April 19th, 2012
Dearest morning coffee,
My lovely friend, it’s as though we’ve known each other forever. I can hardly believe that I avoided you for so many years. Perhaps I was scared. I knew that I’d fall hard. I was afraid to love you.
I’m afraid no longer, but you know that. My dedication is obvious after all these years together, morning after glorious morning. But things happen. I’m a little surprised to find us here. Though I knew this day would come—it always does—I didn’t think that it would come so soon. I hardly feel ready but, coffee, I know it’s time. Time for a change. Time to let go, at least for a little while.
Though I will miss your warm embrace, coffee, I must admit that I look forward to a tall, cool, frothy morning pick-me-up. Maybe you’ve noticed over the last few unseasonably warm days that I’ve been fantasying about it, the switch from hot coffee to iced. It’s been on my mind and, well, it’s time. It’s only temporary, but the change is good for me. It’s a chance to try something new. An opportunity to experiment. A refresh.
The days will once again turn cold. I look forward to our steamy reunion. In the meantime, though, I’ll be drinking these 6 amazing iced coffee drinks. Don’t worry. These icy vixens, your caffeine kin, can’t keep me long. In the fall I will return to you, my simple, warm joe. It will be sweet.