You either can’t stand the taste of coffee, or you would go to the ends of the earth for a refreshing cup each morning. There is no in-between.
But have you ever wondered if your love for coffee has been taken a tad too far? Take a look at the list of side effects below to determine your diagnosis.
1. You are not able to function before your first cup of coffee.
Let’s face it, the morning is the hardest time of the day for us coffee drinkers. That’s why the people that are close to you know the golden rule not to talk, make noise, or initiate an interaction of any kind with you before your first cup of coffee. Otherwise, it could get dangerous.
2. You and your baristas know each other by name.
You avid coffee drinkers treasure your baristas because you know your day would go to absolute hell without their valiant services.
You learn each other’s names, hobbies, and schedules because developing a relationship is inevitable.
3. Your baristas know your order by memory.
When that beautiful bond has had a chance to develop with your baristas, that very specific coffee order becomes their second nature—especially when it is at the same time of the day, every day.
Before you know it, your drink will be ready before you even reach the counter.
4. Your garbage can, bedroom, and car contain a surplus of empty coffee cups.
When you avidly drink coffee on the go, there tends to be a humongous trail of empty coffee cups showing the events of your day. It can become a very treasured collection as the days roll on.
5. You know the nearby coffee shops’ hours by heart.
The urge for your vanilla chai latte could occur at any moment so you need to be ready at all hours of the day. You always know the closest coffee shop that is open in relation to your current location.
You also map out nearby coffee shops whenever you are in a new area because as you have learned the hard way, you must always be prepared.
6. You have different orders for your moods and for all seasons.
No one is always in the mood for the same one drink 24 hours a day 356 days a year. So whether it’s a hot vanilla chai latte in the winter or a Very Berry Hibiscus during the summer, there is a difference in temperature, sweetness or flavor to coincide with the hot, the cold, the stressful and the relaxed.
7. A gift card to all the closest coffee shops is the perfect way to get on your good side.
When you make multiple stops to a coffee shop a day, it is easy to rack up quite the bill for your daily coffee expenses. So what is the easiest way into your heart?
That’s right, an advanced payment for your dosage of caffeine because it is probably the sweetest gesture you’ve ever seen.
8. You lose track of how many coffee stops you make each day.
When you stop for coffee in between classes, before work, after work, during your lunch break and your 3 p.m. lull, it gets pretty tough to keep track how many coffees you drink each day.
It becomes such a natural part of your being that it seems more unnatural for you to not have a cup of coffee in your hand anyway.
9. It physically pains you to see others wasting coffee.
Picture this: you see an oncoming stranger with a gorgeous looking cup of Starbucks in their hand as they make their way down the street.
You smile at their choice of beverage…that is until you see them throw more than half of their coffee away.
It physically pains you because you cannot possibly fathom how someone could ever waste a very delicious cup of coffee. Disgusting behavior, I know.
10. You will run late for a coffee stop.
You will stop for your caffeine at any point in your day because without coffee, it basically deems you useless.
Even if you are leaving the house at 4:55 and you have work at 5:00, you tell yourself that you can be in and out of that Dunkin’ Donuts in two minutes.
Without that dosage, the rest of your day will be a nightmare.
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