Go Ahead, Judge Me

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I have a confession to make. There’s something about me that you should all know. Something that makes me different from most people. When I share my secret, most are appalled. Prepare yourself: you’ve been warned.

I don’t drink coffee. (The shock, the horror)

There, I said it. It’s out there and I’m not taking it back. I have never been a fan of the black nectar. It just hasn’t appealed to me. The only way I can even stomach the stuff is if it’s “a dessert”, according to my husband. Yes, I can only drink it if it’s got all kinds of other stuff in it that practically drown out the flavor of the coffee bean.

I am surrounded by people who can’t get enough of the stuff. From family to colleagues. It’s everywhere. You should see the mob of people who leave my office to head across the street to Starbucks. It’s epic. My husband recently converted. By recently I mean, when we became parents. Coincidence? I think not. Not long after we had our son, Gevalia was delivering a coffee maker and boxes of coffee to our door. Interesting timing, don’t you think?

I know people who NEED to smell coffee first thing in the morning to get their day going. I smell it in the morning and it does nothing for me. I’d prefer to smell some turkey bacon or tea or a nice waffle. Coffee, not so much. I think I can trace my dislike of coffee back to my childhood. (Mom, stop reading now) My mom used to drink her coffee… wait for it… black!!! Just add water and stir! I had the nerve to taste it and ACK!!! WTH!!!! Why on earth was she drinking this stuff. It’s like poison!!! So all you coffee lovers, blame her, she ruined me!

Any other non-coffee drinkers out there or are you all feigning for your next cup as you read this?

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21 Responses to Go Ahead, Judge Me
  1. Arnebya
    January 24, 2012 | 7:02 am

    You are not alone. I am a proud non-coffee drinker too. Like you, I add flavor and sugar until yes, it’s dessert-like. It just does nothing for me. I’ve tried, really tried to be assimilated. I wanted to walk the streets of DC like everybody else with a Starbucks cup. I wanted to eat the pastries, sit in the big chairs, tap on my laptop. Sadly, it was not meant to be. Sometimes it smells good to me (like cookies!) but ultimately, I’m with you. Can I get some oatmeal or grits or french toast and bacon? That’ll get me just as far as coffee — and without the crash.

    • Cam
      February 2, 2012 | 9:34 pm

      thank you! they make it look so trendy and cool – I just can’t do it!

  2. Natalie
    January 24, 2012 | 8:47 am

    I did not always like coffee…it all started with the Starbucks latte…and then that was so expensive…so I learned to like coffee. I take mine with a splash of milk or creamer and a little sugar. I think coffee is also better if it’s a good brand. I won’t hate on you that you don’t like coffee…b/c the smell of bacon will always get me up too! πŸ™‚

  3. This Cookn' Mom
    January 24, 2012 | 8:55 am

    Me, me, me…I hate coffee! It doesn’t taste good no matter what you put in it. All of my co-workers drink it to stay up while we are working! Coffee actually makes me sleepy!

    • Cam
      February 2, 2012 | 9:35 pm

      Coffee makes you sleepy? Wow, now that’s a first!

  4. Rebecca Pacrem (@DvrDame)
    January 24, 2012 | 11:30 am

    I was like you too until I discovered coffee creamers. It makes a world of difference.

    • Cam
      February 2, 2012 | 9:35 pm

      That’s what I hear… it’s all about the creamers.

  5. Alicia @MommyDelicious
    January 24, 2012 | 11:50 am

    I can’t have plain coffee either. I only drink it if it’s “a dessert” too, I guess. Like, I’ll take a caramel frap or a caramel macchiato or a vanilla latte any day. But not regular coffee. Doesn’t taste good to me.

  6. kita
    January 24, 2012 | 12:16 pm

    I don’t drink coffee either. I can’t stand the stuff. Now I do drink the latte from Mickey D which is something like coffee…I think.

  7. JDaniel4s Mom
    January 24, 2012 | 12:42 pm

    I don’t drink coffe either. My husband can’t live without it.

    Thank you for your kind comment on Footprints in the Sands post!

  8. Baby Shopaholic
    January 24, 2012 | 1:56 pm

    I never drink straight coffee! But I will have a coffee drink ever once in a while… more often now since I don’t sleep. I like tea better. I am so happy I can function with out it!

    • Cam
      February 2, 2012 | 9:36 pm

      I know! A lot of my co-workers are straight zombies until they get their fix!

  9. Mrs. Pancakes
    January 24, 2012 | 2:20 pm

    My coffee drinking is where I put a lot of sugar and creme so no I don’t drink coffee…but I know some too that can’t function in the morning without coffee!!

  10. Krissy
    January 24, 2012 | 4:37 pm

    I’m a NON drinker as well. I can’t stand the stuff unless its blended and iced and topped with caramel! lol

    All of my co-workers drink it and NEED it. My parents start their days off with it. I’m good. lol

  11. Kristin
    January 24, 2012 | 6:15 pm

    It is ridiculous how much I love coffee…Cutting it down to less than a cup a day has been brutal! Ha!

  12. Mama Violet
    January 24, 2012 | 6:58 pm

    I like coffee. I like it black too if it’s a good quality coffee.

    • Cam
      February 2, 2012 | 9:37 pm

      Hats off to you. I don’t think I could do it… even if it’s the good stuff. πŸ™‚

  13. Roses daughter
    January 24, 2012 | 9:44 pm

    I LOVE coffee! I adore it. I must have it!!!!! I am addicted! I love the smell of bacon and coffee in the morning….

    • Cam
      February 2, 2012 | 9:38 pm

      You know what? I believe you! HA!

  14. Quiana
    January 25, 2012 | 11:57 am

    I was never a coffee drinker until my first trip to Vegas with my husband for his 25th birthday. I quickly realized I was not going to make it in that city without coffee. Now I maybe have 3 or 4 cups of instant a week, still a lightweight I think! I have a cup when I need a little extra jolt.

  15. The Mrs./The Mom
    January 26, 2012 | 6:17 am

    I’m not a coffee drinker either. Glad to know there is more than one of us out there!

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