coffee

coffee

Most of my friends find it amusing that I just started to drink coffee at the age of 67. Although I do make it at home, nothing beats a good cup of hot black coffee from Dunkin’ Donuts – no sugar, no cream, no nuttin’.  Anyway, I think it is a little like eating a meal prepared by someone else; it always tastes better than when you make it yourself.

Recently, when I was staying at a friend’s home, she asked me what I wanted to drink for breakfast, and I replied, “CAW-fee.” (caw as in awe)  My aunt who was a “New Yawker” always pronounced it this way, and I loved the way it sounded.

My friend, not immediately realizing that I was being funny, corrected me and said it was pronounced “COUGH-fee – like in cough, cough”  I giggled, and said I actually preferred “CORE-fee.”  She looked at me askance and realized that I was enjoying the word play.

I then proceeded to tell her that even though she pronounced it COUGH-fee, the sophisticates were known for saying, “KAH-fee.”  (kah as in hat)  By this time, she’d already measured out the Gevalia and plugged in the pot.

As the rich aroma filled the kitchen, I relinquished the word play and admitted that I really said “KOFF-ee.” (Koff as in coffin) – not that I was trying to bury the topic.

I just wanted my cup of JOE.

 

7 thoughts on “coffee

  1. James LoGiudice says:

    Love this story. Yes, I had forgotten that you did not drink coughfee, and chalked it up to one of the wonders, or unanswerable mysteries one encounters along the way.

    And now we have a new convert. better later than not at all.

    Miss you,

    Jim

    On Thu, Feb 25, 2016 at 2:46 PM, . . . AND SO IT IS wrote:

    > dglessner2 posted: ” Most of my friends find it amusing that I just > started to drink coffee at the age of 67. Although I do make it at home, > nothing beats a good cup of hot black coffee from Dunkin’ Donuts – no > sugar, no cream, no nuttin’. Anyway, I think it is a little li” >

  2. fran says:

    Deb, I love your humor!!! Sending this on to Joan whose email is coffeelover!!!! I know she’ll be pleased that you joined the ranks:-) Maybe we need to do breakfast at our next get together so you can enjoy that cup of KOFFee. XO

  3. Loretta Shatt says:

    Debbie, I am at my “wit’s” end so lets have another cup of coughfee!

  4. Mary says:

    Love it Deb…………..love you………..ME

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