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Working from home essentials – coffee

A quick caffeine fix for working from home

Work from Home Wisdom - working from home essentials - coffeeCoffee, it’s the drink and the ritual that fuels the world’s home and mobile workers. Whether we’re working from home or out and about, it keeps us going.

I’ve noticed from blog posts and Twitter that we seem to have just as great a thirst for information about coffee as we do for the drink, whether it’s useful or trivial. So today we take a look at the noble beverage with a selection of posts I’ve come across and enjoyed:

Let’s begin at home. Wise Bread is a blog about ‘living large on a small budget’ and provides no less than 12 methods of making good quality coffee at home. And check out our new coffee maker reviews to find out what we make of some popular makers and machines.

While you sip your steaming cup you might like to take a look at 18 fun facts about coffee, some oddities I bet you’ve never come across before. Any idea who said “I have tried to show the café as a place where one can go mad”? Mobile workers may empathise with that on a bad day.

Feeling you’re overdoing the working from home and should probably get out more? I love this post on why creatives love working in coffee shops – and we’re all creatives. All excellent reasons, and I especially love No 11.

Another alternative is a coworking space, of course, and Deskmag has a great comparison of the pros and cons of working from home, being a latte entrepreneur, and popping into a coworking space. Who would have thought that the noise in a coffee shop helps some people focus better?

And should you ever have harboured any unfriendly thoughts about those annoying people hogging tables in your favourite cafe, Ryan Gibson describes how he has been converted to coffee shop working since he started working from home.

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  1. Coffee? You called?

    Has anyone tried the cold coffee brew method? I don’t have a big fridge to be able to do it, but wondered what it tastes like.

    For me today, pass la cafe IV.

    • Judy says:

      I’ve never tried it, Rosie, and so far haven’t found anyone who has. I don’t think I’m sufficiently fussy about my coffee to try another method.

  2. John says:

    I’ve said it before and I will say it again you can’t beat starbucks VIA at home. No mess, no machines but brilliant coffee. About 40p a cup, expensive but not as much as buying from a coffee shop.

    • Judy says:

      That’s a new one to me, John, thanks for commenting. Obviously it wouldn’t score highly in our reviews for ritual, but very high for ease of use! Depends on what you want from your coffee making break.

  3. Lana says:

    I just love my coffee everyday. I can’t for another cup and face my work head on!