Coffee is no longer an extra boost of energy, it is a necessary component in getting through the day. If you are a serious coffee drinker you can probably relate to any of these experiences on a daily basis. It's not a drink, it's a lifestyle.
1. Decaf coffee isn't coffee.
I'm not saying I judge you if you enjoy a decaf coffee, but I would never do it. We drink coffee to feel alive, and decaf just doesn't do that, if you want a nice warm drink, have a tea.
2. It's the only good thing about mornings.
There's something about the pain of waking up and knowing that it won't hurt as much when you have a cup of coffee, that makes it a little more bearable. The only problem is that you need coffee to wake up, but you need to wake up to get coffee.. An ongoing issue I am constantly trying to fix, with no luck.
3. A perfect cup means a perfect day.
A perfect cup of coffee is rarely ever achieved, that doesn't mean they're usually horrible, but it's so hard to get that perfect cup. When you do get that perfect cup, you just know you're going to have an awesome day because of it. I hate that my mood relies on a good cup of coffee, but it does.
4. You have withdrawals.
I remember when I first started drinking, it was in college and I drank a cup about once a month. Fast forward to 20 years later and I need at least three cups in the morning to survive. I never think of it as an addiction but I have serious withdrawals if I don't get my morning coffee.
There's always that point in the day where you get a headache and aren't sure if it's because you've had too much coffee, or not enough.
5. Tea is great, but it will never compare to coffee.
It is very nice having a nice tea when you're sick, or on a chilly day, but if I have the choice, it will always be coffee.
6. You're hesitant accepting it while at a friend's house.
It's very nice of them to offer, but how can you trust that they are not absolutely horrible at making a cup of coffee? Sometimes you just have to say yes but when they give it to you, it tastes like a warm glass of cream, or worse it almost tastes stale somehow.
7. You have a favorite mug.
Everyone has a favorite mug, and if you don't you should probably buy one. There's something about drinking out of the best mug in the house that makes the experience that much better.
8. You don't feel awake after coffee anymore, just less dead.
Remember when you first started drinking coffee? It gave you a crazy rush of energy like you could accomplish anything. Now, it's like you'e immune to the effects and it's just enough for you to feel like a normal human. No extra energy, just makes you alive again.