Photographer, Videographer, Designer • Columbus, OH
For Alex, freshly brewed coffee is all he needs to start the day on the right foot.
§ What time do you get to sleep? What time do you wake up?
I usually head to bed around midnight or 1 a.m. I try to get 8 hours each night and usually wake up around 8 or 9 a.m.
§ What do you dream about?
Sadly, I haven’t been remembering any of my dreams! I have weeks where I remember my dreams every night, and other weeks where I don’t remember anything. For some reason, I usually dream about running through hallways of tall buildings with my friends. I know, weird.
§ What’s the first thing you do once you’re awake?
This is a bad habit but I usually check my phone when I wake up. I usually check the news through Need to Know (check it out if you haven’t before). Afterwards, I head straight for the electric kettle and start to boil some water.
§ What morning ritual do you have that’s sacred to starting your day off right?
Coffee is by far my most sacred morning routine. I usually start by hand grinding some light roast beans from my favorite Columbus coffee shop, Mission Coffee Co. I then use an Aeropress to brew a steamy and delicious cup of joe. This is by far the best way to start the day.
§ What one possession/object is essential to your morning?
I love my Aeropress so much. It brews one of the best cups of coffee imaginable and is also easy to clean and environmentally friendly. A true win win.
§ With whom do you spend your mornings?
I usually spend it by myself or with my girlfriend. On the weekends I love sipping a cup of coffee while watching some soccer.
§ What do you eat for breakfast?
This is probably another unpopular opinion, but I usually don’t eat breakfast. I usually just have a cup of coffee and don’t get hungry until lunch. However when I have the time, I usually have some yogurt with some fresh fruit.
§ What kind of coffee do you drink in the morning, and how do you prepare it?
I love fresh light roast coffee in an aeropress. Light roast just gives a much smoother and flavorful cup. There’s nothing better.
§ What’s the one upgrade you wish you could add to your morning?
Grinding coffee by hand is so difficult! I would love to have a nice electric grinder that can offer a fine and even grind.
§ What do you consider the end of your morning?
For me, the end of the morning happens whenever I start working. Usually at work or a coffee shop. However, I keep drinking coffee throughout the day.