After waking up
After waking up in the morning, give yourself about an hour or so before having your first cup or two of brewed coffee. This cushioning period will provide time for your cortisol levels to drop, allowing you to experience that boost of energy that you expect out of your morning cup. We recommend a Light Roast to get the quickest and most effective caffeine boost.
Blackwoods Tip: Adding sugar to your coffee will only add to the slump. If you do use sugar try to use halve as much.
In the afternoon
In the afternoon, have a Medium Roast Espresso with lunch or about 30 minutes before your projected midday crash. It will have half the amount of caffeine; a double is the equivalent of one 8 oz. cup of brewed coffee. Apply the sugar rule of thumb here too.
Evening coffee drinking should always include Dark Roast coffee. With the least amount of caffeine by volume, it may be less likely to interfere with your sleep.
You can mix and match these factors to find your last call for caffeine. Combining Light and Dark Roasted beans is a good way to experiment too. Above all, find what works best for you.