That's what I thought when my partner started in about the great "coffee debate."
Just like any other issue, you can find someone (a lot of some ones) defending it from both sides of the aisle.
We've read virtually all the literature on the health effects of coffee drinking. (More comes out every day.)
Considering it's America's number 2 import (after oil, of course) and extremely addictive, it's fair to say it won't fall from grace anytime soon.
Are you a coffee hound? Guilty of coffeehousen? (That's my spelling from a word I heard years ago on an episode of CSI :) It basically refers to someone so jacked up on coffee they dominate the conversation. Often looking dazed and confused while slurring their words.
Is coffee really a problem? Like I always say, Proof is in the Pudding.
Do you experience...
Heart disease? High blood pressure? Digestive upset? Insomnia? Nervous tension? Anxiety? Road rage?
Then you probably want to put that cup down.
High strung, A Type personalities (like Rick & me) have no business getting hooked on a drug that sends us into the stratosphere.
It's full catastrophe living when two or more tightly wound (by nature) individuals get together with a pot of coffee.
I know. The smell, the high, the memories... I've got 'em bad too. Hooked on my grandma's "good girl" coffee by the age of 8. It's been a whirlwind, for sure.
But every now and then I just have to have a cup. Not just any cup either. It's got to be the best organic brew I can get my hands on. I'm not talking that wild cat poop stuff Jack Nicholson drank in the movie, The Bucket List, either.
We've all got some vices, let's try and stick to the humdingers.
And like Jimmy Page said, "I can't quit you baby, but I gotta put you down for a while."
Kilr Kravings: The good, the bad, the humdingers...
For a comical, yet informative read, check out Rick's article, Coffee: To Drink or Not to Drink.