From what I can see, regardless of how it’s personalized, the drink brings a bit of daily happiness even while we all struggle from the impacts of Covid19. In the words of Starbz, “that first sip feeling” is more than enough to briefly distract coffee drinkers from the world’s current problems. For about a minute or two anyways.
I have a family full of coffee drinkers, and it’s something my aunts, grandmas, and mom have always bonded over. Even over Zoom calls, it’s always refreshingly humorous to see someone drinking a cup during the middle of the day. It’s even more nice when others start questioning the coffee drinker on the brand, roast, flavor, and coffee maker that he or she uses.
During the midst of this pandemic, coffee has also proved to be the perfect social-distancing friendly gift. I’ll admit, I have a slight advantage since my sister gets weekly free bags from Starbucks, but other brands are still just as great for gifting.
After all, it’s the gesture that counts. It’s an easy way to remind those you care about that you’re thinking of and care about them. Even better if you know the brand of coffee that he or she likes to drink.
So as a little challenge for you, the next time you either video call or come face-to-face with a friend or family member you know drinks coffee, talk about the drink at least once in the conversation. It’s much too easy to allow the whole convo to run negatively as you both focus on Covid19, politics, and injustice. So it’s up to you to briefly turn it towards something positive, and hopefully briefly distract whomever you’re talking with from some of the thoughts plaguing them.