“Coffee is a language in itself”Unknown
As a child I remember waking up to the smell of coffee in the morning. I have fond memories of watching my grandmother peacefully drink her coffee with a pastry or slice of toast. I have always associated the beginning of a new day, often the best part of the day with coffee. In fact, right now, I’m humming, “🎶the best part of waking up is Folgers in your cup”. 🎶
When I began my career as an Accountant it was easy to fall into the routine of drinking coffee every morning. It was like a rite of passage to being a full-fledged professional working woman.
In 2016, I gave up coffee because I felt I was addicted to it. That didn’t last long though. When I started graduate school in 2017, with those late nights and early mornings, all that self-righteous, “I don’t need coffee to make it through the day” talk went right out the window.
But now I think I’ve found a happy medium. I have a small cup in the morning and that’s it. And I make my own coffee at home which I’ve found to be very beneficial.
1. Saves Time
When you are already rushing to make it to work on time, sitting in the drive-thru can be frustrating, especially on their slow days. To stop and get coffee can take anywhere from 5-15 minutes. And 5-15 minutes is a lifetime in the morning. I find that I can actually make it to work on time when I make my coffee at home. If I prepare the coffee maker at night before bed, all I have to do is turn it on in the morning and get ready. Over time you will save hours of your life by not sitting in the drive-thru or waiting in line in person.
2. Saves Money
A small coffee costs $2.00. If I get a coffee every day, that adds up to $14.00 a week, $56.00 a month and $730.00 a year! Just think what you can do with an extra $56.00 a week or $730.00 a year. It is much cheaper to buy ground coffee and coffee filters which will last for at least a month than to buy a coffee every day.
3. More Healthy
Restaurants use tap water and God only knows where they get their coffee from. When I make coffee at home, I use distilled water, organically grown coffee grounds and I add cinnamon and maca root powder to the grounds. If I’d like to use sugar, I use non-gmo sugar. If I’d like to add “cream”, I use a non-dairy drink. Tap water contains fluoride, chlorine, and other harmful substances that can lead to decreased health and cognitive function. Making your coffee at home means you will know exactly what you are putting into your body. The added benefit of maca root powder is that it increases energy, increases libido, and balances reproductive hormone production. You can’t get that at your local café.
4. Better Skin
After you’ve made your coffee you can use the grounds as an exfoliator! Just mix it with some jojoba oil and you have an amazing scrub that will remove dead skin. Your skin will be smooth and glowing. The caffeine will help with dark circles and puffiness, and it improves blood circulation.
Making your own coffee saves time, puts more money in your pocket, improves your health and gives your skin a glow. This sounds a win-win, win-win to me!