I Have Measured Out My Life With Coffee Spoons

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I Have Measured Out My Life With Coffee Spoons

T.S. Eliot Coffee Spoons While sipping my afternoon coffee today, I had the unsettling realization that I have ingested thousands of cups of coffee. I took it easy in college, but when I put the artist's life on hold and had a stint in corporate America (oh, I did my time!), coffee became my twice-a-day escape. Just like Starbucks' marketing team had planned it. It didn't take very long for coffee to become a weekend necessity as well, and with a few unpleasant exceptions, I've had about two cups a day ever since. That was 10 years ago, so let's do the math: 1994-2003 (college, grad school): 100 cups per year X 9 years = 900 cups 2004-2013 (corporate workday, parenting, new business owner): 2 cups per day X 365 days X 10 years = 7,300 cups. Grand total (est.) = 8,200 cups To visualize the the obscene amounts of stimulating liquid that have coursed through my caffeine-addled brain, I drew 8,200 spoons. So what's your total? - Evan

19 comments

Jul 20, 2014 • Posted by Amanda Z.

My mother started me out when I was 5 (yes, kindergarten) with my very own cup and saucer which I’m sure was filled with more milk than coffee. I am now 33 and also drink about 2 cups a day. Sometimes more! It all depends on the size mug I choose that morning. And probably just as much hot tea.

Jul 20, 2014 • Posted by Maria

Oh god, I’m still in undergrad, but I don’t even want to imagine what my total would be.
xo, Maria

Jul 20, 2014 • Posted by kayla @ exquisite banana

this is amazing. now off to go calculate my shameful totals…

Jul 20, 2014 • Posted by Jenna

This is fantastic.

Sometimes I have upwards of four cups per day. blink

Jul 20, 2014 • Posted by catie

wow.
that’s a lotta spoons.

my total would be in tea bags & tea leaves.
and at my current rate, it’s about 6 tea bags per day : )

would you ever consider a print of that sort?

Jul 20, 2014 • Posted by Nichole

For me:

1991-1999, about 1 cup a day = 2920
2000 – 2012 = 8760
So far in 2013 = 28

Rough total: 11,708

Jul 20, 2014 • Posted by Amanda

This is so awesome! I absolutely love this!

I didn’t start drinking coffee until my third year of university (although I was a tea-aholic before then), but I quickly became addicted to it. It sure helped with those early morning classes and late nights writing papers!

Jul 20, 2014 • Posted by Cathi

I love this and know someone who would treasure this! Will you be selling this print?

Jul 20, 2014 • Posted by Kris

I average two cups of coffee every workday, and anywhere from 2 – 6 cups a day on Saturday and Sunday. Wow! That’s a lot of spoons! I keep telling myself that I’m warding off Alzheimer’s Disease. ;)

Jul 20, 2014 • Posted by Elise

I read this after drinking 3 cups of coffee this morning and eating chocolate covered coffee beans after lunch…I just put the coffee beans back in my desk drawer. Perhaps I’m on an overload.

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