Kicking a Caffeine Habit to the Curb


I’ve tried. Really. I have. The evidence is above. These were some suggestions in various forums about what you could try if you want to kick the coffee habit. And I didn’t even include Pero or Ayurvedic Coffee in the photo (those are in the cabinet.)

The good news: I’m down to one cup of coffee a day, which is fantastic given the level I used to drink it. Over the weekend, I switched to the Genmaicha tea by Choice. So far, that’s the winner for me in the morning. It feels more substantial with the brown rice (it is a mix of roasted brown rice and green tea) and has a really nice flavor. The coffees-that-aren’t-really coffees all bothered me to some degree for being either too sweet or too bitter. Many of them have a fairly strong vanilla aftertaste that reminded me of Maxwell House International Coffees, you know, the ones in the tins. I’m a Peet’s coffee drinker, so none of these seemed an adequate substitute.

I am not completely going to give up coffee forever, but for now I’m giving tea a try. I will say that I do have more energy by not drinking as much coffee — the caffeine paradox.

4 thoughts on “Kicking a Caffeine Habit to the Curb

  1. I gave up coffee about 6 months ago. At the time, I was drinking more than a pot a day! I started by cutting back little by little, but when my coffee pot broke I quit cold turkey. The first few days were horrible! Once the headaches went away, however; it was fine. Now I’m usually okay with out it, but I still treat myself to a coffee house mocha latte once or twice a week. This feels like a good balance. I think it’s wonderful that you’ve cut down to one cup a day – that’s an awesome accomplishment!! Celeste:)


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