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A Personal Reminiscence on Father's Day

A Personal Reminiscence on Father's Day
J. Martinez & Company - Coffee Merchants
June 7, 2012

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Father's Day

A Personal Reminiscence on Father's Day

My first taste of coffee involves my father. I must have been about eight or nine years old and we were on our way to hunt ducks on Lake Hartwell in South Carolina. We left Atlanta earlier than I ever had thought I could get up in the morning. This was my first duck hunting trip and I was very excited to be along.

vintage thermos bottle
It was pre-dawn and cold and dark. The car headlights streaked through fog as we sped out an almost empty I-85. After about a half hour Dad asked me to find the thermos which he had packed down by my feet and pour him a coffee. He also said I could use the second cup to pour myself one, if I wanted. I poured him a cup of the sugared black liquid he had brewed before we left. I poured myself a half cup took a sip. I knew I liked coffee ice cream, but had not tried the real thing. It was delicious, partly because it was warm and sweet and partly because it connected me a little more to my father while riding with him on that dark dawn through the Georgia countryside.

-Kevin O’Gara

For Father's Day:

Coffee Gift Box with Pecans

You can show your appreciation for Dad on Father's Day with some of our fine coffee.

Busha Browne's Jerk Seasoning

Or you can let him know how much you appreciate his barbecue skills with a bottle of Busha Browne's Jerk Sauce!