I used to never be a coffee drinker. For my first job at the age of 16, I worked at Bagel Beanery. After 3 years that included a year of being an assistant manager, I quit to have more time to sell Nintendo Wii’s on eBay.
I hated coffee at the time. The smell was delicious but the taste was bland.
Fast forward a few years and I decided to like coffee. Then I loved it. I especially loved Kona coffee. I mean, I did recently live in Hawaii from the first day of Fall to just past the first day of Spring just recently. And so I drank a cup nearly daily. I’d sometimes drink some at 3 pm in the afternoon if I felt tired.
For 80% of the days for the past 2 years, If I were to enjoy coffee it would be 12 ounces of less. So nothing extreme by any means.
But I’ve also had this itch to give it up for nearly the past year. And so I went 8 days without a sip of coffee in February of this year. And this was while I was still sleeping in Hawaii. I then recently went one week without a sip of coffee while in Austin for PaleoFX.
I’ve enjoyed coffee for about the past 9 days straight.
And now I’m done. I don’t really rely on it for energy. It’s more for the taste and enjoyment and what it signifies for me – slow down and smell the amazing aromas of life.
But I also love tea, especially herbal tea like mint and ginger.
I will go a bare minimum of 4 weeks without a single sip of coffee which means the rest of May.
Just a few minutes ago I had a throbbing headache that was pounding in my brain. I like so hated it. I did not get much sleep for the past 2 nights and so drinking coffee on top of that doesn’t serve me well.
I’m ok drinking some black tea although my personal preference is mint herbal tea simply due to taste.
Perhaps you’ll join me.
Cheers to a coffee free rest of May!