Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Get out of that coffee rut

I love coffee, so I was surprised that the thought of grinding the beans this morning brought a heavy sigh and a plan to drive by a Starbucks instead.

When coffee becomes a habit, rather than a joy, it's time to make a change. Not away from coffee, but back to the coffee experience that you love.

I made a mental list of things I really enjoy about coffee, then came up with a quick list of dos and don'ts.

When you feel the coffee rut, don't

  • work while you drink it
  • settle for the cheapest beans
  • use your normal coffee maker
  • have the same old same old
  • order drip
  • get it to go
  • have it in the car
  • drink it at your desk
  • have it in a paper cup
  • drink through a lid

Instead of your normal, do

  • use a cup, saucer, and spoon (clink clink)
  • try a French press
  • steam or froth your milk
  • sit outside
  • sit on the couch
  • go to a diner
  • order an Americano instead of drip
  • go light
  • have espresso
  • drink it on a walk
  • give the machine a thorough cleaning
  • instead of pouring your own milk, order a cafĂ© au lait
  • go dark
  • use better beans

Enjoy coffee again...

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