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A Love Letter to Coffee

Dear my love,


I’ll admit it, my first impression of you wasn’t the best: you were bitter and your name left a bad taste in my mouth. We met at a young age. My parents warned me to stay away from you; they should’ve known their disapproval only intrigued me more. As all good love stories go, my feelings increased and solidified as days went on, leading to the bond we have now. In fact, I’m enjoying your company as I craft this letter.


Coffee– you’ve truly made my life better. This is my letter to you.


You’re the ideal partner. You cater to my every need; you cool me down in the blistering summer heat, and in the brisk, biting wind of the winter, your warmth is generous. I can even forgive you for chilling my hand in the winter, because I’ve made the foolish, yet glorious, decision to purchase you on ice.


You’ve been by my side for what feels like forever, through every season, and every time of day. You’re the first thing I think of in the morning, entangled in my blankets, before I’ve even wiped the sleep from my eyes. I fall asleep thinking about encountering you the next day.


You make my heart beat faster. You pick me up when I’m at my lowest. You make me a happier, more energetic, more optimistic, more productive, person.


Once, I made the mistake of thinking you weren’t right for me; I tried to cut you out of my life. What a mistake that was. Your strong, but sweet, aroma lingered everywhere I went; I seemed to run into you on every street corner, inevitably in the hands of someone else. I couldn’t stand it– I came running back into your comforting embrace. Some may call it an addiction, but if our love is wrong, I don’t want to be right.


But now you’re a part of my daily routine once again, and our partnership is stronger than ever. You accentuate my strengths and improve my weaknesses. I know my love for you will never waver, and I’m confident we’ll be together for the rest of my life.


Yours truly,



Shannon Angel is studying at the University of Alabama and is doing an internship this semester at GirlSpring.

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