Summer is here (don’t look out the window, just trust us, okay?). That means it’s time to break out the budgie smugglers, slap on the fake tan, and hold in your stomach as you regret the last few months of hedonism. But before you start getting the shakes, don’t panic, coffee isn’t just a cold day drink. It can come with you wherever you go.
To help, the team here at Buongusto thought we would put together some likely scenarios for how you can still enjoy your favourite pick-me-up while desperately trying to cook yourself to a perfect medium-rare...
On the beach
Ahh the beach, sun, sand, and that guy who thinks he looks good with his shirt off (If you don’t know what we’re talking about, you are that guy). Next time you find yourself on an overpriced sunlounger, staring out into the deep blue, trying to convince yourself that you’re having a good time, make sure you take a thermos filled with coffee made from the very best ground Arabica coffee beans. You’ll have to make it beforehand, of course, but while everyone else is fighting off wasps and sunstroke, you can be sipping on your favourite drink, loving life. Not summery enough for you? Put a straw in it.
If you enjoy hiking, you probably enjoy self-flagellation too, but that doesn’t mean you don’t like coffee (although you may drink it straight from the kettle). There’s a certain type of backpack you can buy that is designed to be filled with water. Forget water; fill it with espresso. Not only is it tastier, but before you know it, you’ll have come to your senses and made it back to the taxi rank. Onwards home!
We’re not saying bears are attracted to the scent of good Italian coffee, nor even that there are bears in the UK. What we are saying is that if you are the victim of a coffee-related bear incident, we are not liable. If you enjoy sitting in a tent and pooping in the woods, there’s no reason you can’t love coffee too. Be careful though, coffee has been known to have some laxative qualities, so look out for poison ivy (and bears). If you’re truly enterprising, take a portable generator with you and hook up your very own ESE pod machine, because there’s no reason you can’t enjoy nature with a few luxuries.
If none of the above suit you, why not just sit at home and moan about the heat, like us.
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