Comments: A Cuppa, Cuppa, Cuppa, Cuppa, Cup ***

When I was in my 30's and 40's I knew the location of every Starbucks within a 5 mile radius of my home. Iced coffee Americano, grande if you please, was my drug er drink of choice...

When I hit 50, I gained an intolerance to caffeine. My hands would shake, my heart race and I felt terribly anxious.

Hubby and I are now into "half-caf" and only one cup in the morning. In fact, when he is out of town, I don't drink any caffeine beverages and, I don't miss them. What a stark change from my late 20's when I tried to get off caffeine as a New Years resolution and almost had a break down! I was drinking 8-10 servings of either coffee, cola or iced tea/day. Talk about a pounding headache!

Posted by Babs at June 17, 2008 11:27 AM

We're a mixed tea and coffee family. I have a slight preference for tea and my husband for coffee. The oldest likes tea and started asking for "EarlGreyhottea" when he was 2 -- he detests coffee. The two girls like tea and snarf coffee when we aren't looking (or when we are looking, we make them Postum which is known as kids' coffee around here). Time will only tell how the littlest ones will feel about hot beverages.

Posted by Jordana at June 17, 2008 11:41 AM

I actually don't drink half as much coffee as I used to. But if I don't get my dose in the morning, I go through the day with a very bad headache.

Posted by Robbo the LB at June 17, 2008 01:02 PM

My grandfather started us on coffee when I was about eight...he was born in a fairly poor family in Sicily, and for breakfast or a snack would take a bowl, fill it with torn scraps of bread, add hot coffee, cream and sugar and eat it with a spoon.

The kiddy version was a heavily creamed and sugared cup of coffee, and a slice of bread to dunk. Poor man's biscotti? Certainly easier on the teeth.

Posted by diane at June 17, 2008 01:16 PM

I didn't touch coffee until after college, strictly a tea drinker. But then I got a job working 2 pm to midnight and the rest is history.

Posted by rbj at June 17, 2008 01:38 PM