Transform Your Coffee Routine with These 3 Simple Tips
Written by  Daisie Team
Published on 4 min read


  1. Try different coffee beans
  2. Adjust your brewing method
  3. Experiment with coffee additives

If you're a coffee lover looking for a way to shake things up, you're in the right place. We're going to show you how to start personalizing your coffee routine to make your morning brew just as unique as you are. It's easier than you might think, and it all starts with understanding the basics.

Try Different Coffee Beans

One of the most effective ways to personalize your coffee routine is to explore the vast world of coffee beans. Coffee beans are not one-size-fits-all — they come in a variety of flavors, strengths, and aromas. Let's break it down:

Understand the Two Main Types of Coffee Beans

There are two main types of coffee beans: Arabica and Robusta. Arabica beans are generally smoother and sweeter, with a wide range of flavors. Robusta beans, on the other hand, pack a stronger, bolder taste, and are often used in espresso blends.

Beans from Different Regions

Where the coffee beans are grown can also affect their flavor. For instance, Latin American beans are known for their light, fruity notes. African beans tend to have a wine-like complexity and floral aroma, while Asian beans are often full-bodied and earthy.

Roast Levels

Finally, the roast level can significantly influence the taste of your coffee. Light roasts have a more pronounced acidity and allow the original flavors of the beans to shine through. Dark roasts are less acidic, with a richer, bolder flavor. Medium roasts strike a balance between the two, offering a blend of complexity and richness.

By trying different beans — whether it's a new type, a bean from a different region, or a different roast level — you're sure to discover new flavors and aromas that can transform your coffee routine. It's about personalizing your coffee routine to match your taste buds. So, why not mix things up? Tomorrow's cup of coffee could be your best yet.

Adjust Your Brewing Method

Now that you've explored the world of coffee beans, it's time to take a look at how you're brewing your coffee. The method you use to brew your coffee can drastically change the taste and even the texture of your cup. Here's how:

Try Different Brewing Techniques

There are several different ways to brew coffee, and each method brings out unique flavors and characteristics in your beans. For example, a French press yields a full-bodied, rich cup, while a drip coffee maker produces a clean, straightforward brew. An espresso machine, on the other hand, gives you a concentrated, robust shot of coffee. Experimenting with different brewing techniques is a key part of personalizing your coffee routine, and it can be a lot of fun too!

Play with Brew Time and Temperature

The length of time you brew your coffee and the temperature of the water you use can both have a big impact on taste. Generally, brewing for too long or using water that's too hot can result in a bitter cup, while too short a brew time or water that's not hot enough can lead to a weak, under-extracted coffee. Start by following the brewing guidelines for your chosen method, and then adjust from there until you find what works best for you.

Get your Grind Right

Finally, the grind size of your coffee beans is another important factor to consider. A fine grind is typically used for espresso, a medium grind for drip coffee, and a coarse grind for French press. But these are just guidelines. Feel free to play around with grind sizes to find your perfect cup.

Remember, personalizing your coffee routine isn't about finding the "right" way to brew coffee. It's about finding your way. So, don't be afraid to experiment and try new things. You might surprise yourself with what you discover.

Experiment with Coffee Additives

Once you've nailed down your beans and brewing method, it's time to have some fun with flavors. Adding different ingredients to your coffee can take your morning cup from good to great. Let's dive into some popular coffee additives:

Spice it Up

Ever thought of adding spices to your coffee? Ground cinnamon, nutmeg, and even cayenne pepper can add an unexpected twist to your morning routine. Start by adding just a sprinkle to your ground coffee before brewing, and adjust to your liking. This is a great way to expand your flavor profile and truly make your cup your own.

Sweeten the Deal

If you have a sweet tooth, there are many ways to sweeten your coffee beyond regular sugar. Honey, agave nectar, and maple syrup can offer a natural sweetness, while flavored syrups like vanilla, caramel, or hazelnut can bring a dessert-like quality to your cup. Remember, less is often more when it comes to sweeteners, so start small and add more if needed.

Make it Creamy

When it comes to personalizing your coffee routine, don't forget about the creamer. Whether you prefer traditional dairy, almond milk, oat milk, or something else entirely, the type of creamer you choose can drastically change the taste and texture of your coffee. And don't be afraid to try flavored creamers, too—they can add an extra layer of deliciousness to your cup.

Whether you're a fan of black coffee or you like your cup with all the bells and whistles, experimenting with different coffee additives can help you find your perfect brew. Remember, the goal is not to mimic the coffee shop down the street, but to create a cup that's uniquely you.

If you enjoyed learning about transforming your coffee routine and are interested in exploring more ways to switch up your daily processes, check out the workshop 'Switching Up Your Process Or Routine' by Celina Rodriguez. This workshop will provide you with valuable insights and techniques to shake up your routine, helping you stay inspired and motivated in your daily life.