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Last night as I was enjoying some delicious Brazilian coffee, I kept thinking about a favorite chocolate of mine, Toblerone. Toblerone is Swiss and a favorite of mine. MK doesn’t have the same love for it, but I suppose that we just cannot all be the same.

The coffee I was drinking was Brazilian. Just the other day, ESL sessions at Oakton started up again, as they always do, in the 3rd week of the semester. Just as we were finishing up and I was headed off to do the French Conversation hour in another location, Elis stopped by to tell me that she was taking a class at Oakton and that, unfortunately, it conflicted with Conversation Hour. She had a little bag for me, a souvenir of her recent time visiting relatives home in Brazil over the Christmas break. Frankly, I cannot remember when I have had Brazilian coffee, but if this is indicative of what it is like, OMG!

While I was drinking it, sipping it, a habit I got from the recent times when I could not drink coffee, pretty much at all, I kept thinking of chocolate. I remembered that we had some chocolate in the china cabinet and that it was Toblerone. What better, right?

It was a perfect combination, the delicious, full bodied, yet medium flavor of the coffee from Brazil and the milk chocolate flavors of the Swiss candy, made with honey and almond nougat. I only had two small pieces of the candy, very little and I don’t know how I avoided more, but for whatever reason, that amount satisfied me.

Coffee and chocolate, the perfect combo, right? Then there is red wine and chocolate, but don’t get me started.

About Richard Koerner

Sixty something, father, papi, educator, organizer, Francophile, traveler, amateur photographer, gardener, cyclist, kayaker, calligrapher, cinephile, reader, and overall renaissance type human being.
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