It’s still obnoxiously warm outside, and until the temperature decides to change its tune, we’re going to keep drinking iced coffee and cold brew. You would think that those two drinks are the same, but any seasoned coffee drinker can easily tell you which is which. If you happen to have a preference for the latter and can’t seem to get enough cold brew, a single bottle of it a day isn’t going to be enough.
Much of the populace is wishing there was a happy medium between living off the land and the grid, but in a way where you’d still be able to get a mocha and scroll through Facebook at leisure. While we have gotten accustomed to certain luxuries, there are ways to bridge gaps between the modern world and an Eco-friendly one. We’ve seen tons of gadgets that are starting to do this more and more, but the only ones we really care about involve coffee.
We know we should be eating more raw fruits and veggies over anything else, but it’s just so dang easy to prepare carb heavy foods with meat. The reason we don’t flock to veggies for meals or snacks is that it’s a lot of busy work to wash, prep, and cut them up. If it could be as easy as pressing a button and didn’t give you more of a headache to use a gadget than it would otherwise, would you start experimenting with produce more often?
Once you escape those impending deadlines you realize that you don’t have to drink that much coffee all the time anymore. Getting to a normal human schedule, for however brief a time you are allowed such a thing, you start appreciating your coffee more. There’s no point in gulping down a brew that doesn’t taste good, especially when you’re not drinking it to replace your lacking life force.
If you like both coffee and tea, then you know there will be days where you prefer one over the other. Of course, from there you have to choose what kind of which you want, the myriad options for milk, alternative milks, syrups, sweeteners, and take into account whether it’s going into a travel cup or your favorite mug. Since we’re always deciding on the spot, it’s better to have as many options as we can available so when cravings hit they can be satisfied immediately.
If there’s one thing that’s going to help you chill out when it’s hot, that would be ice. We don’t want to cover our body in ice packs because that would make us too cold, and would cover us in water. Cranking up the AC means higher monthly bills, and while there are methods to using existing power usage to your advantage, they’re often more expensive options. Normally using a drink or cold snack to help cool down our innards is the best choice, but for those who choose shaved ice only, it can add up pretty quick if you’re taking the whole family out for frozen treats once or twice a day.