Another thought inspiring post from Huw. Love it or hate it, coffee is an addictive substance.
There are arguments for and against drinking it, especially for ZCers who shouldn’t be taking in anything from plant sources. The jury is out on this one.
My mum looked at bit sheepish, and said: ‘22 cups‘.
I’d just asked her how much coffee she’d drunk each day when pregnant with me.
‘They were small cups,’ she added hopefully, as if my neonatal caffeine addiction would have been worse if they’d been large cups. When she breastfed the baby me without having first primed the system with coffee, apparently, baby me would go apeshit. And after a few slugs of the good stuff the next attempt at feeding would result in a happy, contented, caffeinated baby me.
So caffeine is addictive, to the extent that, with enough effort from your mother, you can even be born addicted to it. Don’t ask me for tips on giving up coffee either, because I have none. Not only am I addicted to consuming it, I fetishise it, in that I buy green beans and lovingly roast them myself…
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