Written by Alex Nguyen
With a majority of coffee shops temporarily closed, now’s the time to embrace home brewing and incorporating it into your daily ritual. You can buy your favorite beans and make drinks just like your favorite coffee shop– or if anything, you can practice your barista skills now.
It helps you balance. Making coffee in the morning and having it as part of your daily ritual–much like brushing your teeth, opening social media, or other habits and practices you have–can help in centering you as you establish a routine and pattern of behaviors. In these uncertain times, it’s the little things that can help ground us. From meditation to the smell of coffee brewing, habit formations can be good for you.
It’s actually good for you. Research suggests that coffee in moderation has health benefits. We’re not advocating for you to have three Americanos per day, but a daily phin or coffee every other day does not hurt. Making coffee at home in the morning will not only help ground you for the day, but it will also help you feel alert and less groggy, especially if you’re not a morning person.
It saves you money. How much do you spend every time you go to a coffee shop? We love supporting local businesses as much as you, but doing things yourself can save you a pretty penny at the end of the day. If you made coffee at home instead of going out for coffee even once a week for a whole year, you’d be saving hundreds of dollars– which you can then use to buy more coffee to make at home.
It’s a good skill to have. Knowing how to brew things is definitely worthy of admiration. It’s one thing to know how to make drip coffee, but it’s another to be able to steam your own milk and create your own latte art. If nobody else will brew your beans, know that you can do it yourself.
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