Thursday, October 12, 2006

On Coffee...

"As soon as coffee is in your stomach, there is a general commotion. Ideas begin to move...similes arise, the paper is covered. Coffee is your ally and writing ceases to be a struggle." --- de Balzac (1799-1859)


Blogger spankey said...

Amen! If it weren't for God's gift of coffee there would be no seminary for me, I'd have failed out two years ago. Thanks for the quote Dr. Cook, I'll use it frequently.

Thu Oct 12, 04:18:00 PM GMT-5  
Blogger Peter Carey said...

As I am sipping my coffee at 10:29 at night, trying to write a paper, I echo Steve's sentiments!

My brother in law just gave up coffee; I don't know how he could do it!

Peter Carey

Thu Oct 12, 09:37:00 PM GMT-5  
Blogger Dr. Joseph Ray Cathey said...

If I might make a plea . . . one should try both coffee and tea with a French press. It makes the coffee and tea come alive. I have a French press that I paid $$$ and I have not regretted the money I paid for it not a single time. Get the beans whole and grind them yourself - keep them in the freezer when you are not grinding. Likewise, I only buy Earl Grey Silver tips and keep them in the freezer as well. Great for cold days and for warming up the throat right before a lecture.

Fri Oct 13, 08:46:00 AM GMT-5  
Blogger S and C said...

I first experienced the French Press in Scottland, and I could not agree more about its advantages. We were staying at a fancy place, and each afternoon they would offer to "organize a tea" for us, which would include coffee, scones with clotted cream, and the works. Unforgettable... --S.

Fri Oct 13, 11:08:00 AM GMT-5  

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