Most people rush through their morning coffee, using it as a quick wake up call to try and rescue them from their slumber to rush out the door to work.
No thank you.
Coffee is special, and if you make time for it, it will make time for you offering you a world of delight and flavour you never realised was there.
I want you to slow down and take the time to enjoy your cup of coffee in the morning.
Sure we’re all running late now and again but how about at the weekend, you can surely take some extra time on a Sunday morning to reflect, appreciate, and truly enjoy your morning brew?
With that said, here are 3 ways you can turn your coffee into self care by carving out some time for you and something you enjoy.
Learn To Brew Manually
No need to just boil the kettle and smash down a cup of instant coffee with all the flavour profile of an old napkin. You deserve better than that.
Instead I highly recommend you learn how to make your coffee from coffee grounds, or better yet coffee beans.
Take the time to get into a morning rhythm with your coffee, measuring out coffee into a French Press, or slowly pouring out the water taking care to add just the right amount.
Or at the very least splash out on an espresso machine that will brew for you but give you lots of flavour.
With this care comes mindfulness, slowing down, and of course a more delicious cup of coffee at the end of it.
Learn To Taste And Pause With Each Sip
I’m not going to tell you to go all in and learn to identify what type of tree bark flavour the coffee is giving off (yes some people can tell you that).
But if you take a little bit of time to appreciate each mouthful of coffee, swill it round your mouth and notice which parts of your tongue react.
Is it a sourness, like citrus fruit, maybe a dark chocolate taste, maybe you’re getting a little sweetness on the tip of your tongue.
I like to close my eyes when I do this to take a moment of reflection and be grateful for not only the coffee but the time I carved out for myself to drink it.
And it becomes a fun sort of game to try and taste what’s in a coffee compared to other coffee’s you’ve had. But be warned… It’s hard to go back to instant!
Take A Breath And Enjoy It As Your Only Activity
Lastly is perhaps the hardest part, but also the most important when it comes to self care. Taking the time just for you to enjoy your coffee alone. Not enjoy it while you’re on instagram, or reading emails, or even talking to your family.
Just you alone, enjoying a solitary cup of coffee, enjoying the aroma’s, the flavours and smiling at the time just for you when you can be safe and enjoy something just for you.
That to me is self care, taking that time to breath, relax and enjoy something I made just for me, not because I thought someone else would like some.