By March 11, 2015 3 Comments


35 things coffeeWhat’s your CQ? (Coffee Quotient)

I start everyday with two cups of coffee. I seldom forget. When I do, my oversight comes with regret and a headache.

Not a headache induced from my deprivation of coffee but from a spouse’s deprivation of HER coffee. Hers is the 2nd Cup.

Not A Coffee Snob

I’m certainly not what you would call a coffee aficionado. My morning coffee is – hold your comments – instant coffee. Mixed with hot chocolate for a “cafe mocha” creates a very good taste.

The best coffee I’ve ever had was with friends in Morocco and an Edmonton family originally from Eretria.

You could grab a coffee and read through to the bottom to get the point of this post or just go directly to the bottom of this post to get to the bottom of my idea.

Coffee Connections

Did you know coffee is connected to,
fossil fuels,
elephant dung,
the music of Johann Sebastian Bach?

Coffee is healthy for you.

All of the world’s coffee came from 7 seeds that were smuggled out of Arabia by Baba Budan a 17th century pilgrim to India. Really.

And there’s more…

35 Things You Never Knew About Coffee

coffeeCarrots, Eggs and Coffee

Take a carrot, an egg and coffee.  Add hot water. What happens?

The carrot went in strong, hard, and unrelenting.  However, after being subjected to the boiling water, it softened and became weak.

The egg had been fragile.  Its thin outer shell had protected its liquid interior, but after sitting through the boiling water, its inside became hardened.

The ground coffee beans were unique.  After they were in the boiling water, they changed the water.

When adversity knocks on your door, how do you respond?  Are you like a carrot, an egg or coffee?

APPLICATION: What did you learn about coffee or about yourself? Please leave your comment below. Thank you.

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Author Bob Jones

Pastor at North Pointe Community Church for 28 years. Happily married to Jocelyn for 39 years. We have two adult sons, Cory and his wife Lynsey and their son Vinnie and daughter Jayda; Jean Marc and his wife Angie and their three daughters, Quinn, Lena and Annora. I love being a pastor and inspiring faith in Jesus through communicating, blogging, counseling and coaching. I enjoy running, reading, writing and ball hockey. Fan of the Esks and Pats. Follow me on Twitter @bobjones49ers

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Join the discussion 3 Comments

  • CD Mayo says:

    I hope I am most like the coffee but I’ve definitely behaved more like the carrot and the egg at various times in my life. More time than I’d care to admit. 😉

  • bob jones says:

    Keep your hopes up and keep drinking coffee…both are good for you. Plus…you are probably a little hard on yourself. 🙂

  • Patti says:

    Since Jeff started his new job which has him leaving before I’m awake, I now awake to a thermos of hot coffee right beside the bed – because he makes enough for two every morning! #LoveThatMan

    But … I know you said “hold the comments” … I’m just gonna toss this non-verbal emoji out in response to your instant coffee choice.

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