Morning Buzz: America Loves Their Coffee

Best coffee drinks.

Doesn’t matter if it’s a iced coffee, a mocha frappe, or a cappuccino, Americans love their coffee. On average, 82% of these coffee lovers admitted to drinking coffee daily in an online survey by Zagat.

Zagat’s National Coffee Survey also found that 45% of respondents say they “love it” and will typically pay $3.28 for their beloved coffee drink.

National Coffee Trends 2015 via Zagat

While ladies prefer to sip on their lattes, mens’ go-to is a regular cup of joe followed by an espresso. Either way they take it, both men and women prefer purchasing their drinks at coffee shops.

Should You Reach for That Second Cup of Coffee?

Countless studies have proven that, drank in moderation, coffee actually has some healthy effects on one’s mind and body.

If your friend or family member judges your obsession over coffee, recite the following to them:

  • Coffee provides more antioxidants than anything else. That includes fruit and vegetables!
  • The aroma of coffee has proven to lower stress levels.
  • Studies have shown that people who drink coffee are less likely to develop Parkinson’s disease.
  • Coffee is great for your liver! Those who drink at least one cup a day are 20 percent less likely to develop liver cirrhosis.
  • A study found drinking between two and four cups of coffee can reduce the risk of suicide in men and women by about 50 percent.
  • Women who drink three or more cups of coffee a day are much less likely to develop skin cancer than those who don’t.
  • Moderate coffee consumption can reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s or delay its onset.
  • Coffee helps your brain to work in a smarter, more efficient manner.

Who would want to live a life without coffee….that’s depresso.

Life Motto: Drink More Coffee

Delicious & Nutritious Coffee Recipes

While coffee has many health benefits, adding on packs of sugar and creamer can outweigh the benefits over time. If you have time to spare in the morning, here are a few delicious, healthy coffee drinks to whip up:

Butter Coffee: Butter is a good source of naturally saturated fats. And what’s better than butter + coffee?

Creamy Coconut Oil Coffee: If you don’t have easy access to grass-fed butter then coconut is a good healthy alternative and adds a good kick of sweetness.

Skinny Chocolate Peanut Butter Frappuccino: Indulge in this delicious treat without packing on the calories! You can also easily make a vegan version by substituting your favorite non-dairy milk.

Healthy Coffee Recipes.

Healthy Pumpkin Spice Latte: Love Starbucks pumpkin spice latte but hate all the extra calories and sugar? This pumpkin spice latte will taste just as good, if not better, and you’ll feel better too knowing you’re using all natural ingredients instead of a syrup loaded with sugar.

Skinny Vanilla Iced Coffee: Sip guilt-free on this drink that only has 28 calories yet still tastes delicious!

Saatva’s Favorite Coffee Drinks

Although our Saatva team all get a great night’s sleep on their Saatva mattresses, they still love to wake up to a refreshing cup of coffee. Life is too short to drink bad coffee after all! And just because you get a great night’s sleep doesn’t mean you can’t still love coffee.

Here are a few of our Saatva team members favorite coffee drinks in Austin, Texas:

Our Saatva team member Kelly’s go-to coffee drink is a Summermoon or Wintermoon from Austin’s very own beloved Summermoon. The Summermoon is also one of my favorite coffee drinks too!

Summermoon coffee on left & Halcyon coffee on right.

Chris prefers the Vietnamese coffee from Halcyon. In his words, it’s an “Über tasty drink + the comfy hipster vibe at Halcyon make a pretty good combo for reading or people watching.”

Andrew is an “iced turbo kind of guy” and prefers to hang out at Jo’s Coffee shop in downtown Austin, Texas.

Unlike most of the Saatva crew in Austin, Stephanie prefers a big glass of ice cold water. “It starts my day off hydrated and it kick starts my metabolism for the day…instant wake up and clarity.”

Jen, from our New York office, is also a coffee enthusiast and enjoys a cold brew in the summer months and hot red eye in the cooler months.

If you’re a coffee lover comment below and let us know what your favorite coffee drink and/or coffee shop is!