Our morning coffee ritual is a thing of beauty. The rich, silky flavors in our cup, the warm feeling of that mug in our hands, the way the caffeine feels as though it awakens our minds and activates our senses. It’s one reason why coffee has become such a staple in our society.
There’s so much to learn about coffee, from farming to processing to roasting to brewing. But you don’t need to know all of those details to make a magical mug. What matters most is what happens when your hands reach to make your morning cup and when that first drop hits your tastebuds.
Today, we’re talking about the morning coffee: Why do we drink it? What does it do for us? And most importantly, what’s the best way to make a delicious cup in the morning?
Let’s dive into the wonderful world of morning coffee.
Why Do We Drink a Cup of Coffee in the Morning?
There are so many reasons why we might want to drink coffee in the morning. It’s different for everybody, and each person loves coffee for a different reason.
Here are some of the main motives for why we say good morning with a coffee cup.
For starters, coffee is delicious. Whether you enjoy a nice hearty cup of black coffee or you love a sweet latte with whipped cream on top, coffee can be tailored to everyone’s tastes.
One of the most beautiful things about this beverage is that there’s a coffee drink for everybody. Espresso, cold brew, iced coffee, hot coffee, cappuccinos, you name it — this is an accessible drink that coffee lovers and casual fans alike can use to get the caffeine they want when they want it.
It Gets Us Going
Perhaps the main reason why 62% of Americansdrink coffee every day is because of that sweet, sweet caffeine. This wonderful little stimulant is nothing short of incredible. It can give us feelings of alertness when we should be feeling tired due to grogginess.
The way caffeine affects the brain is pretty remarkable. By blocking adenosine receptors in the brain, caffeine reduces the effects of the hormone that makes you feel tired. Plus, this fantastic little drug increases the available amount of dopamine in the brain.
In a practical way, caffeine in moderation can help to improve our brain’s performance by aiding your ability to stay attentive and reducing the symptoms of fatigue. Talk about an amazing way to start your day.
The Health Benefits
Believe it or not, there are actually more benefits to coffee than just the caffeine jolt. For starters, for some people, it can potentially help to boost their metabolism, when consumed as part of a healthy diet and lifestyle. That’s potentially good news for anyone trying to stay healthy and fit.
Coffee can also provide your body with antioxidants, which could help to protect your cells from oxidative stress and the damage that comes from it. Coffee may even help support the health of your brain.
Although there are a lot of possible health benefits that come from this amazing drink, there are some people who should avoid it. Pregnant people, people with a sleep disorder, people with high blood pressure, and some people with heart disease should limit their caffeine intake (or at least ask their RDN for recommendations about how much they can drink).
If you often feel stressed, too much caffeine can increase your cortisol levels (that key stress hormone), so it’s best to have a clear “I am going to stop after this cup” boundary each morning.
A Fun Ritual
Finally, the ritual of coffee is such a great part of every morning. Whether you’re heading to the office or heading to Ibiza, people who love coffee enjoy the daily routine of crafting the best coffee in the morning.
Even going to your local coffee shop and having a barista make your daily coffee can be a comforting daily habit for coffee drinkers. Too bad it can also be expensive! We’ll get to a better way to get your morning cup in a moment.
We all have our morning routines. For some of us, it’s a nice warm shower and skin-care routine. For others, it’s simply rolling out of bed and into your clothes and sprinting out the door. In either case, a quick cup of coffee can make a huge difference in how you feel.
Waking up and doing the same routine every day is a wonderful way to get yourself into a productive and more focused mindset. That routine — paired with the eye-opening aroma of coffee — is a magical way to start your day on the right foot.
What Are Some Downsides of a Morning Cup of Joe?
Coffee is definitely amazing — you might even have some coffee quotes hanging up in your kitchen singing its praises.
Still, some (avoidable) obstacles can taint the experience. Let’s take a look at some of the things you may want to avoid while enjoying your coffee every day.
It Can Be Time Consuming and Difficult
Making coffee every morning can be a little time-consuming. Sure, you can put some coffee beans in your coffee grinder, then add the groundsto the coffee maker, and have coffee in a few minutes, but there are some mornings when waiting for that pot to finish brewing just adds to the stress of the day.
We’ve all slept through our alarms once or twice, and skipping our favorite morning pick-me-up just makes an annoying situation worse.
Not to mention, coffee makers are pretty inflexible. Sure it can make black coffee, but what about cold brew, a latte, or any of the other special types of drinks? Making our favorite beverages often requires pricy and complicated equipment and a bit of experience that you might not have yet (or want to develop).
Plus, making these drinks is a pretty involved process. When you’re trying to rush out the door in the morning, the kids are late to school, and your boss just won’t stop calling, it’s not always practical to take several minutes to craft your drink (or wait for your favorite barista to make it for you).
Coffee Shops Are Expensive!
Another annoying aspect of morning coffee is that you’re probably going to be spending upwards of $6 for a fun drink at a coffee shop. It’s just way too expensive.
There are some people out there who can make it a bit difficult to enjoy your coffee. The coffee world is full of really smart people who know their stuff when it comes to this wonderful drink we all love.
But some of these people want you to drink coffee their way, not your own — and they’ll let you know that they think you should change what you enjoy.
There’s nothing worse than getting a condescending barista who gives you the eye for getting a drink that involves a little extra time. Coffee is something that everybody should be able to love, guilt-free! You should be able to love your drink without fear of being judged.
What’s an Easy Way to Enjoy a Delicious Morning Cup of Coffee?
So that begs the questions: how can we enjoy coffee to the fullest? How can we get the caffeine we need, while making a drink that our taste buds will enjoy? Is there any way to have a quick and easy coffee-making experience?
This all might seem like a tall order, but buckle up — we know a way you can have it all!
Javy Coffee Concentrate
Coffee concentrate is one of the simplest (and most delicious) ways you can get your morning caffeine fix every day. Say goodbye to crazy coffee equipment and lackluster single-cup coffee makers. The future of at-home coffee is here in a nice, aesthetic bottle.
Javy concentrate is made with your morning in mind. With a simple, fast, and delicious bottle of concentrated coffee, you can make your favorite cup of coffee in seconds.
What Can I Make With Javy?
Well, just about anything! If you want a satisfying cup of black coffee, simply add a couple of tablespoons of Javy to some hot water. If you like cold brew, make your Javy with cold water and ice.
For those of us who prefer espresso drinks like iced lattes, just grab some milk, your favorite flavored creamer or syrup, some ice, and a glass to stir it in — and you’re good to go. Javy lets you have any style of coffee you love in seconds.
Javy even has flavored coffee concentrates, so you can make any drink you’re dreaming about. If you’re a chocolate lover, there’s a mocha concentrate ready for you — and the same goes for the delicious caramel drinks.
We even have a decaf concentrate for all of the soon-to-be moms out there or for when you want your coffee to compliment that after-dinner dessert… without the energy jolt.
It’s SO Affordable!
One of the biggest benefits of going the coffee concentrate route for your morning cup is that it is one of the most affordable coffee options out there, especially for cold brew and lattes. Just one bottle of Javy has about 30 servings of coffee in it.
Coffee, Your Way
Put the judgment from coffee snobs behind you. Today is the day when you start enjoying the coffee you like without anybody telling you otherwise. That’s why we make Javy accessible, affordable, and convenient.
Coffee is a drink for everybody, and you should be able to enjoy it with ease, whatever way you like to do so. With Javy, enjoying the coffee you love has never been easier. So, pick up some Javy today, and watch your morning routine transform for the better.
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