Hey, we’ve all been there. Just a little more throughout the day to keep sharp. But ever since I discovered GREAT coffee, I’ve managed to keep it to 2 or less cups per day. By great coffee I mean home roasted, fresh ground, organic, and black. I brew it one cup at a time (which also helps to keep the cup tally down) I’ve managed to consume at this rate for about 2 years. So hey, you really can cut back and still enjoy your favorite brew! I’m not by nature a real disciplined person so if I can do if anyone can.