I love coffee. It is the dark brown liquid that binds my wife and I together. OK, that’s a bit cheesy, but we are both coffee nuts and have very similar tastes in coffee. We hate Tim Horton’s and love Starbucks!
When Em and I first became friends she noticed that I had my own Bodum at work. I started to offer her a cup of it at lunch with me. She eventually started bringing her coffee for me to try. Looking back, it was kind of cute how we bonded…
Years later, as our lives merged together, so did our coffee consumption. We easily go through about 4 to 5 pounds of coffee a month. We start to get nervous when we have about 2 pounds left. We order our coffee from a local Victoria roaster called Level Ground Trading. They are a fantastic company to deal with, and their very dark French Roast is to die for. It makes great Bodum, drip, and espresso.
Not being a large order ( 1 five pound box a month ), we try to time our order with the local grocery store in the area so Level Ground doesn’t have to deliver a single box to me. Once in a while, the timing is not perfect, and we miss our order and have to wait an additional week to get our coffee.
So this week, our rep Paul, suggested that we bump up our order to 2 boxes! 10 delicious pounds of coffee!! It showed up today at my work just as I was listening to one of my favourite songs by the band Tool. Forty Six and 2.
Then, I noticed the invoice ..
This, my friends, is not a coincidence. Here are the lyrics to the song…
…See my shadow changing,
Stretching up and over me.
Soften this old armor.
Hoping I can clear the way
By stepping through my shadow,
Coming out the other side.
Step into the shadow.
Forty six and two are just ahead of me…
My shadow is coffee…