Erwin McManus drove me to drink
To drink differently, that is.
I’ve heard Erwin (Pastor of ultra-hip Mosaic LA) mention his love for coffee and/or espresso drinks, on several occasions (via podcast, not live, yet). He describes how our sense of taste doesn’t come from the tongue sensors alone. A part of it comes through the nose via the sense of smell. He soothingly coaches his listeners (and in turn, me, mesmerized and hypnotized) to take the plastic cover off the paper cup, precociously hugged with the extra cardboard holder made of post-consumer recycled paper, and to drink it with the lid off. (Would it be inappropriate to say “topless” here?)
I have since noticed now I subconsciously habitually remove the lid to drink my half-caf grande drip with room, and my grande soy latte, 2 of my most frequently ordered drinks. As if the caffeine alone wasn’t addicting enough.
My name is DJ, and I have a drinking habit.