how did you start becoming a "coffee addict"?

Philippines
April 3, 2007 11:21am CST
i didn't use to drink coffee before. then i got a job where i usually work night shifts. that's when it started. caffeine became one of my bestfriends. i would go to starbucks near my workplace and get a venti caramel frappe; extra caramel drizzle, and an extra shot affogato style. yumm.. when christmas time is near and their seasonal christmas drinks become available, i'd usually go for my all time favorite toffee nut coffee. i love it whether it's hot or cold. smells nice too... how'd it go for you??
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@femimi (872)
• Indonesia
3 Apr 07
I started to drink coffee when I was 18. Although my parents drink coffee, but they don't allow me to drink it until I decide myself that I can drank my first coffee. First I drank coffee mix (mix with cream), but after that I knew that I like pure coffe than the mix one, so until now I drink black coffee every day, and if I want to drink more, I drink coffee mix.
• Philippines
3 Apr 07
why oh why? did you ever wonder why your folks would not allow you to have coffe when you were little? they even told me it makes your knees shake, or you become a scaredy-cat when you have so much of it...
@femimi (872)
• Indonesia
3 Apr 07
They said that I can become stupidddddddd -lol- But I think that's also right although not 100% right, because caffeine make your nerves systems more active, and for kids it's not natural think to do... But I also think tea also have caffeine inside, but why parents let us drink that hahahaha... Well.. maybe it because of tea has lighter caffeine ? And caffeine in health issues is also one element to making medicine. But I also don't agree if kids drinking coffee regularly, because better for them to drink water much, maybe for some occassion kids can drink it.
@bongmix (267)
• Philippines
3 Apr 07
some people prefer black coffee because they really want the aste of the coffee rather than with milk and sugar . my aunt told me that it is not juice so why put sugar lol ..
• United States
4 Apr 07
The first time I ever drank coffee was with my mom because she use to work 3 jobs just to keep food on the table and was usually not home very often so when she was we would stay up late at night talking about what has gone throughout the day. I think that was when I was about 8 years old the first time however I didn't become a really big coffee drinker until I was about 15 years old and had my first job which was taking a lot of my time and I needed to stay up and do homework after I got home from my job.
• United States
3 Apr 07
I went to my first AA meeting when I was fifteen. When i quit drinking, coffee became a norm. Ever since it is usually at least a pot a day. It is nuts. I consume so much caffeine some days that I dont know how I function on an even keel at all. Almost seems like the caffeine has no effect now.
• United States
3 Apr 07
I had my first cup of coffee when I was about 16. It was Dunkin' Donuts. Medium coffee, light and sweet. I've been an addict ever since! Sadly, I no longer live by a Dunkin' Donuts, but at least I like the taste of my own coffee! My mother-in-law will buy me a bag of ground coffee from Dunkin' Donuts from New York when she comes down to visit us. What's really funny is that I could never stand the smell of it when I was little. My dad would drink coffee just black. My mom was so surprised when I started drinking coffee.
@bongmix (267)
• Philippines
3 Apr 07
when starbucks opened here in the philippines!! :)