I understand your love of coffee, I really do. I also understand that there is such a thing as good coffee and bad coffee, but there is also such a thing as enjoying coffee and being really freaking annoying about it.
We all know or have heard of someone who talks about coffee and sounds like a complete a-hole. You only drink coffee that was made using silk filters? No one really cares. You only brew coffee that was made from a million dollar coffee beans? Bye. Aside from the utterly pretentious, there's a whole other level that bothers me and many others even more. The pretentious and judgmental. You only drink coffee that was made using silk filters and the fact that I don't means that I don't truly appreciate coffee? Excuse me while I reach for the nearest jug of Folgers to knock you over the head with.
Granted, I'm pretty sure I made up the whole "silk filters" thing (but just in case I didn't, I'm not judging so long as you don't judge me), but some people just seem to love making fun of the way others drink coffee. For example, I've totally been judged for drinking my coffee with creamer by someone who said that the true way to drink coffee is straight black. I like black as much as the next guy, but sometimes I'm in the mood for some French Vanilla creamer, damn it. I've also known people who judge a certain major coffee corporation so much that it's down right embarrassing. They're judging their business model or the benefits they give their employees, oh no. The only thing they criticize is the fact that it couldn't possibly be good coffee if that many people are drinking it. Why don't you go try it and decide for yourself?
My fellow coffee enthusiasts/addicts, let's stop judging each other by the color of our roasts and start loving each other for the quality of our coffee conversations. We need to stand strong as a people because we all love and cherish the same thing: our morning coffee. So let's stop fighting over our petty differences and stop criticizing our different tastes. Instead, let's spread the good news that is coffee to those who are still lost in the darkness.