I love coffee! In case you hadn’t noticed… I can’t lie, some of the best moments of my life have been propping my bike up against a picturesque stone wall and sitting down on a sunny Italian terrace with a tiny little cup of liquid brown heaven in my hands…
I guess that’s kind of a cyclist’s cliché… After all cycling has a pretty strong history with coffee. Probably because caffeine remains – for the next few months at least – the only legal performance enhancing drug.
So, I am a coffee drinker.
And my coffee taste is on par with my bike taste – dark, sober and with a hint of spice. Call me a #coffeesnob if you wish, but don’t even try and offer me anything instant. I only ever drink it short, no sugar: real Italian espresso, plain black !
I don’t need it to get out of bed, I don’t need it to be efficient or to boost my concentration. I just need it because I love it. The heat, the flavour, the texture, the aroma… and above all the atmosphere that only these little ground beans can produce.
Better latte than never.
Take life one cup at a time.
So many blends, so little time.
Friends don’t let friends drink bad coffee.
Take time to smell the coffee.
Deja brew: the feeling you’ve had this coffee before…
Friends, smiles, enthusiasm.
Shared moments with awesome people.
What do you stop for on a ride with your mates? What do you laugh over after the tough miles are done and you’re dissecting Strava segments? And when you’ve put the bike away… what is the first thing you offer your friends as they walk through the door of your home? The last thing you order after dinner on a night out?
I have always found that coffee simply infuses life with a little extra bounce – in the atmosphere, in people’s step, and of course on the sprint to the road sign!
A few precious minutes of timeout to fill up on positivity and enhance your mood, just like that. You don’t need a wand to bring sunshine to a rainy day if you have a cup of liquid magic in your hands.
So whether you’re into espresso like me or are more of a cappuccino / latte enthusiast, empty your cup, send your barista a thumbs up before you clip in, roll out and smile!
Are there other coffeeholics out there?
Let me know what you love (or don’t) in the comments below!
Spill the beans. Tell me all.
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