Thanks Lisa, for your thoughts and your article on the topic as well. Unfortunately, the link you gave didn’t work for me, but I found the article in your profile (with this link https://medium.com/the-coffeelicious/coffee-and-change-87ca164dbb75).
Thanks for your thoughtful comment, Nick. I agree that to speak of quitting just after two weeks might have been a little early. By now more than five months have passed without me touching a cup of coffee. I don’t know how much ‘going public’ with this by publishing it on Medium has influenced the little experiment, but I’m happy it turned out that…
Thanks for your comment, Colin. I sure don’t recommend switching to any of these alternatives (e.g. energy drinks). In my case, I switched to mostly unsweetened tea with less milk than I usually had in my coffee (or no milk at all). By now I actually only have one or two cups of tea per day, much less than I drank coffee, and I drink mostly water otherwise. I feel those are reasonable alternatives.
Thanks, Anne. I sure didn’t make a great case for health benefits from quitting coffee. But that wasn’t the overall intention of the article. It’s more about self-control and the power of change hidden in an ordinary Monday morning than it is about coffee consumption In this regard I think it worked reasonably well.