Top Coffee Tips For a Better Cup of Energy in the Morn’ (or Afternoon)

In the late afternoon, you may be checking out Le Petit Ballon while enjoying a glass of Pinot grigio. But when morning comes, you will be a whole lot more interested in ways in which you can make your daily cup of coffee a true and utterly delight. There are many things you can do to improve this experience for yourself, and as a result, here are some tips you should use so that your love for coffee can reach new heights.

Get creative and knock up some latte art!

If you feel like your morning cup of coffee just doesn’t pack enough of a punch on a Monday morning, you can make it more exciting by working up a bit of creative latte art, like the one you get when visiting your local coffee shop. Contrary to popular belief, it’s not that hard to pull off some impressive designs yourself. There are online sites and YouTube videos that detail the process of making these. So next time you make yourself that necessary latte, why not decorate it with a swanky Instagram-worthy design?

Adapting to summer…

A hot cup of coffee can do wonders for you but with summer in full swing, you might better enjoy a chilled iced coffee. Again, you can look up a recipe online and get it done in the comfort of your home in no time. You can even start the planning and prepping before going to bed, and when you wake up the next hot summers day you will be able to enjoy an iced coffee with a kick to start off your day! 

Don’t throw your grounds away:

Used coffee grounds hold incredible powers once their coffee days are over. The paste that remains in the aftermath of a good coffee brewing can be used for numerous things. For example, it can be used to clean dishes that are resilient in retaining some filth. What’s more, it can take care of persistent smells on your skin as well as also help with gardening. Shocking isn’t it? But oh-so true! And if there are garden pests you are most enraged by, you can give them the used grounds treatment and they will most likely go away!

Why not use it for your workout…?

The thing about empowering beverages that people tend to use for their workouts is that these drinks are often not as potent as a good ol’ cup of coffee. According to recent research, it has been found that just a few ounces of coffee can pack in a strong enough punch to give you a great dose of energy boost for your daily run or workout routine. This can also save you a lot of money on expensive drinks or pre-workout rituals.

There are many ways to enjoy coffee. If you find any of our tips useful, that’s great as using these will help to improve your coffee break and let you enjoy that necessary cup of joe in the mornings just a little bit more…! 

Charlotte Giver

Charlotte is the founder and editor-in-chief at Your Coffee Break magazine. She studied English Literature at Fairfield University in Connecticut whilst taking evening classes in journalism at MediaBistro in NYC. She then pursued a BA degree in Public Relations at Bournemouth University in the UK. With a background working in the PR industry in Los Angeles, Barcelona and London, Charlotte then moved on to launching Your Coffee Break from the YCB HQ in London’s Covent Garden and has been running the online magazine for the past 10 years. She is a mother, an avid reader, runner and puts a bit too much effort into her morning brew.