A cup (or, to be honest, two) of coffee is a vital part of my morning ritual, and I’m sure I’m not alone. However, this does not imply that coffee is always a separate step: Many of us brew our coffee while getting ready for the day, then take our first tastes at our desks or on the way to work.
It’s a habit that means we’re not always as deliberate with our coffee as we could be, and Vietnamese-American coffee entrepreneur and roaster Sahra Nguyen (of Nguyen Coffee Supply) set out to change that this year.
“I remember my parents making coffee with their coffee maker when I was a kid, and I remember making coffee being kind of in between all their other morning responsibilities,” she says. “It didn’t happen on its own.”
“I found myself approaching my coffee times in the same way,” Nguyen adds, “where I’d kind of prep it and then walk away to do my hair and makeup, get dressed, and come back to it.” “Now, I’m making a conscious effort to avoid doing so. With quarantine and working from home, I believe I established a self-care habit centred on coffee.”