Before Christmas I received two coffee tumblers one with a Christmas theme and one solid blue color. It was nice that people thought of me.
I received the first one, with the Christmas theme, at a teachers meeting for my program. It had chocolates inside. It was quite thoughtful of the coordinator to give them to all of the teachers in our program.
However, the first time I used it something happened. It is almost like a horror story. I went to the teachers lounge to make a cup of coffee when a fellow teacher, a nice woman, uttered those words that a guy like me does not want to hear. I know this will cause you to wonder how I survived. She said, “that’s cute.” Cute? Ugh. Cute is a word for something one puts the repurposed sodas in aka pumpkin spice lattes, cafe mochas etc. Cute is not a word a coffee purist wants to hear as he is making a cup of dark roast coffee.
To the rescue came one of my students who gave me one that is a simple solid blue.
A simple yet profound coffee mug that is worthy of being filled with dark roast coffee, black with no sugar or creamer. Now you can breathe a sigh of relief for me. I can proudly fill this one with my French Roast coffee that is dark roast. I promise I will never pollute it with cream or sugar. This coffee purist is happy.
What of the Christmas themed one you ask? Good question. It makes for a nice decoration on my desk in a classroom where I teach moms. There it can be appreciated for being “cute”. The moms tend to like cute things in the classroom.
So there you have it, my saga of the coffee mugs. Quite emotional I am sure, but rest assured your favorite coffee purist is okay. I made it out alive. 🙂
Thank you for reading. God Bless.