I hated it too. I didn't like coffee until my mother added cream, sugar and water (she didn't reveal the safety ingredient to me until later). For Sydney, when her father introduced sweetener to her coffee, it wasn't delightful to her. Even though her favorite view was waking up in the morning to see her Nana, donned in big glasses, sipping coffee from a duck mug while reading the newspaper, coffee wasn't for her. Surprisingly, almost two decades later, coffee is a big part of her life. "It's where relationships happen. I've had the best and worst conversations over coffee," Sydney shared with me. She told me about a blog she read in high school that changed her perspective on brews. The journal was called "Coffee and the World" and contained an interesting perspective about coffee. The author of the blog compared black coffee to the pureness of Jesus and His desire for authentic relationships. They inferred further that adding flavoring to coffee was like adding unfulfilling things to life; introducing additives was like dimming a beautiful life. It stated that life (and coffee) were best enjoyed in it's purest form--the way God had designed it. That perspective changed Sydney, forever. Not only did she fall in love with coffee, but also a simple and meaningful lifestyle rich in relationship. "I want a small house, the person i love, a ten-speed bike to ride around on and coffee every morning. I want to experience different cultures, take photos and hear stories of the people around me. I don't want money to drive my life. I'd rather grow in my faith and to love people well."