Three Times to Boldly Enjoy Coffee
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If you know me, you might not believe me when I tell you I used to be a wallflower. I was incredibly uncomfortable in social situations and almost always allowed my mom to speak for me, nodding along. Then I made the decision to be a novelist, screenwriter, and blogger where I share some of my innermost thoughts on the internet and constantly have to sell myself to friends, acquaintances, and strangers alike. There is no time to be shy as even one missed opportunity can change the trajectory of everything.
I had to push myself out of my comfort zone and speak up at every opportunity. I still do this all the time. I challenge myself to talk to new people, write out of the box things, and take chances I know years ago I would have run away from. I do this a variety of ways and one is enjoying coffee. I know this sounds super simple, but sometimes the simplest decisions are ones that make the biggest difference. There are a few ways this helps inspire, motivate, and center me on days when I can’t wait to sit down and write and ones when I’d rather scrub the floor with a toothbrush (kidding, not kidding).
Most days I have coffee in the morning. This sets the tone for my entire day. It gives me energy and helps me get right to work. I am loving 1850 Brand Coffee, a new premium coffee from the makers of Folgers, available at Target. Unlike a lot of coffees, it is not bitter because it is evenly roasted for consistent flavor and coffee shop strength.
It also comes in four signature blends of ground and K-Cup Coffee and will be available in three ready to drink varieties. I love having ready to drink coffee on hand, but currently, I can’t get enough of the Trailblazer ground coffee because it’s a medium dark that suits my palate perfectly with a caramel flavor that is always my favorite in coffee. Oh, and I do want to be a trailblazer so if I drink it, I will become it!
When I have time I love to make a couple cups, pour overs only in my house, and compare different roasts. It’s amazing how much the subtle flavors pop in a tasting like that.
When I don’t have coffee in the morning, and okay, sometimes even when I do, I love it for an afternoon boost. It hits the spot and gets me over the hump when I’m struggling with writer’s block and about to head into my workout. Then I get a double dose of writing rhythm because I come up with my best ideas while I am working out and all those endorphins are flowing.
But my all-time favorite way to be motivated by coffee is taking a chill afternoon, watching a movie, reading, or journaling, and enjoying coffee, trying not to have a care in the world. These are the moments when the flavor of the coffee matters most, when it’s not just about the energy boost, but about the ritual. Taking me time when I have a bunch of other things I could be doing, is sometimes the best and helps so much in the long run.
I think all of these methods work better with 1850 Brand Coffee not just because it is flavorful and never bitter but also because back in 1850 J.A. Folger took a chance and started something new and innovative to help with prospectors seek fortunes. We might not be prospectors, but coffee is still there to help us by fueling original ideas and brave endeavors.
Basically, 1850 Brand Coffee is an ally to the hustle, and as anyone who thinks outside the box, I know I need an ally because I constantly have to hustle. As someone forging my own path instead of choosing the one that’s already been paved, I wish I could do it alone, but I can’t. I need people to read my writing, I need cheerleaders when I am down, I need agents, established authors, producers, anyone with a connection to take me under their wing.
I need a lot of people on my side, but it’s hard to find them. Luckily, I never have to look far when it comes to 1850 Brand Coffee.
Visit Target from 5/20 – 6/30 and take 20% off any 1850 Brand Coffee Product with the Target Cartwheel Coupon (while supplies last). It’s the perfect opportunity to try a new coffee. I know you’ll love it!