How To Drink Coffee With Class And Elegance

How To Drink Coffee With Class And Elegance

Last updated on October 24th, 2023 at 18:08

Learning how to drink coffee the elegant and classy way can, and will set you apart from regular coffee slobs.

While there is no right or wrong way of drinking coffee, without being coffee snobs, we will give you our expert perspectives on drinking coffee and looking a lot classier than coffee slurping slob.

If you are on a coffee date, how you drink your coffee won’t seal the deal or win her heart, but you will look better than a slurping pig!

Keep reading as we dig into the topic of drinking coffee.

How To Drink Coffee With Class And Elegance

The finest of etiquette experts won’t tolerate spitting or slurping of your coffee, no matter how hot your coffee is.

Be classy, be elegant and let it cool down and don’t drink your coffee when it is too hot.

Loop your index finger around the handle of your coffee mug while you keep your thumb on the top of the handle. The rest of your three fingers fold politely into your hand.

Never stir your coffee in a circular manner. Instead, move your spoon back and forwards.

How To Drink Coffee
This Is How To Drink Coffee With Elegance

Read: How to drink coffee black

The Healthiest Way To Drink Coffee

The healthiest way of drinking your coffee is to drink it black. Black coffee is healthier due to having no dairy (or non-dairy) milk and no sugar. Whatever you add to your coffee will increase the calories and undermine the health benefits.

This is what nutrition experts told us.


for a healthier cup of coffee, enjoy it black and drink coffee without milk. Reducing your sugar intake is never a bad thing, and, if you are a 3 cups a day kind of person and take 2 sugars, that is 6 teaspoons or 42 grams of excessive sugar intake, that you can easily cut out.

Also, there is the caffeine content question, due to the caffeine in coffee and the recommended daily limit of 400 milligrams of caffeine daily.

If you have more than 2 cups, make sure the subsequent ones are light in caffeine or caffeine free so that you do not exceed the daily caffeine quota.

The Healthiest Way To Drink Coffee
Holding The Cup Perfectly

Read: Is Espresso bad for you?

How To Drink Coffee Without Sugar

Coffee without sugar is very easy to drink and get used to. You can simply replace your sugar with a number of alternatives that dramatically change how your coffee will taste.

Trust me – I used to love sugar in my coffee and I weaned myself off of it. Even small changes, like changing your white sugar to brown sugar.

Here are some alternatives:

  • 1. Agave. 
  • 2. Stevia. 
  • 3. Honey
  • 4. Coconut Sugar.
  • 5. Brown Sugar. 
  • 6. Saccharin.
  • 7. Neotame. 
  • 8. Cinnamon.
  • 9. Cocoa

The easiest way is of course to slowly reduce over a period of time how much sugar you put in your coffee each week. I suggest reducing by 20% each week. Then, in a little over a months time you will be ready to enjoy sugar-free cups of coffee.

How To Drink Coffee Black

Drinking coffee black when you are not a drinker of black coffee is something that you can easily do. Simply follow the same steps as above and slowly reduce the amount of milk that you put in your coffee.

Eventually, you will get there. Drinking black coffee is good for training your taste buds and being able to identify the individual flavors of different coffee beans.

I’m not a drinker of black coffee; I have a preference for lattes and Vietnamese style coffee that are made with fruit – but that is another story.

Every time I try out a new coffee, especially a single origin coffee, I have it black for about the first week of trying it.

How To Drink Coffee Black
You Can Learn How To Drink Black Coffee

What Is Coffee Cupping

Coffee cupping is a technique that coffee experts use to ensure the coffee tastes perfect. It is a coffee tasting technique and process.

It is not attractive and don’t do it when you are on a date. The sniff is to check out the rich aroma, the slurp is to aspirate the coffee and bring out its coffee. And taste it carefully to experience all the nuances that the coffee has from the texture to the flavor and aromas that they have.

When finished, spit into a bucket.

(I did say, don’t try coffee cupping if you are on a coffee date!).

What Is Coffee Cupping
Learn Cupping, Just Don’t Do It On A Date!

Frequently Asked Questions About How To Drink Coffee

When Should I Start Drinking Coffee?

The best time for you to drink coffee is from mid to late morning. This when cortisol levels have dropped off a little. If you wake up at 7 am regularly, an ideal time will be from 10 am to midday.

Is it Okay To Drink Coffee Every Day?

Studies indicate that it is safe for you to drink up to 4 8-ounce (240 ml) cups of coffee on a daily basis as long as you don’t go over the 400 mg dose of caffeine per day that is recommended.

Is It Okay To Drink Coffee At Night?

If it is decaffeinated coffee, it is perfectly okay to drink coffee at night. If you drink coffee, or any caffeinated drink after 5pm is it likely that you will have difficulties sleeping or a reduced quality of sleep.

The buzz of caffeine takes approximately 6 to 8 hours to leave your system.

How Do You Drink Coffee For Beginners?

If you are a beginner and completely new to drinking coffee, start with drinking a small cup of coffee. Start with a 2 or 3 ounce (60 ml or 90 ml) cup of coffee per day and then work your way up to 4 or 5 oz (120 ml to 150 ml) and slowly graduate to 6 to 8 ounces.

Take your time; there is no rush. You will find your caffeine tolerance, taste and the drink size.

Experiment with different coffee drinks and find which you like most.

Is Coffee Better With Milk Or Water?

Coffee if better with milk or water will depend on your own preference and how you like coffee. If you suffer from acid reflux, add milk.

Are You Supposed To Sip Or Drink Coffee?

Coffee, in my opinion, is best enjoyed as a sipping drink to avoid the energy crash and get a nice neat increase of energy as you are drinking it.

What Is The Safest Coffee Method?

The safest way to drink coffee is the pour over brewing method and using an unbleached filter. This brewing method will result in a reduction of diterpenes and get more polyphenols and total dissolved solids (TDS), resulting in a more flavorful cup of coffee.

Why Do You Put Milk In Coffee First?

When you make coffee, the coffee is brewed first and then the milk is added. The only exception to this rule is when you are making an upside down coffee, then milk is poured first and the coffee is poured through the milk.

Frappé-Ing It All Up – How To Drink Coffee

How to drink coffee is very easy. The most important aspect of drinking coffee is to make healthy choices and be aware of the effects of caffeine and the effect that it has on your body. Above all, enjoy the taste and flavor and don’t over shoot the 400 mg per day caffeine limit per day and don’t have caffeinated drinks after 5pm.

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Derek Marshall, a certified barista by the Specialty Coffee Association possesses over two decades of experience in specialty coffee shops. He holds professional certifications for coffee brewing and barista skills. Derek is also an author with authoritative books covering various coffee topics including specialty coffee, sustainability and coffee, coffee brewing, coffee recipes, coffee cocktails and books focusing on Brazilian coffee, Vietnamese coffee, Indonesian coffee and Malaysian coffee. As a barista for over two decades, Derek Marshall has worked in specialty coffee shops across the United Kingdom, Spain, Thailand, Malaysia, Cambodia, Indonesia, and Vietnam. His expertise extends to the distinct coffee cultures, specialty beverages, and brewing techniques of each nation. Functioning as a coffee consultant, Derek charges US$50 per hour. To learn more about Derek Marshall and Latte Love Brew, visit his About Me Page. For coffee inquiries, contact him at +34-639-410-375 or, mentioning your name and location

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