCo [hugs and coffee]

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