Is there anything in the world better than a cup of coffee? That first cup in the morning that marks the transition from sleep into the business of the day; coffee with friends catching up after a long absence; alone reading the paper.
I love the ritual of coffee. A friendly greeting from the barista at your local cafe, reading my horoscope for the day in the paper while I'm waiting for my takeaway, getting the measure of a new city by the standard of their cafes. Overheard snippets of conversation that might make their way into writing, watching people walk by all with their own stories to tell.