To quote Joni Mitchell and ’80s hair band Cinderella – “you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone”.* Having gone a week without coffee from Provisions, we can report that it’s hard to be earnest (or do anything at all) when you’re snappy, twitchy and sluggish.
We laugh when we think of how fervently we used to debate the subtle differences between old favorites like Kobrick’s Deep Velvet Blend, Crop to Cup and La Semeuse and new additions like Stumptown and Irving Farm. It wasn’t until we were faced with chain store flavored brown water as our only caffeinated option that we realized this was like debating whether you’d like to take your lottery winnings in a lump sum or over time. You can argue either way but at the end of the day, you still won the lottery.
Energized by our first decent cup of joe in a long time, this morning we’re taking stock and thinking of other wonderful things that we might take for granted – not a bad thing to do every now and then. What (or who) is on your list?
*It might just be the caffeine talking but we’d love to hear Joni Mitchell and Cinderella swap covers of “Big Yellow Taxi” and “Don’t Know What You’ve Got (Till It’s Gone).”