Happy National Coffee Day: Embrace Your Coffee Addiction!

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Happy National Coffee Day! Yes, today is indeed a day devoted to the drink we all know and love–the one that cures a bad hangover, gets us out of bed in the morning, and gives you that afternoon kick when you’re having one of those days at work! Why yes, it’s a day dedicated to coffee. Ahhh…coffee. Just the sound of it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. It’s funny because when I was a little kid I used to yell at my dad when he drank coffee; I thought that it was some kind of terrible drug or poisonous substance like-god for bid-beer. What was I thinking? 

Now, a decade or so later, I am the absolute coffee queen. I love everything about it. I love it hot, I love it iced, I love it creamy with soy milk and I love it black when I need extra energy. It got me through college exams, lazy days at work and afternoon slumps. It’s there for me no matter what, through thick and thin, whether I make it at home with my high-tech coffee-maker, grab it on the go at Starbucks or DD, or sit and enjoy it at one of my favorite cafes. And that my friends is why I adore the caffeinated beverage ever so much. 

Oh, and I don’t trust those studies that say coffee is bad for you or makes you “gain weight.” That’s untrue. Yes, if you drink it with extra sugar, cream and a crap load of whipped cream every day it’s not going to be very good for you, and you might start to see it in your butt. But that’s just like saying broccoli is bad for you because some people load 5 pounds of cheese on top and call it their serving of vegetables for the day. So no, coffee doesn’t make you gain weight. In fact it can curb your hunger and even make you eat less. 

And crazy studies that show coffee is bad for you or stunts your growth are a whole bunch of balogna. My great-grandmother Nanny drank a cup or two of coffee every day for her entire life and lived to be 99 years old. Oh, and she was perky as hell until the day she passed away. Well, I’m going to follow in her footsteps and not feel bad about my coffee addiction, but embrace it. 

So go ahead, get your coffee-drinking on my friends, and do so proudly! And in the meantime, check out my article I wrote for CoupMe on my personal favorite Beantown coffee joints. Or check out these cool coffee facts from IndyPosted.com. 

Cheers,

Rachel 

What’s your favorite way to drink your java? Where are your favorite places to go and get it? 

7 Responses to “Happy National Coffee Day: Embrace Your Coffee Addiction!”

  1. Heather Says:

    it’s so awesome that you posted this today…i was just thinking about how all i want for lunch is coffee. that’s got to be a sign that i’m an addict, don’t you think? 🙂

  2. foodienutritionist Says:

    Haha! I was sitting at Java City (coffee shop 2 blocks from my apt) drinking a cup of coffee when I found out it was Nat’l Coffee Day! I was celebrating and I didn’t even know it!

    My favorite has recently become a good cup of French Press. There’s something about the Press that gives coffee an amazing flavor and body.

  3. healthychicks Says:

    Heather, that’s definitely a sign! I actually did that by accident yesterday-all the sudden it was dinner time and all I had for “lunch” was coffee haha…

  4. healthychicks Says:

    Mmm…I used to go to Java City every day in college. They always had fun flavors like Cinnamon Bun in the winter : ) Enjoy!

  5. thypolarlife Says:

    Absolutely LOVE my coffee! Thanks for posting.

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  7. Healthy Chicks » Blog Archive » Friday Favorites & Holy Headaches Says:

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