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Word Search: Coffee Stream of Consciousness because… (Contest)
Friday, January 5th, 2024

UPDATE: The winner is…Debra Guyette!

I had “Word Search” on my blog list for today, and with the app open couldn’t think of a topic. So, I took a sip of the coffee I’d poured from my French press…

I LOVE coffee, so it’s easy for me to let my mind drift through all the types of brews, appliances, etc. I did a “stream of consciousness” thing, where I let my mind riff through coffee-related things, and I made my list of words very quickly.

I thought of my grandma and grandpa’s stove-top percolator that I swear made the best coffee on earth. They added evaporated milk and swirl of sugar to make it palatable to six-year-old me. I own a French press (for when I have the patience to wait), an espresso machine (for when I have the patience to clean up after I use it), and a Keurig machine near my desk. Yes, I’m serious about coffee. I have to drink 2-3 cups a day to keep me alert and my mind spinning tales. Of course, at my age, I have to stop drinking it just after noon or I don’t sleep.

Most of the time, I drink my coffee black. But there are occasions when I love an iced, chocolatey coffee. Or a cappuccino or latte. That’s for when I want to sit at the table and chat. It’s a ritual thing, I think.

Anyway, there’s a contest here. I want you to do a “stream of consciousness” list of coffee or tea related things for a chance to win a $5 Amazon gift card! Have fun!

20 comments to “Word Search: Coffee Stream of Consciousness because… (Contest)”

  1. Pansy Petal
    · January 5th, 2024 at 10:26 am · Link

    I used to drink coffee. When I lived in Seattle, I became a coffee snob. Whole Bean. Self ground. French press. Pike Place Roast. Starbucks. Latte. No foam. Grande. Hey! That was easier than I thought. I thought tea would be easier since that is what I drink now. Earl Grey. Hot. Honey. Irish Breakfast. Bergamot. Rose hip. Infuser. Loose leaf. Lemongrass. Blends. Okay, you got a twofer. Fun exercise with our puzzle. Thank you.

  2. cindy
    · January 5th, 2024 at 10:50 am · Link

    I don’t drink coffee. My mother said I drank pale tan milk from my bottle as a baby (milk with a hint of coffee and sugar) but I do not like it now. I do drink tea. I did so more when I worked. My mom had a cup she used for her tea. It was stained over the years. I still have that cup in the cupboard. I like my hot tea with honey. If I have iced tea, I use a sweet and low–old style if I can find it. It had saccharine and not aspartame, which is bad for you. I like almond tea. When I drink that, I flash back to NYC in 1983. I spent 5 days staying there. 3 of us used 24 almond tea bags. We made a pot of tea along with homemade macaroni salad, went up to the rooftop and watched the fireworks celebrating Brooklyn Bridge’s 100th birthday. And if you feel miserable, mix tea with tang and country time lemonade with some cloves and make Russian tea. Hits the spot.
    Tea bags also have a use–if you have a tooth pulled, put a wet teabag over the hole to stop the bleeding. Tea is also a natural dye. Crafters use tea water to ‘age’ paper.

  3. Delilah
    · January 5th, 2024 at 10:54 am · Link

    Pansy—great list!

    Cindy—I have to try that Russian tea recipe! And yes, I use tea and the emptied tea bags in my art!

  4. Debra Guyette
    · January 5th, 2024 at 12:32 pm · Link

    I am not fond of coffee – so Keurig tea, tea bas, teapot, teacup, joy tea. I love drinking tea. I drink in the morning and evening

  5. Colleen C.
    · January 5th, 2024 at 12:59 pm · Link

    Not a coffee or tea fan… the only hot things I drink are cocoa and cider. My sister loves her coffees and teas though.

  6. Becky Byers
    · January 5th, 2024 at 4:04 pm · Link

    Not a fan of coffee not even in desserts. More a hot chocolate or tea person.

  7. Jennifer Beyer
    · January 5th, 2024 at 4:49 pm · Link

    I love coffee and tea. I’ve been drinking a lot of ginger tea with honey lately. If you’ve never tried freeze dried coffee I can recommend Mount Hagen. They offer coffee in single use tubes you can carry with you so you always have a hit of coffee with you.

  8. Mary Preston
    · January 5th, 2024 at 5:32 pm · Link

    I tend to connect with friends at coffee shops more than not. Not a chain store, but little out of the way cafes that provide personal service, great coffee and ambience.

  9. BN
    · January 5th, 2024 at 5:56 pm · Link


  10. Beverly
    · January 5th, 2024 at 9:10 pm · Link

    I don’t drink coffee anymore since it started to bother my stomach. I can drink a Dunkin Donuts iced coffee with caramel flavoring & equal added to it. I do drink tea every morning…maybe 2 or 3 cups depending on my day. I sometimes do drink flavored teas…mostly fruit flavored. I’m fond of having a hot chocolate during the winter months with a bit of Rum Chatta….the coconut cream flavored one is delicious in there.

  11. Sara
    · January 6th, 2024 at 12:41 pm · Link

    Hot coffee, plain, black, simple, flavor, hardly ever. Cold coffee, Frappuccino, almond milk, whip cream, sweet, blend, day drink, happy.

    Tea, leafs, infuser, great grandmother, read tea leafs, name sake, fun afternoons.

    Maybe not how you think of things but it’s where my mind went.

  12. kerry pruett
    · January 7th, 2024 at 2:40 pm · Link

    I drink coffee every morning about 4 cups and I add some creamer to it..I love to drink cappuccino and Latte’s especially during the winter or when I am reading

  13. Mary McCoy
    · January 7th, 2024 at 6:04 pm · Link

    Never drink coffee but hubby drinks enough for both of us. Only drink hot tea if at a fancy tea or at the end of a meal in the winter.

  14. Steph
    · January 7th, 2024 at 9:09 pm · Link

    I can’t survive without coffee!

  15. Beckie
    · January 8th, 2024 at 12:25 am · Link

    Coffee & Tea both dislike me. Smell, taste, etc. I’m great at making it, it for others as long as you like strong coffee.

  16. Stacey Kinzebach
    · January 8th, 2024 at 6:05 pm · Link

    I’m not a coffee drinker, never have been. Love the word search.

  17. flchen
    · January 14th, 2024 at 8:51 pm · Link

    I like the idea of coffee way more than I seem to like actual coffee, LOL. I do have a sip now and again, usually if one of the kids is having some and offers. I mainly drink tea if I’m at a Chinese restaurant with my parents. Otherwise, I stick mostly to hot water at home…

  18. Pamela Reveal
    · January 16th, 2024 at 3:22 pm · Link

    I didn’t really start drinking coffee until my Mom passed 22 years ago. I miss her and it seem when I have a cup of coffee the warmth feeling like her hugs SHE LOVED COFFEE. It also gives me that time out of the day as I drink to be reflect on her, keeps hurt at bay

  19. Pamela Reveal
    · January 16th, 2024 at 3:25 pm · Link

    Sorry for git to do puzzle lol but I did it now

  20. Delilah
    · January 18th, 2024 at 12:07 pm · Link

    Thanks to everyone who participated! There are some coffee lovers out there!

    The winner, chosen by a random number generator, is…Debra Guyette!

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