New Yorkers drink more coffee than anyone else in the nation and every one of those millions of New Yorkers has their very own relationship with this magicial drink. Watch this great video and you will get the message.
You will note that its significance in New Yorker’s lives, their rituals around it and how and when they like to drink it are deeply, deeply personal, so that may explain how very opinionated New Yorkers are about everything ‘coffee’.
New Yorkers, mostly accepting and tolerant around lifestyle choices that make other people’s hair stand on end, people who unhesitatingly welcome people with widely different cultural beliefs to their own are almost to a man and woman, coffee bigots.
Coffee bigots have their own favorite choice for where the coffee beans should be grown, what constitutes the perfect blend, how those beans should be ground and blended, what is the right way to brew coffee, how it should be drunk and finally what you should or should not add to it. And good luck to them
But now the coffee criticism is coming from a different angle. This rant is inspired by an article about what you have to do to make sure your coffee drink is as healthy as it can be,
This finger wagging article comes on the back of a whole slew of articles over the last 18 months telling us the good news that the brew we’ve been sipping guiltily for the last upteen years in the belief that it was very bad for us, is instead very good.
It has turned out that coffee helps hold at bay a whole slew of ugly diseases; diabetes 2, Alzheimers and Parkinsons, it’s good for our liver, helps us live longer, brings our blood pressure down and makes us look as good as Leo or Rihanna, just kidding but you never know.
So now unable to tell us we are doing the wrong thing actually drinking it, instead we are now being told we have to drink it right for it to be poperly healthy: not early in the morning, not too much of it, no sugar, only drink coffee made from beans you grind yourself and only keep those properly ground coffee beans in an airtight container. Oh and never drink coffee cold because the aciditity will be very, very bad for you.
Enough already with every type of coffee drinking scolding. It’s time coffee truly became like clothing. These days fashion is what you choose to wear not what someone tells you to wear. So with coffee, turn aside from all those who want to pick a fight over whether coffee beans grown on the south side of the mountain are the only ones to buy.
Completely ignore those people who tell what time of day you can have your first cup and finally accept that your coffee is yours, no one else’s. Naturally try not to shove your coffee views down anyone else’s neck but refuse utterly to be shamed by some hopeless coffee know-it-all who tries to criticize your coffee drinking habits in any way at all. Because given the state of research into this magic bean those nasty coffee know-it-alls are just as likely to be completely wrong and in 10 years time it will be a wholly different story.