The Great Coffee Debate
We have all experienced both but, given the choice, how do you prefer to enjoy a cup of joe?
My preference is in silence. Let me tell you why. I drink most of my coffee within the first hour of waking up, while most people are still dreaming about coffee. When I get to work I still have coffee, so I don’t huddle around the coffee maker for small talk. Coffee in silence allows me to think and to prepare for the day.
Enough about me though - how do you prefer your coffee?
Coffee with Company
Most cafes are packed, especially as coffee consumption has increased by 5% over the past 5 years. Coffee with friends is trendy and part of American culture. Most people have first dates, business meetings, and reunions with old friends at cafes. Coffee with company allows you to share ideas, laugh, and to collaborate on work.
Coffee in Silence
It’s a ritual. A meditation. A place to gather your thoughts. My new favorite word is procaffeination: to delay or postpone something until coffee has been consumed. We’ve all seen that coffee mug that says “Don’t talk to me until I’ve had my coffee.” Hence why most Americans prefer coffee in silence.
Whether you're drinking coffee in morning silence or with friends on the weekends, the perfect amount of caffeine recommended is less than 400 mg in a day. Why? Too much can lead to irritability, sleepless nights, and anxiety.