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On Coffee and Men

You can learn a lot about someone by the way they bring you a drink

Erica Rhodes
Human Parts
Published in
4 min readApr 22, 2020


A black and white photo of a woman drinking a cup of coffee by a window in her home.
Photo: Nick Holmes

“You deserve a lover who takes away the lies and brings you hope, coffee, and poetry.” — Frida Kahlo

I love coffee as much as (or maybe more than) I love men. I was a late bloomer. Didn’t start drinking it until my mid-twenties.