Coffee / Tea: those hording beverages…

Coffee-and-TeaThere are somethings in life that you do not want to be without as the world turns itself inside and out. There are some places that you do not want to be when this happens to the world. I am going to talk about the beverages as the world becomes financially unhinged and what I know that I will want to have a huge supply of to ease the transition into a new financial world…

I really think that I could survive anything if I had my cup of coffee to sip on once a day. Well I know I would, because I have been in some really bad times in my life and even when I was deep in the jungle and life looked really bad, a terrible cup of coffee always made that day better. (What you expect great coffee deep in the jungle as you keep your head down from sniper fire?)

Let me tell you a little story:

I remember when it seemed that Budweiser was able to drop beer by the tons into the jungle. (We also never had a lack of Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Bars!) I did not drink much beer at all and I really despised the fact that we would need ammo, regular food and many other things, but beer was always around. I never could get coffee and I really wanted my coffee. Oh we had little packets of some type of freeze dried stuff that was labeled coffee and I had to make do with that. I had plenty of that stuff, no one else wanted it…

Now I know what some old timers are thinking, “Vietnam (But I never said where I was!) was almost the coffee capital of the world at one time!” But since you mentioned Vietnam, yes we messed that up and real coffee was rare. Production was ceased as the war hit and all you saw were empty fields! Who could blame them, work the fields and get shot by a passing patrol?

One day though, as if in answer to my dreams and prayers, we had a skid of beer drop out of the sky and strapped to this beer was a box, with my name on it. A big box and in that box was real coffee! Real coffee beans to be exact, all I had to do was grind my own. I looked at who it was from and the note inside said, “Give the world a break and sip a cup of coffee!” But no name of who sent it…

That note is basically what I would say, I actually said, “Give me a break, I just want to sip a cup of coffee!”

So I had real coffee and I carried coffee with me everywhere from that point on. I learned how to make coffee from anything and anywhere. I did not care if it was cold or hot, I made coffee. I made coffee one time in the middle of a firefight. I had had it and life had to stop. I remember that you could smell that coffee all over. There was fires everywhere as the jungle had been shredded by every sort of explosion we had back then and I was using a big dirty tin can (It was tin back then) and made coffee. I shared with everyone that came by. Spirits were soaring and we or I should say most of us, made it out alive and everyone talked out the best coffee they ever had in their life, right in the middle of a battle…

I know what I want to carry with me as life goes to hell, be it a war, zombie or a financial end to the world. I need to stock up on coffee and since Sveta is with me, tea is a necessity. Sveta loves her tea as much as I love coffee…

When you lose it all, just make sure that you have something that means as much as life to you in stock. It might seem stupid and petty, but the fact that you can sip a cup of coffee or tea when life is at its worse, will definitely give you a better outlook on life…

Time to stock up on coffee and tea…

Posted by Kyle Keeton
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