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You can pretty much make anything magical. I’ve used coffee in spells as a “hurry up” ingredient. I thought I had a link to a post about a simple chant to say over your coffee to help it energize you but I can’t find it. I did find this:
I’m actually more of a coffee person than tea person as well. I actually roast my own coffee and there’s a lot to be learned from the beans and how to create a desired roast and the origins of coffee also produce different things. It’s actually more important to be able to listen to the coffee roasting than to look at it.
I’m working as a barista these days so coffee is always on my mind! consider the magical qualities of different brewing methods:
- espresso: it’s highly concentrated, so you could make a pun and use it for concentration & focus. it’s brewed very quickly, so it could speed spells/events up. it’s also brewed with super-high water pressure, so it could respresent finesse/skill under pressure.
- cold press: this type of coffee steeps for a long time, so you could use it to draw attention, to slow down events/spells, to help you mull something over, or to help someone else consider things deeply.
- moka pot / percolator: obviously, this could help someone’s thoughts “percolate” in the figurative sense, as part of a turth-revealing spell, perhaps. moka pots work by steam, so it could invoke “letting off steam”, or using your anger for a productive purpose.
- drip brew: the water doesn’t steep with the coffee grounds at all, just passes on through. you could use drip coffee to help someone pass you by or pay you less attention. it could be part of a spell to leave a good first impression, too! just consider the quality of the coffee you use in that case.
I just made all these up, so don’t take them as gospel truth. I believe that everything can be a magical ingredient if you consider its properties! like, consider the role of coffee socially (“want to get coffee sometime?”) as part of a spell to meet new people or connect with someone distant! or consider the flavour notes of beans from different regions, and invoke those effects. I could go on forever, ok. AND I didn’t even talk about the chemistry of coffee at all *goes off to research*
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I also associate coffee with academia - when I need to buckle down and concentrate, I have a cup of coffee. While it gives me energy and hypes me up, it’s also motivates and focuses me. (Although, this is a super personal association and I doubt other people share it with me.) So I could probably add some magic into it to direct that focus if I wanted.
Don’t forget you also have the creamer, sugar, or other things you add into your coffee to work with.
I actually made a series of three posts about exactly this while working as a barista!
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I used coffee in a bag spell for work to help energize the salon and our clients.
Coffee can also be added to anti nightmare charm bags. THIS POST. And how convenient I found it while making my morning coffee ;3
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