Former U.S. marines Michael Haft and Harrison Suarez wrote a blog post for the New York Times in August 2013 about how even terrible coffee can (and does) become a necessary social experience for soldiers on deployment.
“We never expected it to become an obsession. Coffee was more than just a drink. It was a way to remember what it’s all about, a way to connect with old friends, a way to make sense of where our paths in life had taken us.”
A fascinating aspect of life in the military that most of us never have to think about. Makes me wonder what other ways soldiers find to bring bits of home with them into the field.