It’s no secret that the first sip of coffee is one of the best feelings of the day. It’s as if you’re being reassured that you’re getting the fuel you need for all that you’re going to face. The following are a few tips that can make for a better coffee-drinking experience — no matter if you take it black, or with a little cream and sugar.
Try to Avoid Coffee Before 10 AM: Naturally, as humans we are affected by the 24-hour hormonal cycle called the Circadian Clock. This means that cortisol (the hormone that makes us feel alert and awake) levels peak three times a day, between 8am-9am, 12pm-1pm, and 5pm-6pm. So to work best with this, consider introducing caffeine into your system in the off-peak hours.
Use Coffee to Boost Your Memory: Research supports that approximately 200 mg of caffeine can boost memory, but this is most effective when you drink right after the learning event and not before. For example, drinking coffee right after your study session can play a part in helping you ace that exam!
Combine Coffee with a Nap to Feel Extra Awake: Because caffeine takes about 20-30 minutes to “kick in”, consider drinking coffee right before a powernap of that time so you can wake up to the caffeine’s effectiveness.
It’s also no secret that the object that you cradle, lift, or hold to carry said coffee adds to the experience of this routine. Combined with these tips to drink smarter, make the most of your cup by exploring our new coffeware. Which includes: the W Glass in Pink (limited edition), the Terracotta Mug in Chaozhou Green, or Mt. Fuji Mug in Aka (Red).