Gif: What It's Like To Make Coffee On Monday Morning

Is there anything more consistently cruel than the unrelenting call to reality of your alarm clock on Monday morning? That's a rhetorical question, because of course not. No matter how many times in your life Monday morning rolls around, you never develop the right defense against it.

You stumble into the kitchen, bleary-eyed and irritated, to make a cup of coffee that will hopefully restore some coherence to your thoughts, but the waking world is beyond your control.

Maybe this isn't the case every Monday, but we can think of a few other instances when this simple task of preparing a much-needed helping of caffeine for yourself resulted in utter betrayal.

How about every 4 a.m. coffee break during a college all-nighter, or the first time you attempted to make a cappuccino at home after weeks researching the perfect high-end machine for dedicated home brewers? You were all set to become a coffee connoisseur — and you may have since become one — but in the beginning, there was this:

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Karen Lo is an associate editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @appleplexy