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Coffee And Tea Drinks For Back To School

It's that time of year again: College students are heading back to campus for another semester of homework, tests and long study sessions. The first week of classes can often be a little mundane, however. Unless it's an intensive course, the first few classes usually consist of going over the course syllabus and getting to know the other students. There's a lot of emotions during these early days, some good, some not so good. First of all, there's usually a lot of excitement in the air. Everyone is fresh from home, well-fed, and ready to get back to work. At the same time, it can be tough to stay awake after the winter break disturbed the usual sleep schedule. It can also be awkward meeting new people - especially while playing ice-breaker games and doing group assignments.

The best way to get through this time period is to have something to pick you up: Both coffee and tea are great for staying awake, warm and active. Get ready to start learning again with some of these tasty hot drink ideas.

Help your brain by studying with green tea.Help your brain by studying with green tea.

Green Tea
It might not be the most exciting drink on the market, but green tea is so good for the body that many people consider it to be a super food. Not only does it have healthy antioxidants that help your skin look fresh, it may even help to keep your brain in great working order. Before you head to school in the morning, use the Mr. Coffee® Hot Tea Maker to brew up a big mug of green tea to take with you. Just put the loose leaves or tea bag inside, press the button for green tea, and let it take care of the rest. Green tea is also great for studying because it will help to keep you awake, but won't wind you up so much that you can't go to sleep later.

Black Coffee
This one might sound like a no brainer, but sometimes it's good to be reminded of what a quality cup of homemade coffee can do for you. When you make your own coffee at home, you can control everything about the experience. You pick the beans, you set the grind, and you brew it just the way you like. Now, with the Mr. Coffee® Pour! Brew! Go! you can easily take your perfect drink with you as you head out the door. If you've got an early morning class, this is the best way to get your coffee as quickly as possible. The delicious beverage brews directly into your travel mug, so all you need to do is screw on the cap and head to class.

The latte is another classic. When you're busy learning the expectations of a whole new course load, you won't always have time to craft coffee drinks at home. That's why green tea and black coffee are such great ideas. But if you find yourself with an extra few minutes, making a latte at home is a snap. The Mr. Coffee® Milk Frother takes all the work out of it. With the press of a button, you have warm milk and a great froth, so you have more time to do well in school. And if you need a little extra pick-me-up, try adding a swirl of whipped cream on top - it's perfect for amping yourself up for a difficult test.