My drug of choice…
…caffeine! Woo hoo! It started as a mere child. I would have a cup several times a year especially in the winter. I didn’t need a cup of coffee in the mornings when I started my teaching career in 1989. I would have some nice apple juice or milk for breakfast. I did notice that towards the end of my 20s that I had begun to have coffee more frequently many times all year around at several different times of the day. However, my hot beverage of choice for the mornings was still hot tea. When I was at the ripe old age of 37, I began having coffee every morning. I remember my age well because I had just built a new house in Varnell. Well, my instant coffee gave way to fresh brewed automatic, then the fresh brewed automatic had to have a timer on it because it had to automatically drip by the time I got out of bed, then I started adding decaffeinated in the winter evenings, breakfast blend smoothe turned to 100% Colombian bold!!…oh, for heaven’s sake, when will this downward spiral end!!! LOL
Before I end, I do have to say that I am more of a wussy latte drinker than a real die-hard, coffee, aficionado. I have to have sweeteners and cream (Peppermint Mocha is my all-time favorite at this writing). Whatever drink gets you going on this blessed Friday morning, enjoy!
I’ve been a “regular” since around 19 with 99.9% of that, old fashioned drip (or percolated back in the day) coffee. When the coffee shops began springing up in our lil’ neck of the woods, I tried the “wuss” drinks as you put it, William–albeit if you take on a quad latte, that’s pretty intense. On a day-to-day basis though, I’m still a drip coffee guy: the darker the better. For at-home, I use Starbucks French Roast that I buy at Costco (whole bean).
I love my hot tea too. By mid-afternoon I’m usually done with coffee though I used to drink it ’round the clock. In the mid-PM hours, I’ll usually go with an old standard like Earl Grey. The English Rose on Market Street near the Choo-Choo usually has some interesting blends. There, they take their tea very seriously as the English do.