Wednesday, December 03, 2008

I'm at six cups a day myself

Like James, I usually try to avoid making two posts in a day, but this was too good to pass up. I just stumbled across artist Christoph Neimann's New York Times blog, and he has a wonderful post today about his love affair with coffee. It's a series of drawings using coffee stains and napkins as his medium, each one captioned. Excerpts:

I like coffee so much that I have tea for breakfast: The first cup of the day in particular is so good that I’m afraid I won’t be able to properly appreciate it when I am half-asleep. Therefore, I celebrate it two hours later when I am fully conscious...

Here’s a chart that shows my coffee bias over the years. For good measure I have added my bagel preferences over the same period. (1) Drip coffee, (2) Starbucks, (3) blueberry bagels, (4) sesame bagels, (5) poppy-seed bagels, (6) everything bagels. Please don’t hold my brief affair with blueberry bagels against me. I cured myself of this aberration.

I order large coffees, but stop drinking when the coffee gets too cold. There’s always a couple of ounces left in the cup, so I can’t just toss it into my wastebasket. I dread the long haul to the bathroom to properly dispose of the coffee remains. Hence you will usually find a tower of paper cups on my desk.

That last one's funny because it's true!!!

By the way, as I write I am sipping a large black coffee from Dartmouth's Novack Cafe. I prefer Dunkin' Donuts to Dartmouth Dining Services, and I prefer mugs to paper cups with cardboard sleeves, but alas I am a student and this is what we do, so I am honor-bound.

1 comment:

James said...

If you drink coffee, there is no hope for you. You'll spend eternity in Purgatory. I'll see if I can buy and indulgence for you, my friend. :)