Friday, January 29, 2010

I think I'm becoming a coffee drinker.

And I'm not quite sure how I feel about it.

I used to be the girl that couldn't even walk into a Starbucks because the smell drove me insane. Then I managed to stay in one long enough to order their cinnamon apple cider (seriously that stuff is freaking delicious). Eventually I made it towards mocha frappuccinos (aka deliciousness I can only had a Tall version of) which made me feel a little more hip, haha. But that's about as far as I've ever gotten coffee-wise...until two weeks ago.

My office usually has a hearty supply of hot chocolate, which helps satisfy my occasional need for caffeine. However we've been lacking in the hot cocoa department lately and I had to wake up (and warm my freezing hands) somehow, so I made coffee. Well let's back that up, someone else made and I just drank some because making coffee is a whole other beast. So yes I had some coffee, added a healthy serving of vanilla creamer and I didn't hate it.

I didn't hate it really at all and so two days later, I had another cup. And then yesterday I had yet ANOTHER cup of coffee. This is more than one cup of normal person coffee that I have consumed in the past two weeks and it's just weird. Yes I feel a little more grown up and like I've joined some elite club but I also feel like I don't want to be a coffee drinker, I don't want my teeth to get stained and I don't want to be addicted!!

So we'll see how this goes. Don't know if I'll have another cup today, I'm taking it day by day.


Are you a coffee drinker? An every day kind or once-in-a-while kind of drinker?



happy friday!

30 comments:

robynxx said...

coffee! love it. starbucks beans, grounded with a manual coffee grinder, and into the machine at home. yummy. every morning if i have time, hahah. and then of course, if i'm out, i usually stop by a starbucks and order something fancy (and grossly overpriced, sadly).

so yes, definitely a coffee drinker hahah :D

Susan said...

That's how it starts! I am, in fact, the headache that I get from not having it resembles a hangover. Once I almost went home from work because I felt so sick (I never go home sick) and then remembered I hadn't had coffee that day. I got some and the pain melted away. Not good.

lspoon said...

Let the addiction begin!

If I don't have coffee every morning I am a troll. True story :)

Janie said...

Hooray for coffee addictions! If you are worried about your teeth - you could try drinking through a straw... it helps!

janet said...

It's SUCH a slippery slope! Just 2 years ago I NEVER drank coffee. Now I have resolved to quit it! How did that happen? I try to now drink it just a 1-2 times a week, and truly enjoy it. We are getting old....that must be the reason for it right?

We Are Not Martha said...

I drink coffee every day!!!! Not even because I "need" it but mostly because it totally comforts me to wake up in the morning and sit with a cup. It's also fun to drink with people and makes me feel all cozy. I drink it black!

Also, I think coffee is probably much better to drink than hot chocolate (imho). Yes, there's caffeine in it, but there's not a ton of sugar and empty calories. So, just choose your evil and enjoy it!

Sues

Matt said...

Yes. I have about 2-3 cups a day. Love that coffee, welcome to the club.

itschaotic said...

I could seriously drink Starbucks everyday, but financially that doesn't make sense. I do occasionally make my own at home though when I'm in the mood :)

The Modern Gal said...

That's generally how it starts. When I first started working for my current company five years ago, I had an earlier start to my shift than the previous job I had. I found I had to have a cup of coffee to have enough caffeine to function. The coffee my office stocked was horrible, so I quickly learned that if I bought my own coffee maker and beans, I could have much tastier coffee each morning. I still cannot function on any day without at least one cup.

P said...

I've never liked coffee in any form. (I feel the same about tea - although I will have green tea from time to time.)

I can't imagine ever GROWING to like it either - i just find it foul! I get my caffeine boost from diet soda instead.

Hillary said...

today marks one week without coffee for me. it's been hard but I am breaking my addiction.

San said...

If that serves as an explanation: I didn't have any coffee until I was 25. I hated the taste of it.

Now I am drinking coffee pretty much every day - but to be honest, it's more like 2/3 milk and 1/3 coffee ;)

Allison M. said...

count me in for coffee drinks. If not, I drink tea instead of a cup of coffee but love lattes and cappuccinos.

Hollywood Sucker said...

I started drinking coffee in high school to shock my parents. They actually really didn't care, so that plan backfired and instead I just found myself a new addiction.

Lately (by which I mean the past 4 years), I've been trying to make myself an herbal tea drinker instead, because I think that seems shmancier... but I love coffee too much.

alyssa said...

That's funny, before I started drinking coffee, what i got at Starbucks was the caramel apple cider. Then I started to get white mochas because my EX got them.

Then when I started working full time everyone drank tons and tons of coffee. My Dad (who rents space from my company) would bring me a white mocha often, but I finally decided that it was too many calories and suggested he just bring me a coffee instead. So yeaahhh. I <3 it. My fiance JUST bought an espresso machine too, so we can save money. Yikes.

jamie said...

Don't do it! Coffee is gross!

Ashley said...

Welcome to the dark side.

It's glorious and happy here.

:)

(Coffee is the best drug EVA.)

nicopolitan said...

[delurk!] You actually know I'm a coffee drinker since we used to be coworkers and all -- but the secret to keeping your teeth from staining is to chew gum after a little bit after you finish a cup (or brush your teeth).

I learned this from a dentist. And no, I didn't follow directions, so I can't vouch for it.

...This comment wasn't all that helpful, was it? :P

Classy in Philadelphia said...

Ahhh, welcome darling! Just give in to the wonder that is coffee :) I used to be like you and only drink frapps but now I'm full blown addicted.

Ali said...

Oh, reading this was music. To. My. Ears.

You've seen the light my friend, and I couldn't be happier for you.

This means that not only can we have wine night, but we can have a...get ready for it...

COFFEE date! :)

Doniree said...

I drink coffee in the mornings, and then typically switch to tea in the afternoons (caffeine or not). Except on weekends. On weekends, I'll drink coffee whenever you put it in front of me :)

gemmy from the block said...

i adore starbucks' coffee.
if i'm feeling chintzy, i'll just get pike place...fancy...a blended coffee or frap.

my most recent sbucks addiction?? GREEN TEA FRAP.
OMG. SO EFFIN DELISH!!!

also, i had an awesome brew from second cup this morning called BELGIAN CHOCOLATE. how can that NOT be amazing! (it was. amazing, i mean)

JTS said...

welcome to the dark side (coffee drinkers)

Rachel said...

I think we all started out drinking (or not drinking) coffee that way. Seriously. You're gonna be addicted soon.

By the way, what did you think of Avatar?

Bayjb said...

Oh man, welcome to the dark side. I haven't gone to that side yet, but I fear that will be inevitable :)

Cafe Pasadena said...

Well, yes, you are getting older and more mature. Engagement, Marriage, Coffee and Addictions. All signs of an adult. Congrats!

Btw, a belated Happy national Pie Day & Happy National Chocolate Cake Day this month! I'm sure you may have had some coffee with at least one of those as you recognized the holidays.

ablogofherown.wordpress.com said...

I'm an occasional coffee drinker.
I avoided coffee until I graduated college but then started in grad school.
Now I can go weeks without coffee and then I'll drink four cups on a random sunday.
I like it that way.

samdotcom said...

I usually have a cup in the morning at the office. I bought a coffee machine for my home a couple years ago, and can count the number of times I've used it on one hand. I definitely don't NEED coffee, but I enjoy it. And it makes me feel all business-like, in an office full of coffee drinking men :)

Amanda said...

I was always a casual coffee drinker, but I'm now a certified coffee addict. It's frightening how much worse my days are if I can't get any. Try to stay away if you can! Resist its deliciousness!

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