Today is the Macmillan annual World’s Biggest Coffee Morning – and what better reason to celebrate our ever-burning love for a cup of the black stuff? Especially in the morning.
Are you the kind of person who is suspicious of people who don’t like coffee? Do you view tea drinkers as a weaker species and think that “grabbing a coffee” is a valid reason to be late for any occasion?
We hear you.
For bleary eyed coffee lovers all over, we bring you 6 reasons why you can’t do without your morning coffee.
1. You’re ADDICTED
Sorry. But it’s true. Coffee contains pretty high levels of caffeine. Caffeine is addictive. So, the simple answer as to why you can’t go without your morning coffee is because you are addicted to the caffeine buzz it brings you. (We’re not judging).
2. You can’t function without it (…because you’re addicted)
Until that first glug of the hot, black stuff hits the back of your throat, mornings just don’t happen for you. Attempting conversations are futile. Unless it’s with your favourite barista. Only they truly understand your needs. This my friend, is the caffeine talking.
3. It looks so pretty
It just does. As much as coffee tastes great without it, we really appreciate the effort that goes into making little leaves and love hearts on top. It feels fancy. And comforting. Yum. It doesn’t matter how much as we try to recreate it, it’s just not quite the same at home.
4. You fancy the barista
Come on, admit it. You’ve got a Rachel Green (or Gunther) that you are a little bit in love with. Not only do they make you the perfect Americano, the glint in their eye gets your morning off to a great start. We’ve all built up a fake relationship in our head with at least one member of staff in the local coffee shop. Haven’t we?
5. Big things happen in coffee shops
There was a time when the lovely J.K Rowling was struggling to make ends meet & wandered into a little cafe in Edinburgh, Scotland. It is here that she sat down & wrote what would become one of the worlds biggest phenomenons, Harry Potter! I had the inspirational pleasure of eating lunch at The Elephant House today, which reminded me that anything is possible. "It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all – in which case, you fail by default" – J.K Rowling ✨ 🐘 📚 #liveyourlife #dreambig #anythingispossible #nevergiveup #neverstopexploring #traveloften #elephanthouse #jkrowling #harrypotter #potterhead #edinburgh #scotland #instafollow #followback #instagood #photooftheday #like #comment
Not only might you meet the love of your life, but some of the best people have had their best ideas drinking coffee. Take The Elephant House in Edinburgh, for example. This provided the backdrop for JK Rowling when she penned the first Harry Potter novel, with her saying that it was cheaper to buy a coffee and sit there all day than have the heating on in her own house.
6. It’s good for you (or so you tell yourself)
Reports have suggested in the past that coffee lowers your chance of type II diabetes, cancer and depression, among other things. And apparently, it makes you a better runner. Now, we’ve no idea if this is true. But we’re happy to believe it if you are. Hurray for coffee!
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