I’m a huge fan of coffee. If we’ve frequented the same forum community you may have heard me mention coffee and my love for it at least once. I read this awesome article on the 13 Health Benefits of Coffee.
I think coffee just taste good. Like a lot of things though it is an acquired taste. I now drink my coffee black but I remember when I used to love loads of cream and sugar. Back in the days when I worked but lived with my parents and didn’t care much about saving money I spent a lot of time at the local coffee shop/bookstore with my friends and drank lots of coffee drinks. I easily must have spent $100 per month on that stuff (considering the occasional cookie or other baked goods). Looking back on pictures though man did that contribute to me being overweight!
The heaviest I’ve ever been was 143 lbs. Which is VERY unhealthy considering I am only 4’11”. I was able to go from 143 lbs to 118 lbs by watching what I ate and worked out regularly. I gave up the Frappuccino’s for a while and has become a rare treat for myself. When I do have them it’s usually homemade where I can control what kind of milk and how much (if any) sugar I put into it.
So yes I drink my coffee black. I know some of you might think it’s crazy. I prefer it now actually. It wasn’t easy giving up sugar and cream. However, now that I drink coffee black I am actually able to taste the difference between one brand to another. The flavors like “French vanilla” and “Costa Rican” for example the two taste distinctly different to me. I’ve tried adding sugar and cream to my coffee but when I do that now all I can taste is the sweetness and the creaminess the coffee flavor gets dulled.
If you read the article I linked above you can see all of the benefits of coffee and you don’t have to worry about the negative side effects of drinking too much sugar or milk if you opt in for black coffee. If you want to train yourself to drink black coffee here are my advice on how to do it:
- Start off with putting less cream and sugar. For instance, if you usually put three scoops of sugar try simply putting one and half. Gradually work yourself to having no sugar.
- Do the same for the cream.
- When you are ready – just drink your coffee black, even if it doesn’t taste that great. After the 20th attempt of drinking black coffee you will discover a whole new world. (if not sooner).
There are so many different kinds of coffee out there. I love it when supermarkets have the coffee bean dispensers where you can measure out your own bag. These allow me to try different kind of flavors.
How do you like your coffee? Do you think you will ever drink it black?