Throughout his presidency, Barack Obama committed his mornings to physical fitness and breakfast with the family. Winston Churchill woke to newspapers and weak whiskey. Benjamin Franklin, strict about his ritual, washed, ate breakfast, and envisioned the day. Steve Jobs asked the mirror the same question daily.
The list of successful persons’ morning routines goes on and on, making a simple truth abundantly clear: If you want to find success in this world, start by looking in the morning.
Here at Runabout, we believe that coffee is made special by a commitment to each other, excellence, and experimentation. We value, not just unadulterated coffee made with high moral standards, but we care for the person on the receiving end as well: You.
You’re Not Just Crafting Amazing Coffee…
Nowadays, slowing down defies the hectic cultural currents in which we swim. People choose Keurigs and brew pots for the same reasons they binge on Netflix or microwave leftovers. It’s easy. But, the best in life is not in shortcuts.
A coffee ritual eases you into the day and encourages healthy habits. It reminds you to value time and intent and gives you a daily sense of accomplishment. A manual method such as a Hario v60, Chemex, or French Press can subtly enrich, not just your coffee experience, but your day-to-day pursuit of personal development.
Remember, you’re not just crafting amazing coffee. You’re crafting yourself.
…You’re Crafting Yourself
If coffee is an important part of your morning routine, it’s vital to ensure the best possible experience. You deserve clean, fresh, ethically-sourced coffee beans, roasted to perfection with care.
In an article by South China Morning Post, Sally Poon, a dietitian at Personal Dietitian in Hong Kong (in conjunction with a study by the British Medical Journal) suggests that black coffee has the greatest health benefits. Poon says, “Pay attention to the amount of full-cream milk, evaporated milk, condensed milk, cream, syrup, and sugar that you add to your coffee. Full-fat dairy products are loaded with saturated fat, which can increase the levels of bad cholesterol in your blood. High levels of LDL cholesterol can increase your risk of heart disease and stroke.”
They talked also to Vanessa Lee, the assistant coffee trainer from The Coffee Academics, and The South China Morning Post summarized what she had to say. “The better the quality of the coffee beans, the healthier the final product, says Lee. ‘Quality’ has much to do with how and where beans are stored, how soon the crop is processed after harvesting, and how the beans are treated.”
So, it’s time to think healthy! Create a morning routine for your soul, invest in a coffee ritual for your mind, and purchase the highest quality beans for your body.