Yep, second cup for me too. But my article made me aware of the jitters I can easily get, and even when I researched it I thought of all those pots of coffee I used to keep going all day long. I don't know how anyone could be around me then. Of course I was teaching, and ran like a whirlwind anyway, so the coffee probably didn't make much difference.
When we had the ice storm, I stayed with friends who did not drink coffee. That was my excuse for braving the ice and snow and coming home everymorning, well, that and making sure my cats were well and happy!!! But even then, I had to drink instant coffee, and mourned the loss of the old perculator that I used to have.
Thanks for reading the article, and so nice of you to write.
My SO is of Italian descent, so coffee is a food group in our house :) It's so much a part of her life, that one of the little collections we have is odd/unique coffee pots. While I burnt through two Mr. Coffee's in college, I can't drink it any more - that caffeine gets to me too quickly. I do, however, get to make coffee each morning to get Sleepyhead up and going, so the wonderful aroma, and scooping the grounds into the filter, etc., are still very much a part of my morning. Have a sip for me, will you???
Great artical. I think the most fun job I've ever had was working at a coffee shop. It was a lot like Cheers with esspresso insead of beer. Only problem was that by mid terms and finals I was drink 12+ shots each morning. Lol. Had to detox on seson breaks.