I can't really remember when I drank my first cup of coffee, but I knew I was destined to pick up that habit because it was the thing to do. I remember during my summer job with the Texas Highway Department at being amazed of how much coffee that the old timers would consumed. They would come in an hour before everyone else(I was told), make coffee and drank the first cup, even though they brought a full giant thermos of coffee from their house. We would always stop at a store on the way to the job where the old timer would purchase a cup of coffee. It wasn't until the first break at around 10:00AM when the old timer would drink his first cup of coffee from his thermos. I don't know how many cups those thermoses held but the old timer would take his last cup on the way back to the shop. I must've picked up my coffee drinking habits back then because how can anyone be around so much coffee drinking and not pick up the habit?
I do remember the early on that I used to like one teaspoon sugar in my coffee with nothing else but that soon changed. I remembered my trainer asking me if I wanted him to bring me back a cup of coffee when he went to get his. I said sure" one teaspoon of sugar please" I didn't pay much attention, but I bet he wasn't listening. When he came back and handed me my cup of coffee, I took a sip and immediately noticed that it was bitter, so I asked him if I could go to the back and get some sugar. He told me, in no uncertain terms, that I was not getting paid to go to the back to get sugar. He also said he drinks his black, and he won't be wasting his time putting sugar and cream and all the unnecessary things into a cup of coffee. Needless to say, I started drinking my coffee black and still do today. My old trainer is not around anymore, but I wondered what he thought about lattes and cappuccinos?
We bought a Keurig brewing system(coffee pot) several years ago because my wife likes the flavored coffee, and I still like the strongest Starbuck-like coffee available, and Folgers and Maxwell House weren't cutting it. My wife tells me that the K- cups(single cups) for the Keurig are pretty expensive, so she'll occasionally buy the 1-pound bag of Starbucks to use. I see where 24 k-cups are selling for $15 on line, but I know we can get them cheaper than that.
My oldest swears by her first cup of coffee, but my other two children don't drink coffee or alcohol. The chain has been broken, but it will prop up somewhere because coffee is as American as baseball, apple pie and Chevrolet.
Would you miss your morning cup of coffee or alternate caffeine supply? Do you remember your first cup?