Coffee Poetry and Stories

Coffee can inspire one to write!

cabernet, coffee grounds and the in between

January 25, 2012

a lawyer’s wife once told me upon learning i made my own wine that she read somewhere the mark of a good cabernet is a bouquet reminiscent of the lingering, mingling smell (and she said this part with great gusto) of compost and good sex. she thought it a remarkably accurate description and relished...
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my demon in the steamer

January 25, 2012

by Karen Suriano just days ago I heard it, never before but ever since, in the deafening cacophony of my espresso maker’s hissing bubbles. I thought at first it just a silly happenstance, like what happens to the human ear when exposed to any constant sound, repetitive or elusively changing, your mind (especially a...
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Coffee Anybody?

January 25, 2012

No Coffee Only Milk, Please Nice baby’s rosie cheeks, And chunky legs, Wonderful beautiful eyes I see, No coffee only milk, please, Shake it, Some sugar, And by the way, It goes well with cheese, Decision none, Try some cream, Have some colorful dreams… I’ll Try Some Coffee, Please Nobody touches my cheeks, Two...
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8 Minutes

January 25, 2012

Karen Suriano is a regular contributor to the poetry collection at CocoaJava. I hope you enjoy her writings as much as I enjoy reading them! – Ms. CocoaJava 8 minutes by Karen Suriano 6:35 a.m. electronic crickets tap snooze bar 6:45 obstinate electronic crickets thump snooze bar 6:55 unrelenting electronic crickets bombinating brain matter...
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Java Dive

January 25, 2012

Out of bed and chicken skin feet hit freezing wooden floor. I’m half awake and sleepy seeds still cling to the corners of stony, dreamy, eyes. I’m running slow-mo on a go–go, co–cold November morning, focusing with chilly will on the coffee cooker to pour out, from a pouting spout, a mean slow stream...
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