Coffee is the favorite and preferred drink of choice of hundreds of millions, if not billions, of people around the world. Something about those beans brings out the comfort in some, and the practical energy in others, but most agree that it’s one drink that’s a staple of modern culture. But how versed are you about it as a topic?
Consider these following five things to know about your favorite beverage, including at least realizing that addiction to coffee is a real thing, then looking into different ways to brew it, how sustainable bean farming works, what the popular coffee lingo is, and why you might get a headache in the morning if you don’t have your cup.
Realize That Addiction Is Real
The caffeine in coffee is a drug, which means that your body and your mind can get addicted to it. So though most of the coffee drinking habit it pleasurable, there are some downsides that you should be aware of. Once the addiction point is hit, it’s no longer going to be something that you enjoy, but something that you need, and then that turns into a negative aspect of your life.
There Are Different Ways To Brew It
Coffee isn’t brewed just one way. You can buy coffee makers, but there’s also single cup manual pours, and then there are things like Turkish coffee that are brewed in even more specific ways. If you want a little variation on your same flavor, try these different ways of brewing (and maybe even at different temperatures!) to see what kind of experiences you can come up with.
Learn About Sustainable Coffee Bean Farming
There has been some concern over farming practices to harvest coffee. There have been issues with populations being underpaid and certain areas being ruined by coffee plantations, so if you read about sustainable coffee farming practices, you’ll see that certain brands adhere to more environmental practices, which is good for the coffee community as a whole.
Know the Lingo and the Variations
If you’re into coffee, then you have to know the lingo. You have to know the sizes, the variations on the theme with regard to milk and water, and how different amounts of different types of beans that go through different brewing techniques mean different things.
Research the Morning Headache Effect
And alongside the understanding of coffee being a vehicle to being addicted to caffeine, you should also do some research about the fact that if you get used to having your cup in the morning and suddenly quit, there’s the potential to have a headache that screams at you until you drink some. This isn’t quite the same as addiction, but it’s certainly related.