8 Types of coffee drinker.

General blogging.

Coffee Drinkers.

In our day-to-day lives, coffee is essential, to most people. Some can’t live without it, some like the idea of it. The way that we prepare our first steaming cup of joe becomes a ritual in everyone’s house. This got me thinking about other people and the variety of people who I have come across in my coffee career.

I’m going to be identifying the different types of coffee drinker that i have observed, throughout my career as a barista. See if you can identify which one you or your friends are.

The Morning person.

Usually found cuddling that first cup of java, before they even acknowledge you. can usually be found near a kettle, coffee shop, or espresso machine. Mostly found repeating “Don’t speak to me yet” or “I haven’t even had my coffee”.

Iced coffee Loyalist.

The person who has to have their coffee cold. Spring, Summer, even Winter. Can be found with a trendy plastic cup of iced coffee, with extras. Always wanting to try the next iced coffee trend to keep it lively.

 

The Black Coffee.

These are usually simple people with simple pleasures. Understand the complexity of flavour in coffee, and so don’t tamper with the final product. Favourite sayings usually consist of “no, no milk…just black.” or “yes I like my coffee black, why would you put sugar in it?!” Usually found reading poetry and wearing shades. Totally artsy man.

The Addict.

These are people who constantly have a coffee in their hand. Suffer from withdrawal if they haven’t had a whiff of coffee for more than 5 minutes. Favourite sayings “I need a coffee” or “Lets meet at java java, can grab a takeout” These are people who don’t understand the word tea!

The Coffee Snob.

These are usually baristas. Have worked with coffee forever, love the taste of it and the community of the coffee culture. Understanding every single process of coffee-making, from farming to preparing. Will undoubtedly sneer, when asked for decaf coffee, or lots of milk and sugar. Favourite saying “its a lot more complex than you think it is” or “why don’t you give it a go, see how you find it?’

The sleeper.

Ah, the sleeper. Usually clutching a cup of DECAFF coffee, usually an old soul who likes to be tucked up for 9pm. struggle with the day-to-day tasks have to have a nap after lunch to keep the brain fresh… the struggle is real …zzzzzzz

 

The coffee “lover”

This is a tricky one. They like the idea of coffee, and love the coffee culture and coffee shop atmosphere but cannot cope with the flavour. They tend to ask for half shots of coffee, with copious amounts of sugar and milk, ask for the milk to be super hot and genuinely, don’t like the taste of coffee. ( i know?!)

Healthy coffee.

Usually found with karma beads and crystals, asking for soya or almond or anything not from an animal. Asks for no sugar and little caffeine as possible. worried about the calories in the drink. Have to feed their addiction but super aware of what they are putting in their body.

So, how do you find this list? is there any others that you have come across, or know? leave a comment i would be interested in knowing the different types of nuances people have, where their coffee is involved.

Me? im definitely the first one. before I’ve had a boost first thing?     RUN.       Run away!

Big love,

Amy

xx

 

 

 

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Friday the 13th…

General blogging.

Superstition.

superstition is one of those things that is intrinsically linked with our ancestors. They usually come from old legends and old myths, but more often than not they are just passed down through the generations.

If you are anything like me you have come to the realisation that actually, superstition can be a little bit silly. “Don’t walk under the ladder you’ll get bad luck!”  Really??  Honestly,  the only thing that is going to happen to you if you walk under a ladder, is that you might get dripped on, at worse something might fall on you. This, granted, is enough for any of the hardcore, believers to say “see, bad luck” in my belief the mind is a powerful tool, and like attracts like. If you think it and feel it, its more often than not going to happen, thus reiterating “bad luck” or “a bad day”.

My point is, Friday the 13th is one such occasion where people tend to overreact on the superstition.

Belated bad luck.

Granted, you would think that Mr B.Luck would have got it out of his system, yesterday for me, but no, i guess he had other ideas. Today started out as a pretty normal Saturday morning. Lovely, lazy morning, little bit grey outside but after my AM pick me up, things started to get strange. My cat has a bad eye, which, unfortunately, doesn’t seem to be getting any better. (strike one for Mr. B. Luck) I managed to get a flat tyre yesterday on my way home from shopping but didn’t think it was too serious, only to find out this morning that we were going to have to have a brand new wheel on. (strike 2 Mr. Luck)

And if that wasn’t bad enough my poor Monty, (the cat) hates travelling and so was bad-tempered. He then relieved himself on the 20 minute ride to the emergency vet, stank out the vet reception and scared all the staff, who responded with gauntlets and looks of pity.

