Confessions Of My Caffe Fling

GETTING MY DOPPIO ON

Pre-Dawn Glow.  Warming To The Morning Perk.  Caffeinated Bliss.

La Bella Macchinetta Have You Read?  Start There To Getcha Going.

Resting On The Stove.  My, She’s Beautiful, Indescribably So.  Bambina Moka Espresso.

… Ciao, Darling.

 

THE RAGAZZA AT LAVAZZA

The Bellas (And Bellos) Of My Preferred Italian Brand …

Have Been Doing It Since 1895.  So, No-No, Jo-Jo.  Starbucks Ditten Invent Coffee.

Impressions Don’t Die Easily With Me.  When They’re Honest.  Built On Truth.

I’m Loyal-ish To Brands.  Like A Cat Is To A Fresh Litter Box.  And, Coffee.

 

BY-THE-BRICKS

Is How I Buy ‘Em … C’est What, Carl?

Vacuumed-Packed … Easy-To Store … Feels Great In The Hand.

“As A Big Bonus, Value-Added Benefit: It Sustains My Adorable, Incurable Fetish For Holding Hard, Blockish Things … Because Who Doesn’t Love Playing With Life-Sized LEGO & Sipping Coffee?”

Qualità Rosa.  Creme e Gusto.  Qualità Oro.

 

ABOUT ONCE-A-MONTH

The 250 Gram Bricks Go On Sale … 

I Schlep-It-Out.  Buying In Relative Bulk.  What Every Single-Living-Solo-All-By-Himself-Big-Boy-Pants Dude Does, Right?

“Distracted By Shiny, Happy Things – Stacked High & Low – Shufflin’ Down Aisle 5.”

Humming.  Singing.  Anthemic … My Playing For Change Medley.   Ripple.  Chanda Mama.  Guantanamera. 

 

FUN FACT CONFESSION: I CHEATED

Last Week … Again … 

It Wasn’t My First Indiscretion At Fortino’s During A Weekly Shop.

Where Innocent Flirtation Segued To Beguiling Temptation.

… Turned Me On To Thrilling, Unfulfilling Procurement … 

 

SHE SMILED AT ME

All It Ever Takes … For A Snake … To Bite … 

A National Brand Poseur.  Espresso Forte.  Minimalist White Package & Purple Font.

I’m A Sucker For Purple.  Lollipops.  Frozen Lola’s (When You Can Find Them).

Plums.  Prince.  Praisins. 

 

NOTES OF COCOA

What She Promised … For $3.89.

Which Is Like Scribbling:

“It’s Made From Grapes On A Box Of Zinfandel.”

Burnt Bark.  After Bite.  Is What She Gave Me.

 

WHY IT MATTERS TO YOU

If The Espresso Is Good … My Writing Is Meh …  

“Yeah, I Do Meh.  Not Always.  But, There’s A Little Bit Of Meh Behind All This Fabulous.”

What Would Light Be Without Dark?  Meh:Fabulous.  Searching For A Ratio That Works.

… I Write Best When My Espresso Is Divine.

 

SO, HOW WAS LITTLE MISS ‘CAN’T-BE-WRONG’ FORTE?

Unremarkably Familiar …  

Dark, Good.  Robust, Why Not?  Had Better … She Listening?

Slightly Less Bitter Than Me.  Which Isn’t Saying Much That Hasn’t Be Said Already.  And, Look Ma, No Rash.

… She Wasn’t What I Was Looking For.

 

AM I GOING BACK TO LAVAZZA?

Right Now …

Crema e Gusto.

If She’ll Have Me.

… Reunited.

 

AND, YOU

Do You Ever Try Anything New?

Stray From The Same Old?

Do You Sing While Buying Groceries?

… Flirt With Shiny Things On Sale?

 

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10 thoughts on “Confessions Of My Caffe Fling

  1. Suzette Benjamin

    Apologies Michael, I “thought” I commented on this lovely ode to coffee – but alas it was just that ”a thought”. Sorry. I love anything coffee but I am a fan of the same old blends over and over. I am partial to organic free trade ones coffee these days because in my mind they taste better. Excellent post. Thank you.

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  2. inhiscare753

    Thanks for sharing this espresso journey of delight. It have gives a whole new meaning to coffee. The taste, the preparation of it and experiencing it. Espresso is made to be enjoyed as you take in the moment. New Caffe, Italian Coffee sounds delightful, promotes shopping. Singing is a given when shopping, it’s broadway “Singing while you shop…just singing well… .”A second cup, just to see another sunrise…so poetic. Love the vivid imagery of confessions. Mocha Hazelnut…ummm…🤔…the questions again🤔

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