There is nothing more exciting than entering into a new romantic relationship. Those first few weeks are absolute bliss and it is fun to learn new things about each other. In the early stages of a new relationship you will be smitten by almost everything they do — their cute smile, the way they laugh, their taste in music.
Then you start to notice their habits — including a tendency to drink a lot of very high-quality and expensive artisan-brewed coffee! What does it mean to date someone who is fanatical about their morning cup of joe? Here are a few tips to prepare you for a coffee loving lover as written by Arik Weiss, CEO and Founder of London based coffee wholesale company Doppio Coffee. He has extensive experience in the coffee industry in various roles including managing several coffee braches.
They Might Struggle to Function in the Morning
Your new love interest might not be exactly cheerful or talkative in the morning. Many coffee lovers require a few sips of a flat white before they cheer up and become their normal selves. Encourage this process by switching the coffee machine on early or ducking out to a quality coffee shop so they have a high quality brew to enjoy upon waking.Have you ever heard the saying “the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach”? Well the way to a coffee lover’s heart is a quality cup of coffee upon waking!
Coffee Before “Anything”
You might have to get used to having coffee before embarking on any activities. Sure it’s a beautiful day outside, but your coffee-loving lover won’t be going anywhere until they have had an espresso or caffè macchiato!Embrace their coffee requirements and attach a stop at a coffee shop into the day’s itinerary. Depending on the extent of their coffee addition you might have to schedule additional coffee breaks throughout the day as well. Planning your days together just became slightly more complex.
They Will Talk and Talk About Coffee
Do you love the science of coffee? No? Well, tough luck — you are about to hear all about it. Coffee lovers enjoy talking about all aspects of their favourite beverage, including brewing methods, bean selection, new coffee shops, coffee producing regions of the world and much more.Expect your coffee-loving lover to be enveloped in the world of coffee. They probably know the name of the baristas at the local coffee shop, participate in coffee-related Facebook groups, spend hours reading coffee shop reviews and own a plethora of coffee brewing gadgets. You’ll learn a lot about coffee — even if you didn’t want to!
Your Basic Coffee Machine is a Huge Disappointment
When you visit their home you might notice their shiny, chrome, dual-boiler masterpiece of a coffee machine. It looks more like a time machine than a coffee machine! You do your best to look suitably impressed as your lover explains the virtues of this high-tech wonder.
When you spend the night at your place, your new lover can’t hide the look of horror when they see your $30 drip filter coffee brewer or a Nespresso coffee machine that uses coffee pods! You may have to quickly explain to them that you usually get your coffee from coffee shops and promise to consider an upgrade.
Coffee is a Celebrated Ritual
When you do have a coffee together, it won’t be a matter of quickly slurping it down and moving on. A coffee lover will take the time to truly savour the coffee experience. They will take time to enjoy the aroma of the coffee when it arrives, before enjoying each sip.
They may also have other rituals associated with their coffee drinking, like reading the paper or enjoying specific foods with their coffee. Get ready to spend time really enjoying the experience of coffee.
You Will Discover Many New Ways to Enjoy Coffee
Dating a coffee lover will expose you to many new experiences, particularly when it comes to new foods. You will suddenly be eating coffee ice cream, chocolate coated coffee beans, biscotti, and a range of foods that pair well with coffee. Get ready to try a huge range of delicious new foods!
They are a Cheap Date
One key benefit of dating a coffee lover is that they will be happy to go to quality coffee shop on dates! They don’t need to be wined-and-dined in expensive restaurants, they only need a quality cup of coffee to be as happy as a pig in mud.
Thanks for reading!