My Mindful Coffee Routine

 
A Mindful Coffee Routine // A way to practice mindfulness that isn't meditation

Let’s talk about mindfulness for a minute. I started meditating a few years ago, and love the way it makes me feel (read more about how to start your own meditation practice here). The point of meditation and practicing mindfulness isn’t so we get better at sitting still (although that’s important), it’s so we get better at being present and aware throughout our every day lives. That even as we go through our never ending to-do lists we feel grounded, aware of what’s most important to us, and confident in our ability to move through the day successfully.

It’s not always easy to find time to sit still, so I wanted to find an easy way to practice mindfulness throughout my day. I love turning regular daily routines into intentional moments of mindfulness. And in the video below, I’m sharing one of my favorite ways to do just that.

Whether it’s driving to work, making your kid breakfast, or simply making a cup of coffee being mindful is a great way to turn an ordinary task into an act of self-love.

Which daily routines could you turn into a moment of mindfulness?

French Press Coffee with Coconut Cream and Honey

This is my favorite way to make an awesome cup of French Press Coffee:

  • Place 8 TBS of coarsely ground coffee in the bottom of the carafe.

  • Bring at least 8 cups of filtered water to a boil.

  • Remove from heat and let cool for 30 seconds.

  • Slowly pour the hot water over the sounds until the carafe is halfway full and grounds are fully saturated. Leave top of carafe off, and steep for one minute.

  • After one minute, use a spoon to stir the grounds or bloom.

  • Add more water until the carafe is full. Put the top on the carafe and brew without pressing down for 3 minutes.

  • Firmly push the press all the way down slowly and serve immediately.

  • Add a little local honey, some vanilla powder, and top with steamed coconut creamer and cinnamon.

Click here to learn more about how to create a mindfulness practice.

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