|Dad at times is all nice and brings Mom and I coffee with flowers<3|
Caffeine is known for its power to maintain and fill you with energy to get through the day, but in this particular and most peculiar incident, you will realize the how great the power of a routine is. She would have lunch every day at noon and like all Dominicans, would top it off with her coffee. This all would occur before heading to work and she still had time to catch a short nap. Notice the ritual of lunch, coffee, and then nap, being done constantly for more than a year. She later moved out and to a different job, but still her love for coffee remained. She did notice one thing: her lover (the coffee) had dramatically changed from being an upper to being a downer, a sleep-inducer. The body had adapted itself to realizing that after the short sips of coffee, a nap would come and so years later, her body still continues to do so. She drinks coffee before naps now, to induce her dreams.
Most specialty coffee in the DR is exclusively shade-grown, under native Guava and Macadamia trees, protecting them from the harsh Caribbean rays of the sun. Since the coffees come from small, family estates, it is typically organically grown and hand-picked, maintaining the best quality of the beans. A few examples of Dominican coffees at its finest are: Café Santo Domingo and Café Induban. So, if you visit, remember to always say yes to the coffee and bring some local coffee home, as to be able to enjoy the Caribbean during the cold winter months.
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