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A coffee cup named . . .

When I clamber to my feet I see my coffee cup sitting quietly on the table watching with wide eyes. I blink, rub my eyes, and refocus on my cup. It’s still staring at me.“How?” I mumble.“Louder, Shari. I can’t hear you.”“That’s because I wasn’t talking to you,” I fire back without thought. I smack… Continue reading A coffee cup named . . .

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“Coffee is hot and fresh,” said the snow-coloured lips

I woke with my head on my arms bent over at the table. My body felt as if I’d slept there a full week through. I creaked my eyes open and scanned around. I’m nose to nose with my ivory coffee cup, or I would be if coffee cups had noses. I stared off the… Continue reading “Coffee is hot and fresh,” said the snow-coloured lips

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A coffee mug created in the manner of Terry Pratchett’s Discworld suitcase . . .

It all started on a morning very much like this one with a strange crystal-like mist plugging the air. The sun fought and failed to break through the gloom. My ivory pumpkin-shaped coffee mug sat on the table before me empty, and me to desolate to rise and fill go fill it. So, we (me… Continue reading A coffee mug created in the manner of Terry Pratchett’s Discworld suitcase . . .

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Welcome to our first enchanted coffee of 2023

Are you familiar with that deep-seated feeling of tiredness? The kind of tiredness that weighs down all your limbs and clings to your thoughts like sleepy spiderwebs? Maybe you’re working too hard and sleeping too little, or perhaps life is just coming at you from all sides and it’s wearing you down. Well, that was… Continue reading Welcome to our first enchanted coffee of 2023

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Oh, Mister Gingerbread Man

Can you see his expressive brows, eyes, and smile on that brown cookie dough face? The contours of his body are all round edges. He is adorned with three red icing buttons and squiggly white lace icing cuff on his arms and legs. With his arm raised and waving he yells his classic line, “as… Continue reading Oh, Mister Gingerbread Man

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It’s a medium caffeine

The loose leaf is a surprising blend of colours: rich brown, light brown, tan, orange and something with a bluish hue. There are whole hazelnuts in the mix, and hazelnut is the dominant smell with undertones of chocolate. Once steeped the water is an orangy-brown. The smell is subtle and more apple and chocolate than… Continue reading It’s a medium caffeine

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One-dimensional coffee

My coffee this morning is called pumpkin pie, but as I sniff it, I think pumpkin spice would be a more fitting title. Cloves are the dominant scent, it’s such a bold odour that I can’t even smell coffee. It’s a deep brown colour. The coffee tastes like spices with a strong clove aftertaste. This… Continue reading One-dimensional coffee