I have the best morning coffee routine! I look forward to my morning coffee routine like a little kid looks forward to Christmas morning. No lie! Since I started to focus on self-care and prioritize it, my morning coffee routine is more like a morning coffee ritual. It’s like self-care in a cup!
My morning coffee routine is self-care in a cup!
How to turn your morning coffee routine into a ritual
Step one (1) Brewing Your Morning Coffee
There are several methods to choose from when it comes to brewing a good cup of coffee. So the first step to transforming a boring ho-hum morning coffee routine into a yummy ritual is to decide on the right brewing method for you.
We use four different brewing methods at our house (crazy, but it’s true) to brew our morning coffee at home Some are quick and easy, and some are more of a process to savor and enjoy.
Our favorite brewing methods:
- A Drip Coffee Maker (My husband’s favorite) Quick “Plug and play” action
- French Press-A lovely way to brew a beautiful cup.
- Pour over method-To be savored and enjoyed
- Nespresso Machine-Quick, easy and oh-so amazing!
I recently wrote an entire article about how to brew the perfect cup of joe at home that you can take a peek at here. It’s got the 411 on how to brew that perfect cup.
Step two (2) Decide on your favorite coffee & maybe splurge a bit
There are a gazillion types of coffee out there at all different price points. It can be a bit mind-boggling to tell you the truth.
My husband swears he can’t tell the difference between cheap coffee and expensive coffee, so he uses Yuban coffee (in the drip coffee maker) which we buy in bulk at Costco.
Me? I’m afraid I have to disagree. I love me some Pike Place Roast and that’s just how it is. That said, I love, love, love my Nespresso coffee maker and all the tasty Nespresso coffee flavors. Picking out my flavor each morning is a beautiful thing.
Step three (3) The best morning coffee routine requires the perfect cup
If you are going to create the perfect morning coffee routine, you must have perfect coffee mugs at the ready! And not just one or two.
It would be best if you had a nice collection of perfect coffee cups so that you will be 100% guaranteed to have your perfect coffee in your perfect most favorite cup every. Single. Morning.
I may have too many coffee cups. Is there such a thing?
Your coffee cup has to be pleasing to the eye; maybe have a nice quote or something that brings you joy on the front but more importantly, it’s got to feel good in your hand.
It needs to be just the right size for your hand, and it needs to be good enough quality that it will keep your coffee nice and toasty for as long as possible. Microwaving coffee is a buzz kill.
Step four (4) Take your time & fix your morning coffee just the way you like it
Some people like to keep things simple and take their coffee straight out the pot black. But that’s not me. I like to fiddle with my coffee a bit and make it just right. I start with creamer or half and a half and go from there.
Remember: it’s not just about the destination. It’s about the journey!
If you take cream then you should try a milk throther
My friend Marlene was the one who showed me the way to the milk throffer. My morning coffee has never been the same. What a difference it makes! Warm and creamy-foamy creamer?! Yes, please.
After our first throffer finally died, we splurged on the Nespresso Milk Frother. I love it! It warms and froths your milk or creamer and whips it into a heavenly cream. If you haven’t ever tried it on, I highly recommend it.
Enjoy some oh-so yummy (and healthy) add on’s.
There are a ton of different kinds of creamer.
I confess I am still using that popular (sugar-free) non-dairy creamer that the health gurus say is bad, bad, bad. But I’m working on it.
The thing is, I am lactose intolerant, so heavy whipping cream, half and half, and even milk all hurt my stomach. I have tried almond milk and coconut milk. The jury is still out for me on those.
In addition to creamer, my hubby and I both add the following ingredients to our morning coffee:
Take your morning coffee routine up a notch with these yummy + healthy adds:
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Laird Superfood Creamer
We discovered Laird Superfood Creamers at Costco (and you can also get it from Amazon). We were instantly hooked!
First of foremost, this stuff is delicious! It’s creamy and just yum! It’s all-natural and contains MCTs from coconut oil. It doesn’t have any sugar in it and adds fuel to our morning coffee!
We have only tried the original flavor to date, but they’ve got a ton of flavors including pumpkin spice, turmeric, chocolate, and more!
Grassfeed butter or Ghee
We started adding ghee and/or butter to our morning coffee to increase the healthy fats in our diet. Not only is the butter yummy, but added fat along with low sugar coffee helps maintain stable blood sugar levels, which decrease cravings for sugar and carbs as we move through the day.
Five (5) Take your morning coffee to your happy place
This is where the magic happens and what truly transforms a morning coffee routine into a morning ritual!
Take at least a few minutes to really savor your morning coffee and practice some self-care while you do. Two birds, one stone.
Create a happy place that you can go every morning even for just a few minutes of quiet time
Choose a spot in your home where you are most comfortable. Maybe a favorite chair tucked in a corner or a pretty spot on your patio outside if weather permits. Sometimes I stay in bed!
Your happy place should be quiet and private if possible.
First, gather your favorite things to have at the ready.
Here’s what I’ve got in my happy place:
- Most loved blanket
- Favorite candle, sage and essentials oils
- Journals, bible and books that bring me comfort
- Meditation stones
- Favorite pens, markers and stickers
- Hand lotion, chapstick and eyedrops
Take some time for yourself while you savor that perfect cup of morning coffee
Here are some ideas:
–Be still and know
Once you get all cozy-comfy, spend time in quiet. I love to listen to simple sounds around me—the dishwasher, windchimes outside, that quiet voice inside my heart.
-Journal + Planner
Take a few minutes to write in your gratitude journal and do morning pages.
I find it’s a great time to go over the Calendar and write down some to-do’s for the day, the week, and months to follow.
This is when I usually set my intention for the day. What do you want your day to look like?
Sometimes I sit in silence and listen, while other days, I use one of my favorite meditation apps and do a 10-15 minute guided meditation. There are several great mediation apps available these days.
Learning to breathe properly is a powerful tool to ease stress. Trust me, I know! #recoveringstresscase
These simple breathing exercises can make a big difference if you make them part of your routine.
Need to up your self-care game?! I recently wrote an article called The self-care alphabet: 26 ways to practice self-care that I think you may really enjoy!
Now you are ready to slay the day!
Once I have spent some quiet time with my morning coffee, I feel ready to start the day.
Since one cup of coffee in the morning is never enough, I head to our coffee bar and make another cup, but this time I take it with me to the bathroom, where I do my morning skincare routine and get ready to slay the day.
There you have it! Some easy ways to turn your morning coffee routine into a morning coffee ritual!
What does your morning coffee routine look like? And do tell me how do you take your coffee! I’m always down to hear about new ways to make the perfect cup of Joe!
Until next time,