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For many people, coffee isn’t just a drink; it’s a lifestyle. Any regular coffee drinker will agree that they can’t go a day without a proper jolt of caffeine to kickstart them.
Coffee can be quite addictive. If you can’t start your day without coffee, chances are you’re more dependent on it than you thought.
Here are 10 signs you’re addicted to coffee. Read on and see if you’re a true coffee addict.
You think about your first cup of coffee the exact second you wake up
Nothing is better than waking up to the aroma of coffee. The moment you open your eyes, you go straight to the kitchen to make one for yourself. The thought of coffee is what gets you up in the morning.
You’re too excited to get a sip of your favorite beverage. That slightly sweet yet bittersweet taste and rich, roasted aroma is what gets you going. You can’t go through the morning without any coffee.
You get a headache if you miss a cup
Drinking 1 to 2 cups of coffee a day is fine. But people who consume excessive amounts of caffeine tend to suffer from debilitating headache when they pull back. The primary cause of this headache has something to do with withdrawal. Ironically, the pain can be eased by consuming coffee.
If you are a regular coffee drinker and get a migraine if you miss a cup, you know you’re addicted.
You can’t focus without caffeine
Studies have shown that coffee improve focus and concentration. As a coffee enthusiast, you may have a hard time focusing on tasks or getting things done without your caffeine fix. Some of you may even struggle to keep your eyes open. You know that a yawn and lack of energy is your body’s way of saying you need caffeine.
You feel like you can do anything after you’ve had your coffee. After all, coffee is the key to a productive day.
Money isn’t an object when it comes to coffee
According to a survey by the money app, Acorns, the average 25 to 34-year old spend a large chunk of their monthly income at coffee shops. In fact, many of them would drop by the coffee shop at least 5 times a week and spend about $2,000 a year on coffee alone. If you are one of them, then that could be a indication that you’re a coffee addict.
You are known to be a regular at multiple cafes. You drop by the local coffee shop every single day, and you have no intentions of giving up your coffee habit any time soon. You look at your monthly expenses, and then you realize that you spent more money on coffee than on food or clothing.
Coffee shops are your happy place
You love exploring new coffee shops. Aside from the fact that they serve great-tasting coffee, you absolutely love the ambiance. You explore different cafes and you’re eager to try out new coffee beverages. You and the barista are on a first-name basis.
When you’re feeling blue or stressed, you automatically look for a coffee shop. Nothing makes you feel better than a cup of amazing coffee.
You need more and more coffee
The average American drinks 1 to 2 cups of coffee. But you’re not an ordinary coffee drinker. You are a wondrous coffee child. 1 to 2 cups isn’t enough to get you through the day.
If anyone asks you how many cups of coffee you’ve had, you may have a hard time answering since you know you’ve had one too many. You’ve probably consumed 4 cups of coffee today, but you think you could still go on a coffee run. Tim Hortons? Starbucks? Let’s go!
Your body is 80% coffee
Our body is made of 70% water. As a coffee addict, you probably drink more coffee than water. Maybe, just maybe, your body is 80% coffee.
You’re super grumpy before your morning coffee
Coffee is a stimulant. It improves your mood and boosts your energy. If you’re used to drinking coffee in the morning, then you may end up feeling grumpy without it. But post-caffeinated you is a positive delight.
Your family and friends know that they should stay away from you until you have sufficient amount of coffee coursing through your veins.
You tried to recreate your favorite Starbucks beverage at home
You absolutely love Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spiced Latte. Unfortunately, it’s a seasonal drink, so you can’t order it til fall comes around. You scour the internet for recipes and try to whip up your favorite beverage at home.
Now, you call yourself a true home barista and take pride in brewing your own cup of coffee everyday.
You’re happy to consume coffee in any form
As a coffee enthusiast, you’d be more than happy to consume coffee in any form. Mocha ice cream, coffee cake, double shot of espresso, coffee affogato, cappuccino ice pops – as long as it is coffee-infused, you’d be more than willing to stuff your face with it.
If you love coffee so much, you may want to check out our blog post on Coffee Dessert Ideas.