I never drank coffee until a couple of years ago when my wife brought home a flavored drink from Starbucks and asked me to "just try it." After reminding her that I don't like drinking hot liquid, I gave in to her request. I had to admit that it was pretty good. Now I have about a half-a-cup with my morning breakfast, from freshly ground coffee beans, put through the coffee maker I bought for my wife after realizing how much she spent every month on daily lattes. The scent of roasted coffee beans and the flavor of good coffee has caught up with me after all these years. A cup of coffee is a universal wake-up call; a simple excuse for a casual meeting; and a nice way for a couple to spend some time together.