Greetings, good people. Boots, your friendly Badass Coffee Babe here. I am happy to say that there has been a shift in the weather in the high country, and I am just starting to get settled into my late summer routine. As you, too, have noticed: the days are growing shorter here in the northern hemisphere. I am beginning to think that it’s time to start some serious wood splitting for the rainy days that are soon to arrive.
And there’s nothing like Saturday morning for getting some pre-fall chores done. Saturday. Even if it is a day of some heavy-duty chores, there is always the sense that the previous week has been cleared and it is time to take a deep breath. Today, think about the joys that that first (and second!) cup of Joe brings to your morning. Rejoice in the invigorating luxury that this “bean juice” brings to your daily routine.
A tiny coffee fact for you: Did you know that the coffee “bean” is actually the seed inside the coffee cherry? Yes! What we call the coffee bean is actually the seed — or the pit– inside what can be thought of as a stone fruit — the coffee cherry. The reason that people call this seed a “bean” is simply because the seed looks so much like a bean.
Isn’t it weird how language can create a whole culture around what isn’t exactly so? In other words, why don’t we go to that cute little coffee shop on the corner and order one pound of coffee seeds, please? Or one pound of coffee cherry pits ground for an espresso machine, please? This just sounds wrong. We have developed and established a culture of bean-ology.
I hope that you all have a fantastic weekend. I am guessing that we all could use the time to relax and count a few blessings. Bon weekend! A little Hoops and Yoyo for you . . .
I love the bean juice!
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