Not Your Classic Cup o’Joe
Coffee is something that’s a part of most daily routines, and something that’s usually done on auto pilot. This process of habituation can be helpful because it allows us to dedicate our attention to other things meanwhile. But there are times that the familiarity can hinder pleasant tastes and sensations. Are you actually experiencing this delicious gift from the Earth?
Approach with a Beginners Mind
Think as if this is the first time you’ve ever had this beverage. Which is true in a way: you’ve never had coffee in this moment. This moment has never been here before. Obviously you’ve had elements of this moment, but not this exact moment.
Smell the coffee first. Notice the flavor, the body, the sweetness or acidity. Feel the physical sensation of the cup in your hand. And enjoy!