There are very few things parents can agree on. Everything from when to feed solid foods to what kind of preschool is best for developing minds is up for debate, questioning, and, yes, judgement. However, there is one ritual that is sacred and that no parent dares shame another for: that morning cup of coffee.
Sure, some may be into tea, juice, or even turmeric lattes now, but coffee still reigns supreme in many parents' minds for that familiar routine that helps them embrace morning breakdowns and last-minute homework with a little more grace and patience.
Here are some ways real moms and dads make their morning cup of joe to kick off an energetic day.
10 Busy Parents Share How They Make Coffee in the Morning
"I brew a cup in a good ol' fashioned Mr. Coffee. Then I add almond milk, a tiny bit of coconut oil, and honey and then I stir it up with this handy latte stirrer that makes it frothy." – Sara
"My husband preps it for me in our coffee maker the night before. Then when baby decides to wake between 5 and 6 a.m. I just press a button and sigh with relief. Plus milk and creamer." – Christina
"I'm a California girl through and through, so that means I take it iced. Using pods, I brew a redeye (coffee pod + espresso pod) the night before I intend to drink it. Then I throw in vanilla-flavored liquid Stevia and a packet or two of granulated stevia. Let it sit in the back of the refrigerator overnight, and in the morning I throw in ice, almond creamer, and one packet of raw sugar!" – Krissy
"I'm obsessed with cold brew. I actually hate the bitter taste of regular black coffee. The cold brew is so much smoother that I can enjoy it black and it takes much less creamer to be tasty. It does take a day to brew this way though." – Jason
"I brew a big ol' pot of strong, strong coffee (Philz coffee beans) every few nights and keep it in an old glass milk jar in the fridge. Every morning I grab some simple syrup, mix in almond milk, and add the coffee and exactly 4 ice cubes plus a reusable straw. It is so damn good." — Jenna
"Chemex, direct trade whole bean, burr grinder, black (sometimes I use a scale and a syphon)." – Tommy
"Brew four shots of espresso, add sugar, pour half-and-half over cup of ice. It's a creamier version of an iced latte." – Sarah
"We have a grinder, so we grind fresh beans every cup, then we have an espresso machine for a lovely crema-topped double shot. I put a spoon of raw sugar in the espresso, then I steam some milk and have a frothy fresh coffee." – Molly
"I French press my coffee first thing, add raw honey, cinnamon, carob powder, and goat milk! I know it's atypical, but I sure love my carob honey mochas." – Bethany.
"How do I do it? IMMEDIATELY!!!! With a pod and some whole milk. Repeat!" – Jeana
How do you make coffee in the morning? Let us know in the comments, and then find out if that's the right brew method for you.