Like most 30-something women who grew up watching the Gilmore Girls in the early 2000s, not only did I want to be like Rory, a beautiful and intelligent girl who seemed to attract the most amazing guys, but I also recall secretly wanting a mother like Lorelai Gilmore.
Not only was it because of Lorelai’s remarkable and hilarious comedic statements or her astonishing ability to eat almost anything or even her incredible ability to express her thoughts in an genuine yet jovial manner, but my admiration stemmed from her capacity to consume a magnitude of coffee all the while maintaining her sharp wit and straightforward honesty.
Amy Sherman-Palladino, creator and writer of Gilmore Girls, was able to effortlessly encompass every coffee-lovers true self in the form of Lorelai Gilmore.
As a consumer of today’s television market, I have yet to come across a character or characters that care to emphasize the need for a great cup of coffee the way Lorelai Gilmore did. And for a coffee-obsessed person…that’s important!
This is why Lorelai Gilmore has earned the title of “Coffee Idol”.