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Why I Can’t Live Without Coffee

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Why I Can’t Live Without Coffee

Whenever I give a speech and talk about local versus organic, I joke about how, being from Pennsylvania, I am totally against local when it comes to my coffee. Hereís the truth: IíM NOT JOKING! Donít get between me and my coffee, or you might end up hurt.

I need coffee to survive. Yes, I am an addict. But so far, reading every study on the topic, I have not found a single health reason why I might need to give it up. It seems to protect me from everything from diabetes to mental decline. It certainly feels like it protects me from mental decline, twice a day, in the morning and the afternoon. Once, I gave it up. It was my first job after college, and for some reason I thought giving up coffee was the right thing to do. My boss made me start drinking it again. It turns out when I donít have coffee, I loose all ability to hold a conversation. I float away in a sea of solitary thinking.

Why Organic Is Important

I drink it black. Always have and always will. Thatís just how we did it growing up. Yes, I remember starting at home when I was an early teen. There was no cream in our house that I recall. Back then, I think my mother bought Maxwell House or Folgerís. But here is one of my favorite memories of all timeÖ.

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7:24AM PDT on Mar 23, 2013

Thank you Maria, for Sharing this!

4:23AM PDT on Jul 23, 2011

It contains an addictive drug, namely caffeine. But you can live without it, you just have to be determined enough. I kicked Coke & Pepsi goodbye after seeing Michael Moore's TV programme. Easy-peasy.

4:22AM PDT on Jul 23, 2011

It contains an addictive drug, namely caffeine. But you can live without it, you just have to be determined enough. I kicked Coke & Pepsi goodbye after seeing Michael Moore's TV programme. Easy-peasy.

12:29PM PDT on Jul 20, 2011

Noted with thanks. I adore espresso!

11:29AM PDT on Jul 17, 2011

it’s the last thing I would ever give up too - taking daily at least 10 freshly milled espressos.

9:49PM PDT on Jun 29, 2011

Just don't like coffee :) Thx for the post!

9:17PM PDT on Jun 29, 2011

Interesting story! I love coffee and have been drinking it black for years. But ironically enough, no one else in my immediate family drinks it...and my extended family members who drink it need to add stuff to it.

1:58AM PDT on Jun 29, 2011

Hmm, that's interesting. I hate coffee!! Love tea...

8:31PM PDT on Jun 28, 2011

I like coffee,used to have a cup every morning,but stopped because it was not doing my body any favors.It seriously dehydrates me and makes my skin break out,and when I had multiple cups my stomach would hurt.I don't care about research or studies,these are things I experienced myself.I still drink coffee sometimes,but not every day.BTW,when you consume something that gives you a bad headache then makes you throw up,that may be a sign that it's not really good for you.

9:59PM PDT on Jun 27, 2011

I really do not know whether i am addict to it but if i do not have a cup of coffee with mix a raw egg I feel lazy.And i drink a cup of coffee in the late evening .

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