Friday, July 23, 2010

Now I'm a Believer

I have never liked really liked coffee.

That is, until I moved to New England.

Out here, you don't really have a choice in the matter. Everyone drinks it. Everyone. Even kids. Yes, I see children walking around with iced coffee drinks on a regular basis.

Not to mention, there is a Dunkin Donuts every 2 blocks.

I first noticed the coffee epidemic at my old job. Every single person was carrying coffee: in the morning, in the afternoon, into the building, on the elevator, in the executive building, during lunch, during break, even at the gym. Coffee was everywhere!

I decided I wanted to gain a better understanding of this whole "coffee" thing. Well, my inexperience became evident when I made the big mistake of ordering a LARGE iced coffee during lunch one day and went back to work. By 3:00, I felt like I needed to run around the building a dozen times in order to get the jitters out and prevent myself from crawling out of my skin.

I tried it again (a small this time) and really enjoyed it.

The rest is history.

Now, I'm a coffee junkie. (Iced only please). I love it. From Dunkin Donuts. From Starbucks. Homemade. Especially from cute little local coffee shops. Love. Love. Love. Oh, and I really love it from Mr. Ruby's French Press. Mmm. Mmm.

My favorite? Iced blueberry coffee from my FAVORITEST local coffee shop. Last week, I seriously had a meltdown in the middle of the coffee shop when they told me it was a seasonal flavor. I think I even teared up a little.

What can I say? Now I'm a believer.



~Mrs. Guru~ said...

I love coffee but hot! Even in the summer I love hot coffee!

Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

I LOVE iced coffee in the summer! SO GOOD! I just wish it was as easy to make in my office as regular coffee is :)

Freck said...

omgilovecoffeesomuch. Welcome to the wonderful world :) Dunkin is definitely the best, be sure to try the hazelnut, yum!!

Tickled Pink said...

I really havent gotten into coffee! Ive gotten a couple of the seasonal hot coffees at Starbucks... but I live in AZ so maybe I should start trying the iced coffee!

Rachel said...

Boston did the same thing to me--I run on DUNKIN iced coffee.

Erin said...

Dunkin's ice coffee is one of my favorite things ever! When I moved from MA to AZ, the closest one was over a half hour away! Torture on those hot days! But there's one 2 mins from our new house in VA and I am SO thankful for that! Gotta have my Dunks!

Mandy said...

I really wish I liked coffee...but I just don't like the taste. Maybe I'll try and iced coffee though and see what I think!

Juggling Thoughts @ One Fine Wire said...

We just had iced coffee yesterday and it was amazing. It's perfect for this hot weather.

Starbucks caramel favorite!

Jen said...

I just found your blog... I'm from New England and now live in Kansas! When we first moved to our area, I drove around for an hour looking for a coffee shop...I had a sleeping babe in the car and all I wanted was a cup of coffee so I could let my babe sleep! Not a Dunkin Donuts, Tim Hortons or Starbucks to be found! Now 6 yrs later, we do have a few coffee shops around...but my babe has grown and no longer needs to nap in the car! LOL :)

Danielle said...

Just found your blog! I am your newest follower... Can't wait to see what's next :) Stop by my blog sometime

McGriddle Pants said...

Dunkin Donuts every TWO BLOCKS?!

I think you forget the D&D... ACROSS THE STREET FORM EACH OTHER in North Providence... on Smithfield Rd... Remember?!?