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The Best Time To Drink Coffee! - Velo Coffee Roasters

The Best Time To Drink Coffee!

When is really the best time to drink a cup of coffee? Don't get us wrong, we sip away all day long on some tasty brews! But, there may just be an optimal time of the day for your first cuppa!

It's Always Coffee Time... Isn't It?

You are laying in bed, your eyes just opened and the first thing that comes to your mind is to have a big cup of coffee to get your day started… and honestly nothing sounds better than enjoying a cup of Velo first thing in the morning. 

However, you might want to wait a bit to have that cup. We know… We know… It can be challenging but here's the reason why. 

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Right when we wake up our cortisol (or stress hormone) levels are naturally high from the time our eyes open. Cortisol is in charge of “readiness” and “alertness”, this is our bodies natural way to get us pedalling throughout the day. 

Drinking coffee when the cortisol levels are at its peak will decrease caffeine energising effects, making you feel tired later on and more coffee will be needed after to get you pumped up. You should drink your coffee AFTER cortisol levels naturally decrease, as caffeine produces more cortisol, and cortisol receptors need to be available to receive this newly generated hormone. 

So, when is the best time to drink coffee?

The BEST TIME to enjoy your cuppa is 1 hour after you wake up as cortisol levels start to decrease. For example, if you wake up between 6 - 8 am the best time will be between 9 - 11am. In the afternoon, the best time will be between 1 - 5pm since cortisol levels rise again from 12 - 1 pm. 

But what happens if you wake up at any other time? Well, cortisol levels will rise as soon as you wake up regardless of the time. Therefore, the perfect time to have a cup of your favourite Velo coffee will always be 1 hour after waking up.