Happy New Year one and all! We hope you had a fantastic holiday season and that you’ve got your list of resolutions for the upcoming year. If you have, we hope you’re doing a good job sticking to them. We know how hard it is, and if you find yourself falling off the bandwagon, it’s ok- we know life sometimes gets in the way of the things we want to accomplish. How many people set out each day to conquer a list of goals, and then by the time your meetings got switched around, the kids needed picking up and driving places, and you needed to cook dinner, the list was out the window? Don’t worry! It happens to everyone once in a while, and here we have a few ways to get yourself back on track, Coffee Corral style!
First things first, let’s talk about the most important meal of the day; breakfast. It sets you up and prepares your body for the day ahead and if you’re running out the door in the morning rush, chances are you don’t have time to sit down and cook a full stack of pancakes. But don’t worry, there are solutions to this problem, such as preparing your breakfast the night before, or if your office has a blender, take with you the pre-measured ingredients to a super healthy smoothie! We love a good smoothie at Coffee Corral, and they’re so easy to make and really get you ready to take on the day. Stop by and ask about our Green Monkey or our Double U-D Forty smoothie to take with you on the go!
If smoothies aren’t your thing, don’t worry there are some more options for a fast and easy breakfast. Try a variation of our Slim and Fit Breakfast Sandwich at home, or come in and try one for yourself! Pack a load of greens in with your egg whites and pop them on a couple of slices of whole grain bread and you’re out the door! It takes only a few minutes for the egg whites to cook so it’s super quick to make and it doesn’t taste half bad either.
Next, lets revamp your coffee. The holiday season is a big culprit of putting extra yummy flavors into your daily cup, (and who can blameyou for trying them-they taste so good!), but it’s time to take a step back and rethink your morning pick me up. At Coffee Corral, we offer a wide range of single origin coffees that all give a unique flavor to your taste buds. The notes and undertones these coffees have are all to do with where the bean is grown, the kind of soil it’s grown in, how thebean is processed and dried, and a small part in how it’s roasted. For example, the Ethiopian has berry notes to it and this comes from the drying process. They dry the coffee beans with the cherries still attached and it lends the fruity taste to the beans as they dry and are later shipped and roasted. The Costa Rican is grown in volcanic soil which lends the unique lemony taste to each cup. The Sumatra bean is hulled using water, known as a wet hulling process, and thats what gives it the smoky dark tones. Come in and try a few until you find one you like and we guarantee that you won’t need to add a flavored syrup to make it taste good! Once you find one you like, pick up a bag to take home so you can make yourself a cup with your breakfast if youdon’t have time to stop in.