This is what I'm missing right this very minute at this here cocktail convention:

9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Coffee Bar
Star Sapphire Foyer, Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel
Presented by Amarula Cream, Frangelico, Irish Mist and Tullamore Dew

What is even better than starting your day with a freshly brewed cup of coffee? Well, at Tales of the Cocktail it’s starting your day at the Coffee Bar. Hosted by Frangelico, Amarula, Tullamore Dew and Irish Mist, these are morning coffees (cocktails!) that you don’t want to miss. From the classics to the nouveau, these will be sure to get you primed and recharged to start another exciting day at Tales!!

There are 97 more liquor tastings today here in Vancouver, and even armed with information on "How to Drink All Day at Tales Without Getting Too Drunk" (summary: eat, sleep, drink water, take vitamins, don't drink too much)... well, I'm eating a banana and having a cup of uncorrected coffee. I apologize for failing to live the dream.