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Confession is Good for the …

0807071431 Permit me a bit of self-indulgence today. I have a confession to make, and I feel a little uncomfortable revealing this about myself.


I like coffee! Yep, coffee—no cream, no sugar, no messing with my coffee. It wasn’t always so. Growing up, I thought coffee tasted terrible and wanted nothing to do with it. Years later, discovered that Americans weren’t getting the good beans, and we didn’t know any better.


All coffee doesn’t taste the same and trying different beans, blends, and roasts led me to Kona coffee. Kona is the only American grown coffee, coming from the big island of Hawaii, and in a medium roast, is supercalifragilisticexpealidocious. It sits kindly upon the tongue, with hints of lava and ocean spray seeping into the palate … Well, truthfully, all I know is that it is good, without any bitter fore—or after—taste. Smooth all the way and very pleasing to the tastebuds. Oh, how I love Kona, and I would drink it everyday if I could afford it.

starbucks-logoBecause of this, Starbucks was never been a place I wanted to hang out and drink coffee. Yes, I met people there and drank the coffee, but I never enjoyed the drink as much as the conversation. The beans were burnt, somewhere past dark roast, and the coffee was bitter. Really bitter …

A few months ago, a friend gave me a gift card to Starbucks, so lately while out running errands, Deborah and I have dropped in for a coffee break. I would order my usual Tall Coffee, no room for cream, and Deborah would order up some  frappu-something-or-other or a capic-something, which I never even tasted. You see, I was a coffee snob.

Yesterday, we were running a couple of quick errands, and stopped by a Starbucks—I ventured off the farm for the first time.

The Confession

I tried a Raspberry Mocha Frappuccino (I don’t know why, I just like raspberries), and I must say, it was good. Of course, the raspberry added a lot of enjoyment to the mix, but it was cold, tasty, and slightly refreshing—Well, truthfully, I may have to order another in the near future.

So what does this have to do with flags? Well, sometimes I go to the coffee shop to sit and write articles about flags. Is that close enough?

Okay, confession over, I’m heading to a local coffee shop to do some writing this morning. Hmmm … I wonder how far that Starbucks is from here?

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