The Cup

The cup is filled with rich, creamy cocoa.

It’s my replacement for coffee, because I’ve never taken the time to acquire the taste. I’m not terribly fond of coffee even as a flavoring in other foods. Tea is all right, but not a beverage I would consciously seek out.

I’m kind of an outcast from Starbucks Society. The hip and trendy-yuppie macchiato mocha mucho magnifico world doesn’t have a spot for me in it. I don’t frappe or latte anything at all. The mysteries of cappuccino and espresso are forever denied to me. To me, they’re just sub-brands of the basic coffee flavor that I don’t particularly like; one that must be drowned and buried under a lot of cream and a ton of sugar to be consumable at all.

So why bother to fool around trying to find a sub-species that’s palatable? I just reach for the cocoa.

Don’t settle.

There was a similar experience with booze, entering my college years. People swoon over beer… I will never understand why. To me, it tastes like carbonated cow urine. Too much variety is available that is both alcoholic and tasty. No reason to muck around with the lesser experiences.

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8 thoughts on “The Cup”

  1. I agree with you about beer – the smell alone makes me feel ill. Wine’s OK, although I rarely drink alcohol at all nowadays, I drink more tea than coffee. When it comes down to it, it’s all a matter of personal taste. Each to our own – and all that jazz. 🙂

  2. 1. Nothing is better than a good cup of hot chocolate.
    2. I, too, cannot stand beer, and it turns out my body can’t, either! (I have celiac disease.) I like wine! 🙂
    3. I have to admit, I love a good cup of coffee – but I never get it at Starbucks!

    1. Chuckle. Had some drunk at a NYE party once trying to convince me it was Un-American to drink anything else. But I went and fetched a screwdriver, instead.

  3. Yep, it’s guaranteed to be a matter of personal taste.
    To be honest, I’ll take a Dr. Pepper over just about any of the other options. Opinion piece, whatcha gonna do?

  4. I feel compelled to represent the beer and coffee drinkers, (not beer and coffee in the same cup of course) I am not trying to convince you of the merits of said beverages. Just representing that is all. 🙂

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