10 struggles every coffee addict will understand.

I’m a coffee addict. I never used to drink coffee before I started to work full-time. After I graduated university and entered the stage of adulthood where I had to function at early hours, I never realised the impact coffee would have in my adult life. I can’t get by without it. I’m very well known to all my local coffee shops, I walk in and the baristas say “your usual?”. I feel like I have accomplished a life long goal.

The first thing I do after I wake up is grab a coffee. I need coffee to give me the buzz before I can act like a normal human being. I don’t want to even think about the amount of money I’ve spent on coffee and in coffee shops. Is coffee addiction a writers thing?! Does any other writer just sit in coffee shops on their own with their laptops to sit and write?! I could spend hours sat in coffee shops on my own with my laptop, people watching and writing. It’s where I’ve got my best work done.

Oh, and I’m one of those really weird people who can go straight to sleep no matter what time in the day I’ve had coffee.

I need coffee to function, and everyone knows it.

Here are 10 struggles only people addicted to coffee will understand

1. You can’t start your day without it.

That first sip of coffee every morning literally shoots through your body and gives you life. You very well know that you won’t die if you don’t have coffee before mid-day but, it definitely feels that way. The day certainly doesn’t start until you’ve have your first cup.

2. You on caffeine and you without, are totally different people.

Thank goodness for coffee turning us from unsociable and angry, to smart and more sociable humans.

3. There is no point in anyone talking to you before you’ve had your first cup of coffee.

No decision can be made until that cup is finished. You just fail to function without it. Communication with other humans begins after the first cup of coffee of the day and how you interact with people, depends on how much coffee you’ve had.

4. You love coffee dates.

Is there anything more perfect than a coffee date? Nope. You get excited when someone asks you out on a coffee date.

5. You spend too much money on coffee.

Let’s not get started on how much you spend on coffee.

6. Getting the ‘Coffee Jitters..’.

Is all this shaking normal?

7. Having to wait in a long line to order your much needed dose.

“It’s okay, I will just have to run to work.”

8. You believe coffee has magical powers.

“Yes, coffee solves everything.”

9. You feel cheated if your usual coffee order doesn’t taste the same as it usually does.

This is the sadness no coffee lover will stand for.

10. Having to use the bathroom way too often.

Yeah, peeing every 5 minutes is normal for you.

(n.) the tendency to not start anything until you’ve had a cup of coffee.

I’m sure I have missed loads. So, please do comment and leave some more.

Mariam x

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