www.bayawe.com Mindful Living with Coffee

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  • How to correctly drink coffee, or how do you like to drink coffee?
  • Do you mix your coffee drink with a spoon?
  • Do you drink it at once or do you wait?
  • Do drink it cold, or very hot, warm?
    What is the best way to enjoy your coffee, did you think about this?
  • Maybe it is good sometime try something new and change your habit?


Only you know, what is good for you and what you like. I wrote these questions to motivate people to think about their daily coffee ritual. I wanted to encourage people to think about, why they do things the way they do. Each person has different preferences and personal reasons.Each person will have different answers. Coffee with milk tastes different than coffee without milk. Cold coffee has different aromas than hot coffee. As for me, I like to get to know myself better and in doing so, I like to explore new things. This includes the way I am enjoying coffee.

Drinking coffee

One cup of coffee can make a big difference in taste. It can taste completely different when it is hot at 60°C, or when it is only at 40°C. It is good to know when the particular coffee tastes best. There is only a minimum limit on the temperature scale. With this information, you can really enjoy coffee.
For example, African coffee from Kenya tastes best at around 40°C, America higher around 40-55°C. Some even being best at 60°C.


Some flavors characteristic, what we can feel

CORRECT: sweetness, complex acidity/fruit tones, sweet & ripe, full body, long ending

OVER EXTRACTED: bitter, dry, salt, empty, astringent

UNDEREXTRACTED: sour, salt, quick finish, lacking sweet, straw feeling

“Our senses are like a gateway into the world,” says Whitman.

“And as we open that gateway through developing our sensory awareness, the world blossoms into a symphony of colors, scents, tastes, sounds, and touch.” – Kenton Whitman, naturalist, writer & educator


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