The Health Benefits of Coffee
More A Sweet Life Aug 11, 2011, 2:58 pm
I was eighteen the first time I enjoyed a cup of coffee. My boyfriend Mike (who later became my husband) invited me to meet him for coffee at a cafe in downtown Jerusalem. I had just graduated from high school in Texas and in that pre-Starbucks era, coffee – to my mind – was something only old people drank. But there I was sitting with the coolest, handsomest guy I’d ever met, and to my shock and horror, he was ordering coffee. Please don’t say the word “decaf” like my grandmother, I thought. Please don’t ask for Sanka. Mike ordered a cappuccino. I vaguely knew what it was, and though my instinct was to go for a Diet Coke, I decided to try to be sophisticated. “I’ll have one, too,” I said to the waitress.
The cappuccinos arrived and looked lovely, but I stared at mine as if it had a fly in it. The first thing I said to Mike was, “What do I do with it?”
“Drink it,” he said.
“No, I mean, do I put sugar in it?”
“I don’t,” Mike said. “But you can.”
Since I liked coffee ice cream, I figured sugar was a good idea. I mixed in a packet, and took a sip. It was delicious. From then on I was hooked. In fact, I liked coffee so much I didn’t even
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