I am one of the voiceless few. My brethren and I skulk around on the edges of American society. We are a true minority in this country, but I am about to administer a call to arms.
People who hate coffee, unite!
Truly, Hubba-hubba and I are two of the only people I know that refuse to drink coffee in any of its endless variables, courtesy of Starbucks. When we tell people that we don't drink coffee, we usually get blank stares. It is as if they truly cannot comprehend a life worth living without coffee. I am a tea drinker, iced tea, hot tea, green tea, you name it and I will pretty much drink it.
I think I should blame my father for this one, as he takes his coffee very strong and very black. He would let me drink from his coffee cup whenever I asked when I was younger, and it only took me a few times to figure out that it was just nasty. He did the same thing with beer and I don't really drink beer. Hmmmm, maybe he was on to something?
Sure, I tried to fit in and hang out with some friends at Starbucks when it was truly cool to hang out there, about 6 or 7 years ago. I can't remember exactly what I ordered, but my friends had recommended something with a lot of cream and a lot of sugar. I thought to myself, if you have to put this much crap in it to taste good, why does anyone drink the stuff?
I gloat when I hear studies about how coffee is bad for you, which then will usually promptly be refuted by another study a few months later saying how great coffee is for you. And back and forth it goes, I think the latest study has it being good for you, but in moderation. If there is anything I know about coffee drinkers, it is that they cannot be moderate about their consumption. I once had a friend who fought her inner demons every day to limit herself to three large cups of coffe a day. I know people who say they literally cannot operate properly until they drink at least a cup. That just kinda wakes them up, then on to more to enable full brain function.
So as I sip my tea, ever so ladylike, I pity the ones so beholden to their coffee. And don't think us tea people are not laughing at the prices you guys are willing to pay for your fix, or the ridiculous way you have to order it at the coffee places. I just am not willing to drink something that I have to use at least 3 adjectives to order.