January is a time for renewal and continuing resolutions, and what better way to start the day than with a hot cup of coffee? Coffee is not only a morning ritual, but also a source of well-being, inspiration and social interaction.
One of the most popular coffee trends this year is specialty coffee. Specialty coffee is high-quality coffee that is grown, harvested, processed and brewed with care. Specialty coffee is often single origin coffee, which means it comes from one specific region or plantation, giving it a unique taste and aroma. Another trend is coffee with alternative brewing methods such as V60, Aeropress and Chemex, which give a cleaner and more nuanced taste.
January is also a time to think about our health, and coffee can actually be good for our health. Coffee contains antioxidants, which can help protect the body from free radical damage, as well as caffeine, which can increase mental alertness and physical performance. But it is important to remember that coffee also contains caffeine, so it is important to drink it in moderation.
Another way to enjoy coffee in January is by experimenting with new recipes. Try making a coffee latte with lavender syrup or a coffee affogato with a slice of almond bread. Or why not try making your own coffee ice cream?
January is also a time to think about sustainability, and the coffee industry has a big impact on the environment. Make sure to buy coffee that is certified sustainably grown, which means that the coffee beans are grown without the use of harmful chemicals and with respect for the environment and workers' rights.
So let's enjoy coffee in January, both for its taste and benefits, and let's think about how we can make our coffee habits more sustainable. Coffee is not only a drink, but also a way of life.
Cheers and good coffee