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“One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating.”

Endless hours between the same old bookshelves; the same pose of hunched shoulders over a laptop; and one essay after another populates the days that seem to just blur into each other. Routines can get boring quickly and it’s no secret that the life of a final year student is one of the toughest experiences. When the going gets tough the tough go out for breakfast.

Flat whites; avocados; and hipster coffee shops are the men of the moment and Leamington Spa’s very own Coffee Architects somehow give all of these a new breath of life. When the sun is streaming in and there’s the smell of coffee beans mixed with freshly baked cake in the air, life doesn’t seem so dull all of a sudden. When there’s a mountainous pile of avocado and a neat little coffee on your table, the little things seem important again. When there is good company in front of you and the morning is relaxed, there’s hope that a life outside of the mundane library exists.

Of course, dissertations should not be neglected; and those revision notes won’t write themselves. But you shouldn’t forget yourself in the process. Take a little walk in the park and Instagram those red flowers. Surround yourself with friends and remember that you are loved. Talk about why you love your hometown and remind yourself of who you are.

It really is the mark of a Humanities student when you can sit and have all these epiphanies under the duress of essays while sitting in a tiny little coffee shop. And when in doubt, order that slice of cake you’ve had your eye on for the last hour.

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Coffee Architects can be found at:
39 Warwick Street
Leamington Spa
Warwickshire
CV32 5JX

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