She remarked that at a recent drive-thru visit, her husband proceeded to gulp down his drink and she stopped him, wait a second. Don’t you want to enjoy this? The moment, the taste, the complexity of flavors?
We both lamented that this was what the drive-thru had done to coffee culture. While making it more accessible and giving birth to outrageous drinks orders, in a way it’s taken the moment away from us.
Or perhaps, it’s given us a greater sense of “the moment” when we’re having it.