Wednesday, January 14, 2009

The Beginning of an Addiction: Coffee


Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional nor have I have taken any tests that prove that I am suffering from any psychological disorders.


This post is in response to a really cool website featured a few days ago on "Blogs of Note" called Coffee Messiah. It was all about, well...coffee. :D

I started drinking coffee about 9 years ago. My first cup of espresso was on the dinner table of the Pizzocherro house in Cascine San Pietro, Italy. I didn't like the strong bitter flavor at first so the next time they offered I took some cappucino instead. Italians love their coffee almost as much as their wine, so every meal we had ended with a "Cafe?" from Mama Ornella...

By the time we were to leave Italy I was hooked. To Manila I brought home a Moka (espresso maker) and bags of Italian coffee. After I've gone through those I went for Starbucks. :p When Starbucks began giving those planners for Christmas, I would usually get at least 2 - and that translates to how much coffee I've consumed!

In the years that have passed though, my coffe addiction has waned. I've had lesser and lesser coffee for health reasons (acid!), as well as financial reasons (recession!). Starbucks isn't getting cheaper.

So I've kicked the habit, save for a few months ago when I "rediscovered" coffee and learned to enjoy it in a different way (pressed coffee!). My dad, also a coffee drinker, wants to buy a coffee press now.

But coffee, like shampoo or underwear, will always be a part of my life. I probably will be drinking coffee until the acid burns a hole in my stomach and I can't drink it anymore, then I'd have to take it intravenously. xp


Read my old post about Coffee addiction on Xanga waaay back in 2006 here.

16 comments :

  1. death by coffee.. =)
    the hole in the stomach is so worth it..
    coffee! coffee! coffee!

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  2. Oh how I lvoe my coffee too! Great blog.

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  3. Hi Arden! Haha, yeah. Have you checked out Coffee Messiah then? He's like the coffee.. uhm.. messiah. :p

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  4. huy valeria. :p Starbucks tayo. hehehe...

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  5. hey reyjr - thanks for popping in at the mouse and leaving your sweet comment.

    coffee rocks! both the beverage and the coffee messiah...he's definitely a cool dude to have in one's cyberhood!

    I look forward to coming over for some nibbles....

    peace on!!

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  6. Coffee press is the way to go, unless you have a really good espresso machine and can make your own espresso ; )

    Also, good espresso, roasted beans and from the machine should be smooth with no aftertaste. If you get those, you've had a very bad experience ; (

    If you look in my archive, Nov 23 2007 you'll see the coffeehouse we had for 4 years before we closed it.

    Cheers!

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  7. hi mouse! thanks for the visit and the comments too!

    hi again coffee. :p Metro Espresso! I saw. Cool feature. Too bad u had to close it down. :(

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  8. What a fun post! I'm a coffee lover too, Reyjr - just plain old filtered drip style at home for my husband and me - with a very occasional treat of Starbucks. Thanks for visiting my blog through Blog of Note.

    Annie at the Transplantable Rose

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  9. Thanks for the warm wishes, and now layered with coffee - also warm!

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  10. italians are the ones who invented the espresso machine, that's how much they love their coffee! i miss drinking freshly brewed coffee... i usually drink coffee with creamer but now it's a no-no... and yeah... acidic issues too! hahahha... i'll just stick to tea na lng... sugar-free pa! :D

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  11. wow! astig naman ng first cup mo, taken in Italy pa :)

    if you were introduced to coffee there, there is no reason for you not to be addicted.... ako nga neskape lang masayang-masaya na ako :-D

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  12. OMG. Espresso in Italy. Wala lang tahimik na ako dito. Parehas kami ni Roy ng taste. Nescafe. :-P

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  13. Tea is good too, but i'm more used to coffee now. One time i put too many leaves in my tea, nahilo ako. hahaha. the effects of coffee and tea on me are the same, mas mabalang lang mag effect ang tea.

    being acidic is a bummer! :'(

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  14. enjoy din ako sa Nescafe, yung original blend. :D Especially with pandesal! :D

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  15. wahaha, teka kelangan ko pala i-qualify: I did say i had my first cup of "espresso" in Italy, but not my first cup of coffee! :D i still do enjoy Nescafe (3 in 1!) but prefer the stronger kind nowadays. ;)

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  16. I love me some warm coffee on a rainy day like this one. :D

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