It’s Thanksgiving today in the ‘ol USA, a day where the United States is at its most blissfully American: family gatherings, competitive late-season American football, traditional foods (often passed down by generations), a strictly enforced day off work (unless you’re a blogger, in which case it’s like a half-day off work), and a legitimately murky and problematic historical narrative, often distorted for present political purposes. It’s a complicated, and thus utterly American holiday.
We’re keenly aware of the fact that half of our readership comes from outside the United States. But wherever you live, chances are your culture has its own harvest festival celebration: a time to give thanks for the bounty that surrounds you, be it tasty food, good friends, and those warm feelings that accompany the human experience (at its best and most idealized). Today we give thanks for all this and more, including tasty coffee, and the worldwide mind-boggling network of souls who make tasty coffee possible in the first place. Thank you for reading our website, wherever you are in the world.
Thank you for putting up with a bit of ‘Mericanism on this, our most complex and lovely and quintessentially American holiday. We’re thankful for you, dear reader, and a few more things below.
Waking Up To Dad Brewing Coffee
The Smell of Fresh Ground Coffee
Getting Away From The Family For A Couple Hours And Driving To A Coffee Shop
Delicious Filter Coffee
Low-key Music In Cafes
People Who Still Talk In Cafes