Summer is coming to a close and it’s near time to get the kids back to school. Along with shopping for school clothes and school supplies, you also need to plan how you’re going to manage your morning coffee time, once those classes begin.
There’s a lot to do on a school morning: getting kids out of bed, making sure everyone is dressed and teeth are brushed, and remembering lunches and backpacks – and really, that’s just for the children. Even if you work out of the home, then you still need to get yourself ready, too!
Plan for Coffee in the Morning’s Schedule
In the middle of all the hustle and bustle, you have to find time to prepare your morning beverage, because, you know, you need it to keep you sane and functioning.
It’s not an addiction or anything, we get that. It’s just that morning cup is a nice ritual to wake up to each day. Morning coffee is soothing, the hot beverage tastes great, and it does tend to offer a bit of a pick-me-up when you need it most.
As you prepare for back to school time, let us help you arrange for what to do about your morning coffee. We have some great ideas, so that you can keep that “coffee first” routine you’ve had all summer.
Morning Coffee, With or Without a Timer
Unless you set a concrete plan for your morning when you’re busy in the back-to-school schedule, it may get overlooked. With that in mind, try any of the following ideas to ensure you get your morning coffee without delay.
Try setting a timer on an automatic machine to have your morning coffee ready exactly when you need it. Then, all you need to do is add a bit of sugar and milk if you like, and sip it as you’re getting ready in the morning, or pour it into a portable mug to take with you on the way to dropping the kids off at school.
If you don’t have a coffee maker with a timer, then prepare your drink the minute you get up in the morning. Set your alarm to ring 5 minutes before you need to dress and wake kids up. Go to the kitchen, start brewing, and then grab it on the way out.
Morning Coffee Accessories: From Ice to the Mug
If you like iced coffee, then try to make a batch of cold brew the night before. Then in the morning, you can simply pour your chilled beverage into a tumbler with some ice, and you’re good to go.
One important accessory to have for your favorite morning coffee during back to school time is a portable coffee mug. We suggest you purchase a couple of these, so that you don’t have to worry about washing one every day, especially if you leave yours in the car every once in a while.
To-go cups made with ceramic are nice, because they don’t leach any plastic flavor into your drink. Just make sure you choose one with a secure lid and one that fits into the cup holders in your car.
When you set aside a bit of time to make a plan for your morning coffee, you’ll be able to enjoy the delicious drink you’re used to – even when school means that a hectic schedule is par for the course.