When I was just a kid my grandparents would allow me to try some of there bread dipped in coffee, this was a tradition there brought with them from Europe.
From there on I was hooked, the rich taste and aroma would seem to always brighten my day.
I worked in Europe for a few months and would enjoy sitting at the small street cafes and have a cup of coffee.
For some reason when it comes to coffee the Europeans seem to know just what to do. I remember my first cup, the aroma hits you (If you love coffee you know just what I mean) and you just can't wait to taste it.
There coffee is a bit stronger then the states, and for me this is the way I like it, I would sit and savor every drop.
I also sat down at a Greek cafe once and remember there special coffee maker, it was brass and had a gold finish, I see them on TV shows of Greek festivals, it must be a typical coffee maker they use, It made great coffee and would love to find one.
To sum it up, coffee has always brightened up my day, the aroma along can make you jump up in the morning, this is even true for non coffee drinkers.