I've never been a fan of more than 1-2 cups at most. On top of that I tend to add a lot of creamer/milk, and then drink it over the course of the day instead of all at once.
The only occasional pleasure is when I get Starbucks. But even then, once again I tend to drink it over the course of several hours or the whole day.
Coffee can have some negative effects on some people, I know it puts my roommate to sleep as soon as he's had some. And my mom was the sort who could drink nearly a pot every morning before lunch but that with some other things led to her having stomach issues now that she's later in her life. So I'm careful about how much I drink but honestly I don't even find it that appealing and at this point my daily cup is more habit than anything.
It started out as a pleasure and became a drug, a serious addiction.
At the beginning I was having one coffee a day, mostly instant coffee with a lot of sugar. Then I started to drink real coffee, espresso to be more specific. This went on for years and slowly I realized I can make my headache go away by having coffee and also can beat fatigue. In other words, I was using coffee to cure myself.
Caffeine is structurally similar to adenosine, a chemical that makes us sleepy. When we drink coffee, caffeine binds to our brain's adenosine receptors, preventing the chemical from binding with the receptors and making us tired. For those of us who regularly drink coffee in copious amounts, our brains develop more adenosine receptors, so it takes more coffee to keep us awake. (source: https://www.cnet.com/news/this-is-your-brain-on-caffeine/)
Basically I was drinking coffee all day long, strong espresso, and had absolutely no effect on me because I became caffeine tolerant, so at the beginning of September this year I had to make a decision and quit drinking coffee. The first few days were very tough, I had to deal with withdrawal symptoms like headache, sleepiness, shivering, sleepiness, fatigue etc.
It's been almost three months since then and I'm totally cured. I'm safe, I don't think I'd ever drink coffee again. I don't miss the taste but I miss the boost that used to get by drinking coffee.
The best thing is that I'm finally free, don't have to look for coffee wherever I go. Freedom is a great thing to have! No more addictions!
Well it is an occasional pleasure for me,and i also usually take coffee whenever i want to read in the night,coffee makes me feel less sleepy and that enables me to read at late nights comfortably...
It used to be a daily habit to help me wake up but I ended up deciding to cut it out of my life for better sleep and it worked, never went back to it after realizing I could sleep better by completely dropping coffee from my diet!
It has become a daily habit. I have one coffee in the morning and that is it. One cup a day but it is something I look forward to.
I invested in a coffee machine and don't drink the cheap and nasty instant coffee. If I am having one cup then it has to be good. I noticed a while ago how the quality changed in the instant coffees and just can't drink them. I dropped sugar out of my diet a few years ago so it is a strong coffee with milk.
It is an occasional pleasure for me because coffee has some bad side effects that can damage our body much, if we drink extra coffee then we are less sleepy and body problems can arise. I drink it when my head is in pain and I drink it when I go out
Well I am more of a Tea kind of a guy (but without Milk) well I do prefer coffee as well based on the place or the occasion that I am in. Well whenever I am with friends and in any kind of a small hangout with family or others I do prefer coffee or any other soft drinks but Coffee seems to work out for everyone of us almost all the time.
Well it is not habit but an occasionally pleasure.
I tend to drink 4-5 cups ever morning, so I'm pretty much a coffee addict at this point.