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Coffee…I love you so…thank you!

Thank You, Coffee I Love You

Got up this morning and I had to write…thank you coffee. I really appreciate the spurt of energy you give me. Thank you for your lovely sharp but sweet smell of a “good morning” vibe and the beginning of a great day. I love your caffeine and everything you help me propel myself to do.

There is a blog of coffee quotes. Seriously. How cool is that? LOL!

https://coffeeconfidential.org/history/coffee-quotes/

There is no live without water. Because water is needed to make coffee.— Unknown

To drink is human. To drink coffee is divine.— Unknown

Given enough coffee I could rule the world.— Unknown

A cup of coffee shared with a friend is happiness tasted and time well spent.— Unknown

I don’t have a problem with caffeine. I have a problem without it.— Unknown

Drink Coffee. Do stupid things even faster with more energy.— Unknown

Caffeine-The other Vitamin C.— Unknown

I have measured out my life with coffee spoons.— T. S. Eliot

Black as the devil, hot as hell, pure as an angel, sweet as love.— Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

You can tell when you have crossed the frontier into Germany because of the badness of the coffee.— Edward VII

Forever: Time it takes to brew the first pot of coffee in the morning.— Unknown

Caffeine isn’t a drug, it’s a vitamin.— Unknown

Coffee is a beverage that puts one to sleep when not drank.— Alphonse Allais

Sleep is a symptom of caffeine deprivation.— Unknown

Decaffeinated coffee is kind of like kissing your sister.— Bob Irwin

The first cup is for the guest, the second for enjoyment, the third for the sword.— Old Arabic Saying

There’s nothing sweeter than a cup of bitter coffee.— Rian Aditia

Deja Brew: The feeling that you’ve had this coffee before.— Unknown

Politics now is rather like going into Starbucks for a coffee.— Rory Bremner

I judge a restaurant by the bread and by the coffee.— Burt Lancaster

I like cappuccino, actually. But even a bad cup of coffee is better than no coffee at all.— David Lynch

Coffee in England is just toasted milk.— Christopher Fry

I like my coffee like I like my women. In a plastic cup.— Eddie Izzard

Once you wake up and smell the coffee, it’s hard to go back to sleep.— Fran Drescher

COFFEE.SYS Not Found: User startup disabled.— Unknown

C:>http://COFFEE.COM error. Contact programmer J. Valdez.— Unknown

C:\COFFEE.POT missing (A)bort (R)etry (F)all asleep?— Unknown

I could serve coffee using my rear as a ledge.— Jennifer Lopez

Do you know how helpless you feel if you have a full cup of coffee in your hand and you start to sneeze?— Jean Kerr

Like everyone else who makes the mistake of getting older, I begin each day with coffee and obituaries.— Bill Cosby

Do Lipton employees take coffee breaks?— Steven Wright

When traveling with someone, take large does of patience and tolerance with your morning coffee.— Helen Hayes

How-to-Save on Each Cup of Coffee

If you are like most of us and use a Keurig to make your coffee- then this is for you! I found a way to make each cup of coffee perfect. I was buying all types of prefilled Keurig coffee from the Starbuck, Dunkin Donuts, and “organic” 365 brands…honestly a lot them were too strong so I found myself diluting them. ALSO- it’s expensive!! I bought a single filter and loved it!

Just like this one:

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So, for 1 lb of coffee it makes about: https://www.coffeedetective.com/how-much-does-a-cup-of-coffee-cost-when-i-brew-it-at-home.html according to the internet blog- it’s around $.27 cents vs. $7.50 for 12 cups which is $.63 cents – depending on what brand etc. – you can save 1/3!

You can Buy the K-Cup filter on Amazon for 4-$9 or less or one for $7.35 with cover Keurig above this banner. I love the saving and versatility of each cup! Sometimes I want a stronger cup or to try other coffees not offered for sale in a prefilled Keurig cup~! Enjoy and let me know below in the comments if you found this helpful or if you too use a k-cup! Now just some tips on maintenance – make sure you clean out each and an once week or after several uses drop it in a bowl of water with apple cider vinegar to clean out (I love acv as you know – so many great uses and in-expensive), also I would suggest you take it out after each use and let your Keurig dry out – or air out by leaving the top open – it can build up mold very quickly if you leave the Keurig. Let me know if you currently use a single filter, your thoughts, and idea in the comments below! Love y’all!

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Lo Bostworth Breaks it Down…go to her blog to read more.

Improved Sleep

The main reason we even drink coffee in the morning is to help wake us up for our day but did you know that consuming caffeine regularly actually affects your sleep?? You probably did, that’s why you try not to drink it in the evenings but either way, daily intake of coffee can alter your sleep cycle which translates into restless nights and drowsy mornings. And we all know what lack of sleep causes right? A grumpy human whose mood is not to be messed with until they’ve had their morning coffee. Isn’t it a drag to have to rely on caffeine in order to feel better?!

Lower Blood Pressure

Due to its stimulatory effect on the nervous system, caffeine raises your blood pressure levels a.k.a. it makes your heart work pretty hard so reducing your caffeine intake can help to give your precious heart a little break.

Decreased Anxiety

I decided to start drinking less coffee when I noticed I would get anxious after every cup. I just thought it was in all my head, which technically it was because I learned that caffeine stimulates the neuron activity in our brain which then stimulates the adrenal glands. Less coffee (caffeine in general) = less anxious.

Better Absorption Of Nutrients

Tannins found in coffee can impede some of the absorption of important nutrients our body needs such as iron, calcium and B vitamins so if you don’t want to have to take extra supplements in order to get all of these necessary nutrients then reducing your caffeine intake will help your body to properly absorb them!

Healthier Teeth

Now as for our aesthetics, coffee is no bueno because it stains your teeth while acidic energy drinks & sodas erode your tooth enamel which can cause tooth decay. No thanks!!

Better Skin

That’s right ladies, you will see a difference in your skin when you say bye bye to caffeine! Caffeine decreases collagen synthesis in your skin and aren’t we always trying to make sure our skin has enough collagen?! Supplements and other skin care products aren’t going to do much for that if we’re basically interfering with collagen formation by drinking caffeine.

Don’t worry guys, no one is expecting you to quit caffeine cold turkey, it’s still ok to have in moderation (1 cup of coffee before 10 AM is ok if you absolutely need it) but there are plenty of alternatives for you to try in order to break your caffeine habit.

Water

Water is honestly the best remedy for EVERYTHING. As soon as you wake up drink at least 1 huge glass of water to kick start your hydration, trust me, it will help you to feel more alert and it’ll boost your metabolism! Tip: squeeze some lemon in there for added flavor & benefits!

Peppermint Tea

If you’re looking for a mid-day pick me up, then opt for some peppermint tea! It helps to improve brain function by making you more alert and even has memory enhancing effects! Peppermint tea is also great for healthy digestion!

Green Vegetable Juices/Smoothies

Kill two birds with one stone by simply getting your greens!! Making a juice or smoothie filled with essential greens such as spinach, kale, cucumber, celery and green apple will not only provide you with necessary antioxidants and nutrients such as iron but it’ll help to give you a serious boost of energy!

Matcha

Matcha is hands down my favorite alternative to coffee! The amino acid,L-theanine,that it contains helps to improve concentration and memory and it’s also a great immunity booster! Try making this 30 seconds Matcha Recipe at home and you’ll be on your way to boosting your metabolism, relaxing the mind and feeling better!


Thank You For Today~

I hope you find Self-Awareness, be kind to your self, self love -love yourself first. Self-care is so important for everyone. The happier you are the happier everyone will be around you. Love Yourself More…

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