Warm and smooth in texture, the seeping hot spout drips black gold into my mug, as he had just finished preparing our morning press. I walked behind him, wrapping my arms around his torso and pressed my face into his back. He was warm, and smelled nice. He looked back at me, his blond hair a mess, “how are you this morning?”
Four years later, after confirming our friendship in the front seat of his car, we live together in a home, drinking cups of coffee together as we wake up, only letting the best coffee pass through our lips. He laughs, knowing there was a time where I detested the taste, and argued that this would never become a staple of my daily life.
And here I sit at our family desktop computer, my Alice in Wonderland mug beside me, the Cheshire Cat now fading, and only his grin remains.
Death wish Coffee. It was Death wish Coffee that turned me to “the Dark Side”. Both the companies namesake and their Valhalla Java are always stored in our kitchen pantry. The companies Valhalla Java is more crafted for a pure flavor with caffeine the afterthought whereas Death wish, though having a great taste, is more for a caffeinated pick me up than a flavor chaser.
Being a person who suffers from Generalized Anxiety Disorder, high caffeine is something I need to watch out for, limiting my mugs of morning brew to no more than two, and cutting sugary soda pop out completely.
We enjoy trying new blends, as this was not a staple of his when we first met. He used to adore Peet’s Coffee, and still grabbing a bag once in a while, Death wish is our more preferred option. But we find ourselves at local coffee shops quite often, small chains and Mom & Pop storefronts to try and keep us running for all of our adventures.