A love letter to our all-time favourite beverage.
I’ve been drinking coffee ever since I was a teenager.
It’s seen me through the HSC, uni, and now the daily nine-to-five.
And it’s pretty safe to say that by now, I can’t get enough of the stuff. In fact, I like coffee more than I like some humans.
Drinking coffee is pretty much the very first thing I do when I open my eyes in the morning. And I go for round two at around 10.30am every weekday morning, when I grab a takeaway large skim mocha with my colleagues.
For me (and pretty much every woman I know), coffee is so much more than a drink.
Of course, it’s delicious, it warms us up on cold winter days, and it perks us up when we’re feeling flat. But it’s also a treat – a small, everyday indulgence that is so, so worth it.
Coffee is also a ritual: it’s something we do daily, and it’s an essential part of our routine. And let’s not forget the social element – ducking out for coffee with my workmates is one of the best parts of the work day, and who doesn’t love catching up with friends on the weekend for a cup?
With that in mind, I recently asked 17 of my favourite women to describe what their coffee means to them in just three words.
Here’s what they had to say:
1. THE. EFFING. BEST – Ally
2. But First, Coffee. – Saengtip
3. Cup Of Joy. Also, excuse to talk to cute baristas – but that exceeds the word limit sadly – Kahla
4. My Life’s Blood – Beth
5. Mummy’s Little Helper – Alys
6. It Changes Me – Sarah
7. Daily Money Pit – Jane
8. Makes Me Nice – Dimity
9. Very Important Beverage – Grace
10. Completely, Utterly Essential – Kate
11. Just Tastes Good – Alex