For a lot of people, there’s nothing like a hot cup of coffee to launch them into the day. Not only does it fuel them for the tasks ahead but warm cup of coffee is also a great source of comfort.
These are the reasons why a cup in the morning is often not enough. For most coffee-lovers, it is crucial to recreate the coffee experience two to three more times throughout the day.
Drinking coffee yields numerous health benefits. However, excessive consumption can have adverse consequences. So, instead of drinking more than you need to, it is better to establish a healthy amount to drink every day and find ways to get the most out of your coffee fix.
But how do you do that? Here are five ways to get the most out of every cuppa:
1. Experiment with different concoctions.
The delightful thing about coffee is it can come in a variety of flavors and recipes. Do you know that there are coffee beans that taste like berries when brewed? Have you tried rich and creamy cold brew butter coffee that uses Brain Octane Oil?
The idea here is to be open to new flavors and preparations for coffee, and you may discover a new favorite to drink especially when you just want to kick back and treat yourself.
It is worth noting as well that experimenting with different coffees is a fantastic way to grow your worldly knowledge. After all, it has been a long-time trend for coffee shops to share trivia about their coffee beans and coffee in general, and let people know that coffee, indeed, is good.
2. Choose your coffee container well.
The presentation can make a whole world of difference in the way you consume your favorite beverage. If you want to get more out of your coffee-drinking experience, consider the aesthetic aspect of it. So, invest in a few different containers and unique coffee accessories.
A great example of how joyful drinking coffee can be when the right container is used is the coffee presentation of Pablo Coffee in Japan. This popular coffee shop chain serves its iced coffee in a champagne glass and transforms an often casual start or middle of the day coffee treat into a rather high-class experience.
3. Establish the most advantageous times to drink coffee.
Given the nutritional value and positive health impact of drinking coffee, consider determining the different times of the day when drinking it would be most beneficial to you.
For instance, if you tend to feel sleepy after lunch, how about concluding the meal with a cup of Joe? Or, if you experience the 3 o’clock slump every day at work, how about getting yourself a small cup of refreshing iced coffee? Will you be going on a long study session? Work in coffee before this.
The caffeine in coffee will excite your central nervous system and make you more energetic, alert, cognitively ready.
4. Pair it with a snack.
If you want to take your coffee experience up a notch, the best way to do that is by pairing it with a snack. If tea time is a treat to the body, mind, and soul because teas are paired with tea sandwiches and petits fours, it’s the same thing with coffee time.
One of the best edibles to consume with coffee is cake. Nothing compares to the gastronomically pleasing balance of black coffee and a slice of cake. You achieve the true essence of bittersweet this way. Aside from cake, fruit pies and bite-sized baked goodies are also great partners for coffee.
5. Go out more on coffee dates.
Coffee is a beverage that a lot of people enjoy, so make drinking it an opportunity to spend time with the people who matter to you. You can invite your parents to a local cafe one afternoon and try different coffee recipes together. If the cafe knows coffee, the owner and employees can sometimes recommend a recipe that can meet customers’ specific requirements.
Coffee dates are also perfect for reconnecting with friends. Other meet-up arrangements are often awkward, but coffee dates are overall chill and relaxing.
Who can hurry through a hot cup of cappuccino, or gulp down a frappuccino? Nobody. People always come into a coffee meet-up knowing that there will be a lot of talk, and they can take their sweet time.
Joyful living with coffee
In this world where people are often too busy to enjoy the simple things in life, it’s important to identify aspects of a daily routine that can be elevated easily to promote better awareness, self-care, and gratefulness.
Thankfully, the seemingly trivial activity of drinking a cup of Joe every day is one aspect of daily life where it is possible to get more joy. If you want to get more out of your daily caffeine fix, use the five tips shared here.
AUTHOR BIO:- Dave Asprey is the creator of the widely popular Bulletproof Coffee, host of the #1 health podcast, Bulletproof Radio, and author of the New York Times bestselling book, “The Bulletproof Diet.” Through his work, the Silicon Valley investor and technology entrepreneur provides information, techniques and keys to taking control of and improving your biochemistry, your body and your mind so they work in unison, helping you execute at levels far beyond what you’d expect, without burning out, getting sick, or allowing stress to control your decisions.