It’s Wicked Wednesday. Hump Day. The week is half over. Time for a wicked indulgence. Comfort for a bad day or celebration for a good day. You earned it.
Today’s wicked indulgence – a Coffee Break! Indulge yourself with a hot, steamy cup of rich coffee. Make it or buy it just the way you like it: black, creamy, sweet, hot, cold, latte, cappuccino, mocha, caramel, hazelnut, vanilla. Starbucks. McDonald’s. Bean Counter. Coffee Shop Coffee. Mmmmm! So delicious!
Black coffee tastes somewhat bitter and is an acquired taste. Sweeteners, creams, and flavors enhance the taste and neutralize the bitterness. Each coffee drinker has his or her own special formula for making good coffee and the choices are endless.
Coffee must be well brewed in order to taste good. The coffee maker should be clean and functionally sound. The best tasting and most flavorful coffee is made from cold, filtered water and freshly ground coffee beans. Experimenting with different brands and roasts will help you find your favorite kind of coffee.
A boost of caffeine will make you feel more alive and smarter. It will give you energy and make you feel more awake. Caffeine stimulates the nervous system and improves reaction time, memory, and reasoning skills.
Three to five cups of coffee a day are also beneficial to health and reduce the onset of several diseases. Coffee has a massive amount of healthy antioxidants and other vitamins and minerals. Drinking coffee can lower the risk of getting liver disease, type 2 diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, some types of cancers, strokes, dementia, and Alzheimer’s Disease.
Coffee can actually make you a better person. It raises metabolism, burns fat, and helps you loose weight. It can help fight depression and make you feel happier. Adding cocoa powder to your coffee is delicious and will instantly boost your mood. It can improve physical performance, increase your metabolism, and break down fat in order to give your body the fuel it needs to function. Best of all, coffee can make you live longer.
It is very pleasurable to hold and sniff a hot, steaming cup of fragrant coffee. Some people just love the smell of coffee. Coffee scented candles and oils can be very energizing and enjoyable.
If your coffee tastes bitter, try adding a pinch of salt.
Morning coffee is an essential for coffee drinkers. A morning caffeine punch can be your best friend. It can make you feel so much better about getting up. There is something very soothing about holding, sipping, and sniffing a cup of hot coffee. It energizes, motivates, and inspires you to start the day. It can even get your bowels moving.
Taking a coffee break in the morning or afternoon is rejuvenating and motivating. A short break refreshes your brain and your body and releases tension, especially if you get up and walk around a little. You will be able to think and work more efficiently. Chatting with coworkers or friends during your break allows you to share ideas and socialize.
Having your very own special coffee cup is very pleasing. Coffee from your favorite cup is delicious! It will lift your spirits and put a Sami,e on your face!
The downside: coffee is addictive and some people are very sensitive to caffeine. Caffeine from coffee is a drug and it can make you irritable, emotional, and anxious. Too much coffee is a stimulant and can raise your blood pressure and heart rate. This causes shallow breathing which results in oxygen deprivation to the brain. Too much coffee can also effect your sleep especially when coffee is consumed late in the day. It can give you heartburn. Withdrawal symptoms often occur when coffee intake is suddenly reduced or stopped.
Decaffinated coffee tastes good and is very soothing to drink. It is also an acquired taste. Although decaffeinated coffee contains some caffeine – 3% or less than regular coffee, it does not have the same mood enhancing and metabolic properties. Some people mix half decaf and half caffeinated. Decaffeinated coffee has plenty of health benefits due to it’s antioxidants. Decaf coffee is also less likely to cause heartburn than caffeinated.
Having coffee can be solitary or social. Brewing and serving hot coffee for a friend or neighbor is a very gracious and welcoming action. Coffee can be romantic. Coffee dates – getting to know each other over coffee and donuts, love talk over coffee and dessert. Preparing a cup of morning coffee for your lover just the way he likes it. It’s cozy. It’s welcoming. It’s heartfelt. It’s loving. It is love in a cup.