Today is Sunday, February 7th, 2021. Otherwise known as Super Bowl Day. Unfortunately for us, it’s snowing outside so the coffee outing that usually takes place on this Sunday, has been postponed. Nevertheless, I’ll write.
This morning I got up somewhat hesitantly, unsure if I was really ready to start my day at 9:30 in the morning, or if I was going to need to delay that a little while. What won you ask? Why of course I didn’t get out of bed until 10:30. I started my day by staring at the snow falling down, meditating, and cooking a delicious breakfast burrito with hash browns and iced coffee while calling my family. There are about 10 things on my “To-Do” list that have to get done tonight, and anxiety is high trying to get them done. But since I didn’t go out for coffee today, I thought I’d take the time to re-introduce you (or introduce you if you’re new here) to Sunday Morning Coffee and what this blog is about. I’ve got my iced coffee next to me and I’m bingeing “The Act” on Hulu, you ready?
When I was a junior in high school my dad would take me to a local coffeeshop on Sunday mornings while my mom started breakfast. We’d sit and talk there, for just under an hour, about what colleges I wanted to apply to and what I might want to study. I’d confess that I was nervous and he would tell me that everything would work out the way it was supposed to. I’d say that I didn’t know what I wanted to do when I grew up and he’d call me pumpkin and tell me that I could do anything and that anything I did, I’d be great at.
When I moved to New York to go to the very university I swore I’d never get into back then, I found myself missing our Sunday morning coffee dates. So, I started taking myself on those dates, to explore the city that I was naive to and find local coffee shops that made it feel a little bit more like home. I’d call my dad every Sunday and talk about whatever crazy thing happened that week. I built a routine around getting coffee and trying new things and learning about the people that owned the shops and the origins of the beans they used. When it became a habit, I began writing. And then came Sunday Morning Coffee with Piper Page.
Every Sunday, weather and time permitting, I try a new coffee shop in NYC. Sometimes I don’t want to go far from my home in East Village. But most of the time I like venturing out to other areas just for the fun and adventure of it.
In this new year, I’m making it my goal to continue showing you shops all around the city (and of course reviewing them and yes, I will continue to rave about my favorite ones). Especially with the pandemic, these smaller coffee shops could use all the love they can get! Make sure to check out the Sunday Morning Coffee series every Sunday, and read all the previous blogs that are posted as well! I hope you find your new favorite shop.
Have a shop that you want me to visit? Let me know in the comments the name of the coffee shop and it’s location(s).