100 Monologues – Monologue #6: Coffee Addict

100 Monologues is a project where I’m writing monologue scripts, performing, and filming the pieces. Since I’m beginning to dabble in acting, the project is meant as a means for me to acquire more acting experience where I can work on refining my craft. You can find out more about the project here.

If you’re a student who would like to perform this monologue for class, just make sure you credit me, Maggie Coyle, as the author. For any other use of the script, please contact me.

100 Monologues: #6 Coffee Addict

Is it weird that I get excited at the smell of freshly ground coffee beans? Or that I can’t help but walk briskly, practically skipping, when I step into a local coffee shop? At least I haven’t gotten to the point where I drool at the mere mention of the word “coffee.” But I suppose I’m not that far off from doing so.

Ah coffee…I really can’t think of a better drink. It fuels me. And I suppose my addiction to having a couple cups of coffee a day is catalyzed by how sleep deprived I am. I’m a working woman, so I really don’t have time to get the required…what is it now? Eight hours of sleep? I need at least half those eight hours to take care of work. So alas, I’m sleep deprived with these sunken eyes. And I wouldn’t be able function this way if it wasn’t for my good old friend coffee.

I just love everything about it. That little kick you get in your first couple of sips. And I love going to local restaurants where they give you a nice big, rounded mug of coffee – it’s almost like a soup bowl. I like just wrapping my hands around the mug, especially on a cold day, and just feel the warmth of that fantastic cup of coffee.

When I’m sitting in a nice cozy coffee shop, taking deep breathes of coffee bean infused air, clasping a nice hot cup of coffee, sipping it slowly, just taking my time, all I can think is ah – this is the life!

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