Excerpted from the “L. A. on Skis” chapter of A Movable Marriage:

“The Bad Ass Coffee Company had a back room filled with books to borrow and a comfortable, saggy, couch and arm chairs. Each morning Sara sat at the counter eating a toasted sesame bagel with cream cheese, doing The New York Times crossword puzzle in ink, no errors. Dave, outside on the porch overlooking Park Avenue, discussed venture capital with Keith. Me? I sipped black coffee and scanned stacks of skinny tank tops and T-shirts for marked-down items.”

Uh oh. Black coffee? Could I be a psychopath?  http://www.lifehack.org/325920/believe-not-study-finds-people-who-like-drinking-black-coffee-are-more-likely-psychopaths?ref=fbp&n=

If you read the article, you know it’s more about bitter taste than coffee per se. Whew.

I’m in good company, anyway. Chef Graham Elliott is quoted as saying, “I’m a traditionalist, so for me, black coffee is cool.”

Bring on the Starbucks.

Starbucks Collection