What’s a coffee lover to do when surrounded with a team that swears by chai? Wait for #InternationCoffeeDay so she can reassert herself!

Or pour another cuppa’ (of course). Strong, black. And get ready to defend your choice of concoction.

On this #InternationalCoffeeDay I have taken control of Blogchatter’s website and I am going to make some space for coffee lovers, eh?

“We want to do a lot of stuff; we’re not in great shape. We didn’t get a good night’s sleep. We’re a little depressed. Coffee solves all these problems in one delightful little cup.”

Jerry Seinfeld

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That’s the essence of my reply when explaining my love for coffee, cup in hand, heart in mouth, backed to a wall. Chai lovers can be hard to convince especially when tea is the designated fuel of the Blogchatter team. The only plea that works is that writers and coffee have an association that’s almost like a soul connection. One hand firmly grasping the warm coffee mug and scribbling away with the other, coffee fuels creativity like nothing else.

There’s also the heady responsibility of having to choose. Arabica or robusta? Iced or steaming hot? Instant or Filter? What to pair it with? Cookies or bun? The mere decision of the ‘how and what with’ of the coffee conundrum calms you down and by the time you are ready to write, your muse is already eyeing your cookies and the thin spiral of steam from your cup.

“Write drunk (on coffee), edit sober.”

Writers celebrating #InternationalCoffeeDay 😉

Admittedly tea has a good reputation. Blogchatter team sits down to its customary cup of tea every day at 4 pm. There’s reading posts from Reading Lists, discussions around campaigns, questions, resolving queries. Nice, clean plans, honourable intentions, streamlined execution. Coffee drinking sounds more like an addiction. Long, brooding evenings, furtive conversations, coffee for company on sleepless nights and warding off hangovers. It’s for workaholics who quaff large quantities to stay on their toes.

Coffee soaked writers however, contribute massively to the book industry by frequenting coffee shops, nursing multiples cups over the course of the day all the while braving the glares of the barista. It is said that coffee fires up the synapses of the brain, improving writing capability so that the fingers fly faster on the keyboards.

This then is my most forceful argument in the unending tea vs coffee debate. #LifeAtBlogchatter is kind, tolerant and inclusive like milky, sweet tea but it does need the balance of bitter coffee at times.

This #InternationalCoffeeDay, tell us about your coffee choices. Latte, Cappuccino, Mocha?