Part of our mission here at Daily Fuel has been to illuminate life and early career insights for our readers, and we're thrilled to announce that Sam Mooradian will be joining our current blogger, Christian Zilko, debuting Wednesday September 18th. We hope the sharing of their successes, failures, insights, and adventures will continue to inspire others on their journeys toward personal and professional fulfillment. Enjoy!

A Spirited Defense of the Significance of Blueberry Coffee

Faithful readers of this blog know that, while I’ve spent the last four years in Boston, I remain a Midwesterner to my core. On my last day of high school, I promised my headmaster that I wouldn’t let the East Coast change me, and I like to think I’ve come pretty close to keeping it. When I graduate in May, odds are good that I’ll never come back to this city, even for a visit. But despite standing athwart a dramatically different culture and yelling “stop!,” I’ve given in to one New England custom: excessive consumption of blueberry flavored coffee.

Okay, “excessive” might be a poorly-chosen word (one of thousands, since I took over this blog). But trust me, the stuff is so much better than it sounds. I’ve always been, and remain, a black coffee drinker who is highly suspicious of anything that could taint the beverage’s integrity. But while I still refuse to put anything in it, waking up to a smell that’s equal parts coffee and blueberry muffin never gets old. It’s not exactly a highbrow drink, but I’ve made it a part of my weekly ritual that won’t go away anytime soon.

Guys, I know this isn’t a coffee blog. I promise I’m getting to a point here. Blueberry coffee is my weekend tradition. I drink it every Saturday and Sunday morning, but never anytime else. It’s taken on a significance that far outweighs its quality of taste. Weekend mornings are when I’m at my most creative. It’s when I have no obligations to get anything else done, and can achieve what I really want to achieve.

Beyond that, my beloved fruit coffee has given me something that’s just mine. A routine to make sure weekends stay special in my increasingly fast-paced existence. Life is what you make of it, and it’s the little details that make the whole thing worth living. I hope all of you can find your blueberry coffee, something that breaks up the mundanity and makes your special days a little more special.

Christian Zilko

Guest Blogger:

Christian Zilko

Discerning About Everything Except Coffee
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Routine, in an intelligent man, is a sign of ambition.
— W.H. Auden
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