I am an addict
... yes, I have a coffee addiction
Okay, hear me out. It's not that serious, at least in my humble opinion, but it really does get out of hand on tough days. And what I call tough days are schooldays or workdays that last from eight in the morning to ten in the evening. And yes, I consider that a very tough day, because I usually have a ton of stuff to do. I am usually at work for half the day and at school for the other half.
There are different sides to this story
I work as a barista, which means that I have access to coffee whenever I need it. I have been a barista for over half a year now and I have gotten used to not drinking coffee at home in the mornings and just going to the cafe to buy some. Or whenever I am at work, I can just get free coffee when I get there and spend the day that way. I have to admit, I spend an awful lot of money on coffee, but I personally think that it's for the best.
Why is coffee addiction good?
Well, first of all, at least I am not addicted to anything else, like for example alcohol or cigarettes. Coffee is quite a safe addiction. And I personally think that coffee is even good for mental health, because it is one of the things that keep me going every day. I wake up and whenever I'm home for the day, I make myself a mean cup of joe's and everything will be fine and dandy. I can enjoy my coffee in peace and do whatever I need to do for the day.
A bit more on mental health
I am a huge procrastinator. When I'm at home, I spend most of my time playing computer games, looking at dumb YouTube videos or doing whatever else I need to do. However, when I am at a coffee shop, I am much more productive than usual. I tend to get things done in a jiffy. I'm actually writing this post in a coffee shop right now, hah. I very much also appreciate the idea of novelty in your life. When I feel that I'm starting to procrastinate at my favourite coffee shop, I just visit another one, which means that I have this idea of novelty coded into me and new sounds, voices, scents and such drive me crazy. Crazy productive.
And I'm not the cappuccino guy anymore...
I used to be the guy always ordering cappuccinos and lattes, but now I tend to go more towards specialty coffee. My favourite brewing method is using a Chemex, because although I love quality, quantity + quality work very well together. ;) Whenever you get a chance to try a Chemex, a V60 or an AeroPress brew - be sure to do it. Otherwise, you may be missing out on something special. And if you don't like a specific type of coffee, try another one. They may be so different that you may hate one, but love another.