Monthly Archives: August 2019

Set Your Own Standards for Productivity

When you work in any creative field (or any field at all, really), it can be easy to start comparing yourself to those around you. It’s easier than ever to do this, since you have access to the lives of your peers, and of people thousands of miles away via social media. Do you find yourself getting caught up on what you’re not doing or what you aren’t accomplishing? This can create a negative headspace that stunts your creativity and productivity. So, how can you avoid this spiraling feeling? Start by setting your own standards for productivity and evaluating them on your own terms. Continue reading Set Your Own Standards for Productivity

Host Your Event at Dunn Brothers Coffee in Coralville

12At Dunn Brothers Coffee, we’re proud to be a part of the Coralville community. We’re a team made up of locals who are passionate about coffee, and we feel so lucky to get to share that passion with all of you. In addition to roasting a wide variety of coffee beans and offering an extensive food menu, the atmosphere of Dunn Brothers Coffee is so important to us. We have created a bright, welcoming environment where you can come to work on a personal project, catch up with friends, or just relax on your own. Our open floor plan is also great for events. If you want to host a community event, reach out to us! Continue reading Host Your Event at Dunn Brothers Coffee in Coralville

Make Your Own Effective Morning Routine

Routines are all about structure and consistency. When you have a morning routine that you can rely on, it acts as a ritual to help prepare you for the day. Of course, it’s important to shake it up every once in a while, but establishing a morning routine that works for you can help you be efficient with your time and get you started on a productive day. In this week’s blog, we cover how you can make your own effective morning routine. Even if you don’t consider yourself a “morning person,” there’s still a way to create a routine that is beneficial for you. Continue reading Make Your Own Effective Morning Routine

Do You Know How to Prioritize?

The most effective ways to maximize your productivity come down to your approach. It’s not realistic to think that you’ll get significantly faster at tasks you regularly do. The better way to increase your productivity is to focus on how you prepare to do said tasks. Are you an organized person? Are you able to identify and prioritize the items on your agenda? Building this skill can help you digest and complete a list of wide-ranging tasks for different clients or areas of interest. In today’s blog, we explore how you can prioritize your to-do list and make it less intimidating. Continue reading Do You Know How to Prioritize?

Where Does Your South American Coffee Come From?

If you’re a coffee fanatic (welcome to the club), you probably take an interest in every part of the coffee-making process. We certainly do. That’s why we roast our beans in-house on a daily basis. Roasting allows us to control the flavor profile of our coffee beans. The brewing technique also contributes to the flavor. Then there’s the beans themselves. The origin of each coffee bean plays a huge role in the flavor profile of your drink. This is true even within a large region, and there’s plenty of nuance to sort through. If you know what flavor profile you like, you can probably trace it back to a certain coffee-growing region. In today’s blog, we cover the major coffee-producing countries in South America and their characteristic flavors. Continue reading Where Does Your South American Coffee Come From?