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The Best Part of Your Day? by Coach Chad

There’s a few things in my life that I feel like I’m pretty good at. One of those is making a delicioius cup of coffee. You might see me hugging a mug while teaching my 9 AM class each morning. Truth is, I love the stuff. Not in the “I’m a computer nerd and I drink 40 cups a day” way. More in the “this tastes so good that you could punch me in the face and I wouldn’t care” way.

Is your coffee that good? Are you still using Sanka instant coffee (I just threw up in my mouth a little bit typing that)? Well get ready because here’s the recipe for success!

1. Start with good water. Preferably filtered. Don’t have a filter? Get one.

2. Get that good water hot. You need water that’s just off the boil (~200ยบ F) to extract all of the flavor. Use that kettle that’s been on your stove all these years.

3. Use fresh roasted WHOLE bean coffee. Our area has some amazing roasteries right around the corner (Carrboro Coffee, Counter Culture, Joe Van Gogh, Larry’s Beans, etc). You want beans that were roasted in the last few days.

4. Throw those delicious beans in a burr mill grinder. I use this one and it’s fantastic. You want to use the grounds as soon as you grind them. Coffee loses flavor very quickly after grinding so take advantage while you can!

5. Use a good coffee-making system. I prefer a french press because it’s simple and easy to clean. Four minutes and you’re done. I also have this brewer for when I’m in a hurry. It does a good job but that french press is hard to beat if you have the extra few minutes.

You could stop there and enjoy your mug of delicious black coffee OR you could take it one step further and really kick it into overdrive.

6. Make some bulletproof coffee (optional). This stuff is so yummy that it might make you faint. Do you usually use cream in your coffee? If so, this is about to change your life.

  • Put your yummy black coffee in the blender (don’t worry, you’ll get it back)!
  • Add 1 Tbs (per mug) of Kerry Gold or other UNSALTED grass-fed butter
  • Add 1/2 Tbs (per mug) of coconut oil
  • Blend that baby for about 10 seconds

I’m telling you this stuff will knock your socks off. So what are you waiting for? Isn’t it time to upgrade your morning?


Workout of the Day

Five sets of:
Hang Squat Clean x 2.2.2 reps
(rest 10 seconds between 2 rep clusters)
Rest 3 minutes

Three rounds for time of:
250 Meter Row
135/95 lb Power Clean x 10 reps
Pull-Ups x 15 reps

250 Meter Row
105/75 lb Power Clean x 10 reps
Pull-Ups x 7 reps

250 Meter Row
75/45 lb Power Clean x 10 reps
Vertical Ring Rows x 15 reps

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