Coffee Reduction Plan

April 26th, 2004 by Editor B

I’m in coffee-reduction mode. Friday I limited myself to two cups. Ditto Saturday. Ditto Sunday. Today I cut down to one. The plan is to get down to zero and stay there for a few days, then switch over to iced tea for the summer.

I did this last year and really enjoyed it. I like coffee a lot — maybe a little too much. My daily consumption tends to increase with time, and that doesn’t seem entirely healthy. I was almost up to a full pot a day. Occasionally all that acid makes my stomach hurt.

I like iced tea too, unsweetened, but only during the hot weather, which is almost here. Tea has less caffeine than coffee, so I don’t think I would find it satisfying if I just switched over directly. I need a fallow period, a few caffeine-free days, to let my body forget the stimulation it’s come to take for granted.

One Response to “Coffee Reduction Plan”

  1. b.rox » Blog Archive » Coffee Reduction Says:

    […] This will be my third year on this routine. I think it will be easier this year than last because I’ve already exercised some restraint. Last year I was slugging a mug at home before coming to work and downing a whole pitcher. This year I’m only drinking three of four cups anyhow. […]

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