The outcome? well at this present moment, i have locked myself in the house, with my laptop and social media, in the hope of defying Mr. B.Luck from any further appearances. its safe to say i can sort of understand the people in “final destination”

Conclusion

In this day and age i believe that people are entitled to believe exactly what they want to believe, so long as they don’t expect everyone to think the same. As for me, well I’m just going to write today off as a bad day. I think every now and then everyone is entitled to a crap day.

This is why we have coffee.

What happened to you guys on Friday the 13th?

Are you superstitious at all?

What do you still do now, even though you’ve grown up?

I’d love to know.

Big love,

Amy.

xx

“Few of my Favourite things….”

General blogging.

At the end of a long week, when you’re looking ahead to the next week, and never-ending list of “to-dos” that come with having a comfortable home, a business, a blog and all the rest of it, I find it therapeutic to go online and browse it for unusual and pretty things.
Sometimes its art, a column I found that I enjoyed, anything really. Something that keeps my creativity bubbling.

Regular post.

So I’m pretty new to all of this blogging, but I decided that id love this as a weekly post for everyone, just to share things that maybe you wouldn’t have come across before.
I always find that perusing blogs and , of course, Pinterest…(oh pinterest you sweet, sweet thing) and the interwebs in general, gives me the relax-factor I’m looking for.
SO without further ado let’s get into it:

Brittany Lee.

If you haven’t seen these BEAUTIFUL illustrations that she does then i suggest you check her out IMMEDIATELY.

Brittney lee.

Here are just a few examples of her whimsical works.

ChloeVStankdesign.

These are the best workout tops i have ever seen. I need all of them. (must start going to gym more!)

Please check her out if you want stylish workout tanks. She hand screen prints them herself and are all using non toxic, water based inks.

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Cool aren’t they?

click on this link to shop for yourself.

Rad workout clothes.

Health benefits of coffee.

I love coffee. Not gunna lie, need it as soon as my eyes open, and my day is not complete unless i have had at least 3,  yes 3 , lovely caffeine kicks. IS it good for us though? is having all that caffeine and milk, and lets face it sometimes flavourings, any good for us?

I’m not going to sit here and rant about the negative effects of coffee, no no NO , quite the contrary! according to healthline.com, it has been scientifically proven to be beneficial to us (sugar and flavourings not included…obvs).

Coffee Drinkers Have a Lower Risk of Some Types of Cancer

Cancer is one of the world’s leading causes of death and is characterized by uncontrolled growth of cells in the body.

Coffee appears to be protective against two types of cancer… liver cancer and colorectal cancer.

Liver cancer is the third leading cause of cancer death in the world, while colorectal cancer ranks fourth.

Studies show that coffee drinkers have up to a 40% lower risk of liver cancer.

One study of 489,706 individuals found that those who drank 4-5 cups of coffee per day had a 15% lower risk of colorectal cancer .

You see? If you want to find out more about the many benefits i suggest you click on this link and head on over there and read this article. I loved it and feel a whole lot better about loving coffee.

 

Spooky pussy!

So it’s getting to that time of year again. You can’t tell whether your speaking to your neighbour 4 doors down, or they are actually a reincarnation of someone, buried in Egypt circa 2500 BC.

This being said, i love the sense of anticipation that comes along with Halloween.

The costumes, the buzz of excitement from the children, a mix of E-numbers and giddyness being dressed up as someone…sorry…some-THING else!

But i hear you cry, what about the pets in our families?

FEAR NOT!

for your viewing pleasure, and courtesy or BOREDPANDA , 

Halloween cats!

ENJOY.

TOO CUTE!

My fave.

I’m sure there was a long piece of string needed rescuing ….

These are not the mice you were looking for… (ok i’m sorry)

So, What do we think? enough to lighten up a gloomy Friday ready for the weekend?

I’m SO ready now.

What are your favourite things on a Friday?

Big love,

Amy

xx

Excited? You should be!

General blogging.

New beginnings are always hard.

It’s brilliant fun. Sometimes its tiring. Sometimes you end up grinding your teeth, whilst desperately trying to decide if you should have 8oz or 10oz cups!

BUT..

The rewards, I know, are going to be amazing!

Blog-venture.

Welcome to this little blog-venture for The Roastery Coffee Co.

A little coffee shop on the beautiful Yorkshire coast, owned and managed by a couple of regular joes, who love coffee and each other. (who doesn’t like a love story huh? am i right?)

This is just really a tester post, to see how it feels to write again, with the intention of combining our love of coffee, good quality food and cakes, and hilarious stories.

Please leave us a little comment and feel free to add us on social media, by clicking on here, you are sent to our facebook page. Please share and like, and if ever you find yourselves in our neck of the woods, pop in.

So stick around , make a coffee, and read our adventures, mistakes,  and successes over the coming months, and even years.

Have you started a new project or business venture lately?  How do you feel about new beginnings? I’d love to know.

Big love,

Amy.

xx