Drinking Coffee as a Kid
I invented Starbucks as a kid. Okay, not really, but I wonder if I could’ve. Back in the 1980s, before gourmet cafes became all the rage, I liked to mix up elaborate drinks. Sometimes I wonder, if I were older, would I have founded a major coffee shop chain? Probably not, but its still fun to pretend.
I drank coffee from a young age. Very young. I can’t remember the first time I tried it, but I remember enjoying it. Of course, it wasn’t my parents who gave it to me. They were too responsible for that. No, it was my grandparents introduced me to it. I have fond memories of sitting at their kitchen table, with my grandma baking cookies and my grandpa smoking a cigarette and complaining about the weather. I liked sitting there making concoctions out of coffee, chocolate syrup and ice cream. (My mother claims that I once mixed root beer into my drink, but I don’t remember that.)
The time spent with my grandparents gave me a true appreciation for coffee. Not just for the flavor of the drink, but for the routine and ritual of it. It’s an appreciation I hold dear to this day, even if I didn’t make a million dollars selling elaborate concoctions.
Coffee drinkers, How old were you when you started drinking? Let me know in the comments.
Is this cup for real? I want one…if so where can I get one?
Dannell, I’m afraid it’s fake. I photoshopped it myself. Though who knows, Swingline didn’t make a red stapler till one was featured in “Office Space”, so maybe we can get someone at Starbucks to make one.
I say your picture of a Starbucks sippy cup. One question, how do I get one? I work at a facility for the developmentally disabled. I have residents that cannot use a regular cup. But in keeping with the standards that we work under, any anything they use has to be age appropriate. One individual I work with would love a cup like that and it would be very functional.
You can get one on ThinkGeek.com. They are sold out now, but you can have them email you when they are available! I’m waiting for one too. Hubert, I hope you get one for your resident! That’s the sweetest thing ever.
You can find a a similar sippy cup from Amazon; it says “baby ducks.” but is meant to look like the Starbucks logo! I originally found it at http://www.thinkgeek.com, but it’s been out of stock for awhile.