I want to write an ode to coffee. I do love it so.
I remember the first time I had a cup of coffee. I was 15 years old, I drank it black, and I LOVED it! I simply loved it. I loved the smell of it and the taste, and how amazing it made me feel!
Coffee truly fixes everything in my world. Just the smell of coffee when I walk into a coffee shop or grind it at home. It’s like, “Ahhhhh, everything is going to be ok.”
Some of you can relate. Some of you will curse me and call it a drug. And you are correct. But nearly everything you enjoy is a dopamine booster, and hence, a drug. Some of you love sugar, some of you love whiskey, some wine, shopping, cutting crisp vegetables, gambling, etc. It’s all dopamine-chasing. We are all chasing the dragon in some way or another.
So coffee made my lights turn on. I’m pretty sure that it’s a permanent part of my neurochemistry now. I’m fine with that. It works well for me. I’m a functional coffee-a-holic.
I still drink it black. When I was a punk rock teenager I used to order it, “Black like my soul,” because it would crack me up to see people’s reactions.
2013-present have been some BIG years for coffee science. Turns out this stuff is black gold! It is genuinely good for you in so many ways!
Just a few of the scientifically proven benefits of COFFEE: