Most Canadians start the day with a cup of coffee. Have you ever thought about HOW you drink your coffee, and whether you are drinking it in the best way?  PRO TIP: freshly roasted coffee will have less bitterness and vibrant aroma and flavours, allowing you to enjoy it black.

Lifestyle website Art of Wellbeing, created this infographic.  In it, you can explore seven steps to becoming a smarter coffee drinker. A cup of Joe can have benefits!

Research suggests that your daily coffee ritual can help protect against many common illnesses and diseases including diabetes, heart disease, some types of cancer, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.

Caffeine is also used by athletes, as a natural performance enhancer. Try a cup of black coffee before hitting the tread mill or the squat rack, and see if you can go a bit longer and harder at the gym.

For more tips on how to make the most of your cup of coffee, check out the infographic.

idiot's guide to smarter coffee