Roasted espresso beans

Fresh from the plastic red bag

Fell into the metal grinder

The ice cold whole milk, 

Confined in the milk jug,

Is placed on the counter.

While the espresso grinds,

The whole milk is poured into the pitcher.

Pressed up against the steaming wand,

Heat emits from the outside of the pitcher,

As white foam rose to the top.

Piping hot water is poured into the

Batch of crushed espresso beans.

As they seeped, the hot water turned

A mysterious brown color

With hints of maroon from the sunlight.

The coffee was poured into

A matte black mug

And the hot milk was poured

Into the shape of a heart.

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Written by

Gasia Karakesis

Gasia Karakesis, junior, is on the OLu swim team and swims year-round. She loves to draw, listen to music, and read. Her favorite book is Call Me Zelda by Erika Robuck.