Virginia Woolf, The Waves
"How much better is silence; the coffee cup, the table. How much better to sit by myself like the solitary sea-bird that opens its wings on the stake. Let me sit here forever with bare things, this coffee cup, this knife, this fork, things in themselves, myself being myself."
Coffee is so ordinary a thing at face value and yet, for that very reason, it's where many of us pause to think and consider. Unconsciously, to take time for coffee is to take time for yourself and its meditative quality and repetitive, simple action is significant in relieving or enjoying the quieter moments of the day.