Posted by Julie at Jul 18, 2012 6:00 am
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I know some people worship it and can’t start the day without it. Shortly after I had my daughter, I gave up caffeine. I’d already done it while pregnant, though not entirely, because I’m a “moderation” girl myself. But I have issues with anxiety and my doctor suggested I get off caffeine as a way to deal with it. For over eight years, I was clean. No caffeine, except what was in chocolate, passed my lips.
About three years ago (about the time I started homeschooling my daughter, which I’m sure is no coincidence), I made the move from decaf to half-caff. I’ve noticed, recently, though that I often make a whole pot (which is only a 4 cupper) and I only drink one mug full (2 cups)…if that. My unfinished coffee from this morning is sitting on my desk right now. (Yea, I know, that’s gross, but I’ll take it to the kitchen after posting this blog.) I’m pretty sure I microwaved it at least twice. I guess when you’re not getting any real jolts of caffeine, drinking the coffee isn’t actually compelling!
I grew up on cafe con leche. That’s Cuban coffee (a strong espresso roast) with milk and lots of sugar. And by “grow up,” I mean I probably had it when I was younger than eight, though I’m sure it was much more “leche” than “cafe.” I distinctly remember, during the few winter months, toasting Cuban bread with butter on the grate of my grandmother’s floor heater (again, that’s probably disgusting, but hey, it was cool beans when I was a child and something I’d NEVER allow my daughter to do now!) and dunking it in Cuban coffee. That’s still my absolutely favorite breakfast.
Now, I drink half-caff with four Splenda (I know…it’s bad for me, but it is what it is) and half-n-half. What about you? How do you take your joe? Or are you a tea drinker? Or soda? What beverage is your morning choice?