Coffee and road cycling seem extrinsically linked. As roadies we often stop for coffee mid-ride or afterwards to debrief and chat about all things cycling, putting the world to rights. Kicking back in the sunshine after a long ride with friends? That’ll be a muesli slice and a double-shot skinny cap, please!
Cruising towards the cafe!
Some mornings I get to work a little early and walk to my favourite cafe (Family & Friends, Battery Point). Jin knows my order. We have a chat while she makes my brew, then I take a stroll in the fresh morning air to clear my head before I start the workday. The coffee itself is inconsequential, just part of the routine that sets me up for the day ahead.
In both those situations I don’t really know why I order the coffee. Sometimes I’m not even sure I like the taste of coffee! Maybe it’s simply the ritual of having a coffee and unwinding? I very rarely have a cup to keep me awake or alert. It’s just a drink I have. A lazy Sunday morning breakfast at home? It’s got to be accompanied by a coffee.
Just another day at the office…
I don’t feel “addicted” to coffee as such, but I do sometimes crave that morning cup if I don’t have one. I usually have 1 to 2 cups per day, made in the workplace espresso machine or from one of many local cafes. On second thoughts maybe that IS slight addiction!
I wonder if I’d have any withdrawals if I skipped my caffeine intake for a couple of days? I wonder if I could go a week without coffee? A whole month perhaps? I guess there’s only one way to find out.
How long could you go without coffee?