Coffee: My First Serious Relationship

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Thanks to my mother, I have no memories of life without coffee.

A social coffee drinker married to a Dr. Pepper devotee, she just wanted someone to share a warm cup with (“devotee” is actually an understatement; my dad had nearly a 6-pack-a-day DP habit for the better part of my childhood). My mom and Gram (my dad’s mother) dubbed what they gave me “Cowboy Coffee,” because I guess cowboys were the…