When I was little I really wanted to drink coffee because my mom drank coffee (what little girl doesn’t want to be like mommy?). Of course children aren’t supposed to have coffee, but on occasion when it was cold out, mom would make “coffee creams” for me and my siblings. Coffee creams were basically hot chocolate with just a little bit of coffee in them… and they were a precursor to the specialty coffee drinks that I enjoy.
I pretty much drink coffee every day. I might be addicted to it. It’s weird because coffee is probably the easiest drink to form an emotional bond with. Maybe it’s not the drink itself, some of my favorite high school and college memories happened in coffee shops. And it’s probably coffee that got me through my morning classes in college.
Call it an addiction, call it a long term relationship, or call it therapy. I don’t believe I’ll be giving up coffee anytime soon. And that might actually be good for me.
Check out this BBC article by Health Reporter Michelle Roberts
According to the article, women coffee drinkers are less likely to be depressed. I’ve always felt coffee to be comforting.
If coffee were a person, we’d be good friends.
Have you ever felt sentimental about a beverage?
I love this blog. I too have many good memories in coffee shops, and grew up wanting to drink coffee like my mother.
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Rachel, Do you ever have trouble with your glucose with coffee? I’ve been struggling to figure it out over the past few months. I ideally would like to drink 3 cups in the morning. Then I started seeing a trend toward high sugar after, so have tried switching to decaf, which kind of kills half of the coffee-purpose! Any insight?
Personally I don’t have trouble with coffee impacting my glucose levels, but I heard of others having issues with it. In an effort to cut back on my caffeine, I have one cup a day now. If you take any sort of milk or cream in your coffee don’t forget to count the carbohydrates in it and if you go straight for coffee and save good old water until later in the day, that may be a contributing factor for the upward trend (but I’m not a doctor, so that’s not a medical opinion). I’m sorry, I don’t feel like I’ve been much help.
That’s ok, we’re all different! I do start my day with lots of water (try to get in at least 6 by noon!) and I have found if I limit coffee to 1 cup that I don’t have trouble. I’d just like to stick with more caffeine in the morning (funny, but tea with caffeine seems ok). And yeah, I do count carbs in my (SF sweetener). Thanks!