Listening to the coffee maker whir to life as the aroma of the dark roast spreads throughout a home always creates a place of comfort.
More than half of Americans over the age of 18 start their morning by pouring themselves a cup of their favorite brew. Coffee (my go-to being Dunkin’ Donuts iced with caramel swirl) creates a feeling of alertness which wakes people right up in the early hours of the day. It has become such a uniform part of our schedule that we have overlooked the idea that it may do more than just get our adrenaline pumping.
I started drinking coffee when I was 13 years old. Every day since that first cup I ever crafted with 2 scoops of sugar and a splash of cream, I was hooked. Flash forward to 5 years later and I just made the unthinkable decision to cut myself off.