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A grassy theme for the mouth

My loose leaf literally looks like cut dried blades of grass. It is a seaweed colour and it even smells grassy. The steeped tea leaves open up from those blades of grass to reveal that they are in fact pieces of dried leaves. The tea in my cup is a pale yellowish-green and has a… Continue reading A grassy theme for the mouth

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I miss coffee dates at the coffee shop

The café isn’t frightfully busy. It is just busy enough that there is a soft hum of conversation around me that mixes with the faint sound of music. The smell of coffee is the dominant note in the air and it is welcoming. There is no sense of urgency in this environment: sit, sip, and… Continue reading I miss coffee dates at the coffee shop

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Trick-or-Treat and coffee please

There is a complex coffee roasted peanut smell rising from my coffee mug. My coffee this morning is Sundae’s peanut butter coffee. The very thought of peanut butter makes me crave that sweet, earthy and buttery flavour. I know that the creamy oily texture that both sticks and melts won’t be present in my coffee… Continue reading Trick-or-Treat and coffee please

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C • O • F • F • E • E

W • O • R • D • S The words taste good this morning. Each one is digested slowly after rolling them playfully across my tongue. Some words I savour and others are washed down with hot sips of morning java. Today I read for myself, for research and for fun. If we were… Continue reading C • O • F • F • E • E

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If we were having coffee…

I take a cautionary sniff, smile, and inhale deeply. It is a sweet fruity blueberry smell. It isn’t a fresh berry odor but that of cooked blueberries the kind that warms the house after baking. It is a jam-like smell that tickles the senses. As I draw in another breath of my coffee the words… Continue reading If we were having coffee…

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Coffee reminiscent of spring break

The smell rising from my mug this morning is exciting. It reminds me of heat and tropical stuff like Hawaiian Tropic Sunscreen. It is a sugary coconut smell with hints of alcohol. The taste itself is actually sweet and nutty. It doesn’t make me think if coconut initially. It goes through a transformation on my… Continue reading Coffee reminiscent of spring break

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Coffee News over Coffee Cake & Coffee

The cake is moist and sweet. Each bite reveals vanilla, brown sugar, cinnamon and the crunch of nuts. The drizzle settled down into the layers of crumble right down into the cake and it adds a rich caramel-y flavour. It all blends together to create a delicious flavour. It even looks pretty on my plate.… Continue reading Coffee News over Coffee Cake & Coffee

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Instant Coffee for Weekend Coffee Share

The grains on my spoon are miniscule like powdery sand. The grains are a mix of tan, cream and a deep brown. I take pleasure watching the small compact particles pour slowly from the spoon to fall into the bottom of mug. The transformation in the grains once the boiling water hits them is magical.… Continue reading Instant Coffee for Weekend Coffee Share