Drive-by post: My December recommendation

I’m not biased at all I swear (ok, that was a lie) but it’s my blog so I can be a little biased if I want to be. This month’s blog recommendation is a review blog about coffee and cake and other such delicacies.

Coffee with CormacCormac McLoughlin

Friends will already know this so I may as well lay it out on the table. Cormac is my boyfriend so there is some bias going on here but sure the world is not without bias and at least I’m presenting it upfront. Amn’t I very good?

coffee-164058_640Furthermore, if I was promoting this simply because I go out with the guy who writes it I would just put it on Facebook and say “Hey follow my boyfriend’s blog” meaning it might not actually be good but I have to share it. I wouldn’t dedicate a monthly recommendation on my blog if it wasn’t actually good. I’ve had to listen to him critique coffee in every establishment we’ve been to long enough to make him shut up and write it down. Turns out it’s actually good! So coffee and cake lovers must check it out for a guide to the best coffee and cake around. Mostly based in Dublin but with some from abroad.

 

Coffee V Conversations

Apologies, I know I’ve been very absent. I’ve been majorly busy. But I promise my next post will be a legitimate, blog post exclusive to WordPress! For now, please enjoy a more published form of my journalistic musings about coffee. Feel free to comment, tell me your favourite drink to get from a coffee shop. Better yet, tell me one of your best or worst experiences in a coffee shop. Enjoy. This article is taken from BananaReel.

How often do we “go for coffee” with people? Why do we go at all when there’s a perfectly good kettle and a jar of Nescafe at home? The coffee shop world is an entirely new place that has a list of specific purposes, with the desire for coffee being near the bottom.

When you look back at the time you’ve spent in Starbucks or Butlers or your local coffee shop, you might be reminded of bad job interviews, dodgy break-ups or girly gossips. As the cappuccino trend has risen, the reasons for “going for coffee” have mutated. We no longer reach for our morning coffee straight from the kettle, we wait for our low-fat grande vanilla cream-based frappaccino with whipped cream to be made for us.

But although we may be getting used to the complexity that is ordering coffee, we have not spared enough thought for why we bother with this routine. Going for coffee has now become a pastime. It is an event that we attend for a reason other than coffee. There have been job interviews, business deals, official meetings, gossiping, bitching, people breaking news and people breaking up. If those Starbucks walls could talk, what stories they could tell…

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