Husband Walter at Café du Monde in the days of ceramic mugs
Evidently I don’t like change, even when it doesn’t impact me directly. This insight into the inflexibility of my nature came upon a relative’s chronicle about a recent visit to Café du Monde.
Our relatives reported that the venerable meeting place for cafe au lait and beignets in New Orleans’ French Quarter no longer serves hot beverages in their standard white mugs. Our relatives’ coffee and hot chocolate arrived at their table in, gasp!, disposable paper hot cups.
I haven’t figured out why that news distresses me. I don’t drink coffee and I rarely drink hot chocolate on our visits to Café du Monde, even in cold weather. My usual beverage is cold chocolate milk that I drink via a straw that I stick into the 8 oz. carton.
Sweetening cafe au lait
So I have long been a part of the “use-it-and-toss-it” herd. But I am convinced my beignets and chocolate milk are not going to taste the same when, across the table, husband Walter is adding sugar to café au lait that is in a paper hot cup.
Picture from our past