I can’t write without coffee. It’s interesting, because I can write pretty much anywhere that’s relatively quiet, and I don’t particularly care about how messy my desk is or how comfortable my cloths are. The trick here, though, is that if I don’t have a hot cup of coffee with me, these other things become terribly important.
Coffee helps me give my complete and undivided attention to my writing, and without that, I write both slowly and incomprehensibly. This applies beyond standard papers too. If I have a tough exam coming up, a good shot or two of espresso is a great help. When I’m still brainstorming or sketching an outline, a nice cappuccino or latte (or even a cup of caffeinated tea) can help keep my ideas flowing without any jitters. In short, my writing is a process best begun (and continued) caffeinated.
On that note, this mug could do with a refill.