As a kid, I never quite understood what the big deal with coffee was, but now that I am, by most definitions, a grownup, I get it: there are about a billion reasons why coffee is good for you. And I don’t mean “good for you” in a kale and chia seeds kind of way. I mean in a delicious, tasty, caffeinated kind of way. Seriously, what’s the first thing you did this morning? Perhaps you took a shower, or got your kids up, or brushed your teeth or went for a run (you overachiever, you). Or, perhaps you made yourself a cup of coffee and did one of those slow, sensual inhales of it, with your eyes closed and both hands cupped around the mug like you’re in a '90s instant brew commercials.
Coffee and moms go together like peanut butter and jelly, George and Amal, or Beyoncé and perfection. It’s one of the most natural unions of two souls that exists...not unlike other ~things that adults do~ (OK, I'm talking about S-E-X. Yes, I spell it out because I'm perpetually 12 years old). The point is, drinking coffee and gettin' down are actually very alike. Think about it: both are required for life on earth to continue, both provide carnal pleasure, and both make me want to put on sweatpants. But that...is maybe that’s where the similarities end. Now that we’re on the topic, I can actually think of a number of ways that coffee is actually way superior to, ahem, other grown-up activities. Let’s explore, shall we?