I have said it before and no doubt I will say it again (probably before the end of the day) but here goes,
“I cannot function without my coffee”
Especially during the week. As the cruel grind of Monday to Friday nine to five life takes its toll, I need my office coffee to get me through and survive.
I know its incredibly unfashionable at the moment to be a self confessed coffee junkie, but hey we all have our flaws. We are living in a time where the media is buzzing with health and wellbeing regimes. and every other person you meet is either juicing or detoxing, or trying the hard 75. These healthy people exist within my workforce, and whilst they are all super busy hydrating their body with good old H20 or caffeine free green tea, (whilst shouting about the benefits to anyone who will listen) there is little old me hanging onto my travel mug for dear life and planning my next escape to the coffee shop for my office coffee fix.
First coffee of the day
Ask a coffee lover what their favourite coffee of they day is and you may be surprised by the answer. It is often assumed that I enjoy the first one of the day the most, but this is not the case and I will tell you why.
- I have to make the coffee myself. Just like restaurant bought food or when you visit a friends for dinner, things taste better when you don’t have to make them. This rule does not only apply to food but coffee also and nothing beats coffee shop bought beverages.
- It is often rushed and rarely savoured. I won’t lie I am not a great morning person (if I was, would I need the coffee?) so most mornings end up rushed. I have a morning routine and I stick to it. However its not the kind of healthy regime that includes the luxury of a leisurely breakfast or meditation time, although I suspect this is what the green tea drinkers are doing. Instead my schedule is more of a shower, coffee, run to train station kinda situation. Therefore I don’t always enjoy that first rushed cup of joe as much as I should.
- Its never a fancy affair. My first cup of coffee of the day, is a made at home instant pot, no frills affair. Missing are the syrups, sprinkles and additional treats of the coffee shop (sad sigh). The allure of these is what gets me out of the front door some mornings.
So you see my first cup is essential to me but certainly not my favourite. My favourite comes a little later on in the morning when I enjoy my first office coffee.
Best coffee of the day – 10.30am office coffee
The best thing about my favourite office coffee is that it also combines an escape from the office (and away from the healthy cult crew) and into the arms of my beloved coffee shop. It doesn’t have to be at 10.30am, I am no strict clock watcher. But it is usually a mid morning affair. Too late for breakfast and too early for lunch, an office coffee will always pull me through that grey no mans land. Its the mid morning pick me up I want and need in my life.
I pick my caffeinated treat and hug its warmth as I carry it back o the office. After that first sip of my office coffee things already seem a little brighter and maybe it won’t be such a bad day after all.