The jingle from the 80’s Folger’s commercial will be forever burned into my memory. I remember thinking once I grew up I’d stick my nose to my fresh cup of coffee and smile while taking in a huge sniff. Today, it’s more like reaching for it from the Keurig in a sleepy scuffle, and guzzling it so fast I burn my mouth.
And who remembers the “Peter comes home for Christmas” ad (if you’re too young to recall that one, just google the title I gave you)? Y’all! I would cry such big tears watching that commercial. Now that I’m a Momma of 3, and have raging hormones, I’m thankful we don’t have T.V.
When Adam and I got married, neither of us drank coffee really. We needed it SUPER Dr’ed up. You know the saying, “I like my coffee like I like my ice cream…with lots of sugar and cream!” When we lived in Hawaii back around 2008, we both started trying coffee more and more. I mean, if you’re gonna become addicted to coffee, Hawaii is the place to let that happen! It’s been 9 years now and we are both daily coffee drinkers; scratch that…chuggers.
I don’t know if it’s cute or pitiful that my older kids know I need my coffee before I can chit chat, have a complete thought, or put any kind of intelligible sentence together. May the odds be ever in their favor if they try to ask me important questions before I get at least halfway through that cup.
Have you ever wondered who thought up the idea to take the beans from the shells, roast/cook them, grind them up and then cook in hot water to drink? Adam and I got super curious about it so we started researching it. We are currently growing our own coffee tree and get this: THERE ARE COFFEE BERRIES ON IT!! Adam has already learned how to roast them here at home and let. me. tell. you. The coffee made from freshly roasted, freshly grown beans is AMAZING!
Here is something I found about the history of coffee in case you’re wondering:
And here is the process of getting the berries out and roasting them (we watched them do it when we lived in Hawaii and that’s when the bug bit us):
Trust me. Click on that link ^. It’s so neat how it all happens! We’ve shown this to the kids and while they don’t care for coffee (clearly), they found the fact interesting that the beans start out as cherries first. It’s just something fun I thought I’d share.