Modern inventions like email, social media, and video conferencing were supposed to make our lives easier and more connected.
Instead, our lives are more hectic than ever! Jobs that used to go from 9am to 5pm now start when we wake up and don’t stop for the day until we go to bed. Throw in family obligations and a bustling social calendar, and who has time to focus on their partner?
That’s why it’s important to express your love and affection during your daily rituals. Small, frequent gestures can be more meaningful in the long run than a big over-the-top display every now and then. And when you know your partner’s love language, those small gestures can be easy to put into practice.
The five love languages originated in a book by Dr. Gary Chapman. Dr. Chapman says that not all people want to receive expressions of love in the same way. And by understanding your partner’s - and your own! - love language, you can better show your appreciation and devotion and foster that bond.
Read on to learn more about the five love languages, and how you can easily express them to the coffee lover in your life.
1. Acts of service
People who value acts of service prefer that your affection is shown with your actions instead of your words. Small gestures that express your support mean more to these people than the most flowery speeches. Make the morning coffee and bring your partner a cup before they even get out of bed. Try your hand at latte art (simply use a stencil and sprinkle some cinnamon over the top) to share your love in a new way.
Or pour their coffee into a to-go cup to take on their morning commute.
With a 3 minute brew time, Simpli Press coffee will be ready to go before they’re even done snoozing! How else can you show love in just three minutes??
Doing this task for your loved one helps them feel supported and encouraged before their day even gets started.
Spread the love to friends and family, too! Invite all your favorite people over for brunch and be their barista. Simpli Press makes this act of service quick and easy!
2. Words of affirmation
For some people, words of affirmation are the best way to receive love. They need to be reminded that they are appreciated and valued, so you need to tell them.
If your partner, friend, or family member makes the coffee, compliment the quality of their brew. Or tell them that you appreciate them taking on that chore while you get ready for your day.
You could also leave a love note in their favorite coffee mug as a sweet morning surprise.
3. Physical touch
Can you think of anything more comforting than holding a warm mug on a cold morning? For many of us, this morning moment with our mug is a form of self-care and love.
For those whose love language is physical touch, they crave the intimacy that comes with a hug, head on their shoulder, or holding hands. Physical touch is about feeling your partner’s presence. That tactile connection leads to an emotional one, letting them feel closer and more supported by their partner.
To bring physical touch to your coffee ritual, try cuddling on the couch with your morning mugs. Just be careful not to spill!
4. Quality time
Sometimes all you need is the calming presence of your love.
People who value quality time thrive when they do activities together or get their loved one’s undivided attention.
Spend quality time with your partner through the ritual of making coffee together. Put on some of their favorite music while the water boils. One person can grind the beans, and the other can get the mugs. Then enjoy your morning cup over a chat about the day to come.
Or take your quality time out of the house. Go to a local coffee shop for a hot drink and catch up on all the news with your partner, your bestie, or your mom. The most important thing with quality time is that it is deliberate and undivided. If you’re watching TV out of the corner of your eye, that’s not quality time!
5. Receiving gifts
The love language of receiving gifts isn’t about “stuff.” Rather, it’s an indication that your partner or friend is on your mind, even when they’re not around. Gifts can be small sentimental keepsakes or items that will make their lives a little easier or more joyful.
Gifting a bag of specialty coffee beans to a coffee lover is a beautiful way to show that you’re thinking of them.
A mug from their favorite movie, TV show, or book shows that you know what they like. And of course, a new Simpli Press Coffee Maker will give the gift of the best, smoothest coffee on a daily basis.
How do you express your love with coffee?
Do you know your nearest and dearest’s primary love languages? If you’re not sure, think about how they show their affection. If your best friend often brings you little presents, maybe they’d like to receive gifts as well. If your partner reaches out for your hand or puts their arm around you whenever you’re walking together, they may prefer to receive affection through physical touch.
If you find your roomie softly sipping their coffee before tackling the day, they may value quality time.
No matter what life throws at you, there are always little pockets of joy in your day. And most of them involve coffee.
And remember, love is meant to be shared every day!
How do you express your love with your daily coffee ritual? Tell us about your favorite way to share love with your Simpli Press on Instagram using #CoffeeIsLove and tagging @simplipress for a chance to be featured on our Insta and tag your favorite person (don’t worry, we won’t tell ;)) for a chance to win a Simpli Press! What better way to share your love?