No Coffee, No Workee

It’s official, I think I’m addicted!

Yesterday we were out of coffee. 
Big deal!
It was! 
 I thought about coffee all day but couldn’t seem to pull it together enough to either run to the Super for coffee grounds, or to go the 2 blocks to the quickie Super for a cup of their coffee.

I tried to accomplish any number of things but could only concentrate on easy, minimal resource required tasks!  Even some of those were more than I could do – so I had a nice long nap!


Last evening on the way to a friends it was imperative to stop for a bag of coffee; I bought TWO!

Today, Joy of Joys! Coffee, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

I was in bliss, my big ass honkin Starbucks mug, filled to the brim travelled with me all around the house doing this, doing that, out to the garden, doing this, doing that.

That first cup of coffee lasted me up till lunch time!   About 1pm I decided it was time to fix something – today is the day the housekeeper comes and I try to make something a little special, and different than the stuff she’s used to.  She’s very adventurous about food, only a few times have I made something she preferred not to finish, and one of those times I wouldn’t eat it either; blech, it was a new recipe using the leaves of a plant growing outside the back door….hojas de santos, or something like that.  Pretty to look at, lovely to smell when rustled, but DO NOT eat it!


Lamentably this morning a tragedy of unspeakable proportions occurred. My favorite coffee mug broke itself in the sink. Now trust it’s not that the mug is/was from Starbucks that made it special, nor was it that it was a gift from our real estate agent when we sold our house in Colorado. It’s specialness came from the fact that it held nearly 2 1/2 cups (18oz) of coffee. I could fill this baby up and still be working on it two hours later.

Oh I’m gonna miss that cup, and No, before you ask – it is not repairable.  It was in the sink and the big chef knife I was using slid off the counter and the hilt hit right into the bottom of the cup and took the bottom out in 3 large pieces.  Maybe I’ll make it into a planter?????

This is, hiccup, was my mug, only with brown trim instead of red! 

I’m searching the internet for a suitable replacement,  this one might work!
Oh the tragedy, the horror – tomorrow a ‘guest’ mug!

About Debi in Merida

I moved from Colorado Springs, Colorado USA to Merida, Yucatan, MX in January 2006. I love to read, garden, travel, and hang out with friends.
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7 Responses to No Coffee, No Workee

  1. Tom and Debi says:

    oh my gosh Suk, that's fabulous! Thank you, Thank your son, Thank your son's friend…

  2. Calypso says:

    How do you keep the coffee warm for so long? I am the same, but have a LARGE plastic insulated mug withe a lid – it can stay warm a couple of hours.

  3. Merida Mikey says:

    Please accept my condolences on the passing of your favorite mug. We are all grateful it was your coffee mug and not your “mug”!

    I have faith that you will find a suitable replacement, but am also sure it will never be the same.

    Happy mug hunting! 🙂

  4. meridaflash says:

    cafico has the best coffee in town. imho. they roast the beans all day and grind them to order, or not, while you wait. all organic. near santa ana park just south of the corner the corner by the pemex station next to the yoga place. nice guy owns the place too.

  5. Tom and Debi says:

    Theresa – I've not tried Cafico's coffee. Where are they located – I'll pick some up to see if I like it!

    Jonna- OMG – I forgot there are Starbucks here! I'll have tostop in and see what they have!

    Gracias amiga's

  6. Jonna says:

    Take a look at the Starbuck's out by Gran Plaza mall, they have a deceptively large mug that has the skyline (!) of Merida on it. I got two and have them over in Akumal for soup mugs. I think they must hold at least as much as your recently departed one.

    *se rompió, I think you are starting to think in spanish. You didn't break it, it broke itself.

  7. Cafico's delivers! a kilo or more and they are pretty good about coming right away. Do you want the phone number?

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