Can you start the day without coffee? For most adults, having a cup of joe in the morning is essential for the workday ahead. It is about the ritual-brewing or stopping at your favorite shop, sitting down, and taking some time for yourself. Today is International Coffee Day, and we could not think of a better way to celebrate than by showcasing some of the best ways to indulge in our favorite drink!
1. Local Coffee Shops
Now more than ever, local coffee shops need our support! You can get your daily caffeine fix while supporting a small business at the same time. AdvantEdge has locations in Chevy Chase and downtown near Foggy Bottom on L street. Both neighborhoods are bustling with local places to patronize. If you are near Chevy Chase, check out Coffee Nature, a neighborhood spot featuring all the coffee classics and all-day breakfast with a Korean flair. Plus, the space functions as an art gallery, so take your time and admire all the work on the walls while you wait!
Over near L Street, take a ten-minute walk up the street to Emissary. This spot intends to be a space where you can steal some quiet moments for yourself while enjoying a delicious beverage. Be sure to come back later in the day as the space transforms into a cozy lounge where you can enjoy a post-work drink.
2. Brew At Work
Not enough time to enjoy a cup before you get out the door? Making coffee at work is a great option- plus you will avoid any mid-commute spills. At AdvantEdge Workspaces, we offer complimentary tea and coffee to clients. Forget an ancient coffee pot- here, clients enjoy a variety of single-serving options, ranging from mochas to a classic French roast. You can even add in milk to make a cappuccino! In a workspace with a full-service lounge area, making coffee at the office is just as comfortable and tasty as having it at home. Don’t forget to bring your favorite mug to keep on the shelf!
3. Level Up
Just because your coffee isn’t from a fancy shop doesn’t mean it has to be boring! There are simple ways to elevate your at-home (or office) coffee experience. Try a hand-held mini milk frother to make cappuccinos or lattes. Buy coffee syrups to recreate your coffee shop favorite or buy seasonal creamers, such as Starbucks peppermint mocha, which can be found in grocery stores. These items can be kept at your desk or in your workspace kitchen, providing a convenient and affordable option for the days when you want a coffee shop drink but don’t have time to stop.
How are you celebrating International Coffee Day? Let us know your go-to drink order in the comments